When I first entered the workforce I was 17 and just finished my HSC with no idea what I wanted to do. I became an administrator, a debt collector, a sales person, and even a web designer before I joined an organisation that had a new HRM. I was able to join his team as an “Office Manager” and for the first time I got to see behind the curtain. The difference that great HR practices can make and how empowered teams can impact on culture and the success of the business. I found my purpose and completed a degree in Business, majoring in HR Management and later a post graduate degree in Psychology.
The challenge of course is that HR can often be seen as the policy police, or department of no… and in many ways this comes back to the fact that the HR Manager may have a degree, but they also have a mishmash of principles and philosophies and ideas. And as a HRM that is meant to advise and coach leaders, it is quite possible they have never led a team themselves before.
So over time I started to build a simple methodology that has enabled us to improve teams’ performance and culture so that organisations can reduce their staff turnover, get better productivity and keep and grow highly skilled employees.
I’ve been a Senior Leader. Managing a team of over 20 HR Professionals within a large Company I experienced all the frustrations that can come with people management!
I’m a business owner. So I live everyday the challenges of running a business and being able to get the right people and the right outsourced partners.
I believe in creating workplaces that engage and inspire.
Having over 20 years of experience in HR and Degrees in Business and Psychology, I am driven to create great workplace cultures in simple and practical ways, especially for teams with under 100 employees.