Building Stronger Teams, Leaders, and Organizations


Andrea M. Kennedy heads up an independent consulting firm in Fresno, CA. With more than 20 years experience in Human Resources and Organizational Development, Andrea is passionate about partnering with Central Valley companies.

  • 2o years experience in Human Resources and Organization Development
  • Over two decades experience in start-up and multi-site operations
  • Master of Science in Business, Human Resource Option – California State University Fresno
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification
  • California Labor Law Certification (SPHR-CA)
  • Certified DISC Trainer in the most widely used personality profiling system
  • Certified Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach
  • Certificate in Workplace Investigations, Association of Workplace Institute
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Test Administrator
  • Instrumental in achieving National Employer of Choice Award, and multiple Best Companies to Work For Awards across industries
  • Adjunct Instructor, California State University Fresno, Business Management

Andrea M. Kennedy, MS, SPHR-CA


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), founded in 1948, is the largest Human Resources industry professional association. SHRM represents more than 275,000 members in over 140 countries.  SHRM promotes the role of HR as a profession and provides education, certification, and networking to its members, while lobbying Congress on issues pertinent to labor management.

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The association was previously known as the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).

The Association of Workplace Investigators is a professional membership association for attorneys, human resource professionals, private investigators, and many others who conduct, manage, or have a professional interest in impartial workplace investigations. Our mission is to promote and enhance the quality of impartial workplace investigations.


The Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification is recognized as a professionally relevant credential for those who have mastered the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management as practiced in the United States.
senior-professional-in-human-resources-california-designation-sphr-caThe SPHR-CA® certification is designed for HR professionals who currently hold a SPHR® credential and are experts in regulations and legal mandates specific to the state of California. As an augment of the SPHR certification exam, the SPHR-CA® certification focuses on California HR-related laws and practices.
isei-coach-cert-logoThe Social + Emotional Intelligence Coach Certification, achieved through the Institute of Social + Emotional Intelligence® of Denver, Colorado, validates proficiency in administering and applying social and emotional development techniques.   Many researchers believe that our success in work and life is driven far more by our emotional intelligence (EQ) than by our cognitive intelligence (IQ). The good news is that unlike IQ which remains pretty fixed from birth, emotional intelligence can be learned.  Emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) encompasses many skill sets, including stress management, resilience, managing conflict productively, powerful influencing skills, catalyzing change, teamwork and collaboration, building trust and more.

The DISC Training Certification demonstrates proficiency and expertise in administering the leading behavioral assessment tool used in organizations to help workgroups improve work productivity, teamwork, and communication.