Chairing & facilitating

More than three decades of experience of planning and the energetic chairing and facilitating of meetings, presentations, workshops & conferences, in both English and Dutch

Coaching & Mentoring

Wide experience from coaching CEO and senior executive levels of different nationalities in different countries to mentoring young professionals in addition to setting up coaching & mentoring programmes

Organisational Design & Change Management

Offering advice, facilitation and project management for managers, management teams & organisations on organisational design, change & development, transformation and other aspects of change management

Talent Management

Extensive experience of developing, introducing and running talent management strategy, processes, systems and tools

Matrix management, remote teams & global working

Led teams spread across the globe for more than twenty years and trained others on creating and running high-performance matrixed and remote teams and working globally

Culture, Diversity & Inclusion

Deep practical and theoretical knowledge of the management of cultural differences and D&I and their influence on business, together with the design & delivery of training and business consultancy for both

HR Management & People Strategies

Available for overall HR management support & consulting, consulting in a wide range of specific HR areas or for interim HR management in smaller organisations

Shared service centres

International expertise, having grown one of the most extensive multifunctional shared service centre/global business service networks in the world and dealt with centres in the Far East, Americas, Africa, India, Western and Eastern Europe including Russia

Project work Russia, Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Available for short or long-term project work in Russia, Kazakhstan and other former Soviet Union countries based on experience of living & working in Moscow & Astana and with Russian/Kazakh companies

Staff Councils

From being a Bestuurder (General Manager) of a major Dutch Staff Council through reorganisations & change, HR Director dealing with Staff Councils to having set up a Staff Council and worked as an Expert for a Staff Council & unions advising on management’s change plans, all possible support with and for Staff Councils can be offered

Corporate Universities

Experienced in running and advising Corporate Universities to improve their strategy, performance and programmes

Workshops & Training

Has developed a range of leadership, change & transformation workshops and training sessions

The International Community

Unrivalled knowledge of all aspects of the international community and market in The Hague and The Netherlands as a whole

Gary Hays

Experienced international HR professional with extensive line management/business and supervisory board experience.

Valshebnik Consulting

Started in 2010, Valshebnik Consulting is the vehicle by which more than 30 years of professional international HR professional experience, together with business management and supervisory board experience, can be offered.

People Matters, People Matter

A blog containing my ideas, thoughts, observations, suggestions and helpful tools, based on my own experience.