Andrea Briscoe

Career Background:  Andrea L. Briscoe, brings more than ten years experience from her work as an HR Director and specialist in the areas of coaching, staffing, employee relations, training and development. Andrea’s unique perspective has helped nonprofit organizations and corporations alike achieve positive change by creating new levels of awareness.  As an adjunct professor, Andrea helped managers at all levels bring a more inclusive lens to their work with teams and staff. Her coaching model incorporates strategy, communication and integrity.

Specialties: coaching, diversity and inclusion, and organizational change


Industry Experience: Andrea has been a corporate and financial human resource consultant for organizations in consulting, accounting, insurance and financial services.  In addition to heading up recruitment drives, she helped launch diversity initiatives, recast organizational structures and perform strategic staffing and planning for these firms.  Andrea has held positions as a V.P. for Human Capital, Employee Relations Manager, Human Resources Director, and VP for Organizational Effectiveness.  In the recent past Andrea has consulted with Oppenheimer Funds, The White House Project, O Magazine, Women Rising, Ashoka, KPMG and Moody’s.

Noted Accomplishments:

  • Developed and implemented a Strategic Diversity Plans for Nonprofit  Organizations;
  •  Created trainings in Appreciative Inquiry and Emotional intelligence for MBA students in NYC;
  • Developed an Appreciative 360 multi-rater evaluation tool for use in organizations;
  • Worked as an Executive Coach with the Tuck School of Management’s Ascent Program "Leading Multicultural Women to the Top," and
  • Coached a nationwide cadre of diverse women at Black Enterprise Magazines "Women of Power Summit", 2008 – 2010.


Certifications: Andrea is a certified Executive Coach and a member of the International Coach Federation, International Association of Coaches, SHRM, OD Network and the Association for Psychological Type.


Education: Andrea holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College in Boston, MA, a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development from the New School and is a graduate of the City University of New York Law School.


Additional Information: Andrea has been active in public interest advocacy since the 1980s. In the early 1990’s, she worked as a criminal defense attorney and a court advocate serving indigent clients and juveniles in New York City. She also worked as a Domestic Violence Consultant for non-for-profit agencies in New York City.