Getting Our Start...
People Factor was founded in 2016 by Sanya Strawser with one thing in mind – create the right understanding of Organizational Development which will allow organizations to fix many problems they face every day that could be the result of fast growth, lack of engagement, organized change, organic growth, lack of direction, too much focus on revenue only, too much talent, not enough talent, not the right talent, no processes, too many processes, rigid rules, no rules etc. Organizational Development is the whole basis and focus of People Factor. Our founding principles ensure we are always the best resource for our clients. We educate our clients when needed and also help them to understand the best practices in this field.
Sanya has been a passionate Organizational Development and Executive Coaching professional for over 17 years. She says, “When I started, I didn’t know what it was called, but I knew I wanted to help people find and connect with their own purpose and then connect that purpose to the purpose of the work they do. It’s a wonderful thing when you realize your passion and drive create a meaningful outcome.”
Over time, she realized that OD and coaching would be the perfect way to follow that passion and help people achieve meaning in their work lives. She now has an MBA in Human Resources – Organizational Development, and is also a Master Certified Executive Coach.
Another of her philosophies is to keep learning. She means it, too. When she says she continues to educate herself so she can give her clients the latest methodology and knowledge, she isn’t kidding. Sanya has an incredible number of certifications in her field, including:
- BS in Psychology
- MBA in Organizational Development and IT Management
- Master Certified Executive Coach
- Master Certified Transformation Coach (Executive, Leadership, and Group)
- Master Certified Laser Coach
- Certified Organizational Development Practitioner
- Wharton Entrepreneurship Certified
- Certified Business Strategist
- Certified Strategic Planner
- Certified DiSC Trainer
- Leadership Development Consultant
- Expert in Intent Based Leadership
- Experienced Management Consultant
- Organizational Change Management Consultant
- Trained and Experienced Project/Program Manager
She is a subject matter expert in culture initiatives to address executive engagement, organizational transparency and communication, strategy and goals, productivity and performance, mid-to large scale change involving team realignment, and employee engagement.
She is also an expert in strategic initiatives focusing on organizational growth and analysis; Systematic, strategic, and technological change (innovation); and transformative change management and process improvement.
Additionally, she has professional expertise and experience in: Business Continuity; Organizational Change Management, Strategic Planning, Strategy Execution; Merger and Acquisition Process; Succession Planning, Process Development; Performance Management; and Business Partnership
Not surprisingly, Sanya puts her whole self into her personal pursuits too. She has long been an avid golfer and has played all over the world. She also has an amazing knack for creating exotic and flavorful dishes from scratch that bring friends and neighbors running to her gatherings. Having had several close family members in the military, she has a heart for our service members and veterans, and is proud to have People Factor serve our state and federal governments as a certified government contractor.