George has worked in the employee engagement industry for nearly a decade, helping hundreds of clients Make the World a Better Place to Work.
Jacqueline is co-author of “The Mind of the Leader – How to Lead Yourself, Your People and Organization for Extraordinary Results” published by Harvard Business Press in March 2018. This book is based on a two-year research study including interviews of over 250 C-suite executives and assessments of over 35,000 leaders from around the globe. The book outlines three core qualities for 21st Century leadership success.
Jacqueline is also co-author of “One Second Ahead – Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness” published by Palgrave in November 2015. This book provides practical tools and techniques on how to practice and apply mindfulness to daily work life for greater effectiveness and well-being.
Jacqueline has written articles for a range of publications including Harvard Business Review, American Management Association, Leader to Leader, Mindful Magazine, Business Insider, and many more.
Jacqueline is also a seasoned change management and organization development expert. She holds an M.Sc. in Organizational Behavior and has over 20 years of consulting and management experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. She has supported the successful implementation of complex changes for large organizations and has held fiscal and resource accountabilities for budgets of over $60M and teams of more than 100 people.
As an International Partner and the North American Director for Potential Project, Jacqueline helps leaders and organizations enhance performance, resilience and creativity through understanding and training the mind. She works with corporations including Cisco, Accenture, Marriott and Bank of America, to engage in a new way of working with greater focus, clarity and results.
Jacqueline has worked in Canada, the United States, Australia and Singapore. She is passionate about both mental and physical fitness. Jacqueline currently lives in Calgary with her family.
James Anderson is co-founder of Peachy Mondays, an innovative and powerful solution for organizations to gather and action employee feedback faster than has been possible before – building great places to work and driving transformation.
Traditional surveys and follow-up focus groups can take months and won’t tell you why your people think and feel the way they do. The Peachy Mondays platform gives you actionable insights immediately, and uniquely features Targeted Anonymous Dialogue™, so you can ask follow-up questions for real-time root-cause analysis.
Featuring customizable best practice question sets, integrated analytics, automated drivers’ analyses and manager dashboards, our cloud-based platform brings multiple sources of employee feedback together for a holistic view across the employee lifecycle. Personalized actionable insights empower all levels of the organization to improve.
The Peachy Mondays employee feedback platform is used by organizations in multiple languages and multiple industries around the world, including Telecoms, Financial Services, Airlines, Utilities, Software, Life Sciences and many more.
Global Industry Analyst and Thought Leader, Founder of Bersin ™ by Deloitte
Josh Bersin is an analyst, author, educator, and thought leader focusing on the global talent market and the challenges and trends impacting business workforces around the world. He studies the world of work, HR and leadership practices, and the broad talent technology market. He is often cited as one of the leading HR and workplace industry analysts in the world.
He founded Bersin & Associates in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. Over the next ten years, he expanded the company’s coverage to encompass HR, talent management, talent acquisition, and leadership and became a recognized expert in the talent market. He sold the company to Deloitte in 2012, when it became known as Bersin™ by Deloitte. He continues to serve as a senior advisor to Deloitte, advising large organizations and contributing to major research initiatives. He also sits on the board of UC Berkeley Executive Education.
Bersin is frequently featured in talent and business publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, HR Executive, FastCompany, The Wall Street Journal, and CLO Magazine. He is a regular keynote speaker at industry events and a popular blogger with more than 700,000 followers on LinkedIn.
Prior to founding Bersin & Associates, Josh spent 25 years in product development, product management, marketing, and sales of e-learning and other enterprise technologies. His education includes a BS in engineering from Cornell University, an MS in engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of two books, The Blended Learning Handbook and The Training Measurement Book, along with dozens of studies on corporate HR, learning, and talent technologies. He currently has a third book under contract with Harvard Business Publishing.
Professor Katherine W. Phillips is the Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character and the Director of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School. She also served as Senior Vice Dean from July 2014-June 2017. Before Columbia she was Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at The Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and Founding Co-Director of Northwestern’s Center on the Science of Diversity. Professor Phillips received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Stanford and her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. You can find insights in prof.
