Cultivating leaders who change organizations and organizations that change the world

Leadership coaching and HR consulting for high-performing leaders and organizations

We all strive to be better and do better

But in our ever-changing world and workplaces, that’s not always an easy thing to do.

The challenges we’re facing require courageous leaders who are willing to take a stand for what they believe in. Courageous leaders need space that allows for deep reflection, as well as professional support, to become the best leader they can be.

That’s where I come in.

I use effective, research and evidence-based principles to help leaders find the meaning and fulfillment they need to show up courageously. Because courageous and effective leaders are what’s required to maximize performance and improve results in even the most challenging situations.

I specialize in helping individuals and organizations maximize leadership performance and development

As a leadership coach, and as a former corporate lawyer and senior HR executive, I have dedicated my career to the development of both emerging and executive leaders.

My unique approach has been honed by work in Fortune 500 global companies and non-profit organizations over four decades, across five countries and in three languages.

That experience confirmed my belief that people are naturally creative and resourceful. When provided with the right guidance they are capable of finding answers, taking action, recovering from mistakes, learning from experience, and growing.

That’s why I approach coaching as a co-active conversation, helping individuals and organizations solve problems through discovery, awareness and choice.

When leaders find meaning in their mission – and feel empowered to bring it to life – everyone benefits: the organization, the individuals, and everyone around them. That is what keeps me excited about coaching.

Leadership needs to be cultivated at individual and organizational levels

Leadership Coaching

Helping executives and high-performing leaders find the courage and wisdom to maximize growth in new and challenging situations.

HR Consulting

Helping companies and non-profit organizations create a culture in which wise and courageous leaders can emerge and thrive.

What people say

“I found Rafael to be a strategic and creative leader willing to directly confront the tough issues, have empathy when needed and be a great HR Leader within the organization.”

Demond Moore – Director Global Performance Management and Leadership Development at International Paper

“Rafael is an excellent HR Business Leader. He partners well to resolve complex issues and ensure “win/win solutions.” Rafael’s global business acumen and customer service skills are outstanding. It was a pleasure to support and execute recruitment strategies with him at IP.”

Shelia Gray MBA – Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition at Quadient

“Rafael is a superior HR professional with deep global experience in a number of companies. He possesses a high degree of strategic agility and superior execution skills to get the strategy implemented. Rafael is one that excels at collaboration ensuring key stakeholders are aligned when driving change.”

Dario A. Cruz – Owner of Principal at DA Cruz Consulting LLC

Let’s explore what courageous leadership means for you

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Rafael Durand is a Leadership Coach & HR Consultant that specializes in helping individuals and organizations maximize their leadership performance and development.

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