A little bit about me.
I have been telling work-life stories and building groundbreaking solutions to drive better employment experiences, increase retention rates, and improve job satisfaction for more than 20 years. As a former human resources leader, I believe that it is way past time to fix a world of work that’s broken. Through my storytelling, I cast a spotlight on innovators who are advocating for driving better employment experiences that benefit everyone — individuals, managers, employers, and organizations
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, Kemper Insurance, and Pfizer. 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.
When I’m not writing books to help translate the overly-complex world of work to ordinary people, 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.