Rebekah Whisler

Affiliate Practitioner

Rebekah Whisler is an affiliated practitioner with the Center for Effective Organizations, USC Marshall School of Business, and the founder of Rebekah Whisler Consulting, which provides expertise to organizations and executives in the areas of talent, transformation, and teams.

Rebekah gained extensive global Human Resources leadership experience during her 23 year career at General Mills, a $17B global consumer products company, where she partnered with a variety of business units, corporate functions, shared services, and supply chains. Rebekah drove business results as both an HR Business Partner, creating and activating talent, organization, and culture strategies, and also as Enterprise Lead for talent management and organization effectiveness, building leadership and HR capabilities.

Rebekah’s experience includes:

Talent Management and Leader Development

  • Led enterprise-wide global annual talent review process and individual development planning process, resulting in improved succession plans and accelerated development plans.
  • Developed and executed talent strategy to build a robust global pipeline of high-performing and diverse leaders to deliver breadth and technical expertise.

Transformation, Organization Design, and Change Management

  • Advanced business leader and HR capabilities by creating organization design, change management, and change leadership tools and training.
  • Supported successful transformations by providing consultation to a variety of areas including offshore shared services, global business unit, Finance function, manufacturing plants, and financial institution.

Team Effectiveness and Coaching

  • Built enterprise-wide global tools and resources for team effectiveness, hybrid teamwork, collaboration, ways of working, and leader transitions.
  • Ignited high-performing leadership teams, executives, and high-potential talent through skilled and thorough diagnosis, facilitation, coaching, and action planning.

Rebekah earned her Master of Arts in Labor and Employment Relations and Bachelor of Science in Psychology, both from the University of Illinois.

Recent Research