Nkem Onyegbula

Nkem Onyegbula is an independent consultant and principal with CYNKON Inc. He is responsible for providing change management, project management and business strategy services on change initiatives to his clients to generate positive return on investment. He has strong experience in organizational development, strategic change, business analysis and strategy, change and communication strategies, training strategies and competency frameworks.

Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Nkem worked in Edmonton, Canada for Deloitte as a Manager in the Human Capital Division. He also worked for the City of Edmonton as a Project Manager, Change Initiatives. Prior to moving to Canada, he worked in Tampa, Florida for Vista Hill Management as a Project Manager, and for Sykes Enterprises as an Organizational Development research analyst.

Onyegbulas’ doctoral research leverages his professional experience and explores ways of enhancing change management models by understanding the intrinsic and irrational motivational behaviours of individuals via cognitive and social psychology to drive the adoption of IT applications. He believes this will be relevant for change practitioners during IT system implementations. He intends to address this by leveraging a comparative analysis study and incorporating a qualitative approach, which will generate robust evidence. He intends to also leverage John P. Kotter’s Eight Steps of Change Model.

Nkem wrote an article about effective leadership competencies during the COVID-19 pandemic, that has been published on CERIC.CA. In 2020, Nkem was appointed for a three-year term to serve as a public member on the Mortgage Broker Industrial Council by the Alberta Minister of Service.

Nkem holds an MBA from the University of Tampa (2004) and a Bachelor of Science (Geophysics) from the University of Lagos (1998). He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) with the Canadian Association of Management Consultants, a Change Management Specialist (CMS) with the Management and Strategy Institute and is Prosci certified in Change Management.

He enjoys playing soccer and cherishes spending quality time with his wife and three children, who all live in Edmonton, Alberta.

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