Chandria Harris, HireCultures (Nashville Business Radio, Episode 28)
Being a first-generation college graduate, Chandria Harris worked her way through school and learned her lessons the hard way. She turned her experience into her new book, The Not So Buttoned-Up Approach. Chandria joined host John Ray to discuss her journey, her book, and how her work at HireCultures has evolved into executive coaching for CEOs and corporate leaders who want to successfully hire and lead a more diverse team. Nashville Business Radio is produced virtually from the Nashville studio of Business RadioX®.
HireCultures is a professional development firm that provides exceptional recommendations and best practices to recruit, retain and develop employees.
They assist manufacturing companies by providing consulting, inclusion training, recruiting, and more. People want to belong at work. Leaders want to keep employees. HireCultures makes both possible.
Since 2016, HireCultures has developed 15,000 students, staffed over 150 companies, and coached over 50 executives.
Chandria Harris, CEO/Principal Consultant, HireCultures
Chandria Harris is a Global Career Development Consultant and Certified Career Services Provider who has served in human resources at Fortune 500 companies and in higher education.
Chandria has proven experience in leading people strategy, organizational design and diversity initiatives that drive impactful results. Admired for developing professionals of color and coaching mid-level managers to executive status, Chandria is a trusted Career and Human Resource professional with an exceptional history of success facilitating leadership training in higher education and health care organizations.
Prior to launching her consulting firm, Chandria served as a Program Manager for Executive Leadership within a fortune 500 company in which she oversaw executive training for Chief Executive Officers and Chief Operation Officers. She facilitated an international training event with CEOS attending from the UK and 20 US states. She also served as a Performance Coach for recent graduates entering the workforce and was recognized for helping over 300 students land business professional internships.
Chandria has a Masters’s degree from The University of West Alabama, a Bachelors Degree in Social Science from Mississippi University from Women, and an Associates Degree from Meridian Community College. She holds certifications: Global Career Development, Career Services Provider, and Certified Professional Resume Writer.
Chandra has also just published her new book, The Not So Buttoned-Up Approach.
Questions and Topics in This Interview
- Chandria’s new book for recent graduates The Not So Buttoned-Up Approach
- HireCultures and how we support companies with recruiting and retaining professionals of color
- Chandria transition from career development to executive coaching
- How organizations can embrace the gig economy to attract young professionals
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