Lead Coaches

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Kristen English

Founder & Managing Partner

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An Executive Coach, Consultant and Facilitator with 28 years of global experience in leadership, diversity, equity & inclusion, cultural competence, strategy-driven organization redesign, team development and work life balance. Having lived in four countries (US, China, Indonesia & Singapore), worked in 25 countries and traveled in 16 more, Kristen lives a truly multi-cultural life.

Kristen received her B.S. Chemical Engineering at Michigan State University and started in manufacturing with Procter & Gamble where she developed her strategic organization development skills through OD assignments in China and Indonesia.  She was responsible for learning curriculum design, facilitating the Strategy Deployment System and organization design, based on the model of High Performing Organizations. Since then, she consulted with a broad range of clients, including SThree, Novartis, WestRock, BNP Paribas, Air Products, BCG, Procter & Gamble, Genpact, American Express, Infosys, INSEAD and more.

She designed the award-winning cultural competence blended learning solution, Cultures@Work, for Procter & Gamble and rolled it out across the globe. P&G was then awarded Best Global Diversity practice by Diversity Inc.

Kristen’s clients say that her inspiring and motivating communication skills, strategic thinking, creativity and group facilitation skills are the strengths they value most in her work.

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Hanan Heakal

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

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A globally recognized Diversity, Equity & Inclusion expert with 28 years of experience including Head of DE&I for the India, Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa regions (16,000+ employees).  Notable examples of the innovative work she's led include workplace flexibility, paid parental leave, equality-based policies & benefits, and training design and delivery.  With her strong financial background, Hanan developed systems for goal-setting and tracking diversity and inclusion progress which were reapplied broadly.

 

These accomplishments earned her the Procter & Gamble Human Resources Experts Award - a highly selective award to formally recognize professionals who have become subject matter experts in their field, are critical to business continuity, and are recognized and respected for the capability they have built in others.

 

Hanan's facilitation and speaking experiences span the globe - including the U.S., UK, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Spain, Hungary, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Nigeria, South Africa, Poland, Ukraine, and China.  She holds a Master of Science degree in Psychology with a specialization in Psychology of Culture from Walden University and was indicted to The International Honor Society in Psychology (Psi Chi) - one of the largest honor societies in the United States.

 

Hanan is described by others as smart, fearless, brave, passionate, compassionate, disciplined, empathetic, full of integrity, and big-hearted with a tenacity to move things forward.