Our programs create confident, capable and inspiring leaders who can change company cultures, drive performance, and improve employee engagement.
More than ever, businesses need good leaders to help them thrive in a changing and unpredictable world. Businesses are having to constantly adapt to global trends, and teams freed from the office by technology still need to come together around a common purpose.
We design and deliver effective leadership development programs that suit your business needs and how your leaders learn. That's why we’re recognized as one of the Top Leadership Development firms in the world by ALM Research & Advisory.
Each program looks at how changes in behavior can create more effective leaders – leading to people who are more engaged and motivated to make your business perform better and grow faster.
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.
Helen Symes is Senior Vice President, Talent and Leadership Development and in our Talent Development Growth Office. She is responsible for the expansion of the breadth of our talent and leadership development content with global, scalable, predictive solutions that incorporate technology, digital analytics, assessments and coaching.
Helen is a highly experienced global talent and leadership development specialist. She has particular expertise in blended and digital learning technologies and has lead the development and implementation of award-winning global learning projects. She has advised and worked with organisations of different sizes and across different sectors in leadership and talent development.
Helen began her career as an accountant - she trained, qualified and spent 10 years in finance and human capital consulting with Arthur Andersen. She has also been an entrepreneur herself in the leisure industry. As a result she brings a solid business background to her development practice. She is passionate about helping organisations deliver success through their people.
Tammy is a sought-after advisor who helps individuals and organizations get serious about leadership. She has developed pioneering and multiple award-winning programs aimed at changing mindsets, advancing skillsets, and sustaining deliberate practices to achieve high performance.
Passionate about advancing female leaders, she is specifically sought out by Fortune 500 companies for her expertise in gender diversity and programs that accelerate female talent.
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