Andrea Garson has over 27 years of HR experience with Tier 1 organizations, practicing values based leadership. She is a leading authority on culture, engagement, leadership development and attracting and retaining key talent. Andrea’s expertise was gained through leading the HR function in a variety of top tier companies including Cardinal Health Canada, Roy Foss Motors, Workopolis, Dell Canada Inc., The Pepsi Bottling Group, Loblaw Companies Limited, and The Halifax Herald Ltd. Currently Andrea is Founder and Principal of Breaking Glass Inc, a boutique HR Consulting firm based out of Toronto.
During her tenure as Vice President Human Resources at Workopolis, the company was recognized with numerous awards. Workopolis was chosen as the first company to be given the Best Emerging Organization distinction as part of the Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures program and was named one of I Love Rewards’ 50 Most Engaged Workplaces,™ an award recognizing top employers that display leadership and innovation for engaging their workforce.
Andrea’s expertise in the field of career management, employee engagement and retention is highly regarded, having been featured in a number of media outlets including: Toronto Star, Canadian HR Reporter, Benefits Canada, Metro News and on CBC, CTV, and CP24.
The Halifax native holds a Bachelor of Science and an MBA from Dalhousie University. She is a member of The Human Resources Association of Ontario, holding their highest designation of CHRE.