Steve Yacovelli, Ed.D.

Dr. Steve Yacovelli is Owner & Principal of TopDog Learning Group, LLC.

Since 2002 he's focused his energies on building the dog house, working with awesome clients like The Walt Disney Company, IBM, Bayer, Covestro, Tupperware Brands Corporation, George Washington University, The Public Library Association, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Ohio State University, accenture, and BellSouth / AT&T, among many others.

Steve holds a B.S. in Public Relations from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in Educational Policy & Leadership Development from The Ohio State University, and an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology & Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University. A published author, Steve has written books and articles focusing on how adults adopt and learn using technology and employee and organizational perceptions and readiness for technology-enabled learning solutions. He’s also passionate about unconscious bias in the workplace, and how it impacts employee engagement and effectiveness.

Steve has spent much of his career consulting with clients on the right solutions for their business; specifically, as it relates to employee engagement, effective communication, learning, and measuring the impact of those interventions. A seasoned change practitioner, Steve has worked with clients to apply the Prosci® Methodology of Change to their business initiatives to help determine if change did indeed happen and to what extent. He’s also transferred this knowledge to clients to teach them the right way to facilitate change, through on-site workshops and webinars dealing with both the process of organizational change as well as how individuals’ resilience to change impact business success.

With over twenty years’ experience in strategy, education, and communication, Steve is a rare breed of professional that understands the power of using academic theory and applying it to the corporate setting to achieve business results.