In my role, I head up our “Unleashing Potential” initiative, designed to help each of us lead more effectively and to adopt a coaching style of leadership to create winning relationships. The program provides our people with self-awareness and development, using our Three Es:Experience, Exposure and Education.

In leading the development of global leadership, I aim to drive better strategic execution through coaching, mentoring and leadership behaviors. We use the program to drive a common language and culture that embodies the company’s vision: lead in the creation and delivery of innovative workforce solutions and services that enable our clients to win in the changing world of work, and values–People, Knowledge and Innovation.

The world of work has changed so much that now women are faced with a wide range of choices. They have more opportunities for career development and advancement but need to have the confidence to choose what’s right for them and the willingness to take risks. Often, women wait to pursue an opportunity until they know they have acquired the skills necessary. Instead, women need the confidence to be willing to try, and potentially fail, in the process of reaching for their career goals.

Mentoring, a vital part of enhancing a company’s culture, helps build that confidence. Using your insight and knowledge to influence others helps foster dialogue to build learning, trust and commitment. It’s all about engagement. Engaged employees are more likely to be motivated, contribute more to the organization, and stay.

Worldwide, there is a talent mismatch, and as the economy continues to improve and opportunities increase, workers are going to move on and new ones will be tougher to find. My company leverages its expertise to advise organizations on how to attract and retain the best talent, and we practice what we preach.

I am fortunate to be employed by a company that has its finger on the pulse of the world of work. Manpower has the inside track on how to foster a company culture which means more people are drawn to us and stay here. I’m a believer in creating an environment that promotes entrepreneurship, rewards high performance and motivates people to reach their potential.