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Andrea is a unicorn

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 more fully and meaningfully than my existing leaders. 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 e in preparing for an 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 organization Great.

Mark Sullivan (President) – Buckhorn Inc.
President

When I accepted the role of President for Cardinal Health Canada, I knew that I would need to replace much of the management team while embarking on a long overdue cultural transformation.  I could not have designed a better partner to support me in this multi-year effort than Andrea Garson. Her leadership and guidance in not only the traditional human resource decisions, but also in developing new strategies to reposition the business were critical to the success of our efforts.

In the time she worked for me I was continually impressed with her ability to balance the needs of the company with those of our employees;   her skills in collaborating across the organization with both executives and those on the frontlines; and her leadership in developing organization and benefit strategies that propelled the business forward.  The entire management team relied upon her mastery of the confusing and intricate variety of human resource rules and regulations; ability to plan and execute on multiple projects simultaneously; and her experience in negotiating solutions to sensitive issues. I most valued her calm advice and balanced judgement as we worked through the many and varied challenges of a business in transition.

Andrea excelled in adapting to changing expectations and new priorities.   She is able to withstand significant pressure during times of crisis and change; her calm, controlled demeanor empowers the entire team to focus on the work required to respond.     Her ability to communicate clearly and provide thoughtful, balanced feedback was a key factor to our overall success

Andrea is a valuable resource that can assist any team in improving its overall human resource management or dealing with a specific issue.  She was my most trusted advisor and I could not have succeeded without her by my side.

Martha Huston (President) – Cardinal Health Canada
President

We have worked with Andrea to help with our ongoing HR needs.  Andrea has a perfect mix of professionalism and compassion which helps our team navigate any HR concerns and come out stronger for having dealt with them. We greatly value her experience and look forward to working with her in the future.  We highly recommend her!

Keith Stoute (President & CEO) – Visual Antidote
President & CEO

Andrea is a true business partner and subject matter expert. We hired her on a 6 month consulting basis with specific objectives and deliverables which she completely delivered on.

She has the unique ability to assess and understand your specific need while drawing on her past experiences with leading employers to recommend best practice solutions. Andrea Garson is by far one of the best HR professionals I have had the opportunity to work with and we plan to continue the relationship as our needs arise. Andrea is a true HR business partner – a business leader and HR practitioner in perfect balance.

Jim Mellon (CEO) – Neatfreak!
CEO

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