Lindsey Zajac - The Gaia Project

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About Lindsey Zajac

Lindsey A. Zajac is an experienced, Human Resources professional with a demonstrated history of excelling in fast-paced organizations. Training and Development, Talent Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting and Employee Relations are Lindsey’s areas of expertise. Now, as a Principal with Ahern, Murphy & Associates, Lindsey is able to leverage her skills and experience to help organizations coach, develop and retain their employees while improving their overall performance. Her passion is leadership development and coaching.

As a mother of two small children, Lindsey knows first-hand how difficult it is to juggle your family and your career. This inspired her to get a coaching certification in Women’s Leadership. Lindsey believes that career women today need a heightened level of support and resources to be successful both at work and at home. She is eager to share the Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership Coaching methodology with her clients.

Most recently, Lindsey was employed with PepsiCo as a Senior Human Resources Manager supporting the largest market in the country, Upstate NY. In this role, Lindsey was responsible for providing HR support for 1,100 union & non-union frontline associates and managers across nine locations. Lindsey served as a Strategic Business Partner with the PepsiCo Upstate NY Leadership team. During her five years with PepsiCo, Lindsey gained critical experiences in Employee Relations, Union Contract Negotiations, Change Management, Leadership Development, Organization Health Surveys and Action Planning, Performance & Talent Management, as well as Training and Development.

Lindsey co-led the quarterly “Getting Started as a New Supervisor” training for the entire Northeast Region, training close to one hundred new Supervisors each year. In addition, she helped develop new training content that was later incorporated into the curriculum for Frontline Leader Excellence Training that was rolled out to all Supervisors and Managers across PepsiCo nationwide. Lindsey is a proud recipient of PepsiCo’s most prestigious “You Excel” Award as well as multiple “Way to Go” Awards for delivering exceptional results.

Lindsey graduated cum laude from Providence College in 2005 with a BA in Political Science and a Minor in Women’s Studies. Upon graduation, Lindsey moved to New York City to begin her career in Staffing and Recruiting. She worked for a staffing agency on Wall Street specializing in

the placement of finance and accounting professionals and then joined a Technology Startup, Next Jump, as the head of recruiting to help the company double in size.

After a few years working in Manhattan, Lindsey moved back to Syracuse, NY to be closer to her family, and began working as a Technical Recruiter at Sensis Corporation. Shortly thereafter she was promoted to an HR Generalist supporting the Operations Dept. of over one hundred employees. Lindsey left the company to work for a larger, global, and publicly traded company, Cooper Crouse-Hinds as an HR Generalist. When Cooper was bought out by Eaton Corporation, Lindsey was promoted to an HR site lead in Windsor, CT, where she played a critical role in the integration of the two companies. While working for Eaton, Lindsey was recruited by PepsiCo to work as an HR Manager for the Upstate New York Market. She willingly accepted the position and relocated to Buffalo.

Lindsey resides in Williamsville with her husband (John) and their two children, Delaina and Drew. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys yoga, running, concerts, travel, and trying the many restaurants that Buffalo has to offer.

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