At AmaniHR, we are passionate about developing organizations and the people in them. Our mission is to put balance and harmony back into your organization. We maximize the effectiveness of your employees, leaders, teams and the organization as a whole via HR consulting, integral coaching, customized training and assessmenand organizational development strategies. Our approach is unique to each client situation. We will work with you to determine what services are most needed and will customize the appropriate solution.
In the African language of Swahili, the word “amani” means “peace” or “harmony.” The vision of AmaniHR is to facilitate the balance and harmony needed for the success of organizations, teams and individuals through innovative leadership development services.
Rebecca Armacost has had a distinguished career with over 30 years of experience as an executive and senior leader in Global Human Resource Management and Organizational Development. Some of Rebecca’s executive positions include serving as the Vice President of People & Culture for a non-profit service agency, Head of HR for a financial services company and Senior Director of People & Culture for a large multinational organization operating in 100 countries. For the last 11 years, she has served as the Founder and CEO of AmaniHR, a boutique HR Consulting company with a mission to develop organizations by focusing on people.
Through AmaniHR, Rebecca serves as the Chief People Officer, HR Executive, or HR Consultant for various small and medium-sized clients in Tampa Bay. She is energized by developing and maximizing an organization’s culture and helping team members become more effective and engaged. Rebecca has passion and experience in organizational change initiatives including mediation and conflict transformation, leadership development, corporate culture and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Rebecca has led all aspects of large-scale corporate restructures including a multi-national reorganization involving 4000 employees in 26 countries.
Rebecca holds a master’s degree in Organizational Development and Design from Fielding Graduate University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Furman University. She is a Senior Faculty member for the Center for Creative Leadership and a Master Change Agent through GE’s Six Sigma. She is certified as a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) through the Society of Human Resources Management and leads courses for other HR professionals pursuing SHRM certification. Rebecca holds many certifications in personal, leadership, and organizational assessments and training programs. She utilizes these certifications to create custom training and team building programs for her clients on many topics including leadership development, conflict management, trust & psychological safety, positive intelligence, sales training, customer service and relationship management.
As a board-certified coach accredited through the International Coach Federation, Rebecca has an active coaching practice coaching executive and senior level clients in many Fortune 50-500 companies, small start-ups, and multi-national charities including RedHat: a division of IBM, General Electric, General Dynamics, Raymond James, and the American Heart Association. Combining her passion for people development and culture, Rebecca’s approach to coaching is to help clients focus on creating an environment where they feel emotionally engaged while successfully contributing to the organization’s strategy. Rebecca engages as a thought partner with clients to help them leverage their strengths and leadership skills to excel in their careers. She facilitates clients through individual awareness activities to help overcome real and imagined obstacles to achievement.
Rebecca has served in numerous leadership positions on non-profit boards where she champions the causes of women and children. She currently serves on the Shorecrest Preparatory School Board of Trustees. She is past Chair of the YWCA Tampa Bay Board of Directors, and President Emeritus of the Furman University Alumni Board of Directors. Rebecca’s favorite and most rewarding position is as the mom to son, Jackson.