Venetia Hands has been a coach with The TAI Group since 2007. Her assignments and clients at TAI include the Communicating with Power & Presence workshop for TAI’s international clients, as well as individual work with senior executives at such firms as Bertelsmann, Boston Consulting Group, Lexis Nexis, Johnson & Johnson, Yum Foods, LE Pharma, and the international business school, IMD.
In addition to being a coach at TAI, Venetia is an organizational development consultant. She has led her own consulting practice for 20 years and has been a partner in ClearAgenda Inc. since 2001 consulting to non-profit organizations. With more than twenty years of business experience, she has worked with marketing directors at many Fortune 500 companies and their communications agencies. She was a Senior Vice President, Director of Brand and Business Development at Ogilvy Worldwide and Executive Vice President, Director of Research & Strategic Planning at DMM Worldwide.
Venetia has always been fascinated by ways to improve the quality, ownership, productiveness, and enjoyment of work. After starting her own firm, HANDS CONSULTING, she went back to school to study with masters in organization design, strategy implementation, change management, and interdisciplinary team development. She is an expert moderator of focus groups and facilitator of brainstorming sessions and strategic planning workshops.
Venetia holds a BSc in Experimental Psychology from the University of Sussex in England and an MS in Organizational Development from the Gradizio School of Business, Pepperdine University.