Kyle Chavez is the Discipline Practice Leader for Organizational Effectiveness at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). He supports institutional functions for both flight and non-flight missions, enterprise business operations, manufacturing, and line management. Kyle has over 20 years of experience in developing teams, leaders, and strategic support for organizational change. Additionally, he has experience and expertise in the human resource disciplines of culture, learning and development, talent planning, and strategy. He has held several senior-level roles at various organizations, working in nonprofit, government, aerospace, and Fortune 100 financial institutions. He is also the founder and Managing Director of a consulting firm that delivers coaching and expert knowledge in the areas of organizational behavior and development for professionals, leaders, teams, and the larger enterprise.
Kyle serves on a board for a nonprofit organization that provides personal safety education and empowerment for at-risk populations and victims of assault. He previously served in the United States Marine Corps. He earned his BA from California State University, Fullerton, his MS from the University of La Verne, and his EdD from the University of Southern California where his research focused on evaluating the effectiveness for managers serving as coaches. He also has numerous certifications in leadership and professional psychometric assessments.