ALSpective Expands Leadership Consulting Practice

May 30, 2017 – International consulting and search firm ALSpective has expanded in Paris with the addition of Juliane Nitsche and Michel Moutier as partners and advisors. The pair’s responsibilities will include leadership consulting with a specialization in well-being & performance as well as strategy and board services with a new offering in change management.

Ms. Nitsche and Mr. Moutier are the founders of MLC Advisory, a French-German consulting firm that specialized in well-being & leadership, with clients in France and Europe. They decided to join forces with ALSpective to create new perspectives for their clients, they said.

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Ms. Nitsche combines an economic understanding of a company’s bottom line obligations with expertise in the connections between employee engagement and business performance, ALSpective said. Her new role gives her responsibility for ALSpective’s leadership consulting practice, including services on social relationships, multicultural environments, employee engagement, and promoting corporate well-being and performance.

Mr. Moutier has 25 years of experience in business consulting, including work with an international business transformation team and also in strategy and marketing consulting. He advised clients on M&A operations, market entry strategies, change management and leadership development. ALSpective said he is expected to bring perspectives to clients on: executive search and coaching, leadership development, corporate digital transformation and change management for strategic implementations. He formerly served as a career advisor for NEOMA Business School in Mont-Saint-Aignan, France.

“This new offer is necessary and complementary to the formidable prospects brought by our historical activity of headhunting,” said Albert Hiribarrondo, founder and president of ALSpective. “The integration of the consulting firm MLC Advisory and its founders Juliane Nitsche and Michel Moutier will strengthen the diversity and richness of our services. All companies today are challenged by questions about their economic models and their capacity for sustainable mobilization of employees. We are now able to help our clients with their strategy and change management questions, and offer them assistance for all their diversity and leadership questions.”

Mr. Hiribarrondo said this integration strengthens ALSpective’s mission, vision and motivation to develop perspectives for clients in three areas: the organization, and its social relationships and transformations; leadership, search and development of future talents and the values of well-being and performance; and international, and its multicultural and diversity challenges in English, French and German-speaking countries.

Continued Expansion

In April, ALSpective added Debray Sandelin as a partner and advisor. Her appointment reinforced the development of the firm’s leadership consulting business, including the launch of the first ALSpective Executive Assessment Center. With 12 years of experience in career coaching, Ms. Sandelin specializes in distribution and consumer products. She has extensive knowledge of individual and collective coaching as well as performance analysis and group dynamics. She has been career team leader at ESSEC Business School in Cergy, France for the last five years. Before that, she served as a consultant with ESSEC Alumni.

Last year, ALSpective teamed with executive search firms Alderbrooke and Talengo to launch The Global Community for Leaders (TGCL), an integrated organization for clients looking for global solutions. TGCL combines the expertise of each firm to explore new assessment techniques, champion the use of the latest technologies and promote best practice in search, culture and talent management.

Leadership Consulting

Over the past year, Hunt Scanlon Media has reported on a number of search firms launching and expanding their leadership consulting services. The trend is expected to gather steam in the coming months:

Major, Lindsey & Africa recently launched a new service known as Legal Talent Management Consulting. Led by Miriam Frank, a partner and vice president, the offering provides lawyers and legal teams with customized consulting services designed to increase performance, productivity and engagement.

Odgers Berndtson expanded its leadership practice to include executive and team leadership assessment, coaching and onboarding. Organizational psychologist Dr. Robert Satterwhite is spearheading the new effort. Dr. Satterwhite has extensive experience designing and delivering robust assessments for measuring executives’ potential, readiness and fit.

The Pi Group expanded its services to help candidates transition to new chapters in their lives. By delivering services through Perpetual Insights, Pi Executive, and Perpetual Ambition, The Pi Group is positioning itself, quite methodically, to help client organizations manage their entire talent spectrum.

Morgan Samuels acquired human capital consulting firm Delivery Point Advisors. The company offers a spectrum of solutions designed to help clients unlock potential from their people, including executive assessment and development, high performance team building, functional assessment and roadmap design, organization design, change management, and others.

Greenwood / Asher & Associates and The Devine Group, a behavioral assessment and development organization, formed a strategic alliance to leverage and integrate the science of predictive talent analytics into the executive search and leadership development process. The partnership is designed to tailor an assessment to higher education position profiles.

Caldwell Partners recently formed a partnership with Caliper. The agreement will integrate Caliper’s assessment and onboarding services into Caldwell Partners’ research-based executive search process in Canada. CEO John Wallace said that competency assessments performed by the firm’s partners “remain the most valuable aspect of our service.”

Allen Austin partnered with ENGAGE, a sourcing intelligence platform that combines big data and analytics to identify potential targets, to increase overall business intelligence, and enhance sourcing efficiency. The firm forged the alliance as it looked for productive technology to improve speed, execution and growth predictability, particularly one with advancements in analytics.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Chase Barbe, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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