Martha Maznevski

Expertise: Coaching, Leadership, Teams, Disruption, Diversity and Inclusion, Digital Transformation, Experiential Learning

Martha Maznevski joined the Ivey Business School as a professor in September 2016, returning two decades after graduating from Ivey with a PhD in Organizational Behaviour, specializing in cross-cultural management. She teaches mainly in the areas of leadership, teams, and global management, including specific topics such as leading continuous and disruptive change, diversity and inclusion, and leading digital transformation. She is a strong advocate of action and experiential learning.

Prior to joining The Ivey Academy, Martha held various program directorship roles at IMD (Institute for Management Development) in Switzerland, which is consistently ranked among the top three executive education institutions in the world. Her program directorship portfolio included large open programs and a wide variety of custom programs for senior leaders at companies in a broad range of industry sectors and geographies. At The Ivey Academy, Martha is a Faculty Director and co-directs the Ivey Executive Program. She also designs and directs programs for custom partners such as LafargeHolcim, Cascades, Maple Leaf Foods, and AIMCo, and launched the Ivey Coaching Academy, a program to develop experienced executive coaches.

Martha serves as a consultant and advisor to public and private organizations in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia on challenges and opportunities of managing people globally, and works regularly with global humanitarian and conservation NGOs.


Ivey Executive Program

A mid-career refresh for senior leaders.

Lead in today’s changing business environment; think strategically, cultivate talent, and develop practical solutions to the challenges your organization is facing today.

Spring 2021 TBA

London, Ontario, Canada

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Ivey LIFT Advanced Coaching Certification Program

An advanced certification for Canada’s most accomplished and effective executive coaches.

Lift performance in a world where leaders need to transform themselves more quickly and respond more skillfully than ever before.


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Leadership Journey: Finding Purpose Through Crisis

Reflect on your leadership journey

Find resilience through disruption. Level up your leadership capabilities and find your inner motivations to lead.

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Leadership Journey: Teams in Virtual Space

Lead your remote team effectively

Find new ways of motivating better virtual team performance in the "new normal" — distanced, decentralized, and innovative.

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Leadership Journey: Coaching Your Team

Add essential coaching tools to your leadership toolkit

Build coaching capabilities into your leadership approach. Engage and motivate your team members by coaching through disruption.

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Leadership Journey: Team Accelerator

Learn with your team and accelerate performance

Work together as a group to accelerate performance and navigate distanced work — while encouraging individual growth across your team.

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Women in Leadership

Empowering women leaders.

Women in Leadership brings together women leaders who share similar career aspirations to deliver powerful leadership development with a team of women faculty and coaches.

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July 23rd, 2020

Personal and professional growth in times of crisis

Ivey Academy faculty director Martha Mazenvski and senior executive coaches Sharon Duguid and Rob McNamara discussed why the pandemic has been so challenging for leaders, the ways leaders can use the current crisis as a growth opportunity, and the importance of reflecting together with others.

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May 7th, 2020

The new competitive advantage: organizational resilience

On Global Ivey Day 2020, Ivey Academy professors David Loree and Martha Maznevski delivered a complimentary livestream to discuss strategies and tactics that improve an organization's chances of thriving and surviving turbulence.

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April 19th, 2020

Leading virtual teams: unlock the treasures

In part three of this three-part series, Martha Maznevski lists the things virtual teams do better than face-to-face, so you can unlock their treasures.

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April 18th, 2020

Leading virtual teams: keep the pace

In part two of this three-part series, Martha Maznevski outlines three sources of discipline to keep your team’s pace.

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April 17th, 2020

Leading virtual teams: create a heartbeat

In part one of this three-part series, Martha Maznevski highlights the importance of building and reinforcing strong relationships and deep shared meaning among teams.

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April 8th, 2020

Leading in a fast-changing environment: Hercules meets Buddha

"Leading in a Fast-Changing Environment: Hercules Meets Buddha" was a virtual workshop on balancing leadership priorities by contrasting the leadership styles of Hercules and Buddha.

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December 5th, 2018

The most common myth about executive education

One of the most common myths about business school is that it's solely academic, therefore it's irrelevant and impractical. That's simply not true.

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