SHRM-SCP, Kolbe Certified™ Consultant
Career Coach, Career Development Advisors
Driven to Inspire Individuals to Be Their Best – Creating a Win-Win for Employer & Employee
In 2002, I became a Mom for the first time. It was wonderful and scary at the same time. Wonderful to hold my little baby girl, but stressful because I knew I’d have to give up holding my little girl to return to work in a few short months. I was torn. Many people would think I was about to have it all. I had a flexible, part-time management role all set up to return to upon the end of my leave with a big 4 accounting firm. So, I went back… that day in October 2002, and I resigned. It was not easy. I was the primary wage earner of our family and in a nutshell…my personal values were not aligned with my job at the time. I wanted to be in control of my time and my career. And, so began my journey.
I have spent much of my career focused on building, managing and implementing employee infrastructure and processes for my clients as well as recruiting, coaching and developing individuals to maximize their contributions. Business owners and employees alike want to succeed and I’m a firm believer in playing to strengths- to bring out the best in both even when navigating the often tricky issues that arise. No matter the industry, job or career, and I’ve worked with quite a few… from attorneys to accountants to engineers to orthodontists to non-profit professionals to truck drivers to teachers to those in the health care field, those in the military, students to archivists to leaders and managers… the principles remain the same. And, this has been my passion and focus. I’ve earned the reputation as a solution-oriented, trusted advisor of best practices in career development and talent management to businesses and individuals alike. I’m grateful for each opportunity to partner and serve.
Now the technical stuff… I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Since 2013, I’ve been a Senior Certified Professional with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP), and I’ve also been a Kolbe Certified Consultant since 2016.
I began my career at PHICO, a medical malpractice insurance company, as a compensation analyst and then moved into various roles at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Having a strong foundation in Human Resources Management has enabled me to easily partner with and build relationships with various leaders, managers and individuals in a multitude of industries. I’ve helped organizations hire, build and develop teams and individuals with ideal synergy. I’ve successfully coached and navigated tricky working relationships and provided solutions for individuals and teams to move forward productively. Having also owned a Human Resources consulting and career coaching business previously, I’ve been lucky to see, work with and experience first hand many careers and jobs available. What makes me unique is that I’m also a recruiter. So, I can share with my career clients in particular the “inside scoop” of what recruiters look for and want when sourcing and hiring for a job. Likewise, I can advise my business clients effectively based upon the talent shortage what my career clients are seeking.
I’ve had a lot of fun facilitating numerous workshops and training sessions around the country for various audiences on national stages in Las Vegas, Kansas City, Nashville, Orlando, and San Diego to name a few. Some topics presented included: Leading the Generations, Workforce of the Future, Managing Your Human Resources, Need Talent? Secrets Behind Successful Recruiting, Interview Like a Champ, Managing Employee Performance, Many Expectations- Limited Budget: 5 Ways to Put the WOW into Employee Engagement, Winning the Talent War, and Ready, Set Assimilate- Before It’s Too Late to name a few.
When I’m not serving my clients or spending time with my family, I love to give back to my community. I’m an active volunteer at St. Theresa Parish and School as well as Trinity High School. Prior leadership roles I’ve held include serving on the board of the Camp Hill Aquatic Club; programming committee for the local Business Women’s Forum; College Relations Chairperson for Human Resources Professionals of Central PA, and advisory board member of the Jobs Assistance Ministry serving those in job transition for St. Michael Church in Richmond, VA. I’ve also volunteered at the Carlisle Barracks facilitating workshops on personal branding for transitioning military in Pennsylvania and various workshops for Dress for Success / Suits to Careers.