Mira Brancu, Ph.D.
Dr. Mira Brancu is a writer, speaker, and consultant who helps executives and their teams wanting to lead well today and better navigate tomorrow. With over 20 years of experience as a counselor, psychologist, researcher, leader, and consultant in large, complex organizations, she applies psychological principles to help leaders address some of the most challenging leadership and management situations, including strategically and intentionally building effective teams, resolving stressful conflicts, and developing a resilient, inclusive leadership mindset. She has a special passion for helping emerging and under-represented women in leadership roles. Her book, Millennials' Guide to Workplace Politics, focuses on helping emerging leaders learn to expertly navigate complex systems.
Dr. Brancu is the Founder and CEO of Towerscope, a leadership, team, and organizational development consulting company with a social impact mission. She currently serves as a Senior Organizational Development Psychologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs and Associate Professor at Duke University. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, a Master’s degree in counseling, and certificates in business essentials; diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace; Lean Six Sigma; and Transformational and Mentor Coaching. She received the 2020 Early Career Woman Psychologist in Management Award from the Society of Psychologists in Management and the 2022 Top 50 Influential Women of the Triangle Award, and her company received the 2021 Corporate Philanthropy Award from Triangle Business Journal.
Mira became a believer in the power of human behavior after she emigrated from Romania to the United States at just six years old and grew up seeing that there’s so much more to communication than just words. She’s passionate about helping others better understand themselves and those they work with. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, two children, and an old pandemic-adopted cat named Pug. When they are not exploring the local scene, they enjoy watching comedy, murder mysteries, Shark Tank, Star Wars and Marvel sequels, and baking shows.