Leigh Branham is dedicated to assisting organizations in engaging their workforces, and helping individuals to keep themselves engaged, so as to balance the achievement of organizational and individual goals. He is a strong proponent of the idea that investing in people is the surest path to business success and profitability. He brings 30 years experience in business, education, and management consulting to his mission of helping employers implement best practices in employee engagement and retention. Catalyzer benefits significantly from Leigh's extensive research on employee retention and engagement. His standard-setting survey and assessment tools help organizations measure and assess foundational issues impacting performance. Using Leigh’s considerable insight, Catalyzer is able to develop clear and comprehensive action plans that help our client partners achieve transformational growth and engagement.
Leigh is co-author (with Mark Hirschfeld) of Re-Engage: How America's Best Workplaces Inspire Extra Effort in Extraordinary Times (McGraw-Hill, 2010). He also authored The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave: How to Recognize the Subtle Signs and Act Before It’s Too Late (AMACOM Books, second edition, 2012) and Keeping the People Who Keep You in Business: 24 Ways to Hang On to Your Most Valuable Talent (AMACOM, 2001), which consistently rank on Amazon.com among the best-selling books on employee retention.
Leigh was Vice President, Organizational Consulting with Right Management Consultants in Kansas City and leader of the firm’s Talent Management practice in the Heartland region. Prior to that, he was a Senior Consultant with Lee Hecht Harrison in Irvine, California. In these roles, Leigh has consulted in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, banking/finance, telecommunications, hospitality, insurance, government, health care, energy, architecture, engineering, and construction.
He has been widely quoted in the media, including Fortune, Business Week and The Associated Press, as an expert on employee retention. Leigh travels and speaks frequently and has presented to audiences in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. He publishes a quarterly newsletter, Keeping the People Report.