Leadership and Organizational Development HR Consulting

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

An organization is only as successful as its people, and its people are only as successful as its leaders

The world is changing at a break-neck pace and organizations need to respond quickly & effectively in order to stay in the game.

But organizations can’t successfully change or adapt without insightful leaders who have the courage to face new challenges.

Agile-learning and courageous leaders don’t appear out of nowhere – they emerge from an environment which recognises potential and values courage. And they thrive in systems which provide the support and structure they need to help them gain experience and knowledge.

I help organizations take a strategic approach to
cultivating agile-learning and courageous leaders

As a HR Consultant, I use effective, research and evidence-based principles to help organizations develop both the strategies and systems required to develop agile-learning and courageous leaders.

For most organizations this involves helping them develop specific processes for differentiating high-potential leaders from high-performers. It also involves building a broader leadership development strategy for preparing those high-potential leaders for top leadership positions.

HR consulting can also focus on specific aspects of leadership development, such as:

Strategy and action planning development
Developing sound and effective processes
Planning for leadership succession
Improving employee engagement
Working towards diversity, equity, and inclusion
Assessing intercultural development

Establishing intercultural leadership

Leadership development programs need to
be specific to the needs of an organization

That’s why I start by taking the time to understand the main cultural elements of your organization, to gain clarity about your business goals and challenges, and to assess how its leaders are currently performing. I then present a detailed analysis and proposal of recommendations specific to your organization.

From there we can discuss your options and develop a tailor-made approach with clear step-by-step action items, deliverables, timeline and costs.

Schedule a complementary, one-hour, virtual discovery meeting to discuss the details of what coaching might look like for you.


When is the right time to engage a HR consultant?

You can engage a consultant for assistance with a time-specific issue, such as succession planning or diversity, equity and inclusion training.

However the earlier you start working with a leadership and organizational development consultant, the better prepared your organization will be to deal with issues when they arise.

How will we measure the impact of consulting?

At the start of our collaboration we’ll assess where you are as an organization and identify some specific goals and success criteria that we will work towards.

What should I consider when choosing a HR consultant?

Any consultant you bring into your organization, should not only have extensive experience in the area they are consulting in, but also have awareness of any specific industry or cultural considerations.

As a consultant, I bring decades of real world expertise in various HR leadership roles across a range of industries and counties. I also pride myself on bringing world class research and training to the leadership development process.

But ultimately, the only way to know if I can help you, is to schedule a complimentary discovery call to discuss your specific needs.

“For the past 18 months Rafael’s advice, coaching, and expertise has helped Lifedoc Health prepare itself for success as we have learned how to ensure that as we grow we maintain successful communication, alignment, and process development among leadership and their teams. We feel confident in our ability to accomplish our goals as an organization in large part thanks to Rafael’s services.”

Pedro A. Velasquez Rodriguez – COO, DarSalud Management
“For over 14 years, Rafael has contributed to Latino Memphis’ success and my professional growth. He is strategic, straightforward, resourceful: an excellent and objective sounding board. 
Because of his own personal and professional global background, he brings a perspective and level of embracing diversity through proximity and lived experience. His distinctive character, professionalism, and ethical standards have challenged me to think, be mindful, and consider all angles of every issue brought to him.”
Mauricio Calvo – CEO Latino Memphis, INC.

“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. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working for him and learning from him. I highly recommend Rafael as a Coach/HR Business partner with skills in building Strategy, Vision, developing HR talent, effective change management, negotiation and leadership development.“

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

Let’s explore what courageous leadership means for you

Schedule a complementary, one-hour, virtual discovery meeting.


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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