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Who We Are2024-03-20T20:21:19+11:00

Our Purpose

Building workplaces that engage and inspire

Our Values

Being Human

We are all human. Compassion, gratitude, respect and fun are all welcome.

Continual Learning

We strive to grow personally and expand our expertise which enables us to provide the best outcomes to our clients.

Trusted Partnership

Trust is built in the small moments that we have with each other and our clients. Openness, collaboration, teamwork and coaching start here.

GSD

We are reliable, take initiative, work ethically and GSD (Get Stuff Done).

Our Team

Karen Kirton

Karen Kirton

Founder & Managing Director

Elaine Pereira

Principal HR Consultant

Robyn Stopher

Principal HR Consultant

Florence Andrews

Principal HR Consultant

Ronita Fourie

Client & Partnerships Manager

“We started working with Amplify HR in 2018 and they have brought professionalism of true human resource service to our business. I have no hesitancyin recommending Amplify HR.”

JAMES DICKINSON• CEO SCREENRIGHTS

“I would recommend that you use Amplify HR because it’s not just a service where they’re doing your work for you, they’re teaching you along the way and giving you that professional opinion.”

MICHELLE DANECEK• BUSINESS MANAGER SOONER TRANSPORT

“Responsive, knowledgeable and empathetic, an important combination when you’re making key decisions to best support your people and business.”

LACHY GRAY • CO-FOUNDER, YARNO

“Karen is a wise and an invaluable HR leader.

She reinvented the organisation’s training practices, which led to greater sales, reduced turnover and high employee satisfaction. She also led efforts in key negotiations between employees and management and achieved win-win outcomes, time after time.

PREE SARKAR • FOUNDER SWITCH RECRUITMENT

“I thoroughly recommend the services of Amplify HR, not only for HR projects, but as someone to rely on for help when important decisions are to be made or if you just need someone to bounce ideas off.”

MARK BAMPTON• GENERAL MANAGER ULTEGRA

“Her strategic thinking and foresight really allowed our company to achieve our local objectives.

We managed through many challenges together, and I am not sure I could have done it without her support.”

BLAKE WATERMEIER • FORMER MANAGING DIRECTOR FEDEX OFFICE AUSTRALIA

“Karen’s personable and friendly demeanour are as genuine as her skill. She was an outstanding Head of HR with expert change management and project management skills. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to any business lucky enough to have her.”

KAREN GOLDHAWK • MARKETING STRATEGIST, GOLDENEYE MARKETING
Karen Kirton

Karen Kirton

Founder & Managing Director

Bachelor of Business (Human Resources and Marketing), Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Certificate IV Training and Assessment. Mentor and Certified Professional member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

Karen is the owner and Managing Director of Amplify HR. She believes strongly that great HR practices can make your business more effective, productive and profitable.

Karen has over 20 years in Human Resources Management roles in various industries across Australia. She has a strong background in partnering with executives and senior leaders to help them achieve higher engagement and productivity within their teams. Karen prides herself on being commercially aware, pragmatic and able to help leaders achieve higher levels of self-awareness to achieve their personal and business goals.

Karen has worked with small, medium and large businesses across Australia, with a focus on improving performance through people. She was a senior leader in a large organisation managing a team of over 20 HR professionals, and has also managed HR functions at medium organisations. Since 2016 Karen has worked as a consultant to small and medium businesses to create & enable people strategies, develop leaders and build positive workplace cultures.

Having coached and mentored many leaders and HR Professionals, Karen also regularly facilitates leadership development sessions. Her experience of working across blue and white-collar industries, and across varying levels of organisations, has enabled Karen to relate to a wide range of leaders and build credibility quickly.

Her areas of specialisation include HR strategy development and plan implementation, leadership development and coaching. Karen is passionate about self-development, reading extensively and continuing her post-graduate studies in psychology.

When not helping your business achieve your goals, she can be found wrangling children, gardening, reading, studying or blogging.

Elaine Pereira

Principal HR Consultant

Diploma in Business, Human Resources Management, Certified Professional member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

Elaine is an experienced HR Advisor and Career Transition Specialist with over 15 years’ experience within HR at large Government and private organisations, before joining the Amplify HR team in 2019. Elaine has led small teams and works collaboratively to deliver trusted people services, solutions and advice.

She has partnered with businesses on:

  • advising on a range of people and employment matters, for example, in relation to performance, behaviour, conduct, absenteeism, pay and leave entitlements
  • recruiting great employees across a broad range of industries
  • coaching for employees and leaders around organisational change
  • outplacement support for employees

Robyn Stopher

Principal HR Consultant

Diploma in Business, Human Resources Management

Robyn is an experienced HR Advisor with over 15 years experience across Sydney, London and Singapore. She has worked for a large consulting firm, and also within the private and public sector.

Robyn has led small teams, run a successful volunteer based organisation, and enjoys building relationships and consulting with employees on a range of HR related matters. With a strong sense of compliance in HR legislation and policy matters, she strives to advise employees and a managers in a sensitive and understanding way to ensure matters are solved quickly and concisely.

Florence Andrews

Principal HR Consultant

Master of Human Resource Management, Associate Diploma in Human Resource Management, Certificate IV Training and Workplace Assessment

A Human Resource generalist advisor with over 18 years’ experience, Florence has worked in HR management roles in both small and medium sized private companies. She has many years of experience leading teams within a large not for profit organisation, working across many and varied industries.

Florence has a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with HR issues and is passionate about partnering with businesses to help them get the best out of their employees.

Ronita Fourie

Client & Partnerships Manager

With over 20 years of experience in Sales, Relationship Management and as an Executive Recruiter, Ronita has worked with organisations of all sizes and across many different industries.

Ronita builds relationships with our new clients and partners to create great experiences that enable our clients to build workplaces that engage and inspire.

As partners in the global Buy1Give1 initiative we give back in meaningful and impactful ways, tying our everyday business activities to giving to projects aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals of ending poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, and tackling climate change.

Our focus for this year is on giving to causes supporting No Poverty, Zero Hunger and Quality Education. We track this as one of our business KPIs and share with our clients how they are helping us to impact the world.

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As partners in the global Buy1Give1 initiative we give back in meaningful and impactful ways, tying our everyday business activities to giving to projects aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals of ending poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, and tackling climate change.

Our focus for this year is on giving to causes supporting No Poverty and Zero Hunger. We track this as one of our business KPIs and share with our clients how they are helping us to impact the world.

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