Lance Hazzard is an author, certified executive coach and a former Fortune 100 HR Vice President. He uses expertise and experience to guide clients to develop greater insights, build capabilities, gain new perspectives and make choices that resonate with their values, allowing them to operate more effectively, achieve results and lead more authentically. Lance facilitates executive meetings to help align teams, increase organizational effectiveness and on-board leaders. He also works with organizations to implement a coaching culture that achieves results, increases retention, accelerates leadership development and builds a talent pipeline.
Prior to founding Oppnå® Coaching, Lance served as a Vice President of Human Resources at Medtronic, a leading global healthcare solutions company, working in multiple global business units and group functional capacities. During his 19-year tenure with the corporation, Lance helped lead integration efforts with several mergers/acquisitions, facilitated and led talent reviews for key businesses and functions, managed and advised global organizations, and coached numerous leaders.
Lance’s first experience with executive coaching dates back to 2003, when he personally benefitted from being paired with a coach. Ten years later, Lance volunteered to participate in Medtronic’s inaugural Coaching Cadre, which was based upon the process developed by the internationally recognized, Co-Active Training Institute (CTI). The training program required cadre members to coach high potential, emerging leaders within Medtronic from around the globe. Participation in the program equipped Lance to serve others in the same way that he had been served, and inspired him to continue training.
Lance is the author of Accelerating Leadership, published in June 2019. More information on this book can be found at: https://www.acceleratingleadershipbook.com/
Lance holds an MS in Economics from Butler University and a BA in Social Science, Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University. Lance holds many coaching and HR related credentials and certifications. These can be found on Lance's LinkedIn profile, which is part of the Social Networking section immediately below.