“Andrea brought remarkable focus and clarity to our national CEO search. Her excellent communication skills, accessibility, insightfulness, organization and relaxed/gracious intensity, resulted in sooner than expected results and was under-budget when a national search firm was unsuccessful for a year. She “gets it” and is a pleasure to work with. Fully supportive without a hint of personal agenda. A true partner.”
Alan V. Nerenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S., EYE-Q Vision Center
“Manco Abbott originally engaged Andrea to evaluate and improve our people and organizational practices. She was a quick study and immediately started working with us to ensure a top notch HR infrastructure that would facilitate our business vision and strategy over the long run. We are certain that Andrea’s efforts helped us achieve Best Companies to Work for and a high achieving, service oriented and innovative culture. We continue to consider her an important business partner.”
Maureen Lewis, CFO, Manco Abbott
“Early in my career, Andrea was key in helping me understand the critical nature of hiring and developing the best talent. She provided sage advice that I have benefitted from my entire career. I strongly recommend Andrea as a coach and HR advisor. She is trustworthy, competent, and genuinely committed to professional development.”
Jan Paul, Donor Relations Officer, Community Medical Foundation
“I have worked with Andrea both in her capacity as a Vice President of Human Resource and as a consultant. Her passion for human resource and her expertise in this area is top notch. She has an infectious and dynamic personality, is highly intelligent, a great speaker and is trustworthy. I will continue to refer her to others.”
Michael S. Helsley, Esq., Wagner, Jones and Helsley Law Firm
“Andrea was a driving force in creating a great organizational framework for Manco Abbott to grow and prosper. Many things we take for granted now, would have never come about without her effort and wise counsel. We are grateful that she continues to support our success in a myriad of ways.”
Michael Goldfarb, CEO, Manco Abbott
“Andrea Kennedy is an exceptional visionary HR leader who has crossed multiple industries in her career from higher education to health care to real estate and business. She understands HR from the strategic to the operational day to day level. She is articulate in details, yet dreams the dream and thinks out of the box. I am honored to have worked with her for many years.”
Debbie Young, Director Career Development Center, California State University, Fresno
“Andrea has the ability to understand each person’s strengths and how each person fits into the big picture. She is thoughtful, visionary and strategic. I would recommend her with great confidence.”
DeDe Darnell, ASID, IIDA, Interior Designer, Darden Architects
“Andrea Kennedy has never failed to deliver wise counsel, comprehensive planning, organization moxie and performance excellence. I don’t think there is a better HR consultant in the Central Valley.”
Alan Pierrot, MD - Chairman, Central Valley Community Foundation
“I had the pleasure of working with Andrea for eight years. She brought strong organizational skills to our organization and early on became an important part of our strategic planning process. Her ability to identify priorities and measure outcomes is exceptional. She has unique business understanding that enabled our company to carry out our strategic objectives. Andrea’s skill in the HR arena and her unsurpassed integrity make her an asset to any organization.”
Hal Kissler, Board Chair, Manco Abbott
“Andrea’s experience, talents, leadership and advice have been invaluable to me during my professional career. I’ve been witness to and beneficiary of her amazing ability to solve problems and provide strategic advice for a variety of HR issues. Best of all, Andrea has a genuine care and compassion for her clients. She is my most important resource and first call for challenging issues.”
Kathryn Weakland, Development Officer, Community Medical Foundation
“I have known Andrea Kennedy for almost 20 years. She is a high quality person who has earned well-deserved recognition for her leadership, intelligence, personable nature, and strong work ethic. Andrea is a true professional and highly respected in the human resources field. She is a tremendous asset to any organization she partners with!”
Gina Cuttone, President , Barthuli and Associates
“Today’s human resources environment is anything but static. We need to surround ourselves with HR practitioners that have equally high levels of IQ and EQ. That’s why we chose to work with Andrea M. Kennedy and Associates. They bring a balanced approach to our human resources needs that strategically position our organization to continue to win and build positive culture in any business environment.”
Mike Snell, CEO, California Teaching Fellows Foundation
“Andrea was referred to me by a local attorney to assist in resolving a “perfect HR storm” that was brewing. She conducted a thorough HR investigation, guided me through a thoughtful resolution, and then refocused her efforts on team building. Her work re-centered us back on our mission. I found Andrea to be highly effective and personable and have already contracted with her for assistance at another facility.”
Barry Byers, General Partner, Trinity Retirement Services
“As a direct result of my partnership with Andrea, I have become a more effective leader and supervisor. I have learned how to select and retain the best talent for my department and develop them into a high functioning and engaged team. The various customers we serve are enjoying the results of her efforts. I strongly recommend her as an executive coach.”
Gloria Schermerhorn, Executive VP, Manco Abbott