From SME to People Leader: Building Your Leadership Bench
With a large population of their current leadership nearing retirement, Teradyne is on a multi-year journey to create a world-class human resources function by focusing on talent mobility through succession planning and grooming their next generation of leaders. By scaling personalized coaching deeper into the organization, they are supporting their highly technical people’s development needs to enable them to communicate, collaborate, innovate, and lead across Teradyne.
Heather is a strategic talent management leader with a focus on supporting all facets of the employee experience from attracting top talent, hiring the best candidates, onboarding them and supporting induction, consulting the organization for ongoing performance dialogue, utilizing learning and development as a key engagement and retention tool and much more.
With over twenty years in the industry, Heather has professional expertise leading development initiatives, career development programs and talent management initiatives. She is change-agent and partner focused on customized learning solutions, organizational design, retention initiatives, organizational capability and effectiveness, performance management, talent mobility, leadership programs, driving change and technical learning needs.
James Lopata is a PCC and ICF Certified Coach Supervisor with more than 20 years of Executive Management and Business Coaching experience across multiple industries. James is an award-winning writer published in Forbes and The New York Times, and his clients include companies such as: IBM, Facebook, Tesla, GE Healthcare, Sanofi, Ginkgo Bioworks, LovePop, Localytics and more.