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Priya Suri


Priya is a consultant working on organizational development and effectiveness, and talent management. She has been working in the HR/OD/Talent Management space for over 20+ years, with the diverse experience of working in the U.S. and internationally, in a variety of industries from Retail, Energy, High-tech, and e-commerce.

Priya’s prior experience as an HR leader at Walmart – building and managing HR/Talent and Org Development functions, as well as leading organizations through transformations and linking people and culture to business priorities – has helped prepare her for her role at Blue Beyond.

Priya is a member of SHRM and holds a bachelor’s degree in business and master’s degree in social work. She is most complimented on being a trusted advisor to senior leaders, a strategic thought and execution partner, and how comfortable she is working across all levels in the organization.

What skills and expertise do you bring to the team?

Having spent the bulk of my career as an internal corporate employee, I bring a certain sensibility of how the work we do from a people and culture perspective translates in an organization. I have been fortunate to partner with Blue Beyond as a client and now being a consultant with Blue Beyond, I bring a level of both appreciation and perspective on how this collaboration could be effective and also draw from each other’s expertise.

What do you find most rewarding about your work?

Being able to support the leader or client in the most important work in any organization – the people in their organizations who are the real differentiator. What I find most rewarding is the ability to hopefully make a difference in helping leaders and organizations think and add value about enhancing their employee experience, which ultimately makes a huge difference in the organization’s effectiveness.

What makes you proud to work at Blue Beyond?

The Blue Beyond team – smart, talented, collaborative, and value driven individuals.

What is your favorite time of year? Why?

Thanksgiving. As an immigrant, this holiday is new to me, but over the 20 years that I have been in the United States, I have begun to really enjoy this tradition where we explicitly share what we are most grateful for; I think it is a rich and reflective experience. This has now evolved to be “Friendsgiving” with some of my close friends. But having been born and raised in India – Diwali has to be the holiday that I have the fondest memories of. If I have the opportunity, I would love to be back home and enjoy the experience in a local way all over again but this time with my boys, my parents, and extended family.

What characteristic do you admire most in others?

Courage and resilience. It’s never easy to be in a tough situation, but the ability to find a way to stay the course and come through it while keeping yourself and the people you touch whole is what resilience means to me. You have found a way to be human even in the most difficult situations.

How does good consulting happen?

When you listen deeply and care about what makes the client successful, this helps inform the work you do with them. You work on what matters to the client, and you care that they have the best experience and outcome.

What learning experience has had the biggest impact on who you are now?

I am not sure it is one specific experience that has had the biggest impact, but I think being around low ego, high courage leaders makes me want to do better work. If I had to pick a time in my life that had the biggest impact on me, it was during my Social Work program in India. I have had the chance to be in juvenile centers, in psychiatric OP, counseling burn victims at a burns ward in a hospital, spastic centers and rehabilitation places to help injured or disabled folks get skilled in a trade. Those were some of the most powerful experiences.

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