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Andora Gandy Hinton

Andora Gandy Hinton, the CEO of Willow North Growth Partners LLC, is a seasoned professional with a rich background in the media and business world. Her journey towards founding and leading this successful company is a testament to her resilience and commitment to driving lasting change.


With a career spanning over 15 years in the media space, Andora gained invaluable experience in the newspaper industry. However, she eventually felt that she had reached her professional limit in that role and sought new avenues for growth. She transitioned to a cloud-based software company, only to face a job elimination after two years. Undeterred by setbacks, Andora began doing contract facilitation work for a well-known training company. It took nine months before she secured her first client in 2015, but that marked the inception of Willow North Growth Partners.


Andora's unwavering motivation stems from her passion for results. She values client feedback, both positive and constructive, because she uses it to fuel her team's growth. Andora believes that this type of collaboration and communication is what empowers businesses to equip their workforce with the necessary skills to inspire lasting change.


Andora's educational journey includes earning a BA in communication from the University of Alabama. She has also obtained certifications in Emotional Intelligence (EQ-i & EQ-i 360), Lead Now!, Relationship Intelligence, and InsideOut Coaching, among other equally impressive designations. Notably, she is a Ken Blanchard Channel Partner and is working towards certification in the i4 NeuroLeader™Methodology. Her remarkable achievements were acknowledged when she was recognized as Thought Leader of the Year.


Willow North Growth Partners, under Andora's leadership, has grown exponentially since its establishment in 2015. Initially focusing on media and tech companies, the firm has expanded its clientele to include commercial real estate, CPA firms, manufacturing companies, biopharma organizations, and nonprofits. Their core mission revolves around helping organizations transform employee behavior to enhance efficiency and productivity. Their approach involves comprehensive training, both virtually and in person, coupled with a strong emphasis on long-term reinforcement. This commitment to development through practice and retention ensures that clients achieve their desired results. In 2024, the company is set to launch an innovative initiative aimed at enhancing communication skills and facilitating difficult conversations for both corporations and individuals. This expansion reflects their dedication to providing tailored solutions.


Willow North Growth Partners stands out as a boutique firm that offers flexibility and customization. Collaborations with other experts allows them to provide a wide range of services. They prioritize building strong client relationships and are willing to go the extra mile to meet specific needs. In addition to their training expertise, they have ventured into culture transformation work, helping organizations gradually shift their corporate cultures.


The company's team is well-equipped with certifications such as TILT, DISC, and The Five Behaviors. This collective expertise underscores their commitment to improving organizational dynamics and fostering growth.


Andora Gandy Hinton
Willow North Growth Partners LLC


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