New York - 08/05/2019 — Andrea M. J. Luoma, Ph.D., Transformational Catalyst, Organizational Consultant, and Executive Coach for Accommõd?re Consulting, and Online Lead Faculty for leadership component of MBA, Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland, was just recently selected as Top Organizational Consultant of the Year for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry.
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala
With over 2 decades of professional experience in Neuroscience-Based Communication, Leadership Consulting, Education and Coaching, Dr. Andrea has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert in many fields. As a dynamic, results-driven leader, Dr. Andrea has demonstrated success not only as an Organizational Consultant, but in every role she has held. Her impressive repertoire of prior roles have included; Database Coordinator for Microsoft, Purchasing Coordinator for Seattle Children’s, Graphic Illustrator for Westinghouse Hanford Co., External Relations Director and Event Manager for Washington State University, Visiting Professor for the US International University in Nairobi, Africa, International College of Management in Sydney, Program Director for Alliant International University, Director of Professional Programs & Lead Faculty for Master of Arts in Event Management for George Washington University, Associate Professor and Program Director for Hospitality and Event Management at San Diego Mesa College, and MBA Program Chair for John F. Kennedy University.
Dr. Andrea’s transition from higher education to consulting metamorphosized through extensive creation and facilitation of Professional Development programs and Executive Education. She holds a special place in her heart for her partnership with HIT (Hospitality Industry Trust) Scotland and attributes her work and success with this organization and those it serves as “where it all began”. She is also a partner with the Dorchester Collection Academy in London, England.
Dr. Andrea challenges executives and senior leaders to re-imagine conversation. She provides expertise in: team cohesion and effectiveness; communication enhancement for greater efficiency, effectiveness, productivity and results; leadership development and leader readiness; relationships that drive the bottom line; executive coaching; building or rebuilding trust; internal and external self-awareness; cross-cultural management and team development; enhancing employee engagement; altering organizational culture, and navigating and synergizing the generations in the workplace.
Her clients read like a Who’s-Who in the hotel world and other companies including executives and senior leaders from: Accor Hotel Group, North America, France, Thailand; Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts; Burj Al Arab, Dubai; Carlton Hotel, St. Moritz, Switzerland; Hyatt Regency, Osaka; InterActive Universities, Prague, CZK; Marina Bay Sands, Singapore; Marriott International, Jakarta; Nigerian Ministry of Tourism; Ritz Carlton, Miami; Shangri-la Hotel, Dubai; Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces, Mumbai, New Delhi, & NYC; Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong, CEO Builder, Salt Lake City, Utah; Pacific Northwest Chapter-Professional Convention Management Association; Scotland Hospitality Industry Trust; and Sound Transit and Visit Seattle. Dr. Andrea prides and credits her international experience for giving her cultural understanding and edge, due to client work around the world, and experience living in Australia, Japan, Kenya, South Africa, Switzerland and USA.
Dr. Andrea’s key areas of expertise include influencing individuals and organizations to develop and further their leadership capacity, work through resistance, think about and alter their thinking, and to re-imagine conversations. As a consultant and conversational coach, she transforms professionals and their businesses in the areas of leadership, organizational behavior, communication, and risk management, couched in contemporary brain research. She shares that neuroscience is providing the most cutting-edge insights, tips and tools previously unknown and certainly never taught. Dr. Andrea has an astute ability to get clients to think from different perspectives to come to breakthrough moments and develop their own solutions—unique to what has been done before. This is not about her solving their problems, but rather guiding clients to realize their own attainable solutions. She instills individuals with neuroscience-based techniques to alter their interactions with others for improved relationships, meaningful impact, productivity, efficiency, and increased bottom line, and rather than focusing solely on one area, she brings together multiple areas and helps others find the language to embrace and incorporate the concepts in easy to understand ways.
Dr. Andrea earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and Political Science from St. Cloud State University, and both her Master’s in Organizational Communication and PhD in Leadership from Washington State University. She is a certified facilitator of Conversational Intelligence©, and the Appreciation Languages in the Workplace©.
The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Dr. Andrea for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is brilliant at what she does and contributed so much of her wisdom and passion to help empower executives all over the globe. She is humble, gracious and we felt she would make an amazing asset to our organization. We are looking forward to meeting her at the gala and know we will be seeing more amazing things from this incredible woman.”
Throughout her illustrious career Dr. Andrea has received awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. For 2019 she is being considered for a feature in TIP (Top Industry Professional) Magazine and is being considered for the Empowered Woman of the Year Award. Also for 2019 Dr. Andrea, was selected as Top Organizational Consultant of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) and will be honored at their Annual Awards Gala being held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.Dr. Andrea was also just recently invited to be a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.
Aside from her successful career, Dr. Andrea is a sought after lecturer and public speaker. Her personal mantra she lives by is “With every interaction – conscious, verbal, intentional or not - you pull others to you or push them away.”
Looking back, Dr. Andrea attributes her success to her perseverance and resilience, mentors she has had along the way, cultural and international experience, and staying passionate in all her business endeavors. When not working, she enjoys traveling, downhill skiing, hiking in the mountains and being in nature, engaging in meaningful conversation and laughing. For the future, she hopes to continue making a difference in people’s lives and encouraging them to alter their thought processes to be forward looking and positive, in any way she can.
For more information on Dr. Andrea please visit: https://www.andrealuoma.com/
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