Rodney Austin

Rodney Austin

Owner and Principal

Company: Rod Austin Consulting
Role: Session Presenter

2022 Conference Session: Using LEAN Principles to Solve for Inequity in a World of Unknowns (S6-C)

Rodney Austin, owner and principal of Rod Austin Consulting, is a highly experienced results-oriented executive with repeated success managing all facets of human resources, as well as guiding business teams in the design and execution of leading-edge HR business solutions and strategies. He takes an operational and best-practice approach to HR through his time on the front line in direct management where he has seen firsthand the impact of a strong and business-focused HR function.

Additionally, Rodney is a Certified Executive Coach skilled at helping others clarify their goals and the strategies to achieve them. He has a talent for launching employee-focused programs that generate stronger engagement, increased productivity, and motivation to secure competitive advantage for the organization.

He possesses highly refined communication skills that he has leveraged throughout his career to effectively present strategies, conduct detailed and impactful negotiations with unions and vendors, and work collaboratively at all levels of an organization. Rodney can forge solid relationships with critical stakeholders and senior partners in order to build consensus that will ultimately achieve business objectives. He has proven himself to be a strong and reliable internal strategic partner with a passion to ensure the growth of both the organization and individuals and deliver success and ROI.

Rodney’s wide and varied career has led him to develop expertise in many areas including:
HR Strategy Development | Individual and Team Coaching | Workforce/Succession Planning | Change Management | Employee Engagement | Labor Relations | Union Avoidance | Compensation and Benefits | Talent/Performance Management | Organizational Design | HR Transformation | Sourcing/Recruitment | Employee Training and Development | M&A Due Diligence and Integration


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