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Our current client list includes, but is not limited to, Nike, Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle/Datalogix, Workday, Optiv, Big Switch, Cadence, KnuEdge, and Vail Resorts.
Principal and Founder
With over 20 years of experience in human resources, business strategy, organizational development, leadership training, talent management, transformational change, innovation, and culture development, Courtney Harrison most recently served as VP of Learning and Organizational Effectiveness at Juniper Networks in Silicon Valley. Prior to Juniper Networks, she was a Senior Faculty Member and Executive Coach for the Center for Creative Leadership, facilitating their flagship Leadership Development Programs as well as designing and facilitating custom work for C-Suite Teams aimed at developing high growth organizations. Courtney was also the CHRO for the United States Olympic Committee leading up to the successful run of the US Team in Beijing and was the creator, designer, and facilitator of Olympic University, which hosted Fortune 500 Leaders for multi-day leadership immersions.
Courtney’s other positions include SVP of Asurion, a Silicon Valley start-up, where she was a key contributor to the company’s growth from $200M to $1B in revenue in under three years, and multiple HR VP roles at American Express including Succession Planning and Executive Assimilation and Development. She also spent seven years in the healthcare industry at both GlaxoSmithKline and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
In addition to the above, her work was recently profiled in Harvard Business Review in an article entitled “Bright Shiny Objects and the Future of HR” which focused on her joint efforts with two of her colleagues over the last five years at Juniper Networks to re-imagine the role that HR can and should play in business strategy. Her work was also profiled in Talent Management Magazine in Sept 2014 in the article “Deploying Network Talent to Drive Innovation” which focused on her passion for helping shift companies from using traditional organizational charts to building an organizational structure that is more agile, collaborative, peer-based, and built-upon network theory.
Courtney sits on the Board of Vectra Bank and the Board of Xceleration. She has been an MBA Adjunct Professor for over 15 years and regularly guest lectures at universities including Vanderbilt, USC, and Cornell and at HR or OD related conferences.
Courtney and her husband reside in Denver, Colorado.
Principal and Founder
Alicia Mandel has more than 25 years of experience as a thought leader in learning and leadership development, change management, executive coaching, organizational development, and workplace culture at high-profile organizations.
Before launching Medius Advisory Group she spent six years leading Apollo Education Group’s learning, organizational development, and executive succession planning programs as Chief Learning Officer. As a key member of Apollo’s Human Resources leadership team, she was instrumental in driving the company’s organizational capabilities across a diverse employee base with operations across the US and abroad.
Prior to Apollo, Alicia worked at the United States Olympic Committee where she drove the innovation and design of Olympic University – a corporate university that leveraged sport to teach critical leadership principles to leaders of the Fortune 500 Olympic Sponsor organizations. Additionally, in her role running Learning and Leadership Development and as acting Chief Human Resources Officer, she was responsible for assessing, developing, and implementing a comprehensive leadership curriculum for the organization’s leadership and the 45 National Sports Federations.
Alicia served as Director of Leadership Development for Asurion, a fast-growing start-up based in Nashville, Tennessee, where she saw the company grow from $200M in revenue to $1B and from 900 employees to 5,000 in less than three years. She spent 10 years in the Human Resources division of American Express in New York, where she held various learning and development and leadership positions, culminating with her role as Director of Employee Engagement. Alicia spent the first seven years of her career at CitiGroup where she built training programs focused on leadership, sales, and credit.
Alicia currently serves on the board of the Arizona Education Foundation and sits on the Advisory board of YOL, a leadership development company focused on wellness and service to drive “flow.” Additionally, she is an entrepreneur and owner of Underground Fitness in Phoenix, a dynamic personal training studio. Alicia loves a good workout as much as she does a great glass of wine. She currently lives in Phoenix with her husband, her two teenage children and two dogs.
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