Welcome All On-Board!

I am Elizabeth Lembke, Chief Talent Navigator at Transforming Talent, a globally active consultancy specializing in people and culture solutions for organizational transformations.

What does this actually mean? 

It means looking end-to-end: where is your business heading and what are the people practices you need in place to make that happen. 

It means basing decisions  on:

 values fit - culture add - impact forward  

and that is what I help you do. 

I specialize in Talent Development, Performance Consulting, High Performance Teaming, Engagement Culture, Employer Branding as well as Organizational Development.


My work often includes conference facilitation, strategic Leadership team meetings, redesigning People and Operations processes, Employer Branding, Leadership Development, Executive and team coaching - both in person and virtually.

Moving things forward is what puts wind in my mental sails. 

This is why you find me actively tying down the rigging in the following outreach projects:

  • To foster understanding of the skills and capabilities needed to lead in the Future of Work, I publish the Transforming Talent Insights newsletter,
  • To adapt and thrive as innovative organizations and teams, I co-developed  co-creator.space,
  • To help leaders and teams adjust to our new normal, I offer the program #WorkingRemotelyBeingConnected  
  • To support the evolution people and culture roles, I head up the hrimprov, co-founded a working group for senior level HR executives Learning and Talent Management in the COVID-19 era, and am planning a collaborative culture conference for the end of 2020.

I have 15+ years of experience in strategic and hands-on human resources, a background in work and cultural psychology as well as anthropology. I am an accredited Systemic coach for individual, executive and team coaching.

Originally from Oregon (US), I am #WFH in Stuttgart, Germany - and jawohl, I speak the local dialect of Swabian. 

How I Support Your Navigation


People and Culture Consulting

Conference and Workshop Moderation

Conference and Workshop Moderation

#WFH (working from home) transformation, upskilling, agility, principles before processes - 

the people role in organizations is changing

But how to change?

Focus in on People and Culture in terms of Values Fit - Culture Add - Impact Forward.

I offer team workshops, one-on-one coaching, leadership, team  and HR professional development programs

For the people role supporting you in  redesigning your employer branding, talent, culture, learning and engagement programs.


Solutions designed around where your business is heading - 

and what you need the people role to be in the future.


Conference and Workshop Moderation

Conference and Workshop Moderation

Conference and Workshop Moderation

Business is changing - how do we get everyone on board and part of the journey?

How do we tap into expertise beyond the usual suspects to uncover better, more adaptive solutions?

Be it cross-functionally, cross-regionally, cross-industry or to hash out as a leadership team what your next steps ought to be.


Working together with you, we create a workshop and atmosphere that not only hits the goals - but has clear sustainability points to keep the momentum going for when people return back to their day jobs. Both face-to-face and virtually - the principles are the same.


Development Design

Conference and Workshop Moderation

Development Design

What is the job to be done today - what are the roles of tomorrow - and how can we best prepare?

Focus: people,  culture and impact

Be it workshop, training, coaching design - we collaborate to design the best way to address your needs

My specialties are in the areas of Co-Creation, Learning, Talent, Inclusion, and Employee Experience. 

Not stopping with the "a-ha's" around our new reality but offering up pragmatic and fundamental ways to tap into the potential these areas offer.   Be it as a speaker, talent coach, leadership trainer, or development program designer - we dive into next practice teaming together.

Chief Talent Navigator

Elizabeth M. Lembke

Business consultant, known professionally for putting focus on people's impact in collaboration cultures.

Publisher of the Transforming Talent Insights Newsletter

Co-Creator.space Co-Founder

HRImprov Co-Founder

Founded and  in multiple peer working groups for Talent Management & Learning in COVID-19 Era

15+ years experience in global HR (9 in Automotive)

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

Broad scope: talent, leadership, technical and organizational development, learning, employee engagement and experience, branding, talent attraction (recruiting), corporate social responsibility, communications, HR professionalism, co-creation, design-thinking and process value-streaming   

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

Sought after facilitator and accredited team and individual coach

Speaker for Futures in Talent, Learning and Co-Creation

Masters and Bachelors of Science in industrial, organizational and pedagogical psychology. Specialization in intercultural psychology.

