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Joseph Ilarraza

Founder

I grew up in the serene suburbs of Puerto Rico before immersing myself in the vibrant culture of New York City during my formative years. Early on, I developed a fascination with human behavior and the factors that drive individuals to excel in various environments.

With over 15 years of experience in talent development across private, public, and non-profit sectors, I've occupied leadership roles, built teams, advised executives, and collaborated with board members. This diverse background enables me to connect with individuals at all levels and cultivate leaders across organizations, from entry-level professionals to C-suite executives.

 

In 2016, I established Talent Advantage, LLC., driven by my passion for talent development. Recognizing the niche for bespoke consulting services, I specialize in personality and leadership assessments, career and professional development, management and leadership training, succession managament, employee engagement, and onboarding initiatives.

Credentials

  • 15+ years of experience building leadership capacity at all levels through skill and behavior development

  • 15+ years of experience enhancing organizational capabilities through culture, process, and system design

  • Diverse industry expertise spanning private, public, and non-profit sectors, including Fortune 500 and mission-driven companies

  • Master's degrees in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

  • Certified to coach, facilitate and deliver comprehensive learning solutions, and administer a range of personality and leadership assessments

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