Interim Manager and Senior Organizational Development Consultant, UC Davis Health
- Organizational Excellence
Adrienne Mead is a Senior Organizational Excellence Consultant. Her work over the past fifteen years has been at the intersection of Organization Development, Learning, Change, and Human Resources. Adrienne uses this combined perspective to help teams and organizations achieve their desired realities. Adrienne has special interest and expertise in team performance, change planning, employee engagement, talent management and leadership effectiveness.
Adrienne has served in leadership and internal consulting roles with various organizations and industries, including Stanford Healthcare, Stanford Children’s Health, El Camino Hospital, and Underwriter’s Laboratories. Her career journey has led her to contribute to a wide variety of notable projects, including organization-wide implementation of a management operating system, the design and deployment of a Talent Management function, strategic visioning and planning for various divisions, and the roll out and facilitation of a national leadership development program.
Adrienne has earned a B.A. in English Literature from University of Colorado at Boulder, and an M.S. in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco. Currently, Adrienne is enrolled in the Evidence Based Coaching certification program at Fielding Graduate University and is pursuing her Associate Coaching Certification with the International Coaching Federation. Adrienne is passionate about learning and growth, and she aspires to pursue future education in cognitive and behavioral sciences.
Adrienne brings a number of professional certifications to UC Davis, including Grove Strategic Visioning and Team Performance facilitation, Prosci Change Practitioner, Crucial Learning, MBTI and DiSC instruments, Peter Block’s Flawless Consulting, Appreciative Inquiry, and Lego Serious Play facilitation.
Adrienne was born in Sacramento and raised in Citrus Heights, and she is excited to be working for UC Davis, contributing to the communities of Sacramento. When not at work, Adrienne is an independent health coach, helping others to achieve their goals of health and wellbeing. Friends describe Adrienne as active, energetic, easygoing, thoughtful, and caring. She is happiest when she is learning, creating, and helping. She is best at agility, brainstorming, innovating, and connecting. Adrienne is also a wife and mother to three sons. In her free time, she loves swimming, reading, and exploring local art galleries, consignment shops, and restaurants.
Clifton Strengths Top 5: Futuristic, Ideation, Input, Intellection and Learner
MBTI: Introverted, Intuition, Feeling and Perceiving
DiSC: Steadiness - Conscientiousness
- MS Organizational Development, SPHR