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Deann Young

Senior Manager and National Service Lead for Leadership & Culture

Executive summary

Deann is a Senior Manager in BDO's Ottawa office, with more than 15 years of professional experience providing consulting services to public sector, private sector, and Crown corporations.

Deann is known for her ability to develop solid strategies for managing the people side of change and translating those strategies into practical, actionable plans. She works actively with senior and middle management to identify and overcome organizational barriers, and to successfully implement change, while minimizing employee frustration and negative impacts on productivity.

Deann is a speaker and author in the area of organizational change and change leadership. She presented Sponsorship Challenges and Proven Approaches (seminar) and Mobilize Leaders; Drive Change (webinar), and co-authored a Canadian Government Executive article entitled Effective Sponsorship Drives Transformation Performance.

Professional designations and education

Bachelor of Business Administration, Acadia University (1998)
Master of Business Administration, Dalhousie University (2000)
Certificate, Professional Coaching (CTI)
Certificate, Change Management (Prosci)
Certificate, Knowledge Management (KMPro)

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