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HR Like a Boss

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Are you ready to be an amazingly awesome HR professional? Learn what it takes to do "HR Like a Boss" through conversations with leading HR experts who've dedicated their careers to taking HR to the next level.
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100. HR Like a Boss LIVE from NOHRC 2023 - Session 2

100. HR Like a Boss LIVE from NOHRC 2023 - Session 2

Thanks for tuning into the 100th episode of HR Like a Boss! We are so excited to have this milestone align with the milestone of our very first live podcast! This very special episode is the second session of interviews John did live at NOHRC 2023. We appreciate every single one of the listeners who have tuned into the podcast, as well as the amazing interviewees who have shared their amazingly awesome insights into HR. This all wouldn't be possible without you! We'll see you in the fall for season 4!

This episode features Tabatha Harnishfeger, Kris Cannon-Jackson, Karen Clark, Cameron Bryant, Geraldine Weiser, Sara Bartlett, Tyler Reid, Lisa Grisafo, Brandon Griffin, Stacy Sufka, Angie Staedt, Kevin Doherty, Jennifer Jo Ollis-Roth, Aesha Blue, Rachel Crane, Ann-Marie Potemski.

Watch the full livestream: https://youtube.com/live/mDZDZDd831Q


About HR Like a Boss

HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Jun 04, 202301:15:14
99. HR Like a Boss LIVE from NOHRC 2023 - Session 1

99. HR Like a Boss LIVE from NOHRC 2023 - Session 1

In this week's extraordinary edition of HR Like a Boss, we had the privilege of taking our show on the road and interviewing people LIVE at NOHRC 2023! Get ready to be inspired by some truly remarkable individuals as they share their thoughts on the purpose of HR and what they think it takes to do HR Like a Boss. We were fortunate enough to connect with so many amazing attendees that we had to split the episode into two parts. Make sure to tune in next week for the second installment of our NOHRC interviews!

This episode features Tom Ludwick, George Sample, Holly McLaughlin, Karen Chambers, Stephanie Faggionato, Lynn Kernya, Brea Schmidt, & Laura Oleksa.

Watch the full livestream: https://youtube.com/live/MbMT7a4kWCM?feature=share


About HR Like a Boss

HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

May 30, 202350:55
98. HR Like a Boss with Tom Daniels (NOHRC 2023 Series)

98. HR Like a Boss with Tom Daniels (NOHRC 2023 Series)

Join us on today's episode of HR Like a Boss with NOHRC 2023 speaker, Tom Daniels! Tom will be taking the stage next week at NOHRC on the 24th, and on this podcast, Tom will provide a sneak peek of his upcoming presentation on career development coaching. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insights from an industry expert.


About Tom

Tom Daniels is the Associate Director for Graduate & Executive Program in Business at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) with a focus on admissions and advising for the students earning their master’s and doctorate degrees organization development & change. Prior to BGSU, Daniels was the Director of the Executive Interviewing Center at MRops and Vice President of Learning & Development at TNS North America. He is actively involved in his community and serves as the Workforce Readiness Chair for the Northwest Ohio Human Resources Association (Toledo SHRM), Chair of the Alumni Connections Committee with the Owens Community College Foundation Board, and a member of Avenues for Autism board of directors. When he’s not working or in a board meeting, you can find him running or biking around town. Tom lives in Northwest Ohio with his wife and two older sons.


About HR Like a Boss

HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

May 23, 202323:28
97. HR Like a Boss with Kelsey Pytlik (NOHRC 2023 Series)

97. HR Like a Boss with Kelsey Pytlik (NOHRC 2023 Series)

We are so happy to welcome Kelsey Pytlik, co-founder of Gild Collective, on this episode of HR Like a Boss! Hear Kelsey share her invaluable insights on achieving equity in hybrid work, which she will also be presenting at NOHRC on May 18th. Also, tune in to discover why it's HR's purpose to be a trusted resource, gain tips on building allyship, and much more!


About Kelsey

Kelsey Pytlik (she/her) co-founded Gild Collective in the Spring of 2015. Gild Collective changes individual views and behaviors to shift workplace cultures and break down gender barriers. Through thoughtfully designed leadership workshops and gender inclusion trainings, Gild aims to close the leadership development gap for women and create an inclusive environment for diverse talent to thrive. Kelsey has an undergraduate degree from Miami University, and Master’s degree in User Experience Design from Kent State University. Kelsey spent her early career in creative agencies and ecommerce retailers conducting user research and designing usable interfaces. At Gild Collective, Kelsey’s expertise in understanding user needs translates directly to developing powerful curriculum that addresses the needs of each organization through Gild Collective programs. In addition to Gild, Kelsey is a participant in endurance events to fundraise for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through Team in Training—in 2018, she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro for the cause!


