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Redia Anderson      

Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator, Author, Diversity & Inclusion Strategist

Redia Anderson is a nationally recognized senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources and Inclusion Management. Anderson has successfully led and engaged organizations in enterprise-wide change efforts focused on the development, advancement and retention of top performing talent. Prior to her retirement from BP, Anderson served as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer; in addition, Anderson served as the CDIO for Deloitte, EquivaServices (JV between Shell, Texaco, and Saudi Aramco), and Abbott Laboratories.

As a leader in the field of Inclusion & Diversity and change management, Anderson is the Managing Partner of Anderson People Strategies, LLC. She’s worked closely and coached a select cadre of senior executives and leaders at Deloitte, Shell, PwC, Mary Kay, AT&T, AonHewitt, University of Houston, ExxonMobil, KPMG and several other organizations. Anderson is an outcome focused executive coach who enjoys engaging highly talented leaders in positive behavioral shifts which tightly align talent, performance and business results. Anderson has helped executives gain greater insight into their strengths, learning edges and skills which impact their ability to succeed in driving global business results.

Anderson is an independent certified Dare to Lead Facilitator, International Coach Federation PCC certified Executive Coach, a member of the Hudson Institute of Coaching Leadership Team and holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. She is the author of Trailblazers: How Top Business Leaders Are Accelerating Results through Inclusion and Diversity.

Anderson is based in Houston, Texas

Speech Topics


Dare to Lead: Leading Inclusively, the 21st Century Shift

How to increase self-awareness to lead with vulnerability, courage, and authenticity

Now more than ever we need more courageous, inclusive, and authentic leaders. In the midst of 24/7 social media, and organizational uncertainties, leaders who demonstrate daily the value of courageous conversations, who invite inclusive and diverse perspectives, and who demonstrate that actions speak louder than words are absolutely essential. Courageous leaders are driving results through intentional shifts in how they lead talented people and create courageous cultures.

Redia is an ICF certified executive coach and a nationally recognized senior executive with 25 years’ experience in Human Resources and Inclusion Management. She has successfully led and engaged organizations in strategic, enterprise-wide change management efforts focused on the development, advancement and retention of top performing talent.

Leading courageously, inclusively and authentically is the shift required to positively impact an inclusive culture as demanded by today’s multigenerational and highly diverse workforce.

Audience takeaways include fully understanding the components of effective and inclusive leaders:

  • Understand what it takes to become a courageous leader
  • How to recognize that courage is observable, teachable and measurable
  • Understand that vulnerability is the birthplace of courage
  • How to recognize barriers and hold courageous conversations
  • Understand what it takes to become an authentic leader
  • Recognize barriers of armored leadership – why we self protect, what gets in the way and what we can do differently
  • Rumbling with Vulnerability
  • Learning to Rise
  • Understand what it takes to become an inclusive leader
  • IDEA Insights
  • Braving Trust
  • Living into our Values
  • Summary: Leading Inclusively is the shift required to become an effective leader
  • Specific examples of what you can do, starting today

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