Redia Anderson

O. "Redia" Anderson
founder and managing partner
Anderson People Strategies, LLC

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 & Inclusion, Redia is a results oriented senior executive with more than 25 years’ experience in Human Resources and Diversity 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 - Redia 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 to enhance a more inclusive work environment for all. She has coached and engaged highly talented leaders and executives in positive behavioral shifts which tightly align their performance and business objectives. Redia’s work as an Executive Coach has helped many 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. Redia has worked closely with executives at Deloitte, Shell, the University of Houston, KPMG, ExxonMobil, Hewitt, PwC, ConAgra and many other organizations. Redia brings a unique style and approach for driving tangible, comprehensive, practical business results for accelerated leadership development and organizational change in an inclusive environment.

Redia is a popular keynote speaker, known for her thought-provoking and dynamic presentations. She has spoken at numerous national conferences such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Conference Board, the International Quality and Productivity Conference, Working Mother Media and the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications.

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. Redia 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 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.

Redia lives in Houston with her young adult children, Jarred and Taylor, and their Samoyed dog, Tundra.