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About the Author
Jerry Pico is an expert practitioner in the areas of learning, leadership development, and culture change.
He has been working with individuals, teams, and organizations to define and achieve success in their own terms for over 20 years—including for more than 15 years in his learning, leadership, and organizational consulting practice, People & Knowledge Works Consulting.
Simply put, he is passionate about enabling people and organizations to define their goals and achieve them by developing their potential to grow, collaborate, and innovate. Enabling people and organizations to clarify their values, and identify the behaviors needed to build dynamic, sustainable, and values-based cultures has been the core of his practice throughout.
In 2011, Jerry moved to Europe with his family and has been living in Munich, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland since then.
Currently based in Munich, in June 2018 Jerry begins his new role as Director of HR Development for Europe for a leading global pharmaceutical company, Daiichi Sankyo.
Since August 2014, Jerry worked in a dual role as a senior learning programs and executive learning manager with Allianz SE.
As senior learning programs manager, he leads the design, development, and global delivery of technical learning for all commercial programs for the company's leading functional academy, including the development and delivery of professional skills training to enhance the influence, negotiation, and selling skills of our technical experts. He mentors and develops other team members and organizes the annual expert conference.
As executive learning manager, Jerry works with board-level sponsors to design and lead executive learning experiences and programs that facilitate executive development and engagement and support culture change across the enterprise. These programs consistently receive excellent quantitative and qualitative participant and sponsor feedback.
Prior to that he served as the head of performance management with the Daniel Swarovski Corporation AG, in Zürich, Switzerland. In that role he led a team to develop and implement a best-in-class global learning program that was delivered in person and virtually to over 26,000 and changed the company's culture by making it more performance- and feedback-oriented.
Prior to moving to Europe in 2011, Jerry lived in San Francisco where he founded and led his learning, leadership and organizational consulting practice, People & Knowledge Works Consulting, for over 15 years. During this time he provided consulting services to many leading companies like Google, Charles Schwab, Ernst & Young, and Korn/Ferry.
To learn more about Jerry and his work, please visit his website.