My Way
to Success

Sometimes people just need a little push in the right direction. Ursula provides that support when it comes to achieving success. With 20 years’ international experience in HR in the automotive industry, managers and supervisors have turned to her for that extra focus to be able to lead their employees and the company in line with their personal values and strengths. A state-certified industrial and organisational psychologist and a certified Gallup Strengths Coach, her personable disposition and experience in HR processes – and people – lend themselves well to coaching, training, consulting as well as providing guidance and designing learning experiences for any company or individual.

"What would happen if we stopped asking what employees are doing wrong and started asking what they are doing right?"

Donald O. Clifton

"What would happen if we stopped asking what employees are doing wrong and started asking what they are doing right?"

Donald O. Clifton

My Way
to Success

Sometimes people just need a little push in the right direction. Ursula provides that support when it comes to achieving success. With 20 years’ international experience in HR in the automotive industry, managers and supervisors have turned to her for that extra focus to be able to lead their employees and the company in line with their personal values and strengths. A state-certified industrial and organisational psychologist and a certified Gallup Strengths Coach, her personable disposition and experience in HR processes – and people – lend themselves well to coaching, training, consulting as well as providing guidance and designing learning experiences for any company or individual.




THIS IS MY WAY

2002 – 2008
2002 – 2008 GKN Driveline Bruneck AG – 800 employees

2002 – 2006 HR Development

2006 – 2008 HR Manager

2008 – 2019
GKN Driveline – 18,000 employees in more than 40 sites in 20 countries

2008 – 2012 Global Human Resources Development Manager

2012 – 2016 Divisional Head of HR Development

2016 – 2019 HR Director Talent Management & Engagement Driveline Division &

AW&eDrive

2019 – 2021
GKN Automotive 27,500 employees in 54 production sites and 6 technology centres in 20 countries

2019 – 2021 Director Talent Management & Engagement & Global Graduate Coordination

2021
HUMAN&HUMAN
Qualifications

Degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, University of Padua

State certified psychologist

Facet5 level data head

MBTI step 1

CliftonStrengths Coach





What others say

I worked with Ursula in GKN from 2012 to 2019. I learned a lot from her – from her working style to her leadership. She is an active listener and can coach and direct people in the right direction. I find her to be very grounded, solid and calm during talks and consultations, which helps people to connect with her. You can see coaching is Ursula’s passion! She has professional skills that will help people and teams develop their potential.
I highly recommend her as a coach for her great transformative values.

(Anushka Sharma, Chief Human Resources Officer, Caparo Engineering India Ltd, Faridabad, Indien)

What others say

In the last 10 years I had the great opportunity to be Ursula’s colleague in GKN. Ursula is a well-prepared professional when it comes to leadership development. She understands the business context in diverse and different environments, assesses gaps, indicates and discusses improvements and reinforces one’s leadership strengths. Ursula also helped me effectively deliver messages regarding engagement to my team. She has also demonstrated she can spot talents in a company – a fundamental skill to bolster the chances of success for an organisation’s future.

(Jader Hilzendeger, Senior Vice President GKN Driveline Americas, Porto Alegre, Brazil)

What others say

I have been Ursula’s colleague for over 15 years in GKN Automotive (formally GKN PLC). I have had the privilege to work on many global projects with her.
Ursula has a very strong moral compass which guides her to make choices which will always benefit the organisation.
Her open communication enables her to transmit information simply and effectively to others, and she is always interested in receiving feedback and questions for her
own development as well as that of the projects she is working on. As a coach, Ursula is comfortable and skilful to work with across all levels of an organisation. She inspires trust and is the go-to person for many people, including me, when you have a doubt. Working with Ursula is always enjoyable and fun – yet her approach is structured to achieve one’s objectives.
(Declan Roger, VP HR GKN Automotive, Birmingham, UK)

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