Deborah Dougherty

Dougherty, Deborah holds a Ph.D. in Management from M.I.T. She taught at Wharton and McGill before joining Rutgers Business School, the State University of New Jersey, where she is a professor in Management and Global Business. Her current research focuses on organizing for product and science-based innovation.

Dora Koop

Koop, Dora works with the McGill Executive Institute at McGill University, Montreal, Canada where she negotiates with new partners, domestically and internationally, to deliver programs on board and senior leadership development. She also coaches executives, facilitates seminars on team efficiency, productivity, and governance, and mentors young graduates. She is a Director on several Not-for-Profit Boards and the Canadian Air Traffic Security Authority. Prior work experience includes negotiating legislative changes through the House of Commons, Government of Canada.

Edgar Schein

Schein, Edgar is the Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts., USA. He investigates organizational culture, process consultation, the research process, career dynamics, and organization learning and change. Professor Schein has been a prolific researcher, writer, teacher, and consultant. Besides his numerous articles in professional journals, he has authored fourteen books.

Estelle Métayer

Métayer, Estelle is an expert in competitive and strategic intelligence. She is a reputed public speaker at international conferences and facilitates workshops around the world. An adjunct professor for McGill University, she teaches the Advanced Leadership Program as well as the newly designed pan-Canadian certification program for Canadian board directors. Estelle was the president and founder of Competia, a leading training organization for executives and analysts in Strategic Intelligence.

Frances Westley

Westley, Frances holds the J.W. McConnell Chair of Social Innovation at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Her current research focuses on the dynamics of social innovation in complex systems.

Frederick Bird

Bird, Frederick is a Research Professor in Political Science at the University of Waterloo. Until 2007 he was a Research Chair in Comparative Ethics and Professor in the Department of Religion at Concordia University, Montreal. He has edited and helped to write three books on the practices of international businesses in developing countries. He is the author of The Muted Conscience: Moral Silence and the Practice of Ethics in Business.

George Yip

Yip, George is a Professor of Management and Co-Director of Centre on China Innovation at China Europe International Business School in Shanghai. He is one of the world's leading authorities on global strategy and marketing, managing global customers, and internationalization. His current research concerns management innovation, strategic transformation, international competitiveness, and global customers.

Henry Mintzberg

Mintzberg, Henry is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Canada and an internationally renowned speaker and author on organization and management. He has been described by Tom Peters as “perhaps the world’s premier management thinker”. Henry has published more than 150 articles and fifteen books, including Managers Not MBAs, from which CoachingOurselves has sprung.

Jan Jorgensen

Jorgensen, Jan is Associate Professor in Strategy and Organization at McGill University. His current research interests include organizational responses to globalization and strategic collaboration among organizations across the private, state and social sectors.

Jean-Claude Larréché

Larréché, Jean-Claude is Professor of Marketing at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France where he holds the Alfred H. Heineken Chair. His academic work concentrates on marketing excellence, customer focus, and innovation. He is a renowned consultant with leading global companies and the Founding Chairman of StratX, a strategic development consultancy with offices in Boston, Paris and Tokyo. J.C. is the author and co-author of many articles and books, including Markstrat, the leading strategic marketing simulation used by more than one million executives worldwide.