global leader, coach and talent developer

  • Advised one or more organizations
  • Received one or more certifications
  • Networked with other professionals
  • Limited-edition achievement recognizing early members of Workfolio
  • Taught a subject or trade to others
  • Received one or more promotions within an organization
  • Endorsed by co-workers or clients
  • Spoken in front of an audience about an area of expertise
  • Has had direct reports in an organization

Summary

Aimeé L Louw
Who I am makes a difference! Every day we get to choose how we show up. I choose to be positive, curious and adaptable and use those attributes to build trusting relationships with others.
Born in the U.K. and raised in South Africa, my two daughters and I moved to the USA in 2008. I play a lot of tennis, enjoy live music, travel and supporting my daughters in their respective competitive dance programs.

Not knowing what I wanted to do after high school, I got on a bus and headed into the local town. Looking for a job, I went from store to store asking for opportunities. This is where I landed my first full time job as a receptionist in a retail store. Little did I know that the HR Manager would see potential in me to start a career in the HR field. I had a great coach who was willing to take me under her wing and so, my career began. I learned on-the-job, continued my education, gained experience in different industries and here I am today, living a successful life in the USA.

I firmly believe in building relationships as the foundation for everything else. By being open, transparent, direct and collaborative, I pride myself in building trusting relationships with others. It is with those relationships that I am able to strategize, execute and adapt to meet the needs of my customers and organizations. I thrive in leadership roles where I can add value and make a difference.

Helping others grow and develop is my passion. All of us have talents, sometimes we just need help identifying them and building upon them to help us be the best we can be.

Timeline

  1. -
    System VP Team Member & Workforce Development, Advocate Aurora Health

    Created, prioritized and developed strategies to ensure ample top-quality talent for today and in the future through community workforce development strategies, onboarding methodologies, basic skills, acculturation efforts, and team member development efforts.

  2. -
    Director, Learning & Development, Aurora Health Care

    Developed and implemented learning and development strategy and goals that addressed the development needs of the organization. Worked closely with stakeholders and HR Business Partners on needs assessments for 30,000+ team members from onboarding to competency in the role, including development of future leaders.

  3. -
    Director, Learning and Development, Joy Global Inc.

    As a global leader, led a team of Learning and Development professionals in multiple countries in the development and execution of a global organizational strategy to meet the talent growth and development needs of the organization. This included leadership development, succession planning, talent reviews, learning technology, onboarding, employee engagement, coaching and change management

  4. -
    Global Manager Leadership Development, Joy Global Inc.

    Led a corporate Learning and Development team with the responsibilities of LMS implementation, design and development of leadership programs, development of organizational leadership model, processes for identification and development of talent.

  5. Moved to Wisconsin, USA

    Promoted and transferred to the USA with Joy Mining Machinery.

  6. -
    Bachelor Degree HRM, UNISA, South Africa
  7. -
    Human Resources Development Manager, Joy Mining Machinery

    Based in South Africa, responsible for the full training and development function, including technical and leadership training.

  8. Human Resources Generalist, Joy Mining Machinery

    Responsible for HR services for P&H MinePro Services as part of the HR Shared Services strategy.  These services included recruitment and selection, employee relations, compensation and benefits, training and development, etc.

  9. Associate Degree HRM, Institute of People Management, South Africa
  10. -
    Training Coordinator, Joy Mining Machinery

    Responsible for coordinating all training and development efforts, apprenticeships, learnerships and administration of legislative requirements.

  11. -
    Human Resources Manager, Edgars

    Responsible for Human Resources function at a department store.  This included payroll, training and development, employee relations, benefits and administration.

Proudest Accomplishment

I have two ... moved to the USA as a single Mom with two young kids and completed triathlon in 2016

Experience Highlights

  • System Vice President, Team Member and Workforce Development
    Responsible for learning & dev., simulation and workforce development for the system
  • Director, Learning and Development
    responsible for professional learning & dev, onboarding and learning technologies
  • Director, Caregiver Development
    responsible for the caregiver development institute, d&i learning and multiple learning solutions
  • Director, Learning and Development
    responsible for all aspects of learning & dev and talent mgt for all regions across the globe
  • Global Manager Leadership Development
    responsible for global learning solutions to develop current and future leaders
  • Human Resources Development Manager
    responsible for all aspects of training & dev. for organization/region
  • Human Resources Generalist (Manufacturing)
    responsible for all aspects of hr for a division as part of a shared services model

Education Highlights

  • Subject Award Winner
    TRAining management subject award winner 1999

Causes

  • Team Phoenix
    member & supporter of team phoenix, a   program to help cancer survivors gain strength & wellbeing

Interests

  • Tennis Enthusiast
    Played tennis since 7yrs old, continue to play state league

Results

  • 2
    incredible daughters
  • 70
    Facilitator certifications
  • 80%
    reduction in duration for new hire orientation

Skills

  • CHANGE MANAGEMENT
    20+
  • COACHING
    5
  • EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
    6
  • HR GENERALIST
    5
  • LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
    20+
  • LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
    20+
  • PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
    15
  • TALENT MANAGEMENT
    10
  • BLENDED LEARNING
    10
  • LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
    10
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS
    20+
  • ONLINE LEARNING
    10
  • VIRTUAL LEARNING
    10
  • ONBOARDING
    20+
  • SUCCESSION PLANNING
    10
  • WORKFORCE PLANNING
    15
  • DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
    5
  • NEW HIRE ORIENTATION
    20+
  • executive coach
    6
  • career coach
    1

Questions & Answers

Why did you move almost 9,000 miles to the USA?
I was afforded a great opportunity with Joy Global Inc. to transfer to Wisconsin, USA and take up a global leadership role. I wanted to raise my two daughters in a safe and secure environment and broaden my career opportunities. With the right attitude, you can do anything.
What makes you unique?
I have lived in 3 countries, traveled and/or worked in multiple and had the opportunities to learn different cultures. I have also worked in the "field" and at a corporate/global level, so I have an appreciation for both worlds.
What advice to you give others?
Focus your energy on what you can control.
Find the positive in every situation, no matter how big or small it is and leave the negative behind. Move forward one step at a time.

Images

  • Visit to the Great Wall of China
    Visit to the Great Wall of China
  • Meeting Ken Blanchard
    Meeting Ken Blanchard
  • I did it! Completed a triathlon!
    I did it! Completed a triathlon!
  • Meeting astronaut Scott Kelly at a conference
    Meeting astronaut Scott Kelly at a conference

Location

Waukesha WI 53189 US

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