Els Van de Water

Class @ College: Innovation Leadership

Els Van de Water has developed broad HR expertise in world-class companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Generali and Cisco. As such, she has worked with global leaders and teams in technology, health, insurance and other industries. She has helped people and organisations transform their leadership, culture and strategy through designed solutions and impactful experiences.

In addition to traditional coaching, she uses a variety of methods. She is a certified Action Learning Coach, through which she applies an experiential approach to advanced social leadership skills while solving complex business challenges.

As one of the co-founders of HR Community, an HR Industry Association in Italy, she has developed a broad network of thought leadership in the innovation sphere of Human Resources.

She currently lives in Madrid and enjoys running, travelling across the globe and spending time with her son Thomas and daughter Julie who are both at university.