Our clients are business and HR leaders who believe that talent is at the core of their company’s business model. They represent companies of many sizes, industries, workforces, and geographies.

Client value creation is at the center of what we do and why we do it. We constantly seek to improve our products and services to delight our clients. We are grateful for the positive feedback we receive. Take a look at some of our happy clients:

Client“We brought talent.imperative in to help us map out our Talent Acquisition strategy. I was particularly intrigued by their innovative approach around candidate and hiring manager touch point analysis. Nicole Dessain was very flexible in tailoring her consulting approach which really worked within our unique culture. I loved that we collaborated with our internal Innovation Lab for the hiring manager workshop. This was a very powerful way to engage our business leaders with a design-thinking method they were already familiar with. I am extremely pleased with the work talent.imperative did for us – I got a game plan that is actionable and that our key stakeholders were involved in shaping. I would recommend talent.imperative to any of my peers who are looking for a thought partner to address key challenges in their talent processes or who want to take their practices and programs to the next level.” (Audra H., CHRO Orlando Magic)

client“Nicole is an HR rock star! I brought her back to help us refine our talent practices at i.c.stars as we move from start-up to growth stage. Nicole conducted an innovative talent.experience audit and coached our leadership team on how to implement the recommendations she made. We are starting to execute on Nicole’s blueprint and have already seen a positive impact on employee engagement and leadership effectiveness. I was extremely impressed by the richness of Nicole’s deliverables and insights – especially given the two week project time frame. I would recommend Nicole and talent.imperative to any organization who is looking to take their HR and talent practices to the next level and create sustainable impact.” (Sandee K., President & Co-Founder – i.c.stars)


“Nicole is a true Talent Acquisition expert. I brought her in as a consultant to help us re-design our Recruiting Strategy. I appreciated the way she outlined a clear, step-by-step approach that heavily drew on data analysis and on gaining early buy-in from the business. Nicole used input from candidates, hiring managers, executives, and the recruiting team to create a road map that is both strategic and actionable. One year later, we have already seen key metrics improvements, especially in time-to-fill. I would recommend Nicole and talent.imperative to any organization who wants to take their Talent Acquisition practices to the next level or address key pain points in the process.” (Ulrike H., HR Director – AXA Assistance USA)



“The talent.eConsult session was a very efficient way for me to learn about differences between German and American hiring practices, get insights about valuable resources and start interpreting all information available to me in the right way. It will definitely help me avoid making mistakes as I expand our operations in the US.” (Thomas E., Vice President and CFO North America – AUCOTEC, Inc.)


clients“You succeeded in consolidating the overwhelming amount of information about leadership out there and packaging it into a coaching program that succinctly outlines what talent.driven leadership is about. The program provided me with tools to affect change inside my own organization. Participating in your talent.driven leadership coaching program has given me exactly what I was after: a solid foundation for creating and executing a talent management strategy.” (Jennifer L., Human Resources Manager – Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems)



clients“Nicole gave a stellar presentation to an audience of HR Managers and Directors from member companies of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest on the topic “Managing the talent.experience life cycle”, which focused on Employee Engagement matters. This highly informative presentation was very well-received by the attendees and provided interesting insight into how Employee Engagement touches all stakeholders within an organization, rather than being confined to the HR department. During the presentation and subsequent lively discussion, Nicole exhibited a deep understanding and clear passion for talent management issues. Highly recommended!” (Justin F., Senior Manager Career Services – German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest)


clients“On behalf of Chicago SHRM and the Education Committee, thank you, thank you for sharing such tangible tips about big data. I know that is a hot topic that people enjoyed hearing about. Personally, I have quite a few next actions and ideas to tackle coming from your keynote. Thank you again for your time and expertise. You were a big part of making our day successful! (Courtney T., Chicago SHRM Board)



We would love to work with YOU as well – and hopefully turn you into a happy client! Take a look at our services or contact us to discuss your talent challenge.

Debi Lewisclients