This is the third 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 Val Duffey, Chief Human Resources Officer.
Val is an experienced Chief Human Resources Officer whose corporate career spans 25 years working in financial and professional services organizations such as KPMG, Aviva and BMO. Most recently she was CHRO at Pearson airport where her mandate was to transform the culture, leadership and workforce there to meet the demands of unprecedented growth.
Val's 'sweet spot' is creating business-centric strategy, developing future-focused leaders, and driving transformational change within complex, innovative, customer-centric organizations. She is actually in a search for her next CHRO role, and her current focus is on building insights about how organizations are leading through the pandemic, and what they need to consider in order to win and thrive in the emerging world of work.
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.