Sebastien Terral

Engagement Leader

Office Location: Paris

Phone: +33 6 27 01 12 61

Sébastien (Seb) Terral is an engagement leader in Heidrick & Struggles’ Paris office and a member of Heidrick Consulting’s Culture Shaping Practice. He leads culture transformation and leadership team development. He coaches clients to perform at their best in an effective and caring way at work and at home. He helps them accomplish this through careful listening, compassion, appreciating success, and nurturing healthy personal growth.

Prior to joining Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles company, Seb was head of learning and development at Hertz and Europcar International. He partnered with business divisions in Europe and Asia Pacific to provide learning solutions that drive performance among field operation and leadership employees.

In 2011, he became a certified facilitator in Senn Delaney’s culture-shaping methodology. With sponsorship from the senior management team, he led a team of 18 facilitators to deliver the culture-shaping program to 15,000 employees globally. In 2012, Seb was awarded a Global Leadership Award for the implementation of Hertz’s culture-shaping program.

Prior to his work at Hertz and Europcar, Seb was head of procurement for McDonald’s-IPL Europe based in the UK and France. He also served in the fire department for six years and in the French police forces as part of his national service.


Seb earned a master’s degree in international learning and development from Panthéon Sorbonnes University in Paris and a B.A. in business studies from Brunel University in London. He speaks French and English.

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