I am a Human Resources professional who strived to implement a consultancy approach long before adopting the title. With over twenty-five years of business, operations, human resources management training and experience, business leaders have appreciated my firsthand experience in operations, my understanding of how all the HR functions impact the bottom line, and the proper balance of employee and business needs.
Before focusing on HR, I established a solid track record as a successful business partner improving revenue generation and containing costs when working with start-ups and organizations undergoing explosive growth. I derived keen insights from my operational background enabling me to improve profitability through attention to return on investments, employee retention, improved organizational design and development, and aligning HR to organizational strategies and goals. My experience is largely based in retail, and other client or customer service industries, with exposure to mining and financial organizations. I have extensive experience in recruiting, training and facilitation, employee relations, negotiation and conflict resolution, talent management, leadership development and succession planning.
Recently, I completed a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management with a Specialization in Organizational Leadership and have successfully applied my knowledge in the latest trends affecting HR and business today – talent management, employee engagement, leadership development and organizational culture. I remain current through education and networking, in large part, from my involvement with the Mile High Society for Human Resource Management, the local chapter of the global association of SHRM, where I serve as Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Directors.
As a lifelong learner, I share my knowledge of successes… and failures. As a risk taker, I share the benefits of diversity and change while overcoming associated challenges. As an optimist, I emphasize the positives while dealing with the negatives.