Sr. HR, Organization Development & DEI Consultant and Executive Coach
Beth Frechette is an experienced domestic and global HR and OD leader and consultant. Her experience has largely been focused in directing the attainment of strategies through learning and development across education, financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors. She is a strategic visionary and down-to-earth catalyst who engages participants in orderly culture change while creating a learning environment. Beth utilizes her solutions mindset to develop organizational cultures and strong talent bench strength through action-oriented development at all levels of an organization. Throughout her career, Beth has maintained passion about and expertise in organizational effectiveness, continuous improvement, employee engagement, DEI, performance management, executive and talent development, career pathing and planning, employee engagement and retention, organization design, M&A integration, and coaching leaders and managers to attain their professional and personal goals. Beth is certified in the use of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, DiSC, 360 Feedback and other 360 degree leadership assessments, RAPID Decision Making, Enneagram, and the Thomas Kilmann Instrument. She’s technology adept including HRIS systems.
Most recently, Beth held engagement, learning and development, and HR leadership positions within the academic sector at Goodwin University and LEARN during the integration of University of Bridgeport with Goodwin University and developing their Employee Experience Plan. Previously, she was UTC’s Global Learning & Development Leader where she expanded the global learning strategy for 3,000 senior level employees, effected UTC on the Working Mother’s List, assessed employee engagement, facilitated the global implementation of Workday HRIS, enhanced the performance appraisal process and diversity initiatives, and elevated HR effectiveness to benchmark standards. Earlier in her career at UTC, she served as Corporate Headquarters HR Leader, Corporate Workforce Diversity/EEO Manager, and supported Work/Life, Health, and Community Relations. In her role of Director, Learning and Professional Development at The Hartford, Beth partnered with leaders to successfully drive a cultural transformation in support to a new business model and enterprise wide strategy as well as to develop and deliver executive learning programs for the Top 100 leaders. While with St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center as VP HR, Beth led the organization’s increase in employee engagement, productivity, and efficacy of HR initiatives including succession planning, increase in high potential talent, decrease in employee benefits’ expense, and streamlining of HR operational efficiency. At CIGNA, as a HR Business Partner Leader, she led HRBPs through talent assessment, organizational metrics review, and cost-impact analysis.
Beth earned her B.A. at Connecticut College, M.S at University of South Carolina, and M.S. Adult Learning at UCONN with a GPA of 3.9. A firm believer in continuous learning, she is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Association for Talent Development (ATD), College and University Professional Association (CUPA) – HR, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Association for Human Resources Development. Her commitment to volunteer leadership currently includes that of Board Member, Hartford Federal Credit Union and Commissioner, Somers CT Economic Development Commission. Beth was a founder of the Business Leadership Network and Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE) as well as a past Director for the HR Planning Society of Western New England and the Hartford Area Child Care Collaborative.