Kimberly Janson to Guest on Mariposa Leadership’s Popular Wise Talk Leadership Forum

Kimberly Janson, a Fortune 500 talent management and development seasoned professional, to be interviewed by Sue Bethanis, CEO/Founder of Mariposa Leadership, on the popular Wise Talk Leadership Forum for executives on May 28, 2015.

San Francisco, CA, May 03, 2015 --( Mariposa Leadership, Inc. is pleased to announce that Kimberly Janson, CEO/President of Janson Associates, a seasoned talent management and development professional in Fortune 500 companies, and author of the book, "Demystifying Talent Management: Unleash People’s Potential to Deliver Superior Results," will be a guest on Wise Talk, a popular monthly leadership forum for technology executives, on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 2pm PT/5pm ET. In an interview with Sue Bethanis, CEO/Founder of Mariposa Leadership, Kimberly will share how strong talent management practices can enable companies to deliver on business strategy, the common roadblocks that prevent companies from managing their talent successfully, and discuss ways that managers, leaders and human resource professionals can work together to resolve this.

From hiring practices through performance management and succession planning, many components of talent management practices are not fully understood by organizational stakeholders. Many fail to see the value in specific talent activities and more importantly, how they all fit together to create a well-oiled machine that delivers on business strategy. Kimberly Janson, a 20-year seasoned talent management and development professional, has successfully applied her unique skills in a number of Fortune 500 companies. Her experience, her strong
skill set and her huge drive for results has made her a sought-after expert across the globe.

Prior to establishing Janson Associates, Kim was the Chief Talent Management Officer at the H. J Heinz Company. While there, she was responsible for leadership development, organizational effectiveness, learning, diversity, change management, performance management, succession and executive coaching. Kim joined Heinz in June 2008 and was charged with building and executing high-impact developmental solutions designed to build a strong pipeline of leaders across the globe. Through her five years at Heinz, the company was recognized as the industry leader for top talent with more than 30 quarters of consecutive growth.

Kim came to Heinz from Bank of America where she served as the Senior Vice President of Leadership Development for the Global Wealth Business. She is best known for her work there as an executive coach, coaching the presidents and CEOs running the Private Bank, Columbia Management (proprietary asset management company), the Alternative Investments business, the Global Wealth Products business and the Retirement business. She was recruited to join the Bank of America after spending ten years at Hasbro, Inc. as the Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership Development, Learning and Diversity. Kim began her corporate career at Bank of Boston after teaching High School in Rhode Island. Kim was recruited to BancBoston Mortgage Corporation to help drive the complete re-engineering of the mortgage process and how business was done. This required a complete overhaul of the talent strategy and all of the programs and tools being used for development.

Graduating from the University of Rhode Island with Bachelor degrees in English, History and Education, she obtained her first Masters degree from Rhode Island College, a Masters of Arts in Teaching. Her second Masters, a Masters of Science in Organizational Development, was obtained from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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About Mariposa Leadership, Inc.

Mariposa Leadership, an executive leadership coaching firm, has served the Bay Area’s most successful companies in Silicon Valley and the SF Bay Area since 1996. High-tech and other demanding industries leverage Mariposa’s individual and executive team coaching programs to accelerate leadership performance.

Wise Talk is Mariposa’s monthly Leadership Forum hosted by CEO/Founder, Sue Bethanis. With more than 100 sessions recorded to date, Wise Talk’s unique dialogue via teleconference features informative interviews with selected experts from around the world and covers the latest in leadership topics such as strategy, customer experience, employee engagement, design thinking and other cutting-edge leadership content.

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Allison Adams