With successful careers in Management Consulting, Law, Education, and Coaching, we help leaders build high performing, thriving organizations. Our Managing Directors hold Ph.D and Master's degrees in Organizational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Positive Psychology, Evaluation Science, and Law. Collectively we have 30 years' experience advising C-suite executives, investors, and entrepreneurs in business, as well as leaders in education and workforce development
I hold a Ph.D in Organizational Psychology, an MS in Psychology, and a Law degree. After almost a decade practicing Law, I moved into Management Consulting in 2010. I specialize in executive recruitment, executive assessment, human capital consulting, and organizational development, acting as Chief People Officer as required. Prior to Montijo Mouton Consulting, I was Director of Organizational and Human Development at SPEC Services, Management Consultant at ghSmart and AlixPartners, Manager at Garfield Robbins International, and Attorney at Hogan Lovells, Baker & McKenzie, and Freshfields. Notable human capital clients have included Bain Capital, PlayStation, Dave & Buster’s, PG&E, Citadel, American Express, Goldman Sachs, Virgin, Microsoft, and many SMEs and startups worldwide.
I graduated with my BA in Psychology from Harvard University and am a proud two-time Ivy League Harvard softball champion. After graduating, I taught in the Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, AZ for six years, and coached basketball and softball at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels. I earned my MA in Psychology and Evaluation Science in 2012 from Claremont Graduate University, and expect to graduate with a Ph.D in Positive Developmental Psychology in 2019. I have lectured in Adolescent Development at UC Irvine, taught and coached at Konawaena High School, and worked with the Huiana Internship Program on the Big Island of Hawaii. Today I specialize in human capital at Montijo Mouton Consulting, working with a variety of business and education clients around the world.
Csikszentmihalyi, M., Montijo, M.N., & Mouton, A.R. (2018). Flow theory: Optimizing elite performance in the creative realm. In S.I. Pfeiffer, E. Shaunessy-Dedrick, M. Foley-Nicpon, & S.I. Pfeiffer (Eds.), APA Handbook of Giftedness and Talent (pp. 215-229). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association.
Mouton, A.R., & Montijo, M.N. (2018). Hope and work. In M.W. Gallagher & S.J. Lopez (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Hope (pp. 327-339). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Mouton, A.R. (2017). Towards the next generation of positive psychology interventions [Review of the book Positive Psychology Interventions in Practice, by C. Proctor (Ed)]. PsycCRITIQUES, 62(31).
Mouton, A. R., & Montijo, M. N. (2017). Love, passion, and peak experience: A qualitative study on six continents. Journal of Positive Psychology, 12(3), 263-280.
Montijo, M.N. & Mouton, A.R. (2016). Love for frequent and low flow activities in the United States and India. Creativity. Theories, Research, Applications, 3(2), 379 – 407.
Mouton, A. R. (2016). Performance coaching in sport, music, and business: From Gallwey to Grant, and the promise of positive psychology. International Coaching Psychology Review, 11(2), 129-141.
Mouton, A.R. (2015). Positive psychology predictors of performance in academics, athletics and the workplace. Doctoral dissertation. Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.
Monitjo, M.N. & Mouton, A.R. (In preparation). The importance of negative emotions, learning, and growth in peak experiences.
Mouton, A.R. (In preparation). Hope, flow, and passion as predictors of performance in academics, athletics, and the workplace.
Mouton, A.R. (In preparation). The VIPER Model: A qualitative study of the predictors of peak performance.
IN 2013, we embarked on a research trip, that took us to 22 countries on six continents. We asked 150 diverse people:
What do you love?
What is your greatest passion?
What has been a peak experience in your life?
Our trek took us to six continents and 22 countries. We conducted 150 in-depth interviews over the span of seven months, from the Navajo Nation to the wild of Southern Africa to the islands of Fiji. Our interviews and observations were compiled into a feature-length movie called North of Normal. Our purpose in making the documentary was to translate rigorous, in-context, qualitative research into an accessible blend of science and art.
Feel free to share the film for personal purposes via email or social media. If you would like to show the film for academic or business purposes, please contact us.