Yulia Tolstikov-Mast, Ph.D.

Expert Consultant

Yulia Tolstikov-Mast, Ph.D. is a Global Leadership Scholar, Doctoral Education Innovator, Consultant, and Author. Originally from Russia, she relocated to the United States about 20 years ago.

Yulia has an extensive small business development background with experience both in Russia and the USA. In academia, Yulia worked with international students and taught college English and Russian as a Second Language in Russia, coordinated experiential learning activities at Butler University College of Business and taught a range of communication, business, marketing and international business courses in Memphis, Ohio, and Indiana. Yulia was a Founding Faculty at the Ph.D. in Global Leadership Program (Indiana Tech) where she designed global learning opportunities for a doctoral curriculum, created an innovative international leadership research course, and was awarded the Faculty of the Year for mentoring doctoral students. Her current publications on global follower, global leadership curriculum, and Russian followership appeared in Advances in Global Leadership and Journal of Leadership Education. Currently, she is co-authoring an international leadership research handbook and is a GLOBE CCI for Russia. Dr. Tolstikov-Mast is the Global Mindset Inventory Certified Facilitator (GMI) and published Global Mindset development case studies. As an international consultant, Yulia has done training and coaching sessions on Global Mindset, global leadership, Russian business class, international professional communication, and organizational culture of multinationals. She has a long-standing connection to the International Center (Indiana) and has been contributing to a range of training activities since 2008, including Leadership Across Cultures annual workshop. Yulia loves traveling with her husband and their teenagers, hiking, attending art events, reading and training in Muay Thai.


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