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.
Contact Laryssa Topolnytsky
Brookfield Place, Bay Wellington Tower, Box 763
181 Bay Street, Suite 3810
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3