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Elena Avanez

Practice Leader

Elena is an experienced people, culture and talent specialist who has partnered with leaders and teams across a wide range of industries for over 18 years to develop tailored HR strategies, roadmaps and best practice frameworks, as well as delivering on organisation-wide transformation and redesign projects. Elena is an ‘ideas’ person and values work that combines strategic thinking with creativity to openly explore possibilities and find new and better ways of working.

Elena’s has also run specialist and volume attraction and recruitment programs with her efforts being consistently grounded in her passion and expertise in workforce planning, organisational design and values alignment. She believes strongly in finding purpose and meaning in work and strives to achieve this for her clients, candidates and herself.

Elena thrives on relationships and connections. She loves connecting with people, connecting people to their dream jobs and developing long lasting relationships with both her clients and candidates. Elena is driven to make positive and meaningful impacts on people’s lives to ensure their work embodies their purpose and their passions. At Meritos, Elena combines her expertise and her passion for people to consult, deliver and provide support across all areas of HR, recruitment and change in both a strategic and operational capacity.

Elena holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney, is a Leadership Coach certified through ICF and possesses professional accreditations in a number of areas, including competency framework design, job evaluation, team development and change management. Her love of lifelong learning means she also continues to develop her own expertise in other areas including personal development, meditation, design, and other personal and creative practices

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