In episode 126, Coffey talks with Matt Williams about building a strategic HR operation. They discuss the spectrum between transactional and strategic HR; how AI will continue to make HR more efficient; the future of transactional HR roles; the impact of outsourcing transactional HR tasks; the importance of understanding the business; the importance of being involved with company peers outside of HR; how to avoid “no” and explore solutions and alternatives; developing business cases for HR initiatives; the value of coaches (like Matt) for HR professionals; and how HR professionals can challenge the norm for the better of the organization.

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Matt Williams

Matt Williams

Matt has an extensive background in assisting mid to C-level executives and their teams improve their results by developing the skills and competencies necessary to ensure individual, team and organizational success. He brings direct operating experience coupled with a depth of coaching experience that provides the foundation for successful executive and team development. As an executive coach, one of his specialties is helping executives gain clarity around issues quickly for the development and execution of strategies that bring about individual and team results. The approach, a blend of solutions-focused and cognitive behavioral coaching styles, challenges established leaders, and those in transition, to reach for both near term results and transformational growth.

Matt’s background includes both corporate and entrepreneurial experiences including technical, sales and leadership roles at Hewlett Packard, turnaround experience in the mid market and the founding, leading and successful sale of a medical technology firm. He has worked with individuals and teams at United Healthcare, ExxonMobil, Memorial Hermann, McCarthy Building and others.

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  1. Anthony James Padgett

    This is greatly appreciated. Great content.


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