Organizational Change Management

    Rachel Hentges
    VP, Global Marketing
    Rachel Hentges is the VP, Global Marketing at KeyedIn, where she has been instrumental in developing engaging industry related content for KeyedIn’s audiences for the last 9 years. From insightful webinars to industry research reports and everything in-between, Rachel is proud to distribute educational resources driving organizations to think differently about how they do business today!
    Bekka Prideaux
    Leadership Development Coach & Consultant
    Bekka Prideaux Coaching and Consultancy
    Bekka believes everyone deserves great leadership at work, that’s why she spends her time enabling technical experts sine as leaders while maintaining their specialist skills. She specialises in developing people to lead in projects and rapidly changing environments and also consult on the people elements of change programmes. Bekka is a world-class coach with 30 yrs experiences making change happen as a leader, project manager & coach, across a broad spectrum of functions in a wide range of industries globally. She succeeded in high profile roles including in Organisational Design with Cadbury Schweppes. She’s worked with household brands, businesses in the technical arena & with some incredible service businesses. Bekka has also run her own businesses & lead volunteer teams. She put clients first, listens, understands, energises & brings a different way of thinking. She is known for getting to the heart of the matter & seeing things from different perspectives, then finding pragmatic solutions that get results. Bekka is also the host of The Curious Choice Leader Podcast.
    Andy Kaufman, PMP
    Leadership & Project Management Expert
    People and Projects Podcast
    Andy Kaufman, PMP is a recognized expert on leadership and project management, helping organizations around the world improve their ability to lead and deliver. Andy works with leaders at the United Nations and other global clients to improve their ability to deliver on their initiatives. Before becoming an internationally sought-after speaker, Andy started as a software developer and was promoted into management for all the wrong reasons! He is the author of three books and host of the acclaimed People and Projects Podcast, which provides free PDUs through interviews and insights for his global listeners.
    Michelle Yanahan
    Principal and Owner
    ChangeFit 360
    Michelle Yanahan, Principal and Owner of ChangeFit 360, is a passionate organizational change management strategist and thought leader with proven expertise in executing change management programs that enhance and grow organizational change management as a strategic business competency. Michelle has 18 +years of progressive business experience in leadership roles in operations, change management, IT and PMO development. Michelle holds a Masters in Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University and is CCMP and Prosci ADKAR change management certified. Michelle has been a featured presenter for ACMP, ATD, Change Management Institute, Change Management Review, PMI, OD Network and SHRM. Michelle is a Faculty member for the University of Illinois at Chicago, Elmhurst College and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
    Valerie Zeller
    Valerie Zeller is Sciforma’s CMO. As such, she is responsible for planning, developing, implementing and monitoring the overall business marketing strategy of Sciforma PPM solution. Valerie Zeller is a growth strategist with more than 20 years of experience launching innovative software and middleware solutions in the U.S. and Europe. As a marketer, software enthusiast and process optimizer, her goal is to develop solutions that increase organizations’ productivity.
    Al Comeaux
    Founder & CEO
    Primed for Change
    Al Comeaux, a former executive at Travelocity, GE, and American Airlines, is a global authority on change from inside organizations. His career championing change as a senior leader at uber-disruptive dot-coms as well as established, world-renowned companies–and his 20-year journey researching why so many change efforts fail and what’s needed for success–make him one of the world’s most forward thinkers on what leaders must do–and how they must think–to succeed at change. The result of this work is a bestselling book, “Change (the) Management, Why We as Leaders Must Change for the Change to Last.” Al now speaks, writes, studies, and teaches change through his company, Primed for Change, a disruptive project created to prepare leaders to take organizations successfully through change. Al and his family live in Ft. Worth, TX, where he is deeply involved in his family, faith, and community.