Guiding Stars


Eye on Where you Want to Go

Eye on Where you Want to Go

Eye on Where you Want to Go

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

Eye on Where you Want to Go

Eye on Where you Want to Go

Mindset first.

Talent is everywhere.

Innovation can happen anywhere.


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

Focus in on:

Values Fit

Culture Add

Impact Forward


How I Help You Get There

Eye on Where you Want to Go

How I Help You Get There

By working with you on:

  • culture renovation
  • Future of Work capable  talent solutions
  • innovating via a co-creation culture
  • optimizing learning approaches
  • optimizing leadership and employee experiences 
  • forging new paths in Employer / Talent Branding
  • facilitating team workshops
  • post-M&A cultural transformation
  • process value-streaming
  • coaching (DBVC certified)

Where do you want to go?

Wish to Contact Me for Navigation Assistance?

No bottle is needed!

You can reach me per E-mail: elembke@transformingtalent.de or 

per telephone: +49 163 964 5337.

If you would like to set-up a meeting: https://calendly.com/elembke

I am looking forward to talking with you!

Channel Chatter

Guiding You Through Unfamiliar Waters


Work Reviews

Customer Project Examples

Facilitation Reviews

”Incredible mentor –you showed us the future and helped us get there”

- Current Customer

"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

"The dispersed team is in one boat - and all rowing in the same direction. Thank you for your leadership and support to help make that happen."

- Current customer

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

- Brett Gilman, Vice-President Purchasing, Grammer AG

"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.

"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

Customer Project Examples

Facilitation Reviews

"...the best conference facilitator I’ve come across - on-the-ball, witty and engaging; great mix!"

- Krysia Sommers, Bayer

"... such an amazing Chairwoman!👏

- Marzena Rybicka-Szudera, Sopra Steria Poland

"Brilliant moderation"

- Alessandro Cecconi, SWAROVSKI

"...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, SAP SE

"For anyone reading, Elizabeth is your go-to on all things HR/L&D/talent/organisational culture! Elizabeth acted as Chairwoman at our Global Learning & Development Summits. 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, 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, 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, getAbstract AG


Customer Project Examples

Customer Project Examples

Customer Project Examples

Facilitation Strategic Leadership Meetings

One company in innovation and transformational change: executive leadership meeting

One Boat: Transformation Finance 

Future forward finance workshop design and moderation

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.

Marketing Organization: Now and in Future

Teaming and future organization workshop for scaling start-up

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

Culture of Engagement

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

Tech Talent Development

Next practice benchmark for technical and business-critical talent development

Port of Call?

2020 has us meeting up at

March 2020 - Open Innovation Conference, Stuttgart

April 2020 - Working Remotely Being Connected - Virtual Workshop

April 2020 - Recruiting Brainfood 24 H Marathon - Moderator Track B

May 7, 2020 - getAbstract Netzwerkforum - Virtual - Facilitator

May 13, 2020  #RTRIBE_ HR Talent Talk - Co-Host 

May 19, 2020 #TruInclusion - Track Lead: Be Included - Be Inclusive 

May 20, 2020 - Hacking HR - DNA - Panel Discussion

May 22, 2020 - Internal and External Talent Pipelines - CandidateID - Panel

July 6-9, 2020 - #SOSUV - Sourcing Summit Virtual - Moderator

22-23. September SourceCon virtual - Speaker

October 2020 - Creatables Conference, MfG Kreativ Ministry - Workshop

October 2020 - #SOSUEU - Sourcing Summit Europe - Speaker

October 2020 - Open Sesame User Conference, Portland Oregon - Speaker

More dates to follow soon!

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

Let's talk!

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Collaboration Crew

Partnering to Better Navigate Your Seas

Mandy Chooi - Fairlead Consulting
Tom Klein - enabling business evolution and growth
Anne-Cécile Graber - AC Graber Consulting