Reza spent the first 10 years of his career as a research and supply development engineer at Ballard Power Systems and Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation. He found his passion and purpose when he shifted from engineering to a role in human resources. As a Senior HR Generalist at Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation, Reza managed recruitment, onboarding, and leadership development and went on to become a certified executive coach. In this role, he created a coaching and leadership development program that improved employee engagement levels by 25%, increased leadership effectiveness results by 300%, and reduced employee turnover by 100%. Reza was honoured to receive the prestigious PRISM coaching award from the International Coach Federation (ICF) at the national level in 2016, and again at the international level in 2017, for his work co-creating a culture of coaching and development.
Reza has coached leaders in technology (Adobe and Microsoft), pharmaceuticals (Roche Holding AG, Biogen, Novartis), automotive (Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company), hospitality and entertainment (Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, BCLC), Legal Services (Hogan LLP, Davis Polk LLP, Goodwin Procter LLP), telecommunications (TELUS), government (The Port of Vancouver), and financial services (KPMG, Wellington).
Reza’s education and skills in engineering, roles in HR and leadership development, and training and experience as an executive coach all come to together to when he works with leaders to address their most relevant developmental challenges. As a coach, he helps his clients transform how they lead and communicate with others. He helps leaders get clear on what drives them, how they define themselves, and what is most important to them. Reza’s clients value his diverse background, results-driven approach, and genuine warmth.
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