Career development goes virtual

Career development goes virtual

Executive coaching, training and corporate development programs are best suited as in-person endeavors. For GCI Worldwide Corporation, an executive and coaching and training firm, the adaptation from live events to the digital environment was not without its challenge, but proved successful throughout the pandemic landscape. Human ingenuity will step up in unique ways to solve problems, President and CEO Giselle Cheminand told Invest:Insights. Despite the challenges of connections in a virtual world, GCI Worldwide was able to add value for clients by creatively shifting conferences and programs to the remote setting. Increased representation of women in corporate roles is an area that needs continuing improvement, Cheminand pointed out. More women on corporate boards and leadership positions will be a litmus test for true change in the corporate world, she said.