Andrea Garson delivers results to move your organization from Good to Great.
Andrea began partnering with Myers organization in May, 2017 and was brought into my business in March, 2018 initially to provide senior level support to me and my leadership team as we searched for an HR Director. I initially challenged Andrea’s concept of an HR business partner as I had rarely seen individuals with strong HR skill sets and had never seen those combined with insightful business perspective. Andrea quickly broke my preconceptions as she seamlessly integrated into my team, taking on our most challenging issues and raising the performance of the organization.
Her contributions were immediate. She was invited to participate in my leadership team meetings, at which Andrea contributed fully and meaningfully. She identified issues and eagerly presented ideas to address them. Andrea’s business intelligence and insight rapidly earned mine and my team’s trust, extending her ability to provide impactful business counsel and execution. Andrea accelerated her understanding of my organization by consistently asking questions and building relationships at all levels, helping us see strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that perhaps we didn’t even see. Her actions were always driven by the goal of improving business outcomes.
Andrea is a result oriented individual. She has various resources she can leverage to address specific situations. While skilled at giving clear direction and coaching, she is equally as comfortable digging in to get work done to advance the organization. As examples, she assisted me in preparing for and co-facilitating my first all-managers meeting with my team. She also came with steel toed shoes in hand and was on my factory floor multiple times helping us solve for operational efficiency gaps. Over her six-month tenure supporting my business, she created specific programs and deliverables as she also facilitated strategy and positioning discussions. She was adept at both ends of the spectrum and defined the value of a true business partner.
Andrea has natural strengths and a passion for developing a high performing culture, developing a values based leadership model, and a multitude of required HR deliverables. Her value comes from weaving those strengths into the larger business context to create organization initiatives and solutions that create results. Despite her role as a consultant, she was invested in the business’s success as I was, routinely sharing her passion and commitment across my team to improve our outcomes.
Andrea stands out as one fo the most impactful people I have had the opportunity to work with. She is the model of an HR Business Partner that makes organizations Great.