We hired Lianne as an independent contractor for PayU (a Naspers company) in the role of change and communication manager for a large IT transformation programme. She was responsible for managing end user expectations through creation and implementation of the change and communication strategy. Lianne was able to develop a robust plan (including stakeholder engagement, change impact analysis and business readiness) and to develop fit for purpose end user communication materials. At the same time, Lianne was able to respond quickly in a fast- paced environment and adapt to business requirements rather than implementing text book planning.
Lianne has experience with large-scale organisational change and a solid understanding of how individuals and teams go through change. She has excellent knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools. She can think on a strategic level but is also enthusiastic to roll up her sleeves to get the work done. She is team player, working extremely well with all colleagues. As a specialist with her time divided across many responsibilities, she has a unique ability to balance competing needs with humour and professionalism.
If you are looking for a super talented and experienced change and communications specialist I would highly recommend you stop your search here and hire Lianne.
I have worked very closely with Lianne on various global programmes within HEINEKEN International (e.g. the introduction of Global Business Services) on the change management strategy and approach, creating and implementing change management plans and interventions that maximise employee adoption and minimise resistance. Lianne brings a lot of inspiration, energy and enthusiasm and is particularly keen on the interpersonal side of change management: training & workshop design and delivery, community building, personal and team development & coaching. She is a strong communicator, empathic and results oriented, able to work with all levels in the organisation. She is a goal-getter challenger, keen to get the best out of herself and the people she works with, including her superiors. Lianne has a positive, can- do attitude and is absolutely great to work with.