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Antoine Tirard


Antoine Tirard is an international talent management advisor, leadership development facilitator and executive coach to large global organisations. He is the founder of NexTalent, a Paris-based consulting firm specialised in talent management, leadership development and human capital strategy.

He worked for 20 years in large global corporations in France, the US and Switzerland, most recently as Global Head of Talent Acquisition and Development at LVMH and Global Head of Talent, Learning and Organisation Development at Novartis. He also held leadership positions as VP of HR of the Novartis Animal Health and Eye Care businesses, HR director at Clifford Chance and HR Associate at L’Oréal.

Antoine is the author or co-author of numerous articles and books on talent. His most recent books include Disrupt Your Career: How to Navigate Uncharted Career Transitions and Thrive, with co-author Claire Harbour-Lyell and Révélez vos talents with co-authors Christopher James and José Miguel Sepulveda.

He is a regular guest lecturer at Institut Magellan and INSEAD, and speaks frequently at international HR and talent management conferences. Additionally, he is Senior Fellow in Human Capital at The Conference Board and member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Antoine received an MBA from INSEAD and a master’s degree in human resources management from Paris Sorbonne University.

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Can You Bring Your Spirituality to Work?

C. Harbour, A. Tirard, N. Klein

Lessons from executives who integrated their spiritual beliefs into their leadership style.


Pursuing Purpose After Early Retirement

W. Jiang, C. Harbour, A. Tirard

Individuals who achieve financial independence seek greater purpose and meaningful work to enrich their lives.


Reinventing Yourself After a Setback

F. Godart, A. Tirard, C. Harbour

How to survive a significant career defeat and rebuild your professional and personal life.


Why Career Conversations Matter

W. Jiang, C. Harbour, A. Tirard

Meaningful discussions between managers and employees build stronger individuals and organisations.

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A Career in the Family Business: Duty or Choice?

M. Bennedsen, C. Harbour, A. Tirard

Would-be joiners of family businesses can have their cake and eat it – if they get the ingredients right.


The Hidden Power of Workers From Humble Backgrounds

C. Harbour, W. Jiang, A. Tirard

Businesses need to do more to level the playing field for socioeconomically disadvantaged workers.