Phillips’ research regarding issues of diversity, authenticity, status, information sharing, decision-making, and performance in groups. Recent interests tackle issues of intersectionality, diversity and ethics, and how homogeneity affects group processes just as much as diversity itself. Professor Phillips is the recipient of numerous professional awards from the International Association of Conflict Management, and the Gender, Diversity and Organizations Division of The Academy of Management. Poets and Quants named her one of the Top 40 Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 and her work and insights have been featured in numerous media outlets and scholarly journals such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and Fortune. In 2018 she was included on the “On the Radar 2018” list by Thinkers 50 and became an Academy of Management Fellow. She is a coveted speaker and regularly engages with corporations on advancing their diversity and leadership training efforts.
An award-winning speaker, author, and expert in leadership, workplace culture, and personal development, Kevin is one of the leading minds (and most sought-after speakers) in the corporate speaking world. He has enlightened audiences at Coca-Cola, Dow, eBay, FedEx, Virgin Trains, Liberty Mutual, and Stanford, among many, many others.
Kim Tabac is Chief People Officer at League Inc. Kim has over 20 years of experience building high performance teams, designing game-changing employee engagement strategies and developing truly inclusive work environments that transform how companies and individuals approach their health and benefits. Kim’s focus is on scaling the League team in Canada and the U.S., chairing League’s Advisory Council and working with clients on on delivering an exceptional employee experience and a compelling and differentiated value proposition, which includes mental health and diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Previously, Tabac served as Partner and Chief Talent Officer of Deloitte Canada, where she introduced the first Talent Value Proposition in the firm’s history, helped to establish the Deloitte brand as a diversity and inclusion leader in Canada and introduced a new enterprise talent acquisition program for employees at every level. Her career has spanned a variety of industries including healthcare, retail, financial services and professional services.
A versatile global leader with 20+ years HR experience gained in fast paced, transformational environments, 7 of which have been with the Financial Times. A successful strategic business partner adept at developing, designing, leading and measuring people strategies to maximise commercial impact. An innovative problem solver with significant experience in advising and influencing senior stakeholders and navigating successfully through complex, matrixed organisations. In addition to managing HR for the FT in the US, Kirsty also lead on global HR projects, most recently designing and implementing a new global HR structure to ensure teams are most effectively supporting the transformation which our business and industry continues to go through. Kirsty’s passion is Global HR and she is GPHR certified.
Kristen is responsible for Total Rewards, Performance and HR Business Insights at Microsoft, which includes broad-based global compensation, executive compensation, US benefits, international benefits strategy and philosophy, global mobility and relocation, performance management, stock design and administration, M&A and HR Business Insights. Kristen is a 20-year Microsoft veteran who spent the first half of her Microsoft career in corporate finance controller positions at Microsoft including Office, Windows, Server and Xbox. She moved to HR in 2002 leading University Recruiting and transitioned to Engineering Line leader roles in Windows, Platforms and Services Division, Online Services and Devices.
In September 2016 Kristen returned to Microsoft after serving as CHRO of F5 Networks, where she led all HR functions including compensation and benefits, working regularly with their Compensation Committee and Board. Prior to her first Microsoft tour, Kristen held Finance leadership roles at The Walt Disney Studios, most recently as VP Finance of Walt Disney TeleVentures. Prior to Disney, Kristen completed the Financial Management Program (FMP) at GE.
Kristen holds a BBA in Management from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Kristen has a husband of 27 years, Jim, and two sons, Billy and Henry. She enjoys reading, hiking, skiing and watching her sons play baseball. She also is passionate about supporting health and education initiatives and serves on two volunteer boards.
Laura started her career with United Way Worldwide (UWW) in 2003 and has been instrumental in the creation and expansion of United Way’s national economic mobility work. As the Senior Director of Economic Mobility and Corporate Solutions, Laura is responsible for the strategy and implementation of United Way’s enterprise-level economic mobility work, which includes developing philanthropic and corporate partnerships in support of UWW’s ten-year goal of helping five million people in the United States get better jobs.
