About our Founder and CEO

Vanessa Giannos

Vanessa Giannos   MASHRM, MCIPD, FDNP

Vanessa Giannos is one of Australia's leading HR/OD experts, having developed a wealth of HR & development experience from her local and global Executive HR roles over the last 30 years.

Vanessa has held senior HR positions in a breadth of industries and size of companies, within Australia, Europe, USA, and the U.K.  Vanessa was a founding Executive in the inception and start-up of gizmo and The HR Experts International.

With phenomenal passion, strong business acumen and strategic skills, Vanessa takes a pragmatic approach with executive teams and has delivered tremendous results around building high performance cultures, strong employee engagement, increased profitability and, performance, communication, service excellence, leadership capability, knowledge management and team building.

As well as being an International Master Coach, Vanessa has a strong demonstrable record in HR, Executive, Business & Professional Coaching and Training & Development.

Qualifications and Specialisations

Vanessa holds a Masters in HR/OD, is a senior member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (UK), Member of Change Management Institute (CMP certification) holds three formal coaching qualifications and is a qualified DiSC & MBTI qualified facilitator.  Vanessa is currently pursuing a Doctorate.

Specialist skills include:

  • Strategic Human Resources
  • Organisational Development & Design
  • Organisational Change Management
  • Performance & People Management
  • Talent Management
  • Employee & Customer Engagement
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Transition and Transformation Programs
  • Strategic & Operational Planning
  • Leadership & Soft Skill Development
  • As well as Executive, Business and Professional Coaching.

Vanessa is the CEO of The HR Experts (International) and Director of several businesses.  Vanessa also leads the Amazing Business Women's Circle (https://www.facebook.com/groups/437282583560395/).