About HR Like a Boss

HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

May 12, 202328:52
96. HR Like a Boss with John Glaneman (NOHRC 2023 Series)

96. HR Like a Boss with John Glaneman (NOHRC 2023 Series)

Join us for the latest episode of HR Like a Boss, where we continue our exciting series with NOHRC 2023. This week, we are thrilled to welcome John Glaneman, the Managing Director of Dale Carnegie of North East Ohio, and an expert trainer with over two decades of experience. In our podcast, John shares his insights on HR's pivotal role in shaping organizational culture, how people are the cornerstone of any organization, and discusses his NOHRC presentation on Quiet Quitting. Don't miss out on the chance to see him in action at NOHRC on May 18th!


About John

Franchisee-Dale Carnegie of NE Ohio-2022-present, VP Sales and Marketing-Dale Carnegie of NE Ohio-2016-2022, Director of Customer Service-Dominion Retail -2013-2016. Certified Dale Carnegie Trainer-2001. Certified Sales Trainer-2007. Certified Presentations Trainer-2011. Certified Leadership Trainer-2017. Certified Coach-2022.


About HR Like a Boss

HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

May 09, 202317:04
95. HR Like a Boss with Julie Sumner (NOHRC 2023 Series)

95. HR Like a Boss with Julie Sumner (NOHRC 2023 Series)

Continuing our partnership with NOHRC 2023, we are so happy to be joined by one of the amazing speakers for the event, Julie Sumner! Julie is a former attorney, now with her own consulting and HR training company, Monarch Endeavors, LLC. On the podcast, hear her dive into her expertise on all things HR, as well as discuss her upcoming presentation at NOHRC, Forgetting How to Human. Don't miss her at NOHRC on May 24th!


About Julie

Julie Sumner is a recovering attorney who practiced as a labor and employment litigator for over a decade. During that time, Julie defended employers when they were sued for harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and claims of that nature. Julie became increasingly frustrated with the reactive nature of litigation. So, in 2016, Julie left law-firm life and started Monarch Endeavors, LLC, an HR training and consulting company that guides employers through their "Oh, Shit!" moments with their employees.


About HR Like a Boss

HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Apr 28, 202318:05
94. HR Like a Boss with Anna Gibson & Erin Hlavin (NOHRC 2023 Series)

94. HR Like a Boss with Anna Gibson & Erin Hlavin (NOHRC 2023 Series)

Register to attend NOHRC 2023: https://www.clevelandshrm.com/page/NOHRC2023

Join us on this special episode of HR Like a Boss as we sit down with Anna Gibson & Erin Hlavin, Chair and Co-Chair of this year's Northern Ohio Human Resource Conference (NOHRC) to discuss the preparation for NOHRC 2023, and their expert insights on HR. We are thrilled to be teaming up with NOHRC in the lead-up to the conference on May 18th & 24th. In the coming weeks, we will be bringing you exclusive interviews with some of this year's speakers, culminating in a live HR Like a Boss episode during the conference! Stay tuned for more information.


About Anna

Anna Gibson graduated from Cleveland State University with a Master of Labor Relations & Human Resources and received the 2013 SHRM Foundation Graduate Student Academic Scholarship. Anna’s HR career began 20 years ago when a part-time photography job led her to her first HR role. Since joining The Lincoln Electric Company in 2015, she has been promoted three times. She is currently an HR Business Partner at the world headquarters in Euclid, Ohio. Anna has served in a variety of volunteer leadership positions over the years. She is an Inaugural Member and Past President of Cleveland State’s Young Alumni Council; a former member of Engage! Cleveland’s Board of Directors and Leadership Council Steering Committee. Anna is Chair for Women in Lincoln Leadership (WILL), previously serving terms as Vice Chair and Community Outreach Committee Chair. Anna has been involved with Cleveland SHRM since 2014. Prior to joining the NOHRC committee, she was the Communication Committee’s Social Media Director, overlapping into 2021. She was the NOHRC Speaker Committee Lead for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 conferences. Having just finished as Co-chair for the 2022 NOHRC Speaker Series, Anna is now the 2023 Chair.


