Kanina Blanchard

Professor
Expertise: Communication, Change and General Management, Coaching, Leadership

Kanina Blanchard has extensive experience working in international business, the public service, non-profit, and consulting. Having lived and worked on four continents she is recognized for her ability to adapt, lead teams and projects, and navigate complexities across various sectors, geographies, and cultures. With expertise in the areas of organizational and communication challenges as well as issues, crisis and change management, her greatest passion is in the area of leadership development, education, and coaching.

From CEOs and C-Suite executives to emerging leaders, and from the next generation of professionals to those seeking to leave a leadership legacy, Kanina focuses on supporting those seeking to grow and develop their character, competencies, and commitment. Kanina brings more than 30 years of practical, dynamic, and real-world experience to the table along with a deepening array of research and academic credentials that grounds her consulting practices in the creation of transformational and sustainable change. As a consultant she is committed to provide clients with targeted and customized strategic solutions to challenges that impact organizational and leadership brand, reputation, and bottom line. As an academic, her focus and research is on responsible leadership, women in leadership and on supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

Programs

Ivey Executive Program

Canada's flagship leadership development program.

Lead complex change in a disrupted business environment and develop practical solutions to the challenges your organization is facing today.

Starts February 28, 2022

London, Ontario, Canada

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Ivey Communications and Leadership Presence Program

Grow your leadership presence through authentic communication

Learn how to cultivate your leadership presence by identifying and bringing your best self forward. Hone your communication skills, receive coaching from top-rated Ivey faculty, and practice with a peer network of other leaders.

Starts September 15, 2021

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Articles

February 26th, 2021

Coming off mute: How are you showing up online?

Listen in on an interactive session with Ivey’s own Kanina Blanchard on some of the best ways you can get your team engaged in virtual meetings.

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May 14th, 2020

Bringing your best self forward: How to be a leader in your next virtual meeting

The Ivey Academy delivered a live online workshop in partnership with Western Alumni on leading and influencing virtually, featuring Ivey Academy professor Kanina Blanchard.

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May 5th, 2020

Helping your team thrive through crisis: Kanina Blanchard, Professor at Ivey Business School

Our own Kanina Blanchard offers insightful strategies for leaders on helping their teams — and themselves — thrive through a crisis.

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March 26th, 2020

Leading through crisis: communication strategies for leaders

The Ivey Academy delivered a free webinar to share knowledge and expertise relating to leadership in times of crisis. "Leading Through Crisis: Communication Strategies for Leaders” offered perspectives and guidance for leaders who want to help their organizations be better in times of crisis.

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March 8th, 2019

Why hasn't more progress been made on diversity?

Ivey Academy professors Martha Maznevski and Kanina Blanchard reflect on the changing role of women in business.

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