Valerie Villiger-McNeill

Switzerland/Canada, facilitator, trainer, coach, English

As an Organisational Development Consultant, Change Agent and Coach, I work with leaders, teams and organisations. Using a systems coaching approach I support clients to explore new perspectives, new ways of thinking, and new possibilities for action. This results in their enhanced leadership and organisational effectiveness and fosters innovative, engaged and collaborative environments.

A creative and systemic thinker, I have a talent for developing innovative concepts and successfully translating them into pragmatic, integrated and sustainable solutions that fit business needs. Bringing passion, energy and commitment to my work, it is important to me to deliver results that add value and make a difference to both the people and the business. This desire has fuelled my personal, professional and educational development over the last 30 years in leadership and organisational development.

I have extensive experience in developing, facilitating and implementing organisational development and change processes.  These include organisational and culture change, change management, team facilitation, coaching, and leadership development. Having worked globally across cultures and complex matrix business environments, as a consultant, change agent and people manager, I bring strong interpersonal, cross-cultural and relationship building skills to my work.  This enables me to establish trust and form collaborative long-term partnerships with my clients and key stakeholders.

Originally from Canada, I now live in Switzerland. Before establishing myself as a consultant I worked in Senior Global HR roles with Roche Pharmaceutical for nine years. Partnering with Senior Line Managers and HR across cultures and regions, I developed, facilitated and implemented Global HR and change processes. During my career I have had the privilege to facilitate groups, train and coach professionals from all over the world, spanning many industries including pharmaceuticals, technology, telecommunications, engineering and retail manufacturing.

I have a degree in Social Science and have completed postgraduate studies in Human Resource Management, Adult Education and Organisational Development. I am a certified systems coach and continue to enjoy learning, developing myself and exploring ways to express my creativity.