Katie Snyder, MAPP

Katie Snyder, MAPP



Katie is the president of Katie Snyder & Associates, LLC. She has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and business leadership with a Fortune 100 company. She is keenly aware of what it takes to create and execute strategy on a daily basis, around the globe. In this corporate environment, Katie became an early practitioner of Positive Psychology, working at the intersection of Positive Psychology and business. 

After earning a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering with honors from Oklahoma State University in 1984, Katie earned a master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP), from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. She is one of the first 300 people worldwide trained at this gold-standard program under the direction of Dr. Martin Seligman. And one of 150 MAPP graduates applying Positive Psychology in the workplace.

She also received extensive training at the University of Pennsylvania’s Neuroscience Bootcamp in 2014. This 10-day residency focused on cutting-edge Neuroscience, and how it could be used in business, coaching, law and liberal arts. 

Katie has completed coaching certification at the prestigious Hudson Institute of Coaching and is ACC certified by the International Coaching Federation.

Katie is an active member of the MAPP Alumni group leading the MAPP Grant Fund and co-leading the continuing education program. This program focuses on sharing new and emerging research in positive business. 

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“Katie has an amazing talent for cutting to the core of how to apply Positive Psychology to business problems in a simple way. She has walked in the shoes of business executives from the ground up. Katie commands a room with her presence, and captivates minds with her messages and practical examples.”

- Bob Easton, Senior Managing Director, Accenture

“Our greatest freedom is the freedom to choose our attitude.”

— Victor Frankl