Professor of Organisational Behaviour – Elena P. Antonacopoulou, University of Liverpool Management School
Elena P. Antonacopoulou is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of Liverpool Management School, where she leads GNOSIS – a research initiative advancing impactful collaborative research in management and organization studies.
Her principal research expertise lies in the areas of Organisational Change, Learning and Knowledge Management with a focus on the Leadership implications. Her research continues to advance cutting edge ideas and thought leadership as well as, new methodologies for studying social complexity and is strengthened by her approach; working with leading international researchers, practitioners and policy-makers collaboratively. Her current study on ‘Realizing Y-Our Impact’ is one example of the approach that governs her commitment to pursue scholarship that makes a difference through actionable knowledge.
As one of only 16 Senior Fellows appointed to lead the prestigious Advanced Institute of Management Research, she has fostered the development of innovative, international, interdisciplinary and interactive modes of research. In addition Elena has held several other leadership roles (at Board, Council and Executive level leading special committees such as Ethics, Management Practice) in the top international professional bodies in her field including: the Academy of Management (USA), the European Group for Organizational Studies, the British Academy of Management and the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies.
Elena is actively engaged in collaborative consulting projects with leading businesses and frequently delivers keynote presentations and master classes in practitioner fora on topical themes such as: Crisis and Strategic Learning, Change and the Dynamics of Management Practice, Impactful Learning and Knowing, Dynamic Capabilities in Leadership, Practising for Innovation and Growth.
Organisational Change Coach -Silvia Lulka MIR PCC, Rogers Communications
Silvia is currently the Director of Change, Communications and Performance Enablement at Rogers Communications. She leads a large national team responsible for change management, communications, performance scorecards and analytics, incentive pay and recognition across thousands of front-line employees. In her previous role of Director, Coaching she established a coaching function with the primary focus of helping customer-facing leaders sustainably elevate empowerment and performance with their teams.
Previously, Silvia held senior Human Resources leadership roles in generalist and talent acquisition functions across different industries in the US and Canada.
A catalyst for personal and organizational transformation, she is consistently recognized for her collaborative approach to enable others’ success and ability to build long-lasting high-trust relationships. As a coach, she creates a safe space for her clients to explore and develop by tapping into their strengths and expanding their potential beyond what they thought possible.
Silvia is frequently invited to share her expertise and has spoken at Harvard’s Institute of Coaching Conference, Columbia University’s International Coaching Conference, ContactAtlantic, Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business, Strategic Capability Network, Conference Board of Canada, the Human Resources Professionals Association, and various International Coach Federation panels.
Silvia has a Master of Industrial Relations and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology, both from Queen’s University. A life-long learner, she credits her Montessori roots for her curiosity and ongoing pursuit of knowledge. She is a Business Coaching Advantage Certified Coach and has been granted the designation of Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation.
Outside of work, Silvia serves on the Board of Directors at Beth David Synagogue and volunteers with Up with Women, a charity that provides coaching support for women emerging from homelessness. Most importantly, she loves spending time with her husband and three children.