About Me

Leadership & Career Strategist | Talent Acquisition Expert | Thought Leader | Culture Whisperer | HR Disruptor | Entrepreneur | Boss

With 25 years of experience in Human Resources, growing talent and healthy cultures has become my passion and life's work.

I have worked with and for some of the world's largest and most recognized brands, in a start up and in mid-sized PE owned organizations.  I have held titles from Recruiter, to HR Manager, HR Director, Sr. Director, VP and CHRO.  I have walked in the shoes of an individual contributor and of the executive leading global teams and have seen the many challenges faced by HR professionals and leaders at every level. 


"In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity"

~ Albert Einstein ~

Read my story below to understand why this is one of my favorite quotes.

My Coaching Story

Think BIG. Practical Solutions.

The HR leader needed today and tomorrow looks vastly different than the HR leader of even 5 years ago and yet, the certification programs and learning opportunities continue to focus on compliance and regulatory issues and high level theoretical concepts.  I can remember leaving the big conferences so charged up and excited only to get back into the office on Monday and think to myself, "now what?".  How many times have you left a conference or webinar excited by the big ideas shared, but with no clue how to put into place anything you learned?


HR professionals deserve more. HR leadership requires more than a certification, and yet, there are little to no resources available to help grow the real life, practical skills needed for the HR professional of today and the HR leaders of tomorrow.  

After my role as CHRO was impacted by the significant downturn in the economy as a result of COVID-19, I decided it was time for me to fast track my 5 year plan and step into the challenge of providing real life experience and coaching to the HR community, and so, here we are today.

I am excited about working with you, the scrappy and fiercely talented individuals who are ready to take the next step in developing your career.  I am here to think BIG with you and then break it down in to real life actionable practices that can truly make a difference in your career and in the experience of those you serve.

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Why joining the Business of HR Community is a great career decision...

By joining the Business of HR Community you will become part of a progressive and welcoming group of like minded individuals who share openly, ask amazing questions and who believe in the benefit of community.
We have a monthly (online) networking session for ALL members, access to video tutorials as well as daily engagement from Barbie who helps facilitate ongoing learning and development for all community members.

How can I receive additional coaching?

There are also paid memberships available in the Business of HR Community offering small group coaching sessions facilitated by Barbie, in depth video tutorials and tips and tricks and even 1:1 coaching opportunities.