Yves Givel

SIY Certified Teacher


  • Zürich, Switzerland, Switzerland

Languages Offered

  • English, French, German


In his expansive career, Yves has worked in a variety of global human resources and talent management roles and has lived in over 12 different countries around the world, Before taking on his current role as SVP Human Resources based at Hyatt Hotels’ regional office in Zurich, Switzerland, Yves held the role of Vice President Talent Management at the company’s head offices in Chicago, developing global processes and philosophies in the areas of talent management and leadership.

Yves is a graduate of the École hôtelière de Lausanne, holds an MSc degree in Human Resource Management and Training, as well as a Doctorate in Social Sciences from the University of Leicester. His doctoral thesis focused on Organizational Learning, Learning Organizations and Leadership.

Based on his own purpose, Yves is very passionate about engaging leaders in mindfulness, and cultivating mindful leadership in the workplace (and in world). He is a certified ‘Search Inside Yourself’ teacher, and sought-after speaker in conferences and universities on talent management, mindful leadership, organizational learning.and leadership development.

Yves is also a SIY Global Coach. With his experience in a variety of senior leadership roles, Yves understands the complexities and challenges of leading in smaller and also larger organizations. In his career in Human Resources, it was always his quest to develop leaders who could balance the critical emotional intelligence competencies of self-awareness, empathy and compassion, with business acumen, technical and leadership skills. With his certification from the British Psychological Society (BPS) in psychometric testing, he also makes use of a variety of assessment tools as part of his coaching enagements.