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ABOUT ME

SERGEY GORBATOV, PH.D., IS A TALENT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT, EDUCATOR, AND EXECUTIVE COACH IN THE DISCIPLINES OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR WITH A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE IN LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT. 

His systemic approach ensures comprehensiveness and sustainability of organizational solutions. Keenly focused on personal and team growth, Sergey excels in coaching executives and facilitating impactful team sessions at all levels within organizations. His engaging style, deep curiosity, and strategic acumen, consistently drive leaders toward lasting success. As an educator, he brings his extensive executive education and corporate HR background to empower individuals and teams to reach their full potential. He writes, speaks, and teaches about the complex science of human performance, while making it simple.

With 20 years of experience delivering exceptional results across a diverse range of roles, his deep expertise lies in the areas of Talent Management, Leadership Development and Organization Effectiveness. Sergey thrives in complex environments that demand innovation, quick decision-making and effective teamwork. Having worked in headquarters, regional and affiliate organizations, Sergey possesses invaluable firsthand knowledge of operating in multinational matrix environments at renowned companies, such as AbbVie, PMI and Shell. His assignments included leading a global Talent Management remit, HR for Latin America, and developing the general manager pipeline. 

Sergey earned his MA in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication at Orel State University in Russia, complemented with an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. He obtained his Ph.D. in Management at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he is also Director at the Center for Feedback Culture. Collaborating with Angela Lane, he has co-authored two influential books: 'Fair Talk: Three Steps to Powerful Feedback' and 'Move Up or Move On: 10 Secrets to Develop Your Career.'

A true traveller at heart, Sergey is passionate about cultures, diversity and languages. A Russian native, he has lived and worked in Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the United States.

BOOKS

Move Up or Move On
Fair Talk
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