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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.
Michel has been working with Lee Hecht Harrison since 2013. He used to work as an HR professional and consultant in recruitment and currently helps clients in their career policy through Lee Hecht Harrison’s service offering. For him, this is a perfect environment to utilize his connecting skills and result driven qualities. Michel constantly looks to connect with new clients who need support in sustainable employability for their employees and want to develop their leaders.
On a daily basis, he works with the sales team and coaches for – mostly international – organizations who have been working on transforming their workforce with him and Lee Hecht Harrison for years.
As a passionate tennis player, he plays to win. In that, he always keeps looking for relaxation and humor during a match with opponents and team members. Focusing on ambitious, goal oriented and fair play between all parties is something that is also reflected in his daily work.
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 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.
Mary Ellen joined Lee Hecht Harrison on September 1 as SVP, Global Coaching. Mary Ellen is an energetic results-driven leader experienced leading large-scale global training initiatives and forming strategic partnerships with key internal & external stakeholders.
In a previous role; Director of Global Leadership Programs at General Electric’s Healthcare (GEHC) business, Mary Ellen led the partnership with Lee Hecht Harrison to execute the Global Manager Coaching Program for 7,200 global GEHC managers over two-years demonstrating success in achieving goals and creating strong ties to business performance metrics.
Mary Ellen will be responsible for leading our global coaching practices and solutions through working with zone leadership around the world to ensure we continue to aligning our coaching process & practices to client expectations and growth with focus on 3 critical areas: • Global Coaching Infrastructure: Assessing & aligning talent and engagement processes to secure existing revenues and promote new revenues opportunities • Global Coaching Solutions: Evaluating & contemporizing existing solutions to current and future generations of leaders • New Opportunities: Integrating coaching into new Talent Development solutions and scaling regional coaching solutions for broader organizational reach Mary Ellen holds a MS with honors in Human Resource Development - University of Wisconsin-Stout and holds several professional certifications in Coaching, Change Management, Inclusive Leadership, Negotiations, Personal Effectiveness, and Developing High Performing Teams. She lives in Delafield Wisconsin enjoying most outdoor activities with her 2 daughters and 2 rescue dogs.
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