About Erin

Erin Hlavin is the Human Capital Manager for Thogus Products, rp+m, and Jalex Medical for 15 years. She knows first-hand the challenges of a dynamic group of businesses that have experienced tremendous growth. She leads efforts in the continuous improvement of recruiting and retaining talent, and training. In addition to professional accomplishments, Erin is deeply committed to giving back to the community. She leads the Membership & Development Committee of the Lorain County Manufacturing Sector Partnership (LCMSP). She has volunteered for the Cleveland SHRM NOHRC Exhibitor & Sponsorship Committee since 2019. She is the Co-Chair for NOHRC2023 and will be the Chair for 2024. Erin lives with her Fiancé, Brian, in Westlake, Ohio. She enjoys traveling, going to concerts and sporting events, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family.

Apr 25, 202329:24
93. HR Like a Boss with Jeff Palkowski

93. HR Like a Boss with Jeff Palkowski

Let's talk about networking! On this episode of HR Like a Boss, we're thrilled to have Jeff Palkowski, the State Director-Elect at Wisconsin State Council SHRM, sharing his HR expertise. Jeff will delve into the advantages of creating a strong network, the importance of being proactive rather than reactive, and the qualities of an exceptional leader. Don't miss out on this insightful conversation!


About Jeff

Jeff Palkowski, MHRM, SHRM-SCP, PHR is a Workforce Relations Manager and Divisional Disability Representative with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Information Technology. He has worked in human resources, primarily in the public sector, for nearly 20 years. His previous HR roles have included HR generalist and business partner roles, recruitment specialist, compensation analyst, and Assistant Director of Human Resources for Wisconsin Badgers Athletics (On, Wisconsin!). Jeff’s passion for human resources including giving back to the profession in many ways through networking, mentoring, and as an active volunteer leader with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at the national, state, and local levels. Jeff currently serves on the Wisconsin State Council SHRM Board as the State Director-Elect, a SHRM Advocacy Captain for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District, and member of the SHRM Foundation Leadership Circle. He has serves as a SHRM Social Media Influencer since 2019. A SHRM Senior Certified Professional, HRCI Professional in Human Resources, and Hootsuite Academy Certified Social Marketing Professional; Jeff received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, his Master of Human Resource Management degree from the Keller Graduate School of Management, and completed additional coursework at Cardinal Stritch University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Purdue University. Jeff blogs at HRSushiBar.com and you and find him on social media on Twitter and LinkedIn.


About HR Like a Boss

HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Apr 14, 202327:41
92. HR Like a Boss with Claudia Miller

92. HR Like a Boss with Claudia Miller

On today's episode of HR Like a Boss, we have the pleasure of hosting the amazing Claudia Miller, Career Coach extraordinaire! In this episode, Claudia shares some of her invaluable insights on how to prioritize DE&I in hiring, the benefits of developing diverse leaders, and how hiring inclusively can supercharge your company's success. Don't miss out on this inspiring conversation!


About Claudia

Claudia Miller is a sought-after Career Coach and she's helped her clients land fulfilling jobs in less than 90-days all while getting on average a 54% in salary increases ($30k-$140k). She also partners with companies and organizations in identifying rising stars within their organizations and providing strategic insights and support in developing a leadership and talent pipeline with a focus on Women and Women of Color. Due to her efforts, she's worked with Top Fortune 500 Clients and has been featured multiple times in Forbes, MSNBC, Thrive Global, and Business Insider put her in their top global list of Top Innovative Career Coaches.


About HR Like a Boss

HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Apr 07, 202319:19
91. HR Like a Boss with Monica Brown

91. HR Like a Boss with Monica Brown

We are thrilled to have Monica Brown, VP for Human Resources & Building Operations at the Cleveland Foundation, join us on today's episode of HR Like a Boss! In their discussion, Monica shares her insights on innovative recruitment strategies and the importance of HR establishing strong relationships with other departments. Tune in to learn more!


