Dr. Nicoleta Acatrinei

Dr. Nicoleta Acatrinei

Economist and Entrepreneur, she is CEO & Founder Impact Investing Metrics. Alumni of Princeton University, USA, and also Swiss School of Public Administration, Switzerland, she started her career in banking and received her Ph.D. in 2014. Entitled Work motivation and pro-social behavior in the delivery of public services: theoretical and empirical insights, her thesis showed that intrinsic and extrinsic motivations may coexist simultaneously, and that both types of motivation may foster pro-social and altruist behavior at work. She has authored books, book chapters and journal articles, including: Saint John Chrysostom and Homo oeconomicus (2008); Let’s talk about money, let’s talk about human nature (2007); The determinants of work motivation in the delivery of public services: the case of the Swiss education sector (2015); and Perspectives of Saint John Chrysostom for the VUCA world. Based on her work on patristic literature and her PhD on work motivation and altruism at work, she designed an integrative mindfulness program to cope with managerial challenges in a VUCA world. It is a mindfulness protocol and an economic measurement model for spiritual growth to be implemented in companies and organizations in order to increase employees engagement, prosociality, well-being and ethical behavior at the workplace as well as their capacity of problem-solving and coping with stress with positive outcomes on moral decision-making,  innovation, creativity, and performance. A dear Soul Sister who supports and sustains solidarity with her soulful leadership.