ABOUT ANGIE MCDERMOTT
I've had the privilege of coaching hundreds of executives over the course of my career. As an HR Leader, I have helped companies in all stages of growth attract, develop, and retain key talent — from young, fast-growing organizations to Fortune 50 firms. As a coach, I have partnered with CEO’s who needed a trusted thought partner and helped emerging leaders who over time reached senior leadership levels.
After getting my PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, I started my career at Procter and Gamble as a consultant where I played key roles in building scalable, global people systems which included employment testing, worldwide engagement surveys, and strategic research.
I joined Dell during its hyper-growth phase as the company's employee population increased by five-fold — from 8,000 to 45,000. I served in a variety of senior manager roles to help build talent and leadership capabilities. This included developing Dell’s Management Development Program within Dell University, being responsible for executive assessments, coaching (during the time coaching was becoming a practice area), and development. I also served as the OD leader for a large segment of the business.
Prompted by the need for flexibility while raising my children, I started my own consulting firm focused on executive coaching and team development for technology companies of all sizes and stages. I also co-created a series of Executive Retreats for women that resulted in many of our participants making life-changing shifts – many stepping into larger leadership roles. I also participated as a coach in the coaching network for Dell.
After being hired by one of my clients to run HR for Convio (a software company focused on helping non profits), I pivoted to creating and running HR departments and serving as a part of the executive team for technology firms. I approached the people side of the business from an organization effectiveness perspective leveraging my in-depth expertise in leadership and team effectiveness. As an HR Leader, I helped IPO two companies, participated in acquiring over 8 companies, and experienced being acquired once. Along the way, I helped build great executive teams who built great companies.