Meet The Team
Dr. Rob Elkington
CEO & Founder
Dr. Rob Elkington is the Founder and CEO of Global Leadership Initiatives, Inc. He is also a professor at Trent University, a Professor at Ontario Tech University in the Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and is a Senior Lecturer at the Stellenbosch University School of Public Leadership. Rob also works with Ontario Tech University's Continuous Learning Centre to develop and facilitate numerous courses for public and private-sector organizations.
COO & Co-Founder
COO and Co-Founder of Global Leadership Initiatives, Sarah Elkington holds a BHSc. (Hons) as well as a BHSc.N and a certificate in Professional Management. She is the COO and co-founder of Global Leadership Initiatives, Inc. Sarah's passion is to create programs and services that promote organizational growth as well as healthy, successful leaders.
Laura is a seasoned leader who has developed, managed and led over 15 teams in a variety of industries. As a social worker and certified Coach she uses a strengths based approach in her work help individuals become the very best version of themselves.
Vivianne is passionate about working with leaders who realize the importance of shaping and reinventing their organizations in a constantly evolving world. She has over 20+ years experience in business, is a Human Resource Professional. Vivianne has an MBA, is a Certified Executive Coach (CEC) and a sessional instructor at Royal Roads University in the MBA & MGM programs. She is a certified practitioner in Emotional Intelligence EQi2.0® and MBTI Step I & II ®
Gloria J. Burgess
Dr. Gloria J. Burgess is a leadership Catalyst, executive coach, educator, and expert designer of unique, innovative learning experiences. Her focus is singular: transformation.
John E. Burgess
John E. Burgess is a business executive and leadership Catalyst. Throughout his career, he has enjoyed dual citizenship in the worlds of business and music.
Greg Frankson is the founder and CEO of Voice Share Inc. He holds certificates in Indigenous Awareness and Coaching for Performance and Mentorship, and earned bachelor’s degrees in history and education at Queen’s University. Greg is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers and the League of Canadian Poets.
Dr. Tim Franz is a Social and Organizational Psychologist and Professor in the Department of Psychology at St. John Fisher College, Rochester. He is an extensively published author in the domains of leadership and organizational effectiveness. He has decades of experience in organizational consulting with a leadership focus.
Dr. Frumer is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker and Mental Health Counselor and earned her Ph.D. in Human Capital Management from the College of Business at Bellevue University, NE. She has over 38 years in nonprofit leadership and enjoys combining her clinical and business knowledge and skills to help organizations.
Krystal holds a bachelor’s in Criminology and Justice, as well as a master’s in Criminology, from Ontario Tech University. Krystal's research specialization focuses on crimes against seniors, particularly within the long-term care system. Furthermore, Krystal’s research focuses on workplace leadership, the impact of technology on leadership, and the effectiveness of workplace training, education, and mediation.
Cary combines deep scientific expertise in the social sciences with extensive C-suite coaching and consulting experience to elevate even the most successful leaders. Cary’s clients describe her as brilliantly insightful, pragmatically blunt, and contagiously positive. She has a knack for knowing which frameworks and resources will profoundly impact her clients. Cary helps her clients activate new awareness and heighten conversational, relational, and emotional capacities.
Rachel brings over 20 years of progressive senior leadership experience and is accomplished across a wide range of functions. She has developed executive governance models and has implemented learning and development programs impacting thousands of employees across Canada.
Dr. Xoliswa Majola works for the University of KwaZulu-Natal Graduate School of Business and Leadership. Has a BA in Communication Science Degree, BA Honours in Communication in Telecommunications and Information Policy from University of South Africa, Master of Commerce in Leadership (ICT and Economic Development), PhD in Leadership.
As owner and principal of transform., Dr. Martin lives out her why - to awaken people to their purpose and strengths so that together, we can transform our world. Martin listens deeply to help individuals, groups, and organizations challenge their own status quo so that they are impacting the greater good. Her expertise includes strategy formation, strengthening organizational culture and communication, integrating conflict, and coaching.
Dr. Greg Morgan is an Australian leadership practitioner, consultant and researcher who sees leadership as a type of practical wisdom for generating influence in relationships. He works with leaders across sectors on personalised, action-oriented leadership development, around cultivating productive understandings, and structures and practices for collaborating and bringing out the best in each other.
Berna is a Flow Certified Professional Coach (FCPC) and is accredited as an ACC (Associate Certified Coach). As a Transformational Leadership Coach, Berna is pursuing her PCC credential with International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Dr. Ngunjiri is the Director of the Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work, and Associate Professor of Ethics and Leadership at the Offutt School of Business at Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota). She has research interests in women and leadership, particularly at the intersections of identities and geo-locations; spirituality in the workplace; and, culturally appropriate qualitative methods
Jessica is a seasoned leadership coach having served over seven years in an executive leadership role in law enforcement. She has expertise in managerial coaching and leadership development for law enforcement professionals, and a proven ability to cultivate a growth mindset in individuals and teams resulting in increased productivity and engagement. Jessica is passionate about helping law enforcement professionals and others reach their full potential and make a positive impact in the community.
Megan holds a triple Bachelors in Law, Political Science and Psychology and has her Honours in Psychological Counselling. She has experience in facilitation and therapy, and utilizes her insight into human behaviour to help organizations develop aligned marketing strategy that brings them closer to their point of highest contribution.
Professor of chemical engineering with experience in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Geospatial Analysis, and Reactor Engineering. He leads/has lead through academic (Head of Department, Deputy Dean) and entrepreneurship (Director, CEO) roles. His software projects have attracted international awards in Education, Water Conservation and Industrial Symbiosis.
Seth R. Silver
Dr. Seth R Silver is a consultant with decades of experience working alongside over 150 diverse organizations. He's an extensively published author, and the creator of the Workplace Covenant model of organizational partnership building. His consulting work has covered cultural change, employee engagement, and customer loyalty; working with leadership teams to increase effectiveness/performance, and more.
Derek is an award-winning instructional designer and eLearning developer. In addition, Derek is an emerging researcher in his field, recently publishing in The International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning.
Kirsten is an organizational development Catalyst, diversity strategist, and inclusive leadership coach.
Lyzette is a qualified Counselling Psychologist with a higher educational diploma and assessors qualification. Personal mastery, emotional intelligence, human-centred design, and leadership are her fields of expertise. She's a lecturer at the School of Social Innovation at Hugenote Kollege, was an extraordinary lecturer at the School of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University, and is a Counselling Psychologist in independent practice.
Dr. Tuleja’s area of expertise is Intercultural Communication and Global Leadership. She holds a master’s degree in Intercultural Communication and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, is an ACC credentialed leadership coach.
Heinrich C. Volmink
Heinrich is a medical doctor and specialist in public health medicine. He is a public health specialist, advisor, Catalyst in the industry, and is also a board member of OUTA, a civil society organization that fights against corruption and maladministration in South Africa. Additionally, he is a reserve force officer (Major) in the South African Military Health Service.
John D. Volmink
Dr. John D. Volmink was born and raised in Cape Town South Africa. He completed his PhD in Mathematics Education at Cornell University in 1988. He later became the Head of Mathematics at the then Peninsula Technikon.
Tineke has 15 years of international leadership coaching under her belt. Her training over the years comprises internationally accredited individual coaching training (2005) and systemic team coaching training (2021), a Masters in Professional Coaching (2009), and a Doctorate in Personal & Professional Leadership (2014). Dr Tineke Wulffers divides her time between her practitioner and academic work, and focuses on coaching towards enhancing Authentic Leadership Effectiveness in individuals and teams. Tineke also offers Systemic Team Coaching.