Create Your Extraordinary Life
Practical. Passionate. Creative. Deliberate. Extraordinary.
Elaine Seat is on the faculty of the Management Department of the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee. Elaine arrived in the Business School via an unusual path. She began her professional career designing machines as a licensed mechanical engineer and grew into roles as a chief engineer and engineering manager.
After learning first-hand about the barriers limiting technical professionals from their best work, she studied Sport Psychology and Counseling Psychology to better understand what it takes for high-performing individuals to achieve extraordinary performance.
For the past 20 years, her passion has been teaching people how-to create their own extraordinary performance with practical steps.
Dr. Seat currently teaches undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA students leadership and performance skills. She develops and teaches professionals and managers in non-credit programs aimed at teaching leadership skills. Elaine’s favorite teaching reviews are those that include the words “practical, applicable, and easy‑to‑apply.”
Dr. Seat is a licensed mechanical engineer in Tennessee. She earned the BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering, and the Ph.D. in Sport Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has been featured in industry publications for over 20 years on improving human performance and building professional skills to help people advance at work and in their personal lives.
“Elaine’s explanations and plays for helping people work together have changed how I work with my students, colleagues, and administrators. She translated the mystery of people skills into actions I have used to create my own Extraordinary Performance.”