Too many HR messes inspired my obsession to fix work.

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.

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

Keynote speaking. I am passionate about leadership and have served as a keynote speaker for 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 and services. My primary clients are CEOs, CFOs, and CHROs who want to fix work. I have a passion for human resources technology and training the next generation of leaders to tackle problems with creativity and innovation. I also offer executive recruiting, 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.