Vlatka is an international award-winning thought leader, an activist for humanising management, and an author of a ground-breaking book ‘The Management Shift – How to Harness the Power of People and Transform Your Organization for Sustainable Success’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), which was listed by Forbes as one of the top eight business books in 2014.  She is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London, Professor of Business and Management at the University of Westminster, a former Adjunct Faculty at London Business School, a consultant for Said Business School, a global faculty member of FT/IE Corporate Learning Alliance and a Global Thought Leader at ICG Group. She is also a founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Management Shift Consulting Ltd and the Drucker Society London. She received a PhD in Information Systems at the London School of Economics, as well as a BSc (Hon) in Economics and an MSc in Information Systems from the University of Zagreb. She was voted one of the Most Influential International HR Thinkers in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by HR Magazine (ranked at position 9) and has won the Croatian Woman of Influence Award as well as an Honorary Award from the Leadership Awards in 2016.

Vlatka is the winner of the CMI Management Articles of the Year Award 2015 and the winner of the Axiom Business Books Award (silver medal in the “Leadership” category). She has been nominated for the Thinkers50 list and “Ideas to practice” Award. Her book has been shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year Award and it has been nominated for the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. Her new book “Humane Capital” (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018) has been chosen as one of the top 5 business books in 2018 by HR Magazine and the Foreword was written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

As a renowned professional keynote and TEDx speaker, she regularly presents at major business events worldwide, including events at the Houses of Parliament, European Commission, Home Office, the Economist and Financial Times. She has published more than 200 academic articles, including the award winning ‘To be a Better Leader, Give up Authority‘, Harvard Business Review, December 2009.She writes as a regular contributor on leadership for Forbes.

Vlatka is also a management consultant and Board adviser, helping organisations worldwide substantially to improve performance, engagement, innovation and profit. She has advised major international organizations including the House of Commons, GlaxoSmithKline, BP, The National Health Service, Learndirect, Brand Velocity USA, the Drucker Institute USA, the Croatian Government and the Hungarian National Bank. For her consulting engagements, Vlatka uses her research-based and empirically validated tools described in ‘The Management Shift‘ book, helping leaders and organisation to shift to the new level of working and success.

Vlatka Hlupic's Academic and Professional Qualifications
1991-1993
PhD
The London School of Economics, Department of Information Systems, University of London, London, UK.
1988-1990
MSc
Faculty of Management and Information Science, Department of Information Systems, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
1984-1988
Dipl Econ (BSc Hons)
Faculty of Economics, Department of Information Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
2008 Psych-KTM (Psychological Kinesiology) Practitioner, UK.
2007
FInstCPD
Fellow of the Institute for Continuing Professional Development, UK.
2007
MNLP
Licensed Master NLP Practitioner, Paul McKenna Training, UK.
2005
FBCS CITP
Fellow of the British Computer Society, UK.
2005
CMC
Certified Master Coach, Behavioural Coaching Institute/ Dr Skiffington’s Graduate School of Master Coaches), USA/Australia.
2005
FCPD
Fellow of the Institute of Continuing Professional Development, UK.
2003
FORS
Fellow of the UK Operational Research Society, UK.
2003 Certified NLP Practitioner, Paul McKenna Training, UK.
2000 Member of the Higher Education Academy, UK.
1998
Eur Ing
European Engineer, European Federation of National Engineering Associations, Belgium.
1998
MBCS
Member of the British Computer Society, UK.
1999
CEng
Chartered Engineer, the Engineering Council, UK.

Academia

Researching and lecturing at leading academic institutions in several countries.

Awards

Received a number of international awards for academic achievements.

Consulting

Advising several Governments and major international organisations in different sectors.

Executive

Leading the Drucker Society London and management consultancies.

Coaching

Coaching senior executives in various sectors to help them achieve a new level of performance.
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