Too many HR messes inspired my obsession to fix work.

A little bit about me.

My career began in 1995 as an HR assistant for Leaf Candy Company, providing operations assistance and recruiting services for an hourly workforce in a manufacturing environment that was heavily unionized and staffed with immigrants from war-torn Bosnia. Since those glorious days, I’ve worked at Monsanto, Alberto-Culver (now Unilever), Kemper Insurance (out of business), and Pfizer (not my best work). Even as my title and compensation grew, I hated my job.

I became a writer, speaker, and podcaster as a result of the heartbreak and outrage I’ve experienced throughout my corporate career. While I love calling out boorish behavior, I am dedicated to the revolutionary and long-overdue mission of fixing work by telling stories and teaching leaders how to create workplace cultures that support, empower, and engage workers meaningfully.

Now I help executives and HR leaders prioritize the employee experience to avoid the collateral damage of a toxic work environment. You can find me all over the internet, shaking my fist and yelling at clouds.

Who I’m working with,
and how I’m helping.

Keynote speaking. I have keynoted hundreds of esteemed events around the globe. Along the way, I’ve emceed award shows, moderated panels, and participated in virtual events. Event planners request me because there is no drama: I show up ready to educate audiences around the world.

Corporate training. My primary clients are CEOs, CFOs, and CHROs who want to fix work. I have a passion for human resources technology and will leverage my audience and influence to train the next generation of leaders to tackle problems with creativity and innovation. I also offer executive coaching and leadership training upon request.

HR transformation. As a consultant and advisor, I guide business leaders and human resources directors in letting go of the commonly held assumption that efficiency and profitability should be the guiding forces in human resources policy creation. All organizations must prioritize the employee experience, also known as EX. If they don’t, the collateral damage is very likely to be an inconvenienced, overworked, demoralized, or dehumanized workforce.

Influencer marketing. I also work with founders, CEOs, and CMOs at HR technology companies to tell their stories and educate buyers on the future of work.

Let's stop making the same mistakes over and over again.

Let’s work together, rethink the promises we make to our people, and make fresh mistakes in the name of progress, creativity, and innovation.