Giselle Kovary is dedicated to building strategies and programs that help clients target, motivate, and engage employees to increase performance and productivity. With more than 23 years of experience in learning and development, she is a sought-after resource by industry leaders in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Kovary has worked with 26 of the top Fortune 500 companies and has reached over 65,000 people globally through her workshops and presentations.
For 18 years, Kovary was the co-founder and president of n-gen People Performance Inc. The firm was acquired by Optimus SBR in 2022, and she now leads their learning and enablement practice. Having spent almost two decades researching the impact that generational differences have on organizational performance, Kovary has created extensive learning programs in the areas of leadership, team collaboration, sales and customer service, Millennials and Gen Zs, and human resources.
As a talent management expert, Kovary completed Canada’s first national survey on Gen Zs. She is also regularly quoted in national publications and a frequent guest on television and radio programs. In addition, Kovary is the co-author of two books: Loyalty Unplugged: How to Get, Keep, and Grow All Four Generations and Upgrade Now: Nine Advanced Leadership Skills.
Kovary has a master’s degree in communication studies from the University of Windsor. She is currently the chair of the Board of Directors at the Institute for Performance and Learning, a member of the Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour Advisory Council at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, and is the co-chair of the Cross Academy Association.