Nicole Dessain
Services Offered
Employee Experience & Design Thinking for Human Resources Consulting
Location (city/state/country)
Author bio
I am a former head of talent strategies and Big 4 management consulting firm executive with a rich history of bringing creative solutions and an entrepreneurial approach to elevating companies’ global talent practices. I have successfully quantified the value talent brings to organizations and led strategies that resulted in “Best Places To Work” designations for my clients.

Some of the amazing companies I have worked with over my 19-year career range from giants like Accenture, Apple, BASF, Capital One, Cisco, Comcast, Edelman, McDonald’s, Mercedes-Benz, UNIQLO, Walgreens, and Walmart to small but mighty organizations like Grubhub, IDEO, Arity (an Allstate tech spin off), The Mom Project, Farmer's Fridge, and the NBA’s Orlando Magic.

Today, I am leading a movement that aims to make organizations more people-centric through the power of design thinking. Intrigued? Learn more:

In 2019, I founded the HR.Hackathon Alliance, the first global community of HR professionals who want to learn how to apply design thinking to the world of work. Join us:

In August 2020, I launched the #HRvsRacism initiative which aims to create a space for HR professionals to heal, become courageous allies, and learn how to design equitable workplaces. Learn more:
Professional Speaker Topics
Employee Experience, Design Thinking for Human Resources, Future of Work
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Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

“Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for everybody.” (Anthony Bourdain)

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