This is the first interview in an ongoing series of Corporate Conversations brought to you by Freedom Street.
My colleague Chris McGirr and I are interviewing corporate decision makers and other thought leaders about how freelance executives, consultants and small business owners can pivot their business offerings, services and approach to the sudden "new world of work" we find ourselves in.
Each interview is intended to give you timely insights about what's happening in organizations today, and what corporate decision makers need and want from external service providers.
In this interview, we are talking with Naomi Titleman Colla.
Naomi Titleman Colla
Naomi is an award-winning HR executive, Talent Strategist, and renowned thought leader around the” Future of Work”. For years, Naomi has had her finger on the pulse on the “gig economy” and the disruptions around talent in the workplace.
Before Naomi founded Collaborativity Inc. and co-founded future foHRward, she was CHRO for AMEX Canada, where she developed a reputation as a thought leader in HR disciplines such as Diversity, Organization Design, Talent Management and Employee Engagement.
Naomi joined American Express in 2010 as a global HR Business Partner, responsible for providing coaching and HR support to Sr executives within the Merchant Services business. She also spent 10 years combined in the Enterprise Risk Services and Human Capital practices at Deloitte Consulting, where she designed and implemented a number of innovative solutions to address organizational, operational and employee related issues, in partnership with senior management. Naomi has a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.
Kim Chernecki helps high-performing freelance executives, consultants, coaches and other experts, land lucrative corporate contracts. She is the creator of the Land Corporate Contracts Fast-Track System, and is a top-rated sales performance executive, facilitator, coach, advisor, speaker and strategist. A 25-year entrepreneur, Kim has consulted with executives from 100+ leading North American and Fortune 1000 companies and has, herself, started up and helped grow 10 businesses and business divisions. She’s closed millions of dollars in corporate contracts, and provides powerful strategies and proven formulas to help her clients do the same.