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Wade Cooper

Wade Cooper

DevelopMe
Founder
Category: Investing in Young Woman
Wade Cooper has specialised in Talent Management Solutions & Project Management for the past 20 years in South Africa, Africa, Middle East and International markets, working with small and large employers both in the public and private sector, aligning employee performance with organisational strategy. With PEOPLE being an organisations biggest asset, Wade prides himself in supplying clients with proven customised People Development Strategies that are Aligned to the New World of Work alongside truly understanding our CLIENTS Job Architecture, including scientific competency-based new ways of attracting, recruiting, selecting new talent and managing performance. Whether local, national or international our holistic online technology platforms take revolutionary steps towards a more effective, digital, Human Resources process eliminating the biggest risk organisations face globally – PEOPLE RISK. Wade has been recognized for his role in Gender Mainstreaming and Women in Development initiatives and was the runner up at the Gender Mainstreaming Business Engage / PricewaterhouseCoopers Awards in August 2015. Since 2011 Wade has followed his passion of Developing Women in Leadership and Future Leader Development Solutions, and is proud to have established an International Network of Associates & Partners with over 90% being Women owned enterprises. In 2014 our sister company Future Leaders opened its doors, providing customised community upliftment programs to NPO’s & Corporate Future Leader Accelerator and Succession Planning opportunities creating tailored Development Journeys with coaching support on Principled Based Leadership ™ closing the GAP between Education & Industry. Proudly Wade and his team of Organisational Development Consultants & Industrial Psychologists align, refine and save time across our clients HR processes and continuously invest our energy on achieving a measurable return on investment.