Talent and leadership development

Career development programs

Our career development services give your employees more control over their future, make it easier for managers to retain talent, and can improve your reputation as an employer.

Organizations’ business needs are evolving quickly. But a lack of visible career opportunities can cause high-performing, high-potential employees to look elsewhere, leading to a loss of institutional knowledge and skills.

Lee Hecht Harrison® works with you and your key talent by supporting their career development and aligning their goals with yours. We:

  • help employees assess opportunities and take control of their career paths.
  • turn managers into talent developers to create a more committed and productive workforce.
  • ensure that accountability for career development is shared between employees, managers, and organizations.

Meet our career development 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.

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.

Melanie Stave

Melanie Stave

Senior Vice President, Talent Development Practice Leader
Melanie Stave

Melanie Stave

Senior Vice President, Talent Development Practice Leader
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Melanie Stave is Senior Vice President, Talent Development Practice Leader for Lee Hecht Harrison. With over 20 years in the Financial Services industry, Melanie brings a unique blend of experience to the organization. She has been the global head of learning and development for specific business lines at multiple organization as well as held positions in Corporate Banking treasury sales and client management. Melanie is a highly accomplished leader with excellent relationship management and communication skills. The strong partnerships and advisory relationships she creates across internal teams, client groups and external vendors result in successful, high-impact engagements.

Our programs

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