    Elise Stevens
    Career Tactician
    I give STEM professionals and businesses the tools to confidently supercharge their performance, results, and careers. With over twenty years’ experience in working with STEM teams. I understand the issues organizations face when building and sustaining diverse teams as well as the challenges women encounter in achieving career success. My wealth of knowledge in delivering change outcomes for large multinationals, government bodies and organizations, combined with my passion for seeing women in STEM achieve career success, has lead me to develop tools that supercharge their performance and results. I help: STEM Teams: Improving the diversity of teams by providing the tools, training, coaching they require to achieve sustainable success. I believe that diversity in teams in STEM organizations is important, enabling them to implement change/transformation initiatives that are critical to ongoing longevity. With the right focus, organizations can attract and retain exceptional people. Professional STEM Women: Giving women the confidence, tools, and skills to have the career they want with 1 to 1, group and mastermind coaching and training. Although not true for every woman, I have found that some don’t have the same career success as their male peers. While there are many reasons for this, it is important that women have the tools, strategies, and knowledge on how to achieve their own career success. I am the author of ” Age Defying Careers – A guide for women at 40”. The book is a how-to book on how to transition to the career they want. I have been featured in; – Project Management Review China – Future PMO – Project Management Office Hours Podcast – Strefa PMI Poland Magazine If you are a professional or businesses in STEM who needs the tools to supercharge your performance and results – email Specialities Diversity in STEM, Professional Women in STEM, Facilitating, Coaching & Mentoring, Professional Development, Podcasting, Public Speaking
    Steve Salisbury
    Transformational Leadership Expert
    Steve Salisbury has helped dozens of executives grow their businesses. Steve’s unique approach is all about understanding and adjusting organizational culture and then executing strategy quickly, effectively, and with the highest return possible. Steve evaluates interpersonal, organizational, and process elements to eliminate cross-functional dysfunction and builds teams to create a leadership culture to drive exponential growth. Steve has worked with some of the world’s most recognizable organizations to drive growth by creating capacity, galvanizing leaders, and driving accountability. Comfortable in culturally diverse settings, Steve has worked in many international companies throughout Asia, Latin America, and Europe, as well as in the United States. In 2020, Steve published his first book, Activate: 15 Steps to Profitable Strategy Execution. The Activate approach demonstrates how to drive greater profitability faster. Steve also serves as a volunteer mentor for SCORE Chicago, an organization that provides small business advice to help companies start, grow, and operate efficiently. When speaking, Steve weaves in lessons from his rich and broad history, including agriculture, winemaking, lay ministry, and leadership – in addition to his varied corporate, public sector, and not-for-profit business and leadership experience. Steve spent most of his adult life in southwestern Michigan and recently returned there after living in Chicago for ten years. He now lives with his wife on the southwestern Michigan family vineyard estate his parents bought in the 1960s.
    Karin Maule
    Senior PPM Training Consultant
    The future involves uncertainty and rapid change. Agile practices offer one way for teams to approach the unknown and complex with control and confidence, but how do you bring Agile practices into a traditional/ linear organization? For many the road to Agile seems just as unclear, uncertain and complex as the future they’re trying to take control of. But this does not have to be the way, the PMO can take charge of the Agile journey by applying best practice from change management. In this session Karin will present a simple framework for how the PMO can approach and lead Agile transformations using best practice from organizational change management. Topics covered; – Recognize the PMO’s role before, during and after Agile practices are implemented – Define your WHY – Identify and meet learning needs across the organization – Understand and manage the impact of change across People, Process, Technology and Culture – Use Agile principles to implement and learn in order to scale Agile
    Uloma Jacob
    Director Project Management Office Field Intelligence
    Uloma Jacob has over 15 years’ experience in consulting and project management to the private and public sectors in information technology and healthcare. She worked on projects in W. Africa and the United States funded by international development agencies (e.g., World Bank), government agencies (e.g., Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, Department of Commerce), and for-profit organizations. She has managed a combined project portfolio of $45 million and led global teams to execute projects that resulted in organizational growth, improved healthcare delivery, and reduced operational inefficiencies. In various capacities, she provided strategic planning and development services; process improvement advisory; management of software development teams; development of performance management systems; and healthcare practice management. She has also facilitated workshops and training on change management, project management, process improvement, strategic planning, and development. She possesses an MBA in Health Administration from the George Washington University and professional certifications in Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, and Scrum/Agile.