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Global HR Leadership, Talent Management and Talent Development


Inspired to help others grow and succeed.  Personal hallmarks … purposeful, strategic, works across boundaries, collaborative, bridge builder, learning agile, integrity, analytical. Extensive experience as both an internal talent practioner in leadership roles and as an external consultant to senior leaders. Diverse, enterprise-wide leadership in talent management, talent development, organizational development, learning.  Industry experience:  Aerospace, biotechnology, energy, retail, accounting/finance, health care, operations/supply chain, wholesale distribution, retail, sales, and education.

Experience Highlights:


Leadership and design: leadership development programs/conferences for executives and senior leaders enterprise wide.
Building and shaping culture, development of values, employee engagement
Philosophy, strategy, facilitating talent reviews and succession planning
Leading, designing strategy, launching online learning for global audiences
Leading performance management enterprise wide
Designing, developing, leading Onboarding program for C-Suite, senior leaders
Strategy and development: companywide assessment, development planning, executive coaching 
Coaching and developing high-performing teams company wide
Coaching and skill building HR Managers companywide: Talent development, training, succession, coaching.


Lorraine partners with clients from global Fortune 50 leaders to small organizations.  As a consultant, Lorraine designed and led talent development initiatives for companies such as Boeing and Genentech.  


Core-Mark International

Lorraine led, designed, launched, and scaled the first Leadership Development/Talent Management function enterprise-wide for Core-Mark International, 135-year-old company. Development Audience: SVPs, Division       Presidents, VPs, Managers.
Led succession planning, assessment, performance management.
Led and launched online learning and training for individuals to build skills company wide.
Manager team development 

Williams-Sonoma. Global Manager Development.   Led the strategy & curriculum design for global manager leadership development. Launched the first online global learning program for managers. 
Kaiser Permanente.  Physician Leadership Development. Collaborated with Physician-in-Chief, Physician HR and Physician leaders to build leadership development succession plans.  Full time executive coaching: Surgeons, Chiefs of Medical Departments.  

Pacific, Gas and Electric.  Led and scaled the PG&E Leadership Academy.  Built a high performing team of 35 professionals in an environment of business transformation. Collaborated: redesign of performance management, technical school partnership and curriculum redesign, succession planning, executive coaching.  HR Strategist to line of business. 

Educational Leadership.  Lorraine’s earlier career includes teaching art to high school students for the United States Department of Defense in Germany for 4 years. She led art workshops for US service members and European participants.

Lorraine served as an urban public-school principal in Atlanta, Georgia - DeKalb County Schools.  As a principal, led education programs for 2,900+ students speaking over 50 languages, led a team of 100 teachers and support staff, built community and business partnerships, managed a 12-acre urban campus to provide a safe, impactful learning environment. 


Ed.S   Leadership, Organizational Development, Georgia State University
M.A.   Educational Technology, Adult Learning, San Francisco State University
M.A    Psychology, Education, Columbus State University
B.A.    Education, Art, St. Thomas Aquinas College

Certification, In Process
People Analytics Certification, University of Pennsylvania

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), facilitator
Lominger 360
Executive Coaching – Korn Ferry custom certification program for PG&E 
Leadership Architect, Lominger 
DDI, 360 Leadership Mirror, Certification
Gardner Assessments
State of Georgia Professional Standards Commission, Edu Leadership, Level 6 
State of California, Professional Administrative Services – Educational Leadership 

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