Since 2000, Andrea has been a consultant to clients at Amazon, Microsoft, Zillow, Expedia, Blue Origin, Liberty Media, The Space Needle, Waggener Edstrom, Glympse, Nokia, comScore, Shiftboard, and Seattle University, among others.
Focus areas with recent clients include: managing senior leadership teams; scaling leadership to large-scale or complex challenges; building organizational capacity; influencing tactics and change agency across an organization; strengthening strategic thinking and execution plans; building organizational mechanisms; leading innovation and disruptive thinking; prompting self-management in the context of working with senior and c-suite leaders; driving agendas forward with clarity and focus; reassessing leadership and management skills when transitioning jobs or industries; and evaluating “the first 200 days” when clients take on greater responsibilities.
Prior to starting Umbach Leadership Consulting, Andrea worked with HR and line executives at Microsoft to create systems to identify, develop, and retain future leaders for the corporation. She also conducted organization development and strategic planning efforts with critical groups across the company and provided individual coaching to senior managers around their management, leadership, career decisions, and performance. Prior to Microsoft, Andrea was Manager of Strategic Internal Communications for Alcatel NV in Paris and Brussels where she was responsible for strategic management communications for 30,000 executives and middle managers worldwide. She created widely-subscribed internal management magazines for Alcatel CEOs and executives, and developed Strategy Conferences for international managers worldwide. As Media Specialist for Apple Computers, Inc., Andrea worked on sales force motivation and management.
To learn more about Andrea, her background, and her work, please visit her website at Umbach Leadership.