About Monica

Monica Brown is a highly regarded and recognized human resources and community leader, working for the Cleveland Foundation since January 2007. In her current role as Vice President for Human Resources & Building Operations, Monica is a valued member of the leadership team, responsible for the ongoing, organization-wide development of human capital strategies that align with the foundation’s mission and strategy and provide for an equitable and inclusive culture that ensures the foundation’s ability to attract, engage and retain the most diverse and talented people. Prior to her role at the foundation, she was the human resources leader for the Western Reserve Historical Society. Monica earned a bachelor of science from Kent State University and a master’s degree in labor relations and human resources management from Cleveland State University. She is certified as a senior human resources professional by the HR Certification Institute. Monica was awarded the distinction of Business Leader in both the 2012 and 2016 HR Awards, sponsored and presented by the Employers Resource Council (ERC) and the Cleveland Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She was a Crain’s Cleveland Business Archer Awards honoree in 2017 and won Crain’s Excellence in HR Overall Excellence Award (nonprofit/government category) in 2020. Being actively involved in the community is equally as important as her role within the foundation. In 2013, Monica founded the Collaboration for Nonprofit HR Professionals. This important initiative, supported by the Cleveland Foundation, Thompson Hine, LLC, and Oswald Companies, provides educational and networking opportunities for nonprofit HR professionals that focus on building the capacity of the human resources function across Northeast Ohio nonprofits. Monica is also a member of the Stand Together UChicago Equity & Access Employer Council. In addition, she serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the allocation committee for the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation.


About HR Like a Boss

HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Apr 06, 202326:09
90. HR Like a Boss with Jason Lippert

90. HR Like a Boss with Jason Lippert

Join us on today's episode of HR Like a Boss, as we welcome Jason Lippert, third-generation leader of Lippert and LCI Industries. Jason shares his insights on why having a culture that cares for employees is essential for business success, and how he transformed his company's culture from a solely profit-driven mindset to one that values its employees. Don't miss out on this inspiring conversation!


About Jason

Jason Lippert is the third-generation leader of Lippert and LCI Industries, a $5.1 billion dollar publicly traded company with over 15,000 team members (NYSE: LCII). Throughout his 26 years with the company, he has served in many capacities. Since 2003, Jason has been the CEO of the Lippert Components subsidiary and has had an intense focus on building strong teams, bettering our communities, and growing the company significantly with new product innovations. Jason has successfully built upon the strong foundation set by his father and grandfather before him, transforming a steel roofing business in Alma, Michigan into a thriving, international supplier of components to the leisure vehicle and mobile transportation industries.


About HR Like a Boss

HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Mar 24, 202331:38
89. HR Like a Boss with Kristen Pecorelli

89. HR Like a Boss with Kristen Pecorelli

Are you aware of the pulse of your organization? Kristen Pecorelli, the HR Director at Petitti Garden Centers, joins us on today's episode of HR Like a Boss to share her invaluable HR wisdom. From the benefits of networking, to the significance of employee feedback, and why HR should be champions for the workforce, Kristen's insights are not to be missed. Let's dive in!

About Kristen
Kristen has over twenty years of Human Resources experience in retail, service, and manufacturing industries. Her primary role has always been in a generalist capacity where she was responsible for all Human Resources functions including benefits, compensation, performance management, wellness, associate training, associate relations, talent recruitment, safety, Worker’s Compensation, compliance, and payroll. Kristen’s focus has been committed to enhancing employment practices and working with management/ownership to make their place of business an “Employer of Choice”. Professional Development Kristen earned a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations from Cleveland State University and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial Organizational Psychology from John Carroll University. She has earned the Professional Human Resource (PHR) certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) from the Society of Human Resource Management.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Mar 17, 202319:57
88. HR Like a Boss with Alan Stein, Jr.

88. HR Like a Boss with Alan Stein, Jr.

On today's special episode of HR Like a Boss, we're so happy to be joined by Alan Stein, Jr! Formerly a basketball performance coach, Alan has taken what he's learned from the elite players he's worked with and shifted to helping those in the business world as a keynote speaker and author. Hear his perspective on how principles on the basketball court correlate to the office, why it's important to have an attitude of gratitude, and so much more!

