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About Lianne

“Passion for knowledge, motivation for continuous learning.” 
Lailah Gifty AkitaThink Great: Be Great!

Industry & Sector Experience

- Financial Services, Insurance, Trusts    

- CDN & US Capital Markets 

- Non-Profit Organizations

- Education & Training


2017 Certified Training & Development Professional (CTDP), Institute for Performance & Learning 


US HR & The Law, Cornell University, NY


Instructional Techniques, Langevin

Community Volunteer

Board Director (Present), Alzheimer Society of Toronto (AST)

Team Captain & Walker (Present), AST Walk of Memories

Walker (2004-2014), Weekend to End Breast Cancer: Princess Margaret Hospital

Areas of Expertise

- Culture & Engagement

- Organization Effectiveness/Design/Development

- Human Capital Strategy

- Strategic HR Business Partnering

- Learning & Development 

- Consulting & Facilitation

- Organization Design/Development

- Talent Strategy & Succession 

- Change & Transformation            

- Leadership & Coaching

- Innovative Problem Solving



Masters Thesis, Creating Workplace Training Programs


Career Planning and Adult Dev. Journal, Employees of TD Bank Financial Group Take Control of Their Careers

Masters of Education (M.Ed.) Adult Curriculum, Teaching & Learning 

University of Toronto (OISE)

H.B.A., Sociology & B.A. Psychology

Wilfrid Laurier University

Professional Summary

Lianne is an accomplished Human Capital & Learning Professional who has excelled in a 25 year multi-faceted, diverse disciplined career working for a multinational Financial Services/Capital Markets organization that has undergone significant transformational change and growth.

During her vast career at TD Bank Group, Lianne was recognized for her flexibility and versatility, being equally skilled at planning and execution, building business credibility and partner relationships. She excels at managing change, and improving business operations by creating & implementing HR transformational programs and learning solutions in unchartered territory.

Lianne is particularly adept at creating learning organizations, and is committed to establishing fulfilling relationships with clients and stakeholders.  She is an innovative, energetic, inspirational leader with a proven track record for: 

Simplifying and Innovating

Equipping Leaders and Organizations to Succeed

Executing with Discipline and Pride

Taking Ownership of the “What” and the “How”

Transparent Multi-Way Communications 

Building Trust and Over Delivering

Accomplishments & Differentiators

Strategic HR Business Partnering

Trusted advisor and partner in the Canadian and US marketplace, providing HR counsel and integrated solutions to senior leadership on strategic business initiatives, people and change strategies aimed at enabling effective business implementation, integration and organizational efficiencies.

Assessed, recommended, designed and delivered innovative, end-to-end learning strategies and solutions aimed at enhancing capability and performance; communication and operational effectiveness; employee development and engagement. Able to inspire, educate and motivate an audience, large or small with the use of interactive instructional techniques, exceptional facilitation, presentation, verbal/ written communication and interpersonal skills.

Learning Strategies, Solutions, Development & Facilitation

Expertise leading multiple functional teams in achieving meaningful results through the re-design of effective structures & operating models. Demonstrated track record of substantial personal contributions to the positive evolution of a business through innovative thinking and can “make things happen” strategically and tactically and with a ’roll-up-your-sleeves’ attitude.

Organization Design Effectiveness & Development

Influence and collaborate with leaders in developing and implementing talent strategies aligned with business objectives and goals. Built succession and talent frameworks, communication, talent review, strategies & plans. Developed numerous HR Strategies & Processes including: Workforce Planning analytics; Total Rewards, Performance Management, and ‘Best in Class’ Talent Acquisition practices and leadership competencies.

Human Capital Strategist, Talent & Performance Leader

Well-known for an ability to impact core stakeholder teams by incorporating change management methodologies and practices to ensure employees feel invested in order to deliver sustainable change.  Cultivate an environment that promotes readiness for change. Able to effectively communicate the business case for change and link change to the long-term vision of business/organization.

Transformation & Change

Coach effectively at every interaction and significantly invest time in role modelling and establishing interpersonal norms that separate great teams from good teams. Consistently achieved above average leader and team employee engagement results. 

Developer of Talent & Future Leaders

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