Aleka MacLellan

Dr. Aleka MacLellan combines her psychological insight with her deep expertise on executive teams and organizational cultures to provide leadership-, private equity-, and family office- advisory.

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Dr. Aleka MacLellan provides leadership advisory services to executives, boards, investors, and multi-generational families. Professionally certified in both executive and team coaching, she specializes in identifying and developing extraordinary leaders, teams, and organizational cultures.

Aleka has over a decade of consulting experience, having worked independently as well as for established consulting firms ranging from boutiques to large-sized firms. She leverages her psychological insight and business acumen to deliver unique value to her clients in a diverse range of sectors across the globe.

In addition to consulting, Aleka has worked in-house for a conglomerate, small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as a startup. As a corporate leader, Aleka developed the Leadership Team and Culture strategy for J.D. Irving, one of North America’s largest family-owned companies. She has also served in senior not-for-profit leadership roles, including as the National Chair for Shinerama, Canada’s largest post-secondary fundraiser. From a governance perspective, she currently sits on a non-profit board (Cystic Fibrosis Canada) and a national executive committee (Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) for causes she is passionate about, both personally and professionally.

Aleka received her Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Saint Mary’s University, and a BA Honors in Psychology from Mount Allison University. Her research talks on the topic of leadership have received international widespread recognition at various conferences, with seven Best Presentation awards. She also graduated from Royal Roads University’s Executive Coaching Graduate Diploma Program and is currently enrolled in Rotman School of Management’s Directors Educational Program in pursuit of her Institute of Corporate Directors designation.
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Areas of Expertise

Assessment and Benchmarking Board Effectiveness CEO Succession C-Suite Succession Culture Analytics Team Effectiveness

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