Vera Urban - Coach
UK and US based
Vera is a professional recruiter of international talent and a human resources consultant with over 20 years of HR experience, obtained at both strategic and operational levels.
Her executive search and human resources company consulted to the IT, Pharmaceutical, FMCG (consumer products), Banking and Finance and Engineering industries, with clients including EY, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, HP, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Bridgestone and Flextronics.
Vera worked as Vice President of Human Resources for US-based start-up company Tellspec, where she developed the organisation’s human resource and performance management functions. Previously, Vera also served as UK Country HR Manager for Marks & Spencer, developing and launching a new HR system and implementing a Performance Management system consistent with UK operational objectives.
As an interview expert, Vera has built and executed many assessment centres for companies and has a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of psychometric testing. While a visiting lecturer at Buckingham University – IBS, Vera teaches employability skills; she has also achieved ACC (Associate Certified Coach)certification through the International Coach Federation, the world’s most prestigious professional coaching organization.
In contributing on the Mandarin Consulting UK and US teams for the past 4 ½ years, Vera knows what it takes to be “the best,” how to get individuals to achieve their potential and how to support international candidates in landing their “dream job.”