[Video] Hudson Coaching Conversations: Large Scale Organization Change at a Time of Great Upheaval

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In the aftermath of the Covid-19 shutdown, organizations are facing massive changes in how they do business and what their workplace looks like. The workforce has recalibrated their relationship to their work in both the ‘how’ and the ‘why’, resulting in record numbers of resignations in 2021. The global workforce is experiencing a crisis of meaning -- employees want work to be aligned with purpose, and they are calling on organizations to meet the moment. Meanwhile, leaders are grappling with the realities of remote work -- specifically if and how it will continue to work for their businesses.

The scope of business strategy has shifted completely for many as well, challenging companies to demand more from their people in the short term, while adapting and calibrating for longer term goals.

In this Hudson Coaching Conversation, we will talk with esteemed business leaders about how they are grappling with these large shifts in organizational dynamics that were sparked by the global pandemic. We’ll look at what leaders can do to continue to foster purpose, meaning, and ongoing development that will support efforts to recruit, develop, and retain talent during this tumultuous time.

Pam McLean, Ph.D., will host Jeffrey Belanger, Chief Human Resources Officer at SEMrush, Dr. Elizabeth Brill, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Veterans Health Administration, to discuss how they are grappling with large shifts in organizational dynamics that are being sparked by the global pandemic.

The Panel

Guest-Profile-03Pam McLean

Cofounder & CEO, Hudson Institute of Coaching

A preeminent authority on coaching, transformation learning, and transition and change in the adult journey, Pamela McLean, Ph.D. has been at the forefront of the field of the emerging field of coaching for the past 30 years. As CEO and co-founder of the Hudson Institute of Coaching, Pam oversees and ensures Hudson provides the highest-quality coach training to seasoned professionals and leaders, as well as consulting to organizations worldwide.

Pam is the author and co-author of several books, articles and white papers focused on coaching, human development and transformational learning. She most recently authored The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching and is the co-author of the well-known book on transition and change, LifeLaunch, A Passionate Guide to the Rest of Your Life, and most recently Self As Coach, Self As Leader.



Jeffrey Belanger

Chief Human Resources Officer at SEMrush

Jeff is a Senior HR/Talent business leader skilled at aligning, reorganizing, and driving business transformation and global scale, IPO and M&A growth objectives while creating effective, inclusive, and engaged organizations and company cultures. He spent the early part of his 25+ year career as a management consultant and then growing in various L&OD and HR leadership roles supporting and driving organizational realignments on multiple continents in various industries. He is recognized by peers and teams as a highly collaborative, fast moving, fun, ethical and inspiring global executive with a “roll up my sleeves” attitude.

His professional goal is to elevate the role of the People capability as a business-focused function aimed at growing, scaling, and leading HR/talent management teams to be strategic, results focused and skilled at aligning leadership teams while helping companies drive transformation and global scale initiatives.

Jeff lives outside of Boston, MA with his wife, two sons, their Golden Retriever and his half reassembled 65 Mustang. His life goal is to help raise two socially conscious boys…and be a gentleman farmer, mostly because he wants a tractor.



Elizabeth Brill, M.D.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Veterans Health Administration

Dr. Elizabeth Brill is newly appointed as the Deputy to the Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Services Integration after successfully completing the temporary detail as the Acting Deputy to the Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Community Care (OCC). During this detail, she was responsible for all operational program areas within OCC, assisting the Acting Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Community Care in managing over 7,000 OCC staff.

Dr. Brill has demonstrated exceptional leadership in her career, including serving as the Chief of Staff at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, a 1b facility with an academic affiliation with the University of Cincinnati, since 2016.

She is an Army Veteran who spent 12 years on active duty as a physician in a number of leadership roles, to include Chief of OB/GYN and Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, across assignments in South Korea, Germany and El Paso, Texas. She is a recipient of the Army Commendation Medal. Dr. Brill is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is also a certified executive coach, trained through the Hudson Institute of Coaching.

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