Talent Navigator

Passionately transforming 

work, culture, talents and HR

Guiding Stars

Our Destination

We have a passion for transformation – be it work, culture, talents or HR. 

All are in flux which is why there is such a strong pull towards a meaningful purpose and orientation.  In the same breath, all are seeking pragmatic ways forward - identifying key areas to focus on that "North Star".

The clue is to design and implement the best way for you and your company to move forward. 

Working together towards your personal and organizational North Stars, we make that magic happen.

Navigation Fundamentals

Mindset first.

If you don’t understand the business, you are not HR.

Talent is everywhere.

Innovation can happen anywhere.


The best ideas come out of the flow of creative collaboration. 

Who is Transforming Talent?

Your Chief Talent Navigator

Elizabeth Lembke

Known professionally for putting 

the “Human” in HR

Former Director HR & Global Talent, with responsibilities spanning 11 countries and 25+ locations 

Broad scope: talent, leadership, technical and organizational development, learning, employee engagement and experience, branding, corporate social responsibility, communications, HR professionalism   

Honored with Innovation Awards and a Franklin Covey Benchmark for purpose-driven work

Sought after facilitator and accredited team and individual coach

HR Influencer for Futures in Talent and Learning 

Masters and Bachelors of Science in industrial, organizational and pedagogical psychology


Complete Talent Redesign: 

Ownership, accountability and delivery on viable talent pipelines - at an organisational, leadership and individual talent level - today

Employer Branding post M&A:

Employees make the brand - marketing doesn't.  After multiple years of restructuring of a company made up of many smaller companies, establishing a common "esprit de corps".  Focus on internal employees first then external outreach.

Transformation HR Academy 

Professional qualification, job and role design for HR to adapt to Future of Work "People Role".

Analysis and Reorg Talent Acquisition Organization

Via a current state versus future demands, analysis of Talent Acquisition organization, role and job design with recommendations moving forward.

Agility - not only Agile

Method is not philosophy - establishing principles of agility and transformation  to improve collaboration, customer interface and bravery.

Facilitation Strategic Leadership Meeting

One company in innovation and transformational change: executive leadership meeting

Chairwoman and Master of Ceremonies Global Learning and Development Summit: Learning Futures


From window-dressing to state-of-the-art  enterprise-wide democratization of global Talent process 

Spearheaded initiatives which led to one of the highest ever measured engagement improvements 

Practitioner advisor for start-ups on future-thinking for interlocking talent loops

 HR in a modern world: trainer and coach

Established global emotional employer branding for Fortune 500

Next practice benchmark for technical and business-critical talent development

Chaired and Facilitated Learning & Talent Futures events on:

Radically redesigning Learning to future proof businesses and remain agile

Digital Transformation: Future of Talent

Hiring `Gigsters' and being competitive in a digital world

Charting Unfamiliar Waters

Navigational Support

For people and companies via:

  • personalized talent solutions - from org to job design, process revamp to facilitation

  • optimizing learning approaches for the expanded needs in our changing world

  • employee experiences in thriving with their right-fit employers

  • Future of Work and HR – for both start-ups and HR teams

  • forging new paths in Employer / Talent Branding

  • Talent as a Lifecycle: 

  • facilitating talent-forward forums 
  • coaching (DBVC certified)

  • post-M&A cultural transformation 

Where do you want to go?

Work Reviews

"You bring in a broader view, challenge us to think differently and coach us to try different paths.  It is as if you are truly part of the team. Our work and our impact are changing - and you are a large part of that. " 

- Current customer

"Elizabeth's strong work ethic and passion for talent management made her a high contributor to BorgWarner’s Talent Management Council. She challenged the status quo to serve her internal customers and championed key initiatives with a solid base of research, creativity and interconnectedness of systems and processes. She was instrumental in authoring the Enterprise Talent Principles that served as a bedrock for succession planning and BorgWarner’s Global Talent Development Process.

- Diane Pitre, Director Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, BorgWarner Inc.

"Uncompromising integrity, positive energy, expert knowledge, intercultural savvy, business orientation, selfless humility, and bountiful empathy--that is Elizabeth Lembke."

- Brett Gilman, Vice-President Supply Chain, BorgWarner

"After working with Liz for three years I continued to be impressed by her never ending enthusiasm for talent development and her keen insight in managing talent within our organization. Liz is equally at home coaching individuals or driving large organization's strategic talent management process. She was a trusted source within the organization and was relied on heavily by all levels for her keen insight and great grasp of the organizations needs."

- Nick Belton, Global Business Development Director eHeaters, BorgWarner

Facilitation Reviews

"Elizabeth acted as Chairwoman at our Global Learning & Development Summit in October 2018. She brought not only a great knowledge, but also a magnificent energy and enthusiasm to the event.

Elizabeth went above and beyond in her efforts to ensure that the event was a successful one. Quick-thinking, flexible and extremely personable, I would not hesitate to recommend Elizabeth as a speaker, workshop leader or master of ceremonies for a corporate or B2B event."

Lewis Howse, Production Manager, Corporate Parity

"Elizabeth is an energetic, insightful and inspirational facilitator.  We have been fortunate enough to have Elizabeth play an active role in our international workshops and hackathons across Europe and the USA.  Elizabeth always brings a unique energy into the room and has that rare ability to inject energy into a diverse range of people."

- Russell Butler, CEO & Founder iVentiv Ltd.

"Elizabeth ...is a very inspiring moderator with great communication skills and a real HRD thought leader. I can recommend Elizabeth as a moderator for any HR related topic, both in German and English language."

- Jan Schwickerath, Sales Director for getAbstract AG

"...adding significant value to the event with her engaging style and her deep knowledge of the topics discussed, making her very effective in providing context and ensuring a red thread for the participants. She is very approachable and has a great way of encouraging attendees to interact during an event, making it a more valuable experience for everyone."

- Malin Linden, Vice President at SAP SE

Port of Call?

Where will we meet up and exchange ideas on how to transfrom the world?

2019 has us meeting up at

March 21, 2019 

getAbstract Networking Conference in Munich: Moderator 

April 3-4, 2019

Sourcing Summit Germany #SOSUDE: speaker and ambassador

More dates to follow soon!

Interested in working together for a strategic meeting, conference, or a talk? 

Let's talk!

Talent Questions

  • Are critical positions staffed with the most capable talent?

  • Talent is not owned: how are we fostering a culture of talent development?

  • How do we ensure accountability for talent decisions and actions?

  • How do we compile realistic and viable succession plans that support immediate and mid-term needs?

  • How can we design development plans that deliver capable talent?

  • With an 87% gap in skills becoming more significant in the future (Fosway Group, 2018), what can we do with job design to support capability build?

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