About Alan
Alan Stein, Jr. is an experienced keynote speaker and author. At his core, he’s a performance coach with a passion for helping business leaders change behaviors. He spent 15+ years working with the highest-performing basketball players on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Kobe Bryant). Through his customized programs, he transfers his unique expertise to maximize both individual and organizational performance. Alan is a dynamic storyteller who delivers practical, actionable lessons that can be implemented immediately. He teaches proven principles on how to utilize the same approaches in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level.
Before he ever took the stage as a corporate keynote speaker, Alan dedicated his life to helping the world’s best basketball players get even better. As an internationally respected performance coach, he was responsible for helping players improve their strength, speed, power, and on-court athleticism. But the only way to do that was to level up their habits, mindset, focus, and discipline… as those traits were the foundation on which the rest of their game was built. Alan teaches leaders, and their entire organizations, how to utilize these proven principles, and develop the same strategies, rituals, and routines as the world’s most accomplished athletes, coaches, and teams.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Mar 10, 202342:50
87. HR Like a Boss with Dr. Sue Haywood

87. HR Like a Boss with Dr. Sue Haywood

Do you recognize your employee's differences in generational values? On today's episode of HR Like a Boss we're excited to be joined by Dr. Sue Haywood! On the podcast she discusses generational differences and how HR can help deliver work environments that employees are looking for, HR's purpose to translate between management and employees, and so much more!

About Sue
Dr. Sue Haywood is the Director, HR Practice and Head People Officer with Business Sherpa Group and an Assistant Professor at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. Sue’s career includes service with the Canadian Armed Forces and HR roles within healthcare, municipal government, Fortune 500 companies, and Crown Corporations. Her experience and knowledge of the HR considerations enable her to provide strategic advice to private and public sectors, unionized and non-unionized workplaces, and large and small organizations. She serves on the HRPA board of directors, volunteers with Great Dane rescue and is the proud mom of a Kindergartener.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.


Mar 03, 202314:12
86. HR Like a Boss with Gary Szelagowski

86. HR Like a Boss with Gary Szelagowski

We're so excited to have Gary Szelagowski join this episode of HR Like a Boss! During his interview, Gary shares his vast knowledge of HR, including why it's important for HR pros to understand how their business makes money, how employers can be strategic during this "Great Resignation," and so much more!

About Gary
Gary is a seasoned HR professional with extensive leadership experience. He has delivered game-changing results as a subject matter expert, as well as in generalist roles supporting business line clients.
Over the course of his career, Gary held senior human resource positions with The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, PNC Financial Services and National City Corporation. He also served in technology and sales management roles at other Fortune 500 organizations. Gary is committed to helping individuals and organizations achieve their potential and enjoy the fulfillment that comes with that achievement. Gary has deep roots in the financial services sector, assisting professionals across a wide range of disciplines.
His experience includes sales, information technology, and human resources, from the front line to executive leadership, and provides the basis for relating to a wide range of working professionals. He is skilled in business management, strategic planning, team development, leadership training, and employee engagement. His most recent role is as a Founding Associate at Q3 Talent Solutions, an independent consulting practice established when Gary retired from corporate life.
Q3 Talent Solutions is focused on partnering with clients to add value and have some fun in the process. Gary also supports the broader community by sharing time and resources with charities that are important to him. Paramount among those is Project White Butterfly (PWB), where he serves as Board Chair. PWB works to help those struggling with Substance Use Disorder find their path to recovery.
Gary earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from John Carroll University. He is a long-time member of Society for Human Resource Management and HR Leadership Group of Northeast Ohio (Marketing Committee). He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the HR Certification Institute.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Mar 01, 202327:16
85. HR Like a Boss with Heenle Turner

85. HR Like a Boss with Heenle Turner

This episode of HR Like a Boss features Heenle Turner, HR consultant and expert on recruiting and retaining talent. Hear her explain her expertise in attracting 5-star employees, discuss the advantages of utilizing skills tests in the hiring process, and why networking is vital in the HR space.

About Heenle
Heenle is a certified HR Professional with a passion for helping businesses succeed. Heenle has provided HR consulting services to more than 200 businesses varying in size and industry. Heenle's experience in sales, customer service and people management has uniquely positioned her to partner with entrepreneurs and business leaders to recruit and retain a team of their own five-star employees.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Feb 17, 202318:50
84. HR Like a Boss with Patti Stumpp

84. HR Like a Boss with Patti Stumpp

On today's episode of HR Like a Boss we're traveling back to 2021, the early stages of the podcast. Sometimes things get lost in production, but we're so excited to finally show you this unaired episode of HR Like a Boss with Patti Stumpp! In their discussion, Patti explains how HR is the central nervous system of the business, how to make an impact, the importance of having authority, and so much more!

