Dr. Rafael Chiuzi

Dr Rafael Chiuzi

Toronto, Ontario
Organizational Psychologist, Assistant Professor And Organizational Behaviour expert
Dr. Rafael Chiuzi is a proficient organizational psychologist with an excellent track record of using human capital to benefit both people and businesses. He has overcome significant organizational problems and effectively executed enduring and meaningful change during his fifteen years of innovative practice in North and South America and the Middle East. Dr. Rafael Chiuzi has written books and spoken at TEDx events. He is known as Prof Chiuzi by his students at the University of Toronto Mississauga, where he teaches organizational behaviour.
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  • Communications
  • Employee Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Business Management
  • Academia
  • Agriculture & Farming
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  • Annual General Meetings
  • Associations & Unions
  • Board Meetings & Strategic Advisory
  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Career Development


Dr. Rafael Chiuzi is an Assistant Professor and Organizational Behaviour at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He is also the instructor of the Global Business course at the Global Leadership Development Program at UTM and a guest professor at FDC Business School in Brazil.

Dr. Rafael Chiuzi is a published author on organizational behaviour and human resource management, and a recognized researcher and innovator in these fields. Outside academia, Rafael is an experienced management consultant with a strong, demonstrated capacity to leverage human capital for the benefit of organizations and people alike.
In his ten-plus years of innovative implementation of human resource tools, practices and approaches, Dr. Rafael Chiuzi has been able to overcome widespread organizational challenges, and successfully implement and realize the benefits of meaningful, lasting, and profitable change across the Globe.
His area of speciality, including his doctoral thesis, is beneficial, organizational change. More often than not, this involves robust succession planning, exploration and encapsulation of leadership identity in specific contexts, and the subsequent management of all related matters. Dr. Rafael Chiuzi has produced positive organizational enhancements, ensuring business continuity and appropriate risk mitigation across global, regional, and local organizations.

Dr. Rafael Chiuzi received his doctorate in social and work psychology from the University of São Paulo and has a master’s in health psychology from Methodist University, São Paulo. Dr. Rafael Chiuzi also has a certification in Advanced Leadership and Change Management from the London School of Business and Finance, and PROSCI Certification for Change Management.




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Dr. Rafael Chiuzi Topic Presentations

unlocking innovation: the critical role of psychological safety in high-performance teams

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  • In this thought-provoking presentation, Dr. Rafael Chiuzi delves into the crucial concept of psychological safety and its impact on team success, organizational culture, and innovation. Drawing parallels between the Boeing 737 Max and Chornobyl disasters, he highlights a shared underlying issue: a work environment that stifled open communication and the free exchange of concerns. Through decades of research, psychological safety has emerged as the foremost indicator of team effectiveness, fostering an atmosphere where individuals feel empowered to share ideas, raise concerns, and challenge the status quo without fear of retribution.

    Dr. Chiuzi presents compelling evidence and practical strategies for leaders aiming to cultivate a culture of psychological safety within their teams. He emphasizes the significance of creating a workspace where teamwork thrives on open communication, acceptance, and mutual respect, thereby enhancing performance and productivity. The presentation explores how leaders can navigate new-age work environments characterized by high-pressure demands and complex communication needs, ensuring that their teams are not only equipped to manage conflict and engage in critical thinking but are also motivated to make value-driven decisions.

    Dr. Chiuzi addresses the transformative power of psychological safety in promoting a culture of innovation and continuous improvement. By allowing team members to feel secure in taking calculated risks and voicing unconventional ideas, organizations can unlock creative solutions and drive forward-thinking initiatives. This session provides actionable insights into developing leadership practices that prioritize psychological safety, thereby enabling teams to perform at their highest potential and secure a competitive edge.



navigating the new era of work: the science behind engagement, alignment, and talent retention in today's workforce

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  • In this compelling presentation, Dr. Rafael Chiuzi unveils the groundbreaking findings from his extensive three-year research study, investigating the dynamics of high-performing teams across various industries. With the modern workforce evolving rapidly, Dr. Chiuzi addresses the critical challenges and opportunities within remote and hybrid work environments, focusing on effective team engagement, strategic alignment, and the retention of top talent. His insights offer a deep dive into the science of team performance, highlighting innovative practices that cater to the needs of the 21st-century workforce, including entrepreneurial, career-driven employees who thrive in flexible, dynamic settings.

