Navigating Business Evolution with Carol Kotacka

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In this episode of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast, we are joined by Carol Kotacka, Managing Director of Ryelle Strategy Group. With a wealth of experience in driving strategy, performance, and transformational change across various sectors globally, Carol brings a unique perspective to the table. Her work spans North America, Europe, the Middle East, and South America, making her a seasoned leader in organizational transformation. Carol’s academic involvement as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto and lead for Queen’s University IRC’s Organizational Transformation program complements her practical experience. This episode delves into the critical need for organizations to be agile, the strategies for fostering a mindset of continual adaptation, the significance of engaging people in transformational processes, and insights into Ryelle Strategy Group’s collaboration with Queen’s University IRC.

Key Highlight Points:

  • Carol discusses why it’s essential for organizations to be agile and ready for transformation.
  • Strategies to foster a continual adaptation and transformation mindset within organizations.
  • The significance of involving people emotionally and intellectually in organizational change processes.
  • Carol shares her approach to addressing and overcoming resistance within organizations.
  • Insights into the collaboration between Ryelle Strategy Group and Queen’s University IRC and its objectives.
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We extend our deepest gratitude to Carol Kotacka for her invaluable insights and experiences in strategic and transformational change. Today’s discussion highlighted the importance of agility, continual adaptation, and engaging people in transformation processes. We also gained a deeper understanding of the challenges of change and the value of strategic partnerships, like that with Queen’s University IRC.

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