Korn Ferry
Laryssa Topolnytsky

Laryssa Topolnytsky

Senior Partner


Ms. Topolnytsky specializes in executive assessment and organizational effectiveness and, as a seasoned coach, works with executives to improve their leadership capability and their team's performance. She also works with high-potential leaders to further accelerate their development.

Before joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Topolnytsky worked with Mercer Delta Consulting as a founding member of the firm's first international office. An expert in individual, team, and organizational assessment, Ms. Topolnytsky was a key member of the Organization Research Group. She supported executive-led change initiatives by advising on motivation and retention issues, delivering leadership development programs, and evaluating progress against custom-designed benchmarks.

Prior to Mercer Delta, Ms. Topolnytsky consulted for Enbridge, Inc. during a challenging deregulation process. She worked closely with executive teams to both identify talent retention risks and establish executive succession and management systems. She played a vital role in supporting change management efforts as key parts of the utility were transformed into new organizations.

Earlier, Ms. Topolnytsky served as a consultant in Ernst & Young's Change Management Practice. In this role, she worked on competency modeling, conducted change readiness assessments, and pioneered a program to assess and develop the company's corporate culture.

Ms. Topolnytsky co-authored a book on employee retention and numerous articles on employee commitment and organizational change. She speaks at professional conferences and is a guest lecturer at many business schools including University of Toronto's Rotman School of Business.

Ms. Topolnytsky holds a doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology and a master's degree in the same field. Both degrees are from the University of Western Ontario.