Owen J. Stearns

Owen J. Stearns is a Senior Consultant at the Monitor Institute and has more than fifteen years of experience as a consultant and leader dedicated to social change. In his ten years as a consultant, Owen has focused on issues of strategy, organizational change, and leadership development with leading nonprofit organizations, governments, and corporations. He draws on his experience in a wide range of management, governance, and advisory roles in the social sector and his training as a coach for Monitor’s innovative Leadership Model Building program, which helps senior leadership teams work more cohesively and effectively.

In addition to his experience at the Institute, Owen has also been a consultant in Monitor’s commercial practice, as well as with the Foundation Strategy Group. On the operational side, Owen was co-director of The City School, a nonprofit leadership development program for high school students in Boston, and served for 6 years as the founding board chair of Excel Academy Charter School, the top-ranked public middle school in Massachusetts for the last two years. Owen also serves on the board of Inspire, Inc., a volunteer-run, national nonprofit that brings strategic thinking and results-oriented analysis to nonprofits involved in youth education and development. Owen was part of the inaugural City Year corps before receiving his B.A. in American studies from Amherst College.