Clydette de Groot holds a doctorate in psychology and has done post-doctoral work in organizational development. She spent much of her career as director of behavioral sciences in family medicine residency training programs affiliated with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In addition to serving on a number of non-profit boards, she had an international corporate consulting business. Clydette and Charles currently co-chair of The de Groot Foundation focuses on innovation, education and culture, with particular interest in the visual and literary arts. In 2016, the Foundation partnered with the Miami Book Fair to launch the Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize which is awarded to an author for an unpublished novella.