Driven by the PASSION of building and maintaining healthy work environments where leaders and teams thrive and reach new heights TOGETHER.


HR Consulting

Talent Retention / Talent Development 

High employee turnover increases the expenses and affects the overall moral of the organisation negatively.

On the premise that talent development is actually a long term business strategy,  organisations who implement Talent Development programs are far more likely to retain their top talent. 

Let me help you develop strategies and programs to retain your talent, increase productivity and overall performance, whilst creating a work culture where employees thrive. 

Succession Planning 

Now more than ever, with the aging workforce, having a succession plan in place is fondamental. I support organisation identifying key roles and shaping the path to ensure your organisation has the right people with the right skills in the right place at the right time.


Performance Management

Aligning organisational and individual goals and evaluating the results will ensure a competitive positioning on the market, regardless of the industry you are in. Additionally, I advise, based on over 10 years of experience as an HR Business Partner, on the best course of action when an individual performance does not meet the organisation's objectives. 


German Employment laws

If you are an international organisation looking to set foot in the German Market, you came to the right place! I am here to not only demystify and simplify the German Employment law principles but also to validate and formulate recommendations to ensure the compliance of your German work contracts. 

Sourcing & recruiting 

Focus on VFX, Games, Animation & Tech 

When creative and technological minds meet, magic happens! I chose these industries carefully since they combine my passions for art and technology. Having evolved around creative work environments for the last 13 years, I have built an extensive network in these sectors and I would love to share it with you.

What's in my pipeline? 

Whether you are looking for Production, Tech, Artistic, Creative or Executive staff, I thrive on building dream teams based on your specific needs. That is also why I will ask you if you would like to meet face-to-face in your studio, so I get to know you and your teams, your management style and everything a candidate will be interested in knowing about you. I take pride in creating a space for the best candidate experience to happen. 

Domestic and International Talent pool

Being a Canadian based in Europe, having worked in 42 countries, 182 cities around the world, your domestic or international organisation can definitely benefit from my diverse network. 


Skill and Assessment training

In addition to recruiting and sourcing, I offer training and development to your in-house recruiting team. I am available to come to your studio or office, and help structure and create a strong, functional internal recruiting department specifically suited to your particular recruiting needs. Additionally I can be brought in to train hiring managers and department head on effective interview techniques, so they can better identify and recruit the best talent for your studio.

employer branding

Demystifying and clarifying the concept of Employer Branding

What does Employer Branding even MEAN? It's basically understanding and promoting your value as an Employer from an Employee or even potential Employee's perspective. 

Facilitating the defining of your desired EVP (Employer Value Proposition)

A company defines what it can offer potential and current employees and what it expects from them. A well-grounded EVP sharpens the identity of the employer, strengthens the employer brand, and facilitates recruitment marketing.I work hand-in-hand with you in developing a compelling EVP. 

Creating a winning Career Site

Your career page is your career channel hub and a shop window for candidates - the focal point of your Employer Brand. Given its vast potential to attract the right people and the key role it plays in your Employer Branding effort, your career website deserves considerable time, effort and expertise. Let me guide you through the process. 

Measuring the success of your Employer Branding strategy

All Employer Branding efforts have short-term and long-term impacts. Let's measure the impact and see if you're on the right track.   


First off - What is coaching? 

“Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment.” – The International Coaching Federation 


Simply put, coaching is a process that will help you to get to where you want to be in a much shorter time and to achieve the success that you want to achieve in life without doing it on your own.

Career Coaching 

Are you at a crossroads in your career and at a loss about what to do next? Do you want your work to be in alignment with the authentic you? It can be difficult to assess career options, goals, and strategies, and have the confidence to implement changes on your own. With the right coaching support, you will gain the clarity that you need to take control and have a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Executive / Leadership Coaching 

It is an efficient, high-impact process that helps people in leadership roles improve results in ways that are sustained over time. It is meant to meet organisational needs and is defined as a partnership — one in which both sides work to reach an agreed-upon destination. The aim of the partnership is to bring about sustained behavioural change and transform the quality of the leader’s working and personal life.

Life Coaching 

As your life coach, I am here to give you the confidence and the ability to move forward in a positive manner in all areas of your life where you crave change.


Life coaching is about breaking the barriers preventing this change from happening and creating the ideal environment for positive action to take place. It is a holistic approach, which looks at the present and sets goals for a totally successful future.




With 13 years of experience as an HR Generalist and Recruiter within international work environments such as Cirque du Soleil and Atomic Fiction, Geneviève is known for her deep understanding of human relations and for her active listening skills.  These skills combined with her extensive experience has allowed her to build dream teams, make appropriate recommendations and find fitting solutions to organisational issues. As a certified coach, she has been helping members of leadership teams and individuals live to their potential and make a change in their lives that is sustained over time. 


Having had acquired most of her experience where acrobatic shows and movies were produced, she has gained a strong knowledge on how to interact and find solutions that relate well with both creative and technical minds. 

As a bilingual consultant (FR, EN), she thrives on creating environments where collective knowledge contributes to a team's effectiveness. Having worked on 4 continents, in 42 different countries and 182 cities and being an expatriate living in Germany since 2015, Geneviève believes that diversity is the key to success for all organizations, no matter where they are based.



Grow Better Together 

Geneviève Retzlaff
München, Germany

T. +49 (0) 89 750 77 897

M. +49 (0) 172 5858 905