BEd, BBA, MBA, CPHR, ACC, CEC, Cert. ConRes.

School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604.986.1911 ext. 2127
Cedar Building, room CE315


ACC, International Coaching Federation, 2024.

Certificate, Executive Coaching, Royal Roads University, 2023.

MBA, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, 2020.

Certificate in Conflict Resolution: Specialization in Mediation/Third-Party Intervention, Justice Institute of BC, 2019.

CPHR, CPHR BC and Yukon, 2013.

BBA, Capilano University, 2009.

BEd, Institute of Economic and Humanities, Ukraine, 1998.

"My dynamic teaching style blends theory and practicality, captivating students with interactive sessions and real-world applications. "


Milla Zaenker (MBA, Simon Fraser University, 2020) is a faculty member and Onboarding and Hiring Convenor in the School of Business at Capilano University. Zaenker is also a Certified Executive Coach (ACC) and an Organizational Effectiveness Consultant with over 15 years of experience in human resources, learning and organizational development, and business development in Europe and Canada.

She specializes in talent and leadership development, executive coaching, goal setting and execution, performance management, change management, training, and organizational development. With a focus on creating inclusive and vibrant work environments, Zaenker is known for her empathetic and inspiring leadership style, helping clients identify goals and align them with strategies to achieve desired results.

Guided by the value of service, Zaenker gives back to the community through her involvement on the Board of Directors for various non-profit organizations. Currently, she serves as a Board member of the Capilano University Alumni Association. Her work, both in leadership development and teaching, is rooted in a firm belief in the transformative power of education and the importance of a people-first approach, thereby creating positive impacts within her community and beyond.

I feel blessed and privileged to share my experiences with students and to learn from them. I see my role as a facilitator and collaborator in each student's personal and professional journey.

Teaching for me is about unlocking the door to students' best selves, helping them discover and harness their unique talents while nurturing a spirit of empathy and compassion within them. My classroom is a dynamic space where academic concepts are combined with real-life examples, experiential learning, and fun.

Together, we explore the richness of our diverse perspectives and the value of a learning community, encouraging students to build confidence, increase self-awareness, and fully engage with the world around them.

My research interests lie at the intersection of management concepts and social sciences theories, focusing on their practical application within real-life contexts.