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Redia Anderson

Diversity & Inclusion Strategist, Executive Coach & Author


Redia Anderson is an executive coach, diversity and inclusion strategist, author, and speaker. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Anderson People Strategies, LLC, a human resources management consulting and executive coaching firm committed to aligning talent, performance, and business results.

Nationally recognized as a leader in the field of diversity and inclusion, Anderson is a senior executive with more than 25 years' experience in human resources and inclusion management. As a former Chief Diversity Officer across industry leading organizations recognized for their management depth and leadership strength - Deloitte & Touché LLP, Equiva Services (JV between Shell, Texaco, and Saudi Aramco), Sears, Roebuck & Co., and Abbott Laboratories - Anderson has successfully engaged and led organizations in enterprise-wide change efforts focused on the advancement and retention of top performing talent, inclusive of women and people of color. She has coached and engaged highly talented leaders and executives in positive behavioral shifts which tightly align their performance and business results. Anderson's work as an executive coach has helped leaders gain greater insight into their leadership strengths, learning edges, and interpersonal skills as each area impacts their ability to succeed in driving business results in today's complex global business environments. Anderson has worked closely with executives at Deloitte, Shell, the University of Houston, KPMG, ExxonMobil, Hewitt, PwC, ConAgra, and many other organizations. She is also an adjunct executive coach with Lee Hecht Harrison.

Redia Anderson brings a unique style and approach for driving comprehensive, tangible, and practical business results for accelerated leadership development and organizational change in an inclusive environment. She is a Certified Hudson Institute Executive Coach and a member of The International Coach Federation, the American Society of Training and Development, National Speakers Association, Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network, and Society for Human Resource Management.

Anderson received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Incarnate Word University and her graduate degree in clinical psychology from Trinity University, both in San Antonio, Texas. She consults and holds certifications in Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence, Myers-Briggs, The Birkman Method, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis, and several other assessment instruments. She is the co-author of Trailblazers: How Top Business Leaders Are Accelerating Results through Inclusion and Diversity and founder of AuthenticAllies, a 21st-century women's leadership development program. She has served on numerous boards focused on health, children's, and women's issues.


Gender Intelligence: It's Not Rocket Science

Relationship Networks: Making Networks Work

Inclusion & Diversity: Relevant Today & Tomorrow

AuthenticAllies: 21st-Century Leadership Development for Women

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