Laura’s areas of expertise include financial education and coaching, free tax preparation, receipt of tax credits and public benefits, small-dollar lending, workforce development, employment-based financial solutions, strategy development, grant writing, and partnership development.
Prior to joining United Way, Laura was a Program Associate for Ashoka’s USA and Canada fellowship program. She earned her degree in English literature from West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Lauren Duprey is a business-focused HR professional and is currently VP, Human Resources for the US Organization and Worldwide Medical at Biogen. She began her career in management consulting, helping to solve complex challenges for companies large and small. After seeing how many business issues were the result of people and organization dynamics, she developed a passion for HR and transitioned into this field. She has held roles focused on Organization, Talent and HR at GE (including the GE HR Leadership Program), Deloitte and Biogen where she has been for 5 years.
She received her B.S degree from Harvard University in Biology and her MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She and her husband Jeremy have two children ages 3 years old and 6 months old.
As Vice President, Head of HR, Lenka drives People and Culture strategy design and implementation across the global Reebok organization. She ensures that best-in-class HR initiatives, programs and activities drive a consistent and engaging employee experience and support key business objectives.
Lenka has spent many years working in roles spanning across all aspects of human resources, particularly HR strategy, talent management, employee relations, compensation, benefits, people analytics, and organizational effectiveness. Prior to joining Reebok, she held several HR leadership roles predominantly in the financial industry working with companies such as Fidelity Investments and State Street.
Lenka loves running, skiing, hiking and practices meditation and yoga most days. She loves spending time with her two children and exposing them to different parts of the world through her other passion, travel. Lenka holds an MS in Organizational Psychology from American University, and an MS and BS in Economics from the University of Economics Prague.
Lori Hock, Americas CEO of Hudson Global, Inc., is responsible for strategic growth of Hudson RPO, which delivers innovative, customized recruitment outsourcing and talent solutions worldwide. With over 30 years of industry experience working in regional and global teams, Lori is a recruitment industry leader in outsourcing and consulting solutions, enterprise workforce professional and contract recruitment, as well as business transformation including the implementation of a large-scale Recruitment Center of Excellence.
Recognized as a Recruiting and Talent Management industry leader, she inspires a company culture of sales and leadership, disciplined execution, and profitable growth. With her leadership, Hudson RPO has been recognized as a leader by various industry groups, ranking highly in implementation, customer service and social engagement. Lori is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and has completed executive leadership programs at INSEAD, France and IMD, Switzerland.
Lou Cimini is a human resources executive experienced in leading mid-size service and manufacturing organizations through growth and change. He is currently the Vice President of HR for The Americas for Samsonite Corporation in Mansfield, MA which was named a Top Place to Work by the Boston Globe for 2013 & 2014.
Prior to joining Samsonite Mr. Cimini was the SVP of Human Resources and Organizational Performance for The Holmes Group where he also served as “Head Coach” of a global SAP implementation and led numerous process re-designs. He also managed union and non-union organizational elements of the move of US manufacturing to China.
Previously Mr. Cimini spent nine years with Cendant Mobility, joining the organization when it was PHH as a Director of Human Resources. As Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Quality he initiated and implemented the redesign of North American performance management, linking strategic business goals to individual performance, which was awarded “Gold Medal, Connecticut Innovation Prize.” Mr. Cimini began his career at Owens Corning Fiberglas where he held numerous professional and management positions in human resources at manufacturing facilities across the country and at corporate headquarters.
Mr. Cimini has received numerous awards for his volunteer work including the development of a job search-training program for the Boston Veterans Homeless Shelter. He has been honored for his success as the Executive Director of residences in organizing the housing and support of Katrina evacuees at Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod, MA.
A native of North Providence, RI, Mr. Cimini earned a BS in Business Management from Providence College. In addition he earned a Certificate in Advanced Labor Management Relations and Negotiation from the University of Michigan, holds the Six Sigma Green Belt certification and a Process Master certificate from Hammer & Company.
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