Assistant Professor of Leadership and Movements
J. Tyson Casey is a professional coach, facilitator, and educator whose work centers on a simple truth: leadership is an action anyone can practice.
Before graduating in 2010 from Starr King School for the Ministry’s Master of Arts in Social Change (MASC) program, Tyson solidified his vision to cultivate just, equitable, accessible, and regenerative communities – where power is dispersed, where agency is available, where informed consent is the norm(al), natural way. To create conditions for this vision, he employs experiential, academic, somatic, and participatory methods.
Through staff and board positions at Rockwood Leadership Institute and Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Tyson has refined his vision and methods in a wide variety of settings, from corporate and nonprofit organizations to small group and one-on-one coaching.
His research and practice interests include participatory governance, non-hierarchical and natural systems, social change movements, political economy, interlocking systems of domination, liberatory practices and approaches to organizational change, group decision-making and consensus building, conflict transformation, time and energy management, taiji, qigong, mediation, biomimicry, Buddhism, Taoism, and Christianity.
Tyson’s writing has been published in St. Petersburg Times, The Fuse, Seeds of Peace, Turning Wheel, and Tikkun.
In addition to his professional work, Tyson is a passionate Kado practitioner and avid science fiction reader. He lives in Oakland, CA with his wife, Mia Murrietta, and their elderly Italian Greyhound, Cosmo.