Founder of Lead With Harmony
Andrea MacKenzie, Founder of Lead With Harmony, is a team and leadership development expert who helps business owners and executives hire strategically and develop their teams towards improved performance, lower stress, and stronger leadership. She is an MBA, multi-certified coach, and award-nominated Kolbe-Certified™ consultant with 20+ years in corporate roles and consulting.
Andrea founded Lead With Harmony over 10 years ago to serve small businesses by incorporating her first-hand understanding of team success factors and disruptors into her own style of team and leadership development - an approach that combines elements of business consulting, project management, leadership coaching, experiential learning, and specialized assessments and techniques, such as Kolbe assessments, ICF coaching principles, and IPEC Energy Leadership™ frameworks.
Andrea enjoys working with growth-oriented business owners and executives who advocate for the advancement and well-being of the people they serve, hire, and inspire.
When Andrea is not working with her business clients, you will often find her writing, singing, or playing music, life-long gifts that have helped her understand her own core values of self-expression, creativity, joy, and connection through story and art.
"When protecting the status quo becomes more risky than change, it's time to change the status quo. ”
- Andrea MacKenzie, Forbes.com
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"Practice what you preach, even in small inner circles. What happens behind closed doors is probably the most telling sign of how a leader or business owner is truly contributing to, or standing up against, discrimination. Be mindful of what you say and do, how you deal with the biased and hurtful comments and actions of others, and what you are willing to accept as a social norm."
"It is critical to reconcile the expectations of every relevant leader and get very clear on what your business needs are in a candidate before the hiring process begins. Once you have that, you can objectively look at a candidate’s past results and experience, as well as use assessments and other tools that can help you make the least biased, most evidence-based decision."
"The biggest red flag for any business decision is a decrease in the bottom line. If a company invests in ways to scale its operations, it should be to meet an increase in demand and a corresponding increase in sales. If the cost to scale is greater than the forecasted revenue, the ROI on the investment won't be realized."