Carol Anderson

Carol Anderson

Aligning human behavior with business strategy

Areas of expertise

Getting your HR team to drive business performance, Culture & change, HR and Leadership effectiveness

Professional summary

Carol Anderson founded Anderson Performance Partners LLC to bring together organizational leader to collectively unite all aspects of the business - CEO’s, CFO’s and HR executives – to build, implement and evaluate a workforce alignment strategy. Carol has achieved remarkable success improving leadership collaboration, developing programs and processes that facilitate strategic alignment and building an engaged, committed, high-performing workforce.

Carol is a nationally recognized thought leader, author, speaker and consultant on aligning the workforce to business strategy. It is the workforce that executes an organizations strategy. Too often in today’s complex business world, people are an afterthought, pushed to the side by marketing and financial strategies, even though those strategies can only be fulfilled by a workforce that gets it, knows how to do it and continuously improves performance.

Human Resources, the one function that should lead “all things people”, is often mired in a “process oriented” mentality that relegates them to a second team player rather than a leader in “all things people”. CEO’s need to understand how to challenge HR to be “all things people”, HR needs to understand how to fulfill their role as “all things people”, and the people need to understand their role in executing the strategy.

Carol’s experience in over 35 years of executive leadership has provided her with a unique lens and proven methodologies to help CEOs demand performance from HR and to develop the capability of HR to deliver business results by aligning the workforce to the strategy.

Her experience includes internal executive HR roles in the military, financial services, retail and healthcare, and she has consulted extensively with essentially every industry.

She is the author of “Repurpose HR: Moving from cost center to business accelerator” published by the Society for Human Resource Management in June 2015 which provides a practical RoadMap for human resource professionals to lead the process of aligning the workforce to the business strategy, and deliver results. Carol’s articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review,, Human Talent Network, BizCatalyst360 on her blog. Carol has a Masters in Adult Learning and Development and holds certifications as a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional, Senior Professional in Human Resources and Certified Compensation Professional.

For information on how Anderson Performance Partners LLC can assist in developing your organization strategy and aligning your leadership and workforce to your strategy and/or scheduling Carol for a speaking engagement, please contact us.

Engagement overview

I work with HR and leadership teams together, building strategic capability into the HR team to strengthen the partnership with the business leaders.  The outcome of the engagement is alignment between the workforce and the business.

In the initial consultation, I work with clients to clearly understand the challenge or opportunity, develop a project plan, and quote an estimate based on that plan.


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