New OwnHers® Partner Alert: McPherson | Berry

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“We provide solutions to help you reduce costs, improve quality increase performance, build leaders, and manage risk.”

Our Mission

McPherson|Berry has as its mission to assist clients align, engage, and perform. Our services and products help improve leadership effectiveness, bring productivity to new heights, and assist in building capable teams through HR consulting services and organizational development.  

Our Philosophy

Over the past decade studies have shown an explicit connection between organizational development and the achievement of the organization’s mission and objectives. This connection is the rationale behind our philosophy of ‘human capital’ investment. McPherson|Berry is committed to creating partnerships with progressive organizations that are dedicated to achieving more. It is no secret that organizations are having challenges with aligning talent with business goals, employee engagement, developing leaders, and achieving more. We understand your talent management challenges. We have partnered with numerous organizations to build HR capacity or be their HR team.

Our Brand

We offer effective talent management solutions in various options:

·     HR extended team

·     Employee engagement management

·     Education provider

·     HRIS and other tools to streamline processes and improve efficiency


LaSonya Berry has an exceptional track record of helping businesses and individuals achieve their full potential. A dynamic human resource professional, she has lent her expertise to a wide array of government agencies, nonprofit organizations and Fortune 500 companies such as IBM and General Electric for over 16 years.  She founded McPherson, Berry & Associates (McPherson|Berry), a multifaceted consulting firm dedicated to providing first-class HR consulting, leadership development, performance and talent management solutions to diverse clientele.  As president and CEO of McPherson|Berry, LaSonya draws on her broad-ranging experience to design effective, growth-producing organizational development strategies for companies of all sizes.

While an operations manager at IBM, she became known for her superior project management skills, as well as her unique ability to quickly diagnose and solve complex challenges.  She led a team that generated over $50 million annually in revenue, and transformed countless new employees into knowledgeable, productive team members.  Her propensity for achieving significant bottom-line results earned her IBM’s COM Award and the prestigious IBM Leadership Award. Since being at the helm of her firm, the company was recognized with the coveted Trailblazer Award by GWBC, a region of the Women Business Enterprise National Council.  She has been awarded one of the 25 Most Powerful Minority Women in Business, one of the 2009 Charleston Business Journal’s Forty Under 40, one of WBENC’s 2010 Business Stars, and in 2013 featured in MBE magazine (national publication).

LaSonya possesses a distinctive blend of business acumen and social consciousness. She is as skilled at grooming the next generation for success as she is at managing multimillion dollar contracts.  Inspired by her experiences as a Workforce Development Program trainer and her passion for working with youth, she established GET POISED, a nonprofit organization offering leadership and life skills training to adolescents and those in life transition.

A two-time Clemson University alumna, LaSonya holds a BS in Industrial Engineering, an MS in Human Resource Development, and currently pursuing a EdD in Educational Leadership.  She is the author of "101 Power Tips for the Workplace". She is also co-author of the books “Becoming the Professional Woman,” “Customer Service and Professionalism”, the “Young Woman’s Guide”, and the “Young Man’s Guide”.  LaSonya serves as a United Way’s Women Legacy Cabinet member, Advisory Board for Keller Graduate School HR Programs, International Advisory Board member of PWN, UW Lowcountry Women’s Leadership Council member, alumni of Furman University’s Diversity Leadership Initiative, a member of WBENC Leadership Forum, past board member for the Greater Women’s Business Council (WBENC), and past SHRM State Council Member.