Driving Sustainable Transformation through Progressive Executive Leadership

Lydia is a skilled executive who has led successful transformations across various industries, including professional services, education, utilities, for-profit, non-profit, and public sector. She collaborates with boards, executives, and other leaders to drive sustainable change, with a focus on labor and employee relations. Lydia has a proven ability to negotiate and resolve complex, confidential, and sensitive matters, making her a sought-after advisor and trainer on legal advocacy, discipline, salary administration, employee engagement, succession planning, performance management, and talent acquisition.

As a results-oriented and business-focused leader, Lydia brings a wealth of experience in policy development, implementation, and compliance. Her leadership style is engaging, innovative, and coaching-focused, empowering teams to achieve their full potential with unwavering integrity. Lydia’s expertise in labor and employee relations has been instrumental in building strong talent pipelines and enhancing organizational cultures.

Lydia’s notable achievements include leading all aspects of HR strategy and operations as the Human Resource Director for the City of Detroit Water and Sewage Department, where she modernized HR processes and procedures and oversaw the development of a comprehensive talent management program. As the Director of Labor and Employee Relations for the City of Atlanta, Lydia played a critical role in negotiating and implementing labor contracts, fostering collaborative relationships with union leaders and employees, and resolving complex labor disputes. She also oversaw the development and implementation of policies and procedures to improve employee engagement, retention, and performance management.

Lydia’s experience extends to other organizations, including Detroit Public Schools and LM Garnier & Associates, where she played a crucial role in enhancing organizational culture, building strong talent pipelines, and implementing policies and procedures to improve employee engagement and retention. With her extensive experience and collaborative leadership style, Lydia is a valuable asset to any organization seeking to transform its workplace culture and drive sustainable change.

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