About the Founder

Andrea Bednar

PoP Associates is a consulting and development firm specializing in Conscious Business Leadership –The Art & Science of Achieving Purpose, Intentions and Goals. Wake up. Add perspective. Deliver results. After twenty years in performance consulting, Andrea Bednar has designed and delivered performance leadership programs to thousands of executives as well having successfully delivered hundreds of corporate programs. Because of her background and experience, Andrea knows that leaders have focused again and again on results – often burning out along the way and rarely sustaining the results. Her mission is to have leaders stop focusing on results and start focusing first on purpose and then on the practices, actions and behaviors that deliver results, are measurably effective and produce the experience of satisfaction. Her projects have included transforming the trauma and measurable performance of 9000 employees and contractors at a refinery after a tragic accident; moving an established and honored R&D department from a closed world of research to an effective marketing area for a new product for forestry; the refocus and repurpose of a division of an oil & gas major in Alaska after a spill; bringing leadership development and performance to mining in Malaysia; supporting factory workers to have an effective, united, rational voice in their business; aligning contractors, office staff and management on budget, scheduling and safety of a $1 billion project in Canada; creating effective communication between the Aboriginal People and a company harvesting minerals in Australia; bringing an Iraqi company and an American company together effectively to run a $20 billion project in Iraq. She’s worked with clients in various industries, and throughout North America, the UK and Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, and Australia. In addition, Andrea’s personal contribution to the global community is a profoundly satisfying aspect of her career. In her passion for the practice of inquiry, she has led salons all over the world to encourage (and train) others; she was one of the co-founders of the Executives for the Extraordinary – Education for Everyone (E4E). She is a board member for PASS Consulting and she is also responsible and accountable for the Society of International Business Fellows Leadership Academy. Andrea is also an executive board member for the Society of International Business Fellows. Andrea is a certified Master Integral Coach and lives in North Texas with her husband, Tim, their Great Pyrenees, Hewbie, and Morty (the one-legged parrot).