Andrea has an impressive twenty-year career as a talent development and HR professional. With an undergraduate and graduate degree from Indiana State University (psychology and human resource development), Andrea has spent her career utilizing her strengths, developing leaders and driving business results.
Dynamic. She began her career as a global leader at Premier Farnell, an electronics distributor based in London, England. She then worked as consultant for FlashPoint based in Indianapolis. Most recently, Andrea served as the VP of Talent Development at DEFENDERS before transitioning into the role of President for HRD Advisory Group, a consulting firm driving employee engagement through recruiting, employee benefits, talent development, and career transition.
Engaging. As a Certified Executive Coach (CEC) and a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), Andrea’s mission is to help others discover their full potential. She is an incredibly engaging presenter and has spoken all over the world on a variety of topics including strategic HR, coaching, leadership development, and talent processes to drive organizational results.
Results-driven. Andrea has a process orientation focused on getting results; her strengths include bringing together groups of people to execute on a clear strategy. If she sets her mind to it, it will most certainly get done, and she will always have fun doing it!
Andrea has three beautiful children and is married to Robert.
She is always up for a challenge such as trapeze flying, running half-marathons and winning sand volleyball tournaments.
No matter what it is that Andrea is doing, she is most certainly smiling and enjoying herself while she does it!