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Career transition and outplacement

We help employees transition quickly and successfully into new jobs and career opportunities.

Companies in every industry are facing unprecedented change – so they’re transforming their workforces to keep pace. That can mean helping move people on who lack the correct skills or who no longer fit the business structure, while at the same time moving key people into new roles, and finding new talent.

From front-line staff to C-suite executives, we can help you transition employees internally as well as into new jobs with new employers. 

We have the career coaches, programs, and technology to support one employee or thousands around the world. Our programs can be personalized to support a variety of career paths; entrepreneurship, consulting, freelance and contract roles, portfolio careers, and active retirement.

Meet our career transition experts

Thirza Koster

Thirza Koster

Director Talent Development

As Director Talent Development, Thiza is responsible for the strategy and development of our services for Talent Development. She has a strong focus on innovation and always looks for solutions that help our clients achieve the desired results, while enabling managers and employees to perform and/or develop themselves to the best of their abilities.

Thirza has over 10 years’ experience in Talent Development and has designed, sold and implemented tailor made programs for clients in various industries. Prior to her current role, Thirza was Subject Matter Expert in Change & Employee Engagement and Lead Manager of Professional Services EMEA. In these roles, the focus was to grow both our Talent Development and Outplacement services by consistently implementing the programs according to the highest quality standards. She initiated a research on Sustainable Employability and wrote a whitepaper and various articles on the outcome.

Prior to joining Lee Hecht Harrison, Thirza worked for several years as a family coach and trainer in youth care where she helped teenagers and their parents. Making a difference to youth in disadvantaged situations is something Thirza has never let go of and, as an ambassador to Win4Youth, she now combines this with her great passion for sport. Thirza speaks Dutch and English.

Fotigui Camara

Fotigui Camara

Business Development Manager

Fotigui started working at Lee Hecht Harrison in July 2017 as Business Development Manager. In this role, he advises employers about possible HR solutions related to sustainable employability, change management, career transition, employee engagement and leadership development.

Prior to this, he worked as Account Manager Corporate Training at the ‘Onderwijsgroep Noordwest-Holland’. He advised employers on various education possibilities for employees and developed customized (in company) programs, in close collaboration with his clients. Fotigui’s hobbies are football and fitness.

He also likes to spend time with his family and enjoys listening to music. He speaks Dutch, English and French.

Therese Maat

Therese Maat

Business Development Manager

Therese joined Lee Hecht Harrison two years ago as Business Development Manager and, partly, trainer-coach. Before joining Lee Hecht Harrison she worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 25 years in various jobs. These roles mainly focused on sales, coaching, training and development.

Therese loves to enthuse and motivate people so that they are the best they can be. She enjoins working as a team to achieve shared goals. She supports clients with restructuring, employee engagement, sustainable employability, doing everything possible to find the solution that really answers the clients’ question and helps them. The combination of, on the one hand an individual and on the other the client, is what drives her every day and is exactly what Lee Hecht Harrison does.

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Greg Simpson

Senior Vice President, Career Transition Practice Leader
United States
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Greg Simpson

Senior Vice President, Career Transition Practice Leader
United States
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As the Senior Vice President, Career Transition Practice Leader for Lee Hecht Harrison, Greg is responsible for developing, disseminating and monitoring the direction of career transition services for the world’s largest career services firm. This includes identifying and articulating global trends while assisting in the development and implementation of the short and long term global strategy of the organization. 

Greg’s participation on the senior management team at LHH helps drive the development of delivery methodologies, productivity models and communication strategies concerning the organization’s strategic vision, values, ethics and culture. His additional responsibilities include the oversight of all client interface applications including the design of various tools and implementation within field locations, both US and internationally.
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Amanda Lewis

Senior Vice President Operations, Europe/Middle East/Africa
United Kingdom
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Amanda Lewis

Senior Vice President Operations, Europe/Middle East/Africa
United Kingdom
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Amanda's background is in finance where she has 16 years’ experience managing departments across EMEA. Always working closely with the business to fully understand the operational model and services offered, which has allowed her to be collaborative across the organization. With this experience it has enabled her to generate enhanced ROI for both LHH and its clients our clients.

Amanda loves being a true business partner to LHH's teams across Europe and greatly value working with clients and colleagues to ensure best in class solutions.

As a result she's continuously inspired by the workforce transformations LHH's clients go through and challenge herself to ensure that LHH's services are constantly adapted to meet the ever changing landscape.

In her spare time, you will most likely find Amanda taking her son to the local city farm. As well as sharing her finance experience by helping small companies and charities.
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Irene Azevedo

Director – Career Transition and Change Management Practices
Brazil

Irene Azevedoh is Director of Career Transition and Change Management practices for Brazil and Latin America, Coach and Career Consultant at LHH. She is specialist in Coaching projects focused on the development of executives in transformation environments, helping them to lead changes and to decrease the uncertainty that impacts the businesses results. She had outstanding projects in Professional Coaching, Talent Development and Selection by Competencies  areas in organizations such as T-Systems, Algar Telecom, among others.

Irene holds Coaching certifications from La Hupe Institute – IBM Belgium, from Lee Hecht Harrison, from EcoSocial Institute and from Integral Coaching of Canada.

She also holds a specialization in Manufacturing Operations (FGV-SP) and a Degree  in Administration (UFERJ).

As an executive, Irene acted in companies such as IBM, Ticket and KPMG.

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