Culture Shaping

Inspiring leaders to create thriving organizational cultures

The best cultures drive performance


Cultures happen by either default or design. An organization's culture plays a significant role in its ability to successfully execute strategic plans. We know that CEOs who treat culture as a key business strategy create a strong competitive advantage when they purposefully focus on creating a thriving culture throughout the organization that aligns people to the mission, purpose, vision, and values.


We help our clients create meaningful, measurable, and lasting culture change to improve spirit and performance through our culture shaping experts, Senn Delaney. Widely recognized as the leading international authority and successful practitioner of culture shaping, Senn Delaney became a Heidrick & Struggles company in 2013, providing an important new service offering to complement senior-level Executive Search and Leadership Consulting Services.



Culture Drives Performance

Explore why culture matters and how it drives performance and results



Inspiring leaders to create thriving organizational cultures to improve spirit and performance has been our sole focus since Senn Delaney was founded in 1978 by Dr. Larry Senn. We have worked with thousands of companies, including hundreds of Fortune 500 and Global 1000 organizations, to shape their organizational cultures to deliver measurably better results.


We work with the CEO and senior team to create a comprehensive, culture-shaping program customized for each organization's needs. CEOs seek our guidance to create thriving organizational cultures in a variety of business situations, including:


  • Aligning executive teams when there are new leaders and/or new roles

  • Integrating cultures following mergers and acquisitions

  • Shaping the culture to support new strategies and structure

  • Helping minimize cultural barriers to change when implementing major, organizational systems or processes

  • Creating greater organizational agility to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing marketplace


Senn Delaney provides a proprietary, proven and scalable culture-shaping process in more than 50 countries and 10 languages. Learn more about our proven culture-shaping services and approach. Download brochure. Visit www.senndelaney.com.

Please browse our client impact stories.

View some of our interviews below and see our full library at SDTV.


Restoring Dynegy to the Power Elite
Robert Flexon, CEO of Dynegy


How creating an agile culture restored healthy growth at European telecom company
Dominique Leroy, CEO of Proximus



Creating the "Power of One" culture at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Dr. Michael Ugwueke, President and CEO at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Knowledge Center

Becoming a talent magnet through culture: An interview with Grant Thornton CEO Mike McGuire

By Brian Lowenthal, Regina Salvucci 11 Jan 2018 - Article

The CEO of Grant Thornton LLP describes how the accounting firm transformed its culture to empower its employees, better meet clients’ needs, and become an employer of choice.

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Creating a culture of mentorship

By Cynthia Emrich, Mark H. Livingston, David Pruner 27 Dec 2017 - Publication

A new survey sheds light on the importance of mentoring—what works, what doesn’t, why it matters, and how companies could support it better.

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Bringing diversity to the big leagues: An interview with Major League Baseball’s Billy Bean

By Harry O'Neill 19 Dec 2017 - Article

In this interview, the former outfielder discusses coming out publicly after leaving the sport, his role as MLB’s ambassador of inclusion, and the lessons that could help companies with their efforts to foster and promote diversity.

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Meet Our Team

Larry Senn

Larry Senn

Chairman - Senn Delaney Learn More
Ian Johnston

Ian Johnston

Regional Managing Partner Learn More
Dennis Alimena

Dennis Alimena

Engagement Leader Learn More
Jane Black

Jane Black

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Chad Carr

Chad Carr

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Christina D'Onofrio

Christina D'Onofrio

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Rose Gailey

Rose Gailey

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Jim Hart

Jim Hart

Senior Advisor Learn More
Kurt Kamph

Kurt Kamph

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John McKay

John McKay

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Bill Parsons

Bill Parsons

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Regina Salvucci

Regina Salvucci

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Amy Turner

Amy Turner

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Bill Bradley

Bill Bradley

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Ed Cass

Ed Cass

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Priya Dixit Vyas

Priya Dixit Vyas

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Teresa Garza

Teresa Garza

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Tania Hotmer

Tania Hotmer

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Brian Klapper

Brian Klapper

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Brian Lowenthal

Brian Lowenthal

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Holly McLeod

Holly McLeod

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Adrian Samms

Adrian Samms

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Scott Tempel

Scott Tempel

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Sebastien Terral

Sebastien Terral

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