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Maja Djikic, PhD,

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Maja Djikic, PhD,
  • Maja Djikic, PhD,

    Maja Djikic, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, the Director of The Self-Development Laboratory, and the Academic Director of the Rotman Executive Coaching Certificate program at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. She is a teaching fellow at The Institute for Gender and the Economy. As a psychologist specializing in the field of personality development, Dr. Djikic examines the processes and methods of developing a balanced and flexible self. She has published more than 35 scientific articles and book chapters on personality development, and her research has been featured in over 50 media outlets (including the New York Times, Salon, Slate, and Scientific American Mind) in 15 countries. In addition to teaching MBA students, at Rotman she teaches leaders in the Executive MBA program and custom executive programs. Her government and corporate clients have included Health Ontario, United Health Network, McKinsey & Co., Deloitte, Eli Lilly, CSL Behring, Sun Life Financial, Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank, Aird & Berlis LLP, Hyundai Canada, Microsoft, Alcon, Right to Play, Open Text, Reach Out Centre for Kids, and others. Her first book, The Possible Self: A Leader’s Guide to Personal Development, will be published in March of 2024 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

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Susan Richardson

Felix Global
Susan Richardson
  • Susan Richardson

    Susan brings 30+ years of experience within a diversity of functions including leadership, sales, operations, professional services, business development and customer service, and has empowered individuals and teams in the information technology, insurance, finance, telecommunications and software industries.
     

    Her ability to ask the right questions, effectively assess challenges and align winning solutions has allowed her to repeatedly create value and impact. As a lead facilitator and executive coach, Susan’s passion for people and their ability to maximize their potential.

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Dr. Rachel La Touche

Rare Talent Consulting
Dr. Rachel La Touche
  • Dr. Rachel La Touche

    Dr. Rachel La Touche (she/her) is CEO and Principal consultant at Rare Talent Consulting - an organization that develops and connects emerging talent to visionary employers, building equitable and sustainable careers. She has over fifteen years of leadership and applied expertise in evidence-based equity interventions, anti-oppression programming, and professional coaching and development. She is most passionate about using data to drive, develop, optimize, and elevate organizations.

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Kanina Blanchard, PHD

Consultant
Kanina Blanchard, PHD
  • Kanina Blanchard, PHD

    Kanina Blanchard has extensive experience working in international business, the public service, non- profit, and consulting. Having lived and worked on four continents she is recognized for her ability to adapt, lead teams and projects, and navigate complexities across various sectors, geographies, and cultures. With expertise in the areas of organizational and communication challenges as well as issues, crisis and change management, her greatest passion is in the area of leadership development, education, and coaching.

    From CEOs and C-Suite executives to emerging leaders, and from the next generation of professionals to those seeking to leave a leadership legacy, Kanina focuses on supporting those seeking to grow and develop their character, competencies, and commitment. Kanina brings more than 30 years of practical, dynamic, and real-world experience to the table along with a deepening array of research and academic credentials that grounds her consulting practices in the creation of transformational and sustainable change. As a consultant she is committed to provide clients with targeted and customized strategic solutions to challenges that impact organizational and leadership brand, reputation, and bottom line. As an academic, her focus and research is on responsible leadership, women in leadership and on supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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