Press Release: Third Keynote Speaker Announced


Press Release


Third Keynote Speaker announced: Mercedes Martin on Leading Transformation, Sustainability and Inclusion!

Institute of Organization Development is gearing up for their eighth annual OD Conference this month in Kingston, Jamaica. Earlier this year, IOD announced Chris Crosby and Ray Johnson as keynote speakers to headline the event. The final keynote speaker has been announced as Mercedes Martin, Founder, and CEO of Mercedes Martin & Co. She is a consultant, educator, and speaker with over two decades of global experience with strategic business consulting, inclusion coaching, global diversity, and leadership development. She helps conscious leaders become aware of how human needs and interconnections drive organizations, and how their own experiences impact their decisions, so they can improve all aspects of the triple bottom line—social, environmental, and financial. The result is both business success and positive social impact.

Before launching her consultancy, Mercedes worked at Ernst & Young (EY) for over a decade as a Talent Development and Organizational Change Consultant and as an Executive Coach. She is in demand as a speaker for organizations throughout Europe, Latin America, and the US, on topics such as organizational transformation, the new mindset for leadership development, and building high performing global teams.

Mercedes will be hosting an interactive presentation at this year’s conference. During this workshop, she will share her research findings on leading transformation, sustainability and inclusion. At the end of the session, participants will have explored new ways to lead in the VUCA world, shard ways to transform and sustain leaders and business and embrace new ways of engaging employees that boost engagement, retention, and financial results.

IOD was established by Dr. Nancy Zentis in 2002, and provides top educational services and consulting in the field of OD.  IOD is dedicated to growing the field of Organization Development, by developing OD Professionals who will help organizations implement change using a systemic approach.  IOD’s vision is to support the professional growth of those interested in becoming OD professionals.  With over twenty years in the field, IOD is a leader in education regarding OD tools, processes, and applications for change.  Through their globally-recognized, award-winning, online certification programs, IOD continues its mission to provide participants with opportunities to excel in their role as OD professionals from anywhere in the world.


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