    Dr. Chiuzi’s approach combines empirical evidence with practical solutions, drawing on real-life examples to illustrate how organizations can foster a culture of high performance and satisfaction. By exploring the key drivers behind team alignment and engagement, he presents actionable strategies for leaders looking to enhance productivity and innovation in their teams. Additionally, the talk delves into the art of retaining talented individuals who seek meaningful, entrepreneurial careers within supportive, adaptable organizations. Dr. Chiuzi’s findings not only illuminate the path to achieving excellence in today’s hybrid work environments but also empower leaders to unlock the full potential of their teams in navigating the complexities of the modern business landscape

mastering the art of transformation: a behavioral approach to change management

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  • In this enlightening presentation, Dr. Rafael Chiuzi draws upon his rich experience in spearheading major corporate transformations to reveal the essential elements of effective change management. He guides his audience through the entire lifecycle of change initiatives, from their inception through to their reinforcement, providing invaluable insights for leaders navigating the complexities of organizational evolution.

    Dr. Chiuzi’s unique perspective integrates the latest in behavioral science, offering a fresh lens through which to view change management. This approach not only stimulates engaging discussions among leadership teams but also equips them with strategic tools to drive their transformation efforts towards success. By focusing on the human aspects of change, Dr. Chiuzi underscores the importance of understanding and influencing organizational behavior to facilitate smooth transitions and ensure lasting transformations.


leading change in turbulent times: strategies for resilient and adaptive organizations

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  • In this talk, Dr. Chiuzi delves into the critical role of leadership in navigating the complexities of today’s ever-evolving business landscape. With a focus on resilience and adaptability, he shares insights from his extensive research and consulting experience, highlighting the need for leaders to cultivate a culture that embraces change as a constant. Through the lens of contemporary change management theories, Dr. Chiuzi emphasizes the importance of agility, employee engagement, and the strategic alignment of organizational culture with change initiatives to drive successful transformation.

    The session further explores the psychological aspects of change within organizations, addressing how leaders can effectively manage resistance and foster an inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives. Dr. Chiuzi advocates for a holistic approach to change, incorporating flexible organizational structures, continuous learning, and innovation. His guidance promises to equip participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to lead their organizations through the challenges and opportunities presented by change, ensuring they are prepared to thrive in an unpredictable global environment.

building disruption-proof organizations: strategies for employee retention and organizational resilience

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  • Dr. Rafael Chiuzi offers profound insights into creating organizations that not only withstand the forces of disruption but also excel in retaining top talent. Drawing on his extensive expertise in organizational behavior and human resource management, he outlines the critical strategies for building a resilient workplace culture that aligns with the aspirations and values of its workforce. This approach centers on the development of robust frameworks that prioritize employee engagement, career development, and a sense of purpose. Dr. Chiuzi emphasizes the significance of adaptive leadership and the creation of an inclusive environment where every employee feels valued and motivated to contribute to the organization’s success.

    In his analysis, Dr. Chiuzi explores the intersection between organizational resilience and employee retention, demonstrating how businesses can navigate the challenges of a rapidly changing market landscape. He provides actionable insights on fostering a culture of innovation and flexibility, which not only prepares organizations to face disruption head-on but also enhances their appeal to ambitious professionals seeking dynamic and supportive workplaces. The discussion includes strategies for leaders to identify and nurture the potential within their teams, ensuring that employees are not just satisfied but are also active participants in the organization’s growth and adaptation to change.

forging the future: leadership development across generations

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  • In this dynamic presentation, Dr. Rafael Chiuzi explores the pivotal role of leadership development in preparing organizations for the future, with a special focus on the integration of new leaders and the harmonious blending of different generations within the workforce. As global organizations face the dual challenge of transitioning leadership roles to younger generations while retaining the wisdom and experience of seasoned professionals, Dr. Chiuzi offers insights into creating leadership pathways that respect and leverage the strengths of both.

    Dr. Chiuzi delves into the complexities of developing leadership identities in a landscape where traditional hierarchies are being redefined by the influx of digital natives and the evolving expectations of the workforce. He provides strategies for equipping new leaders with the skills and perspectives necessary to navigate their roles and responsibilities effectively, fostering an environment where innovative leadership can thrive.

    Through a blend of empirical research and practical examples, Dr. Chiuzi highlights the importance of succession planning as a strategic tool for organizational continuity. He presents actionable approaches for nurturing a culture that embraces change, encourages the exchange of knowledge across generational divides, and prepares all leaders to contribute to their organization’s success in an increasingly competitive and diverse global market. This presentation not only addresses the challenges of leadership development in today’s complex business environment but also celebrates the opportunities that arise from blending the old with the new, creating a robust leadership model for the future.

capitalizing on talent: transforming human capital into a competitive edge

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  • In this insightful presentation, Dr. Rafael Chiuzi sheds light on the strategic importance of effectively leveraging human capital to secure a competitive advantage in today’s fast-paced business environment. He emphasizes that the true value of an organization lies not just in its technological assets or financial resources, but in its people—their skills, creativity, and potential for innovation. Dr. Chiuzi provides a comprehensive analysis on how businesses can harness the diverse talents and capabilities of their workforce to drive growth, improve performance, and adapt to changing market demands.

