2019 Lynda Zugec

Lynda Zugec

Lynda Zugec is the Founder and Managing Director at The Workforce Consultants, an international Human Resource (HR) Consulting firm. She has extensive HR consulting experience that spans across North America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Lynda is the Past-Chair of the Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (CSIOP), the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Section of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). Her 3-year term concerned the registration/licensure of Industrial-Organizational Psychology across Canada and was driven by her vision of CSIOP as a Canadian association that provides unmatched value to it’s I-O psychology practitioner and academic membership via activities, resources, and tools that encourage networking, professional development, and collaboration across the I-O psychology community. It was her goal to increase active involvement in CSIOP initiatives to better enable and further develop I-O psychology in Canada. She strongly believes in the need to strengthen ties and build bridges with like-minded associations worldwide and assist in the exchange and dissemination of our knowledge and scientifically-based best practices globally.

In 2015, Lynda was invited by Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, to view the tabling of the Canada-Europe Free Trade Agreement-in-Principle in the House of Commons, Parliament Hill. Lynda is a past recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Canadian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce and also a recipient of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology's (SIOP) International Research and Collaboration Grant (IRC) for research entitled "Multiple Intelligences, Leadership, and Androgyny: An International Study". Lynda has established herself as a notable figure in the Human Resources and business community and has been featured on Forbes, CNN Money, FOX Business, MSN Careers, Fortune, and CBS Money Watch.

Lynda is the current Communications Officer for Division 1 (Work and Organizational Psychology) of the International Association for Applied Psychology (IAAP). She continues to serve as the CSIOP delegate to the Alliance for Organizational Psychology (AOP) and as the columnist for “Practice Makes Perfect” – the practitioner column of the CSIOP newsletter.