Harold Hillman is the Managing Director of Sigmoid Curve Consulting Group, a company he launched in December 2006. Sigmoid specialises in tools and frameworks that help executive teams lead their organisations through major change with a collective sense of ownership and commitment to strong results. Since change really is the only constant in business, developing the capability to lead it, rather than be led by it, is the true hallmark of successful and enduring organisations.
Over the past two decades, as both a senior executive and external coach, Hillman has coached a number of prominent chief executives and their teams in the U.S, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Hillman's client organisations include Kraft Foods, Fonterra, Sealord, Transfield Worley, Refining NZ, Bank of New Zealand, National Australia Bank, TVNZ, Auckland Council, Foodstuffs, Tegel Foods, Frucor, RD1, Air New Zealand, New Plymouth District Council, Southern Cross Healthcare, University of Melbourne, Duke University (USA), MIT (NZ), and FMG. Hillman’s career highlights include:
· Assistant Professor and Director, Leadership Programs at the US Air Force Academy, Colorado
· Director, Amoco Management Learning Center, Amoco Corporation, Chicago
· Dean and General Manager, Amoco Marketing University, Amoco Corporation, Chicago
· Vice President, Executive Development, Prudential Financial, New York
· Corporate Vice President & Chief Learning Officer, Prudential Financial, New York
· Global HR Director [Interim] & Director of Talent, Fonterra Co-operative Group, Auckland
Hillman earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh (USA). With a strong belief that the best leaders are also the most skilled learners, Hillman coaches business leaders and executive teams to be open to stretching their own thinking.
Hillman is frequently invited to deliver keynote speeches and presentations at conferences in the arena of leadership, talent and human capital. His first book, The Impostor Syndrome, was named Whitcoulls Business Book of the Year 2013. Hillman’s second book, Fitting In, Standing Out, was published by Penguin Random House in August 2015.
You can view Hillman’s leadership commentary in his regular contributions to the NZ Herald’s business online edition.