Beatrice Benne, Ph.D., founded Soma Integral Consulting in 2010 with a mission to facilitate the resolution of adaptive challenges by designing purposeful organizations, while focusing on the wellbeing of social and environmental ecosystems. Beatrice brings to her clients a broad range of skills and expertise including systems thinking; a living systems approach to organizational management and change; strategy development; adaptive leadership capacity development; creativity; and a collaborative approach to problem investigation and resolution.
Over the past 15 years working in diverse organizational settings—from large corporations such as Bechtel to startups—Beatrice has gained experience in facilitating change, leading process improvement projects, and creatively combining ideas from different fields for the design of strategic business solutions. With her unique ability to combine rational analysis and perceptive intuition, Beatrice is able to successfully navigate the intricacy of highly complex organizational environments, while maintaining a sharp focus on the expected outcomes and performance of the projects and initiatives she leads.
Beatrice has been an adjunct faculty with Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) for five years where she team-taught a Strategy and Implementation course and a Systems Thinking course for the sustainability-centered MBA and Certificate programs. She currently teaches the Strategic Management course for the MBA in Design Strategy at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
Beatrice holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Department of Architecture at the University of Berkeley, California, and a Diploma of Architect from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Adjunct Professor, Design MBA