Sterling Price | Principal OD Performance Partners
About Sterling Price
Sterling Price spent the last 30 years broadening his HR experience by assuming roles of
increasing responsibility in the healthcare and aerospace industries. This experience has
included being Managing Director of an HR Consulting team, owning an OD consulting company,
and holding the positions of Vice President and Director of HR for two Fortune 500 healthcare
In his role as VP of HR for Magellan Health Services, Sterling led a team that provided general HR
support to over 5500 employees located in 50 states. While in this position, he touched all areas
of HR, including executive coaching, employee relations, and process improvement. Besides
overseeing the activities of his Generalist team, Sterling acted as the principal support to the
Corporate Office executives. This included oversight of the recruiting of all executives in the
company. Additionally, Sterling oversaw the establishment of an HR Service Center that acted as
a clearinghouse for HR support to the field. This highly successful endeavor resulted in increased
capacity for the core HR team and a better connection to his customer base.
Prior to working for Magellan, Sterling spent 10 years as a Director of HR for Correctional
Medical Services. In this capacity, he had the opportunity to negotiate union contracts, develop
and deliver leadership training, and partner in the development of a corporate-wide Human
Performance initiative that identified, and developed the top leadership performers in the
Sterling was the founder and principal for The Performance Partners, an HR consulting company.
In this role, he developed and delivered leadership training, conducted process improvement
efforts that resulted in significant productivity gains, performed executive coaching, lead
companies through strategic planning, and helped change the work culture of a 100-year-old
Sterling holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Organizational
Psychology from the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He is a former adjunct
professor in the Human Resources Masters program at Webster University. Sterling is a member
of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the St. Louis Human Resources
Areas of Expertise
• Career Coaching
• Change Management
• Culture Change
• Executive Coaching
• Executive Recruiting
• Leadership Development
• New Leader Integration
• Organizational Assessment
• Performance Management
• Process Improvement
• Strategic Planning
• Succession Planning
• Talent Management
"Most executives’ success or failure is determined in the first 90 days.
In this economic environment, the success or failure of a new executive can have a significant impact on your company."
What Others Are Saying About Sterling:
Jim Curran, Business Development at Hays Companies
"I had the pleasure of working with Sterling at CBIZ. Sterling has been a great addition to our internal cross-serving team, as he embodies the spirit, the constructive cooperation and enthusiasm that helps make such a team successful. His wide-scope and long-range vision coupled with his patient, yet purposeful direction would serve quite well in any Managerial or Organizational Development role. His keen insight into personalities, abilities and proper working designs would lend well to any company looking to restructure or grow. I would recommend him to any organization that places great value on both their employees and clientele as he works passionately to serve them both."
Ed Hinders, AIF, Specializing in Retirement Plan Consulting, Investment Advisory & Fiduciary Governance Solutions at CBIZ
"It is my pleasure to recommend Sterling. We worked together at CBIZ where I grew to respect his integrity, sincerity and work ethic. As part of a small business development team, made up of leaders from different disciplines, Sterling was always looking for ways to help our team members and to contribute in a positive manner. His record speaks for itself. Find an opportunity to meet Sterling. You will be glad you did."
Michael Burroughs, Executive Recruiter, Coach and Integration Expert. Author of BEFORE ONBOARDING: How to Integrate New Leaders
"It was my distinct pleasure to have worked alongside Sterling Price while we were both at Spectrum Healthcare Services (he was working in one of our divisions). Sterling is an accomplished and knowledgeable HR executive with a particular strength in the area of organization development. We collaborated on many projects and I mentored him in OD areas. Sterling was designated in succession planning as someone who could replace me and I was glad to work closely with him to prepare him for such a role. He gave as much as he got. He has good judgment and his ideas are solid. He is a highly ethical individual and a great teammate"
Experience and Skills
• Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
MA, Organizational Psychology
• Behavioral Interviewing Project
Situation: One of the largest construction engineering companies in the world was having problems successfully hiring people, particularly engineers, who could work in their unique environment.
Action: Using functional competencies we helped them identify, I developed a complete selection process for their HR staff and hiring managers that showed them how to hire the right person by identifying not only the appropriate technical skills but cultural fit.
Result: This process was turned into a class that I delivered in numerous U. S. locations, plus London, England. I also developed and delivered a train-the-trainer class so others could be certified to roll it out to company locations across the globe.
• Process Improvement - Product Redesign
Situation: Performed work for a 140 year old family owned business that built machines that crush tires and wood for recycling. The crushing machines had been built the same way for more than 50 years.
Action: Led a process improvement team that redesigned two of their crushing machines. The team consisted of two shop floor employees, a design engineer, a marketing person and a parts expert.
Result: The redesigns cut out 25% and 27% of the cost to build them, with no change in their capacity. This added thousands of dollars to the company's bottom line every time they sold a machine.
• Personnel Policy Revision
Situation: A hospital in Maryland had more than 100 personnel policies in multiple data bases that spanned the last 20 years. Many of the policies were irrelevant, redundant, and in some cases illegal. Mangers couldn't find the right policies, and were confused by conflicting policies.
Action: We eliminated unnecessary, conflicting and illegal policies, rewrote outdated policies, created needed policies, and combined policies where appropriate.
Result: There were significantly fewer policies that could be understood, and easily found in one location. The feedback from management was extremely positive.
• Former Adjunct Professor, Webster University
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