For over 15 years, Andrea Ballard, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, has brought a unique, common sense perspective to the business of HR. Andrea coaches and inspires individuals, groups and organizations to tap into their unique strengths, values, passion and purpose to create stronger, more fulfilling and effective careers & work teams. She is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Andrea is the owner of Expecting Change, LLC, and lives in Olympia, WA. She works with professional services firms on their recruiting and training programs so they can attract and retain top talent in a competitive marketplace. Andrea is certified with Development Dimensions International (DDI) as a trainer and facilitator and leads a variety of leadership training and workshops.

Andrea has served on the Boards of several organizations and follows best practices gained from networking Picture of Andreaassociations across the country. She has served on the Board of the Olympia chapter of SHRM, and has also served on the Boards of the following associations:

  • SHRM, National Employee Relations Panel
  • Seattle SHRM
  • Puget Sound Association of Legal Administrators
  • Moore Stephens Human Resources SIG (Accounting Firm Association)




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