Edana Destanick has over 20 years experience as a human capital and organization development, HR strategy, and leadership consultant, executive coach and educator. Edana works extensively with senior executives and HR leaders on their key talent and organizational issues across many industries including healthcare, professional services, consumer, and industrial products industries.
Prior to beginning her own consulting practice, Edana had worldwide responsibility for Organization Development and Talent at Merck. In that capacity, she had responsibility for global leadership/talent planning, performance management and development, and led consulting/coaching to the senior management team on issues of culture, change leadership and organizational effectiveness.
Edana’s career includes senior Organizational Development/Human Resources leadership roles in a number of leading organizations. Prior to joining Merck, she was Vice President of Organization Development at Honeywell, providing OD leadership in the merger integration of the AlliedSignal and Honeywell. She has also served as Senior Director of Organization Development at Nabisco Brands and at Pepsi prior to that. Earlier in her career Edana was a member of Coopers & Lybrand’s global strategy consulting practice.
Edana now spends her time providing human capital and organization development, strategic HR, talent planning, strategy, executive coaching, culture, change management and leadership consulting to major corporations/ partnerships. Edana’s consulting and coaching brings together her years of leading this work on a global basis for several Fortune 500 companies with her experience consulting with leaders across industries and at different stages of their talent development process and strategy.
Edana began her career doing global development and international trade work with the World Bank, the World AID Organization and on Capital Hill in Washington DC where she worked for the ranking congressman on foreign affairs and human rights.
Edana holds a MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BA in economics from Tulane University. She and her family live in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
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