Abby Curnow-Chavez

Partner

Abby joined the Trispective Group as a Partner and she brings her passion and deep expertise in the human performance arena to help organizations, teams and leaders thrive. Her focus is:

  • Well-managed cultural change and transformation
  • Increasing the effectiveness of today’s leaders and growing the next generation of leaders
  • Building aligned and cohesive leadership teams
  • High-impact executive coaching and development
  • Improving board and management interaction and effectiveness
  • Human capital and talent strategies aligned to business priorities

Prior to launching into her consulting practice, Abby built a 20 year career as a successful HR leader and management consultant. As the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at TriZetto Corporation, a healthcare technology company with 4000 employees world-wide, Abby ran the global human resources function where she established a strategic human capital plan with a “talent first” agenda for the company.

Abby also served as the Vice President of Talent Management for Newmont Mining Corporation, a large gold company with a diverse global workforce of 30,000 people and significant operations on five continents. She spent 10 years at Newmont where she led the transformation of the talent and human capital strategy for the company.

Abby has spent the majority of her career implementing large-scale human capital and cultural change for Fortune 500 companies. She’s adept at working with boards and management on their toughest business challenges. Prior to joining Newmont, she spent 8 years as a human performance consultant with Accenture, a global management consulting company, where she partnered with numerous clients to implement business transformation initiatives. Prior to Accenture, Abby worked in the global leadership and organizational development group in the corporate offices of Target.

Abby has a business-first, quick-witted, straightforward style that enables her to work effectively with top-level executives, provide insights on complex leadership challenges, and quickly hone in on critical issues. With her experience working as a senior-level executive, deep competence ranging from global strategy to human behavior, and her success as a business consultant with Accenture, Abby provides substantial value to the clients she works with.

Abby serves as Executive Faculty at the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business, and holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado – Boulder. She received her executive coaching training from Columbia University and is certified in a variety of facilitation, 360 feedback, psychometric and leadership assessment tools. Abby resides in Denver where she and her husband live an active Colorado lifestyle with their two boys. She’s an avid skier, devoted yogi, and loves to travel the world.