Laurence Hirbec

Global Leadership Learning &
Development Manager
Thales Learning Hub

Laurence is dedicated to helping leaders develop their leadership skills, generating the best organizational climate for their teams, thus boosting performance.


Her focus is on helping talents become more self-aware of their strengths, weaknesses and aspirations, because this is the first step towards unleashing their full potential. And she is passionate about personal development, as the foundation of authentic leadership.


Thanks to her extensive experience in leading large engineering projects or strategic transformation initiatives, she is fully aware of the challenges that leaders have to face.


She designs and delivers global strategic leadership programmes that strengthen leaders ability to contribute to ongoing major transformations in our "VUCA" world. She builds leadership development offerings, leveraging a full range of learning approaches including elearning, instructor-led training, assessments, coaching, mentoring, peer coaching, codevelopment, serious gaming, learning expeditions...


She relentlessly promotes lifelong learning and she is a voracious reader. She authored several books, articles, poems or short stories. She also gives lectures on her areas of interest (leadership, soft skills, women in history...)


Training/facilitation areas : leadership, change management, interpersonal communication, public speaking, influence, emotional intelligence, neuroscience, cooperation, creativity, intercultural, collective intelligence, Codevelopment, MBTI, DISC, Development/Assessment centers


Certifications : Professional Coach, MBTI, DISC, WPMOT, Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner, Appreciative Inquiry, EQ-i, FIROB, TalentQ, Leadership Styles, Organizational Climate, 360° feedback, Genos Emotional Intelligence Inventory, Lean 6 Sigma Green Belt