“Leading the growth of revenue and profitability, improving business competitiveness via a strong workplace culture and driving increased global brand influence and impact are the hallmarks of my leadership in the Human Capital Management sector.”
I started my career at the publisher of The Christian Science Monitor and then spent 20+ years in the HR consulting world specializing in the career transition, executive coaching, and leadership development arena as a business leader at the local, regional, national, and global levels. Many know me for my tenure as the CEO of the Great Place to Work Institute, the global consultancy dedicated to improving society by helping companies create better workplaces. Prior to Great Place to Work, I was the Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO for SHRM (The Society for Human Resource Management), the world’s largest professional association for human resource professionals with over 275,000 members in more than 140 countries.
I’ve lived all over the U.S. (a shout out to my wonderful husband with whom I’ve made more than 12 geographical moves in the last 25 years) and have traveled the world in support of my customers and stakeholders — most of whom were HR professionals and their organizations. In 2014 alone I was in 21 countries throughout Asia, South America, Europe and North America.
I’ve been successfully leading and growing businesses since 1985 that ranged in size from $500,000 annual sales with 4 employees (including me) to nearly $300 million in annual sales with close to 2,000 employees. Growing revenue and profitability, improving business competitiveness via a strong workplace culture and driving increased brand influence and impact are the hallmarks of my leadership.
I serve on a number of boards in the HR and education spaces. Current affiliations include chairing Globoforce‘s WorkHuman Advisory Board, Jobs for America’s Graduates, RiseSmart, Inc., and the Workforce Institute at Kronos.
Currently I’m available for short- and mid-term length projects and for speaking engagements. I typically speak to business and HR audiences on topics including the business case for the creation of more human workplace cultures, the CEO perspective on talent, and the future for HR. I enjoy small, interactive presentation formats as well as very large keynote speech assignments. Click on the next page for more information or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.