O. “Redia” Anderson
Anderson People Strategies, LLC
Redia Anderson is the Founder and Managing Partner of Anderson People Strategies, LLC an HR management consulting and executive coaching firm that is committed to talent optimization and leadership excellence.
Nationally recognized as a leader in the field of Diversity & Inclusion, Redia is a senior executive with more than 25 years’ experience in Human Resources and Diversity management. Her expertise includes more than 20 years as Chief Diversity Officer, across industry leading organizations, which are recognized for their management depth and leadership strength: Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, Equiva Services (joint venture between Shell, Texaco, and Saudi Aramco), Sears, Roebuck & Co., and Abbott Laboratories. Redia has successfully engaged and lead organizations in enterprise-wide change efforts. Through coaching, she has simultaneously engaged highly talented individuals in positive behavioral shifts which tightly align performance and business results. Redia’s work with highly talented leaders has helped them gain greater self awareness and 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 challenging,global business environments.
In addition to holding numerous human resources positions at the directorship level for several of these multinational operations, Redia has also worked as a special agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s white-collar and organized crime units.
Redia is a popular keynote speaker, known for her thought-provoking and dynamic presentations. She has spoken at national gatherings of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Conference Board, and the International Quality and Productivity Conference, and Working Mother Media. She brings a unique style and approach for driving tangible, comprehensive, practical, business results for accelerated leadership development and organizational change in an inclusive environment. She is a member of The International Coach Federation, American Society of Training and Development, National Speakers Association and Society for Human Resource Management and the Emotional Intelligence Network.
Redia 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 has served on numerous boards focused on health, children’s, and women’s issues.
Redia lives in Houston. She has two wonderful young adult children, Jarred and Taylor,.