Yulia Barnakova is a principal in the Heidrick & Struggles leadership consulting practice. She teaches, speaks, and writes on the topics of strategic leadership, critical thinking, decision-making, innovation, and effective communication. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Chief Learning Officer and the American Management Association’s MWorld. Yulia has worked with Fortune 500 clients across many industries. In addition to her client work, she also co-leads the digital products and online course development efforts within her team. Outside of Heidrick, Yulia runs a blog and video series on innovative teaching and presentation techniques.