    Drawing from his extensive experience in organizational behavior and human resource management, Dr. Chiuzi introduces proven strategies for attracting, developing, and retaining top talent. He explores the critical role of a supportive and dynamic workplace culture that empowers employees to excel in their roles and contribute to their organization’s vision. By focusing on the alignment of individual goals with broader business objectives, he demonstrates how leaders can foster an environment that not only nurtures talent but also encourages a sense of ownership and commitment among employees.

    Dr. Chiuzi addresses the challenges of managing a multigenerational workforce, offering practical solutions for bridging gaps and creating synergies between different age groups. He underscores the importance of continuous learning and development programs that cater to the evolving needs of the workforce, thereby ensuring that employees remain engaged and productive. Through a series of real-world examples and case studies, this presentation equips leaders with the tools and insights needed to transform their human capital strategies, ultimately positioning their organizations for long-term success and sustainability.

shaping the future: cultivating an adaptive and welcoming workplace culture for enhanced stakeholder engagement

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  • In this forward-looking presentation, Dr. Rafael Chiuzi unpacks the essential components of building a workplace culture that is not only adaptive and agile but also profoundly welcoming to employees, stakeholders, and clients alike. With the business landscape undergoing rapid transformations, the ability of an organization to align its operations and objectives with the needs of its diverse stakeholders has become a cornerstone for sustained success. Dr. Chiuzi draws on his deep expertise in organizational behavior to demonstrate how a positive, inclusive workplace culture can significantly enhance stakeholder engagement and drive business alignment.

    Highlighting the importance of understanding and addressing the evolving needs of workers, Dr. Chiuzi provides insights into creating an environment that fosters innovation, collaboration, and resilience. He emphasizes the role of leadership in championing agile practices that enable teams to respond swiftly to changes, ensuring that the organization remains competitive and responsive to market demands. Moreover, Dr. Chiuzi explores the strategies for fostering a culture that values and seeks out stakeholder input, including customers and clients, as a vital source of feedback and direction for strategic development.

    This presentation delves into practical approaches for integrating stakeholder perspectives into the heart of business processes, thereby ensuring that decisions are not only aligned with organizational goals but also reflect the expectations and requirements of those it serves. Through fostering a workplace culture that prioritizes adaptability, inclusivity, and open communication, Dr. Chiuzi illustrates how organizations can build stronger, more meaningful connections with their stakeholders. Attendees will leave with a clear blueprint for nurturing a dynamic, stakeholder-centric culture that propels their organizations forward, ensuring they are well-equipped to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the modern business environment


Dr Rafael Chiuzi has a solid understanding of organizational psychology and is very skilled in applying this knowledge in real-time to create positive change. His methodical, yet flexible approach allows him to analyze challenges from multiple angles and provide insightful solutions. Rafael is a great communicator, a talented coach, and a true professional. It is a pleasure to have to opportunity to work with him.

Paul Di Ginosa [CHRP]

HR Director
Canadian Bearings

My daily interaction with Dr Rafael Chiuzi is enriching. I see a very organized, methodical and knowledgeable professional who has set clear objectives for himself and his family. He is an example to those who want to drive and grow their horizons in a new world or even in the next! He is very reliable, and honest and has excellent people assessment aptitudes. Rafael is an expert in Organizational Development!

Vikash Bungsy, M.A. HRM CHRP, CHRL

Vice President Human Resources
Telos Touch

I had the opportunity to work with Dr Rafael Chiuzi for about two years, during a talent training program at Itaú bank. Rafael helped us to better think about our careers, giving us advice and making us reflect on how to build our map of professional goals. Dr Rafael Chiuzi is a very competent professional, has great skills to deal with people, good communication and has great competence for career guidance. He is one of the better professionals that I worked with.

Bruno Sant’Ana

IT Manager
Itau Bank

Dr Rafael Chiuzi was my executive coach in the talent management program sponsored by Sabesp (The largest Sanitation Company in Brazil). Rafael displayed a lot of knowledge during our interactions in the executive coaching process. He demonstrated competence in bringing up sensitive issues without being rude, and most important: always had the ability and respect to talk about professional situations in that I used to have difficulties. Particularly, I will never forget how he actively helped me realize my career priorities and set the goals for my professional future. To summarize, I would not hesitate if I had the opportunity to work with him again.

Daliana Lucena


I had the fortunate pleasure of meeting Rafael during a Leadership Development Programme in London. What struck me about Rafael, was his deep passion for psychology and how this can be applied in a meaningful way to bring about changes for aspiring leaders. We had many insightful conversations about some of the pitfalls of psychological theory as well as what contemporary (positive) psychology can offer leadership development programmes. Dr Rafael Chiuzi has huge amounts of academic and practical input to these kinds of conversations.

Luke Minshall

Organizational Development
Arimo Consulting LTD

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