Risto  Gladden Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Risto Gladden

Change Management Consultant

Working globally has exposed me to different languages, value systems, and institutional environments. It has been one of the most broadening aspects of my personal and professional life and has instilled within me new ways of learning and responding to social–cultural differences. My ambition is to help organisations turn their aspirations into real benefits by building their capability for effectively managing change in global settings and different cultural contexts.


Risto is a Change Management consultant, and Prosci Certified Advanced Instructor, and published author.   Over the past 20 years, he has acquired progressive experience shaping and delivering programmes of change for public and private sector organisations in the UK, US, Europe, Russia, South Africa, and Latin America. His practical experience is underpinned by formal education in project management and certifications from globally recognised professional bodies including: Prosci, Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP), Project Management Institute (PMI), British Computer Society (BCS), and Scrum Alliance, amongst others.

Risto holds graduate degrees in Psychology and Project Management and undergraduate degrees in Spanish and International Relations.  He was a member of the ACMP Standards Working Group tasked with the development of first global standard for change management, and served as chair of the Credential Governance Committee.  He is also a Chartered Membership Assessor for BCS and a Technical Reviewer for the PMI Project Management Journal.

Risto has lived and worked in several countries and has studied a number of languages.  He currently resides in Surrey in the United Kingdom.


    MSc, Project Management, University of Wisconsin
    MSc, Psychology, University of Utah
    Cert. in Project Mgmt, University of California, Berkeley
    Bachelors, Spanish & Portuguese, Brigham Young Univeristy
    Bachelors, Latin American Studies, Brigham Young University

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Change Management, Project Management, Programme Management

Personal Interests

    Languages, travel, writing, genealogical research, volunteerism, and my dog Barney.



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