Principal, Assessment & Succession
Nchopia specializes in the assessment and development of senior leaders in the oil & gas, financial services, and information technology space. She works with organizations to articulate success and the talent needed to achieve it. She is passionate about using data to help leaders increase their insight, improve their leadership capabilities, and operate at their best. As a coach, she helps leaders understand the impact of their leadership style and partners with them to craft realistic development plans.
Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Nchopia worked for boutique consulting firms focused on talent development and assessment while also serving as an adjunct psychology instructor at Salt Lake Community College. She facilitated leadership development programs, managed hi-potential programs, partnered with C-Suite leaders on annual strategic planning initiatives and goal cascade, defined leadership competencies, designed performance and recognition programs, designed and debriefed 360 assessments, designed and debriefed employee surveys, coached leaders on engaging employees, and helped students define career paths.
Nchopia holds a Master's Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. Her research topics include the intersection of personality and performance in the workplace. She co-authored “Investigating the Implications of Code-Switching and Assimilating at Work for African-American Professionals” published in the Journal of Business Diversity.
She has served as a member of Salt Lake City’s Downtown Alliance Budget Advisory Committee, Young Professionals Salt Lake City Board of Directors, Global Organization for Humanitarian Work Psychology Board of Directors, and an advisor to Utah Business Magazine’s Living Color Gala.
Today, Nchopia plays an active role in Korn Ferry leadership - currently serving as co-chair of the firm’s D.C Office Steering Committee. She is also current chair of the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology Early Career Practitioner Forum, was recently appointed as a Commissioner of the Arts by the Arlington, VA County Board, and is a member of the Junior League of Washington.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.