Halelly Azulay

Halelly Azulay is an author, speaker, facilitator, and leadership development strategist and an expert in communication skills and emotional intelligence.

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In 2006, Halelly founded TalentGrow LLC, a consulting company focused on developing leaders and teams, especially for enterprises experiencing explosive growth or expansion. TalentGrow specializes in people leadership skills, which include communication skills, teambuilding, coaching and emotional intelligence. TalentGrow works with all organizational levels, including C-level leaders, frontline managers, and individual contributors. 

Halelly is the author of two books, Employee Development on a Shoestring (ATD Press) and Strength to Strength: How Working from Your Strengths Can Help You Lead a More Fulfilling Life. Her books and workshops build on her 20+ years of professional experience in communication and leadership development in corporate, government, nonprofit and academic organizations.

Halelly works with organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Booz Allen Hamilton, the World Bank, the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Naval Research, Deluxe Corp., FINRA, and the University of Maryland among others. She is a sought-after speaker at conferences and meetings for various organizations such as ATD (formerly ASTD) International Conference, The Training Magazine Conference, Turkey’s HR Dergi Training Conference, AFSA, GMAC, GAMA International, the Human Resource Leadership Forum, the International Coaches Federation, The Training Officers' Conference, and the ATD Leadership Conference.

Halelly is a contributing author to numerous books such as The ASTD Handbook (2nd ed.), The ASTD Trainer’s Toolkit App, Active Training, 101 More Ways to Make Training Active, The Insider’s Guide to Supervising Government Employees, The Pfeiffer Annual: Training, The Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting, and The Trainer's Warehouse Book of Games, as well as articles and blogs. She was recently described as a “Leadership Development Guru” by TD Magazine. Halelly blogs at, publishes a leadership podcast at, and has a popular free weekly subscription newsletter – sign up at

Halelly is an active leader in her professional community: She has been selected to serve on four key volunteer committees for ATD, the world's largest professional association in the Talent Development profession: The 2017-2018 Awards Strategy Committee, the 2014-2015 ATD International Conference & Expo Program Advisory Committee (ICE PAC), Chair of the 2014 ATD Chapter Leaders Conference PAC, and the 2014 ATD National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) Committee. She is a field editor for ATD’s LINKS member newsletter. Halelly is Past President of the Board of Directors of the award-winning Metro DC chapter of ATD where she served in various Board leadership roles for six years. She was selected to judge the 2009 and 2010 Apollo Awards for excellence in employee development. 

Halelly earned a B.A. (cum laude) and an M.A. in Communication from the University of Maryland with a focus on training and development and intercultural/organizational communication. She holds professional certifications in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i), the Apter Motivational Style Profile (AMSP), the Index of Emotional Intelligence, Development Dimensions, Inc. (DDI) training, Conner Partners’ Change Management methodology, and PDI’s Profilor 360° Assessment.