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We are a team of highly-credentialed professionals focused on advising, strategizing, facilitating and coaching our clients through crucial transitions and transformations, creating sustainable solutions to address organizational challenges. Collaboration characterizes our consulting approach and our flexible frameworks allows for successful problem-solving and customized solutions.
Our Associates have extensive experience across industries in for-profit, not-for-profit, and partnership organizations, and have delivered – and implemented – significant change at the individual, team and organization levels.
We also have a deep understanding of the unique dynamics of family business and family offices, and have designed specific service areas for family enterprises including succession planning, NextGen leadership development and the creation of family governance structures.
With five decades consulting experience, our global team has advanced degrees in psychology, business, governance and medicine and are licensed to practice their craft. We know about organizations because we have led them. We know leadership because we are leaders. Our aim is both to help optimize the performance of your business and create long-lasting and sustainable relationships with our clients built on trust, professionalism and dedication.
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Jennifer holds a doctorate in Organizational Leadership Psychology (Psy.D.) and a MSc. degree in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (MAPPCP).
Jennifer is a seasoned leadership consultant, organization development (OD) practitioner, team facilitator and an executive coach, predominantly providing services to the C-Suite and Executive Level. Jennifer is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the Institute of Coaches (IOC). In addition, she has a certificate in Cognitive Behavior Therapy from the Beck Institute.
Jennifer’s coaching and consulting services tend to focus on helping organizations to conduct difficult conversations & improve communication, tighten teamwork, optimize leadership skills; onboard new teams/roles, and navigate transition & uncertainty. As a former fitness instructor, she also enjoys helping clients to create sustainable wellbeing programs and practice more work/life balance.
Jennifer resides in Bermuda and has engagements in the Caribbean, Canada and the UK.
Nicholas Tiliacos is a career Chief Executive Officer with a proven track record of driving consistent double-digit growth in public and private companies. He has wide-ranging international operational, fundraising, and M&A experience, giving him a unique ability to advise and coach domestic and global clients. Currently, he is focused primarily on engagements in Europe and North America.
He has led companies at different stages of development, from being the CEO of a NASDAQ publicly-traded company to leading early-stage startups. He has learned that changing business circumstances require diverse human talent, approaches, and tactics. What is common to all phases of business is the need to maximize individual performance, promote risktaking and innovation while preserving the necessary teamwork to achieve common organizational goals.
Nicholas holds a BS in Business Administration, a master’s degree in International Management (M.I.M) from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and is a certified Executive Coach.
Marcus has consulted with Canada’s top family offices and industry leaders as their personal advisor and chief of staff. He subsequently grew advisory practice partnering with high-net-worth families across Canada, Europe, and the US in dealing with wealth transfer, business development and legacy.
Marcus has also served as Executive Advisor to six CEOs and Presidents of major private and public companies across diverse sectors, including land development, finance, and manufacturing. Although his roles have been diverse, all required the ability to influence, build trust and develop strategic relationships with key stakeholders, including C-Suite, Boards and Government Officials. Marcus has also had the opportunity to coach and mentor new and existing leaders to help advance their most critical objectives.
At his core, Marcus is a teacher and educator. Culturally astute, Marcus’ perspective is global and multicultural having lived, worked and traveled across the USA, Canada, Israel, Europe, building relationships and a diverse professional network.
Dr. Marcus Benayon, holds a Doctorate degree in Applied Psychology and Human Development, a Master’s degree in Education, both from the University of Toronto, and Juries Doctor from Columbia University, NYC.
Marcus lives in New York City.
In these challenging times, Gerry and the GPA team brought a balance of action-oriented practices that helped our leadership get the results we need now and into the future.
Apart from being a valued Foundation Board Member and a member of the Learning Advisory Committee, GPA assisted the Executive Team of Baycrest bolster its strategic plan and consider innovative approaches to disseminating the organization's key competencies globally. The approach is thoughtful, rooted in an understanding of organizational and personal behaviour. GPA is dynamic and innovative.
GPA has the unique ability, experience and methods to address complex and sensitive business and interpersonal challenges. Their approach demonstrates a deep understanding both of family and non-family business dynamics and multi-faceted real estate companies. They are diligent, reliable, knowledgeable and experienced professionals.
I have known Gerry both as a service provider and as Partner and global leader at Deliotte Consulting. He and his team are seasoned professionals who constantly strive to bring innovative and customized solutions and approaches to their work with clients. In my experience, they deliver value-add, practical and sustainable processes and recommendations, as they strive to exceed their client's expectations, and contribute to the success of their domestic and international clients.