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Naomi Titleman Colla


As an affiliate of Kotter International, Naomi Titleman Colla helps clients accelerate business transformation, focusing on culture. She is the Founder of Collaborativity Inc., a Toronto-based consultancy focused on driving progressive talent strategy in this new world of work. She has proven success leading teams and collaborating with senior executives and Boards of Directors to develop and implement creative strategies to maximize employee engagement and ultimately drive business impact.

Naomi is also a monthly contributor to the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business section and co-founder of future foHRward (, whose mission is to engage Human Resources (HR) Leaders in driving the “future of work” agenda.
From 2010-2016, Naomi held multiple HR roles at American Express. Most recently (2014-2016), as VP and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of Amex Canada, Naomi was responsible for all aspects of the end-to-end employee experience for the Canadian business.

Prior to American Express, Naomi spent 10 years consulting with Financial Services Institutions, as a member of Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk Services and Human Capital practices, in New York. Naomi holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor of commerce degree from McGill University. She is the winner of the 2016 HR Leader of the Year award (Canadian HR Awards), the 2016 HR Professional of the Year award (National HR Awards) and was named one of HR Reporter’s 2016 Top 25 HR Professionals of the Year.