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Leadership Development Planning

Development Planning is the key to unlocking individuals’ potential and helping to achieve long-term objectives – whether they are about self-improvement, professional advancement, or both. Leaders need to understand the difference between where they are today and where they hope to be in the future.

Our vast market knowledge gives us executive credibility with even the toughest senior leaders. We know what it takes to be your best self, and we can help leaders to get there. We also ensure the compatibility of the development plan to the participant’s environment. By working with an individual in a highly bespoke way, we bring leading practices and advice and apply it for maximum benefit.

We act as Development Advisors and will accompany the executive on the development planning journey from a place of care. We support learning without hypothesis, biases and judgements.

We will partner with you for as long as it takes to find the right approach. And you can also leverage our knowledge of possible interventions and our significant global network of leading-edge experts in the field of leadership development and transformation.


Leadership Development Planning Consultants

Bhawana Malhotra

Bhawana Malhotra

New York

Bhawana Malhotra, based in New York, is a core leader in our Global Healthcare Practice and also leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Culture Practice. Read more

Greig Schneider

Greig Schneider

Boston

Greig Schneider, based in Boston, was Egon Zehnder’s Managing Partner in the U.S. from 2010 to 2016 and served several years on the firm’s Board of… Read more

Michael Portland

Michael Portland

Chicago

Michael Portland is a member of Egon Zehnder’s CEO and Board Consulting practices and has deep expertise in CEO and C-suite succession, executive… Read more

Ricardo Sunderland

Ricardo Sunderland

San Francisco

Ricardo Sunderland, based in San Francisco, is a Transformational Coach with Egon Zehnder. His life’s purpose is to help leaders connect to and manage… Read more

Valerie Spriet

Valerie Spriet

Toronto

Valerie is a leader in Egon Zehnder’s Global Leadership Advisory and Board practices.  Valerie has deep expertise in CEO succession… Read more

Marilyne Crepeau

Marilyne Crepeau

Montreal

Marilyne Crépeau, based in Montreal, is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Retail, and Marketing Practices. Read more

Alain Serhan

Alain Serhan

Montreal, Toronto

Alain advises public and privately held organizations on their CEO succession and Board member transitions. Leadership selection… Read more

Carlos Lieja

Carlos Lieja

Mexico City

Carlos Lieja, based in Mexico City, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Technology & Communications, Consumer, and Mobility & Automotive practices. Read more

Toby Gibbs

Toby Gibbs

London

Toby Gibbs, based in London, advises international companies on talent strategy, assessment, leadership development, and board and executive search. Read more

Jacqueline O'Sullivan

Jacqueline O'Sullivan

London

Jackie leads Egon Zehnder’s UK Leadership Advisory Practice. She has over a decade of experience assessing and developing individuals and teams… Read more

Magali McIntyre

Magali McIntyre

London

Magali McIntyre advises technology organisations, financial services clients, and private equity-backed high-growth companies on leadership… Read more

Sven Petersen

Sven Petersen

London

​A German-Brazilian living in London, Sven Petersen advises on leadership talent and development across sectors but spends most of his time in the… Read more

Sophie Hanson

Sophie Hanson

London

Based in London, Sophie Hanson has deep experience in CEO succession, C-suite and Board succession projects. Her focus is on the consumer sector with… Read more

Andrew Roscoe

Andrew Roscoe

London, Dublin Office Leader

Andrew Roscoe, based in London, is an active member of the firm’s Board Consulting and CEO practices. Read more

Jill Ader

Jill Ader

London

Based in London, Jill Ader is a Senior Advisor at Egon Zehnder where she provides leadership advisory, board consulting and CEO consulting globally. Read more

Fiona Packman

Fiona Packman

London

Based in London, Fiona Packman leads Egon Zehnder’s Professional Services Practice there. Read more


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