About Patti
Patti is a trusted advisor and executive team partner who crafts and delivers human resource strategies that support business goals and drive performance through effective management of talent and employee engagement.
Patti began her career selling people solutions at Kelly Services and over the next 25 plus years, built a reputation as a business-oriented and global Human Resources executive in manufacturing and healthcare.  She became the Chief Human Resource Officer at OhioGuidestone, the leading provider of behavioral healthcare in the state, in 2018.
She graduated from The University of Toledo with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, and continued her education there, earning her Masters of Business Administration.
In 2003, Patti completed the Leadership Lorain County development course. In 2010, Patti was awarded the Crain’s Cleveland Business Archer Award for Innovation in Human Resources.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Feb 10, 202319:14
83. HR Like a Boss with LaToya Smith

83. HR Like a Boss with LaToya Smith

On this episode of HR Like a Boss we're so excited to be joined by LaToya Smith, the Vice President, Talent Acquisition at Fifth Third Bank. Hear LaToya share her vast knowledge and experience in talent acquisition and recruiting, as well as explain how HR can change the negative narrative they're given.

About LaToya
LaToya has been a valuable team member of Fifth Third Bank for 23 years. She is responsible for attracting, acquiring, and advancing top diverse talent through her leadership of a dynamic team of Talent Acquisition Consultants for the Bancorp.
LaToya is actively involved in the community with multiple organizations including EL Barrio Job Readiness Program, Dress for Success and Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) LaToya is a true philanthropist and is a founding member of a Giving Circle, “Our Hope, Our Future.” She has been recognized and earned numerous awards for professional development including Kaleidoscope Magazine’s Forty/Forty Club, Cleveland Bridge Builders, Women of Color Foundation’s Stephanie Tubbs Jones Courage Award, CSU LINK Distinguished Alumni, The Girl Scouts of N.E. Ohio Women of Distinction, NAACP Unsung Hero Community Award, the Ohio Diversity Council 2022 Woman of the Year and Crain’s 2022 HR Employee Advocacy, Public Award. Additionally, LaToya serves on many boards including The United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland, Bessie’s Angel’s, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing FSS, DNA Rising and Cuyahoga County Workforce.
LaToya has also served as a Volunteer Chair for a large traveling exhibit project called, “The Soul of Philanthropy.”  She is member of Delta Sigma Theta and Eta Phi Beta Sororities. Additionally, she is an Intimacy/Life Coach and the Founder of Eros Heart, LLC.  She has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University. She is a lifelong Clevelander along with her husband Brandon and their two children, Bryce and Brielle.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Feb 03, 202322:25
82. HR Like a Boss with Deb Calvert

82. HR Like a Boss with Deb Calvert

On this episode of HR Like a Boss we're joined by Deb Calvert! Deb is the president of People First Productivity Solutions and founder of People First Leadership Academy. During her interview, she discusses how to improve employee engagement, why there should be a change in how we evaluate employees, and why developing leadership is so important.

About Deb
Deb Calvert, president of People First Productivity Solutions and founder of People First Leadership Academy, is an ICF-Certified Executive Coach and Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®. Previously, Deb was an HR Director with a Fortune 500 company. She works with clients to build organizational effectiveness by developing leaders, improving team cohesiveness, and strengthening soft skills. Deb has been recognized as “One of the 65 Most Influential Women in Business” by Treeline.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Jan 27, 202315:23
81. HR Like a Boss with Lisa Collings

81. HR Like a Boss with Lisa Collings

We are joined by Lisa Collings on this episode of HR Like a Boss! With a background in organizational psychology and years of HR experience in various industries, Lisa shares her extensive knowledge on all things Human Resources. Hear her explain the importance of understanding your business, caring for your employees, and why culture is so important on this episode of HR Like a Boss.

About Lisa
I have a passion for helping companies achieve their business goals through human performance. Leveraging my background in organizational psychology, my specialties are in human resources, strategic business partnering, talent management and acquisition, leadership and organization development, executive coaching, and M&A culture integration. I have worked in various industries over the last thirty years, both as an internal HR leader and an external consultant. I have spent the last six years in HR leadership roles at Satellite Healthcare, most recently as the SVP of People & Culture.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Jan 20, 202323:47
80. HR Like a Boss with Tina Marie Wohlfield

80. HR Like a Boss with Tina Marie Wohlfield

Do you embrace curiosity in the workplace? On this episode of HR Like a Boss, we are excited to be joined by Tina Marie Wohlfield! With over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources profession, Tina Marie shares her expertise on all things HR. She discusses the importance of being curious, how HR can drive results for their business, and so much more!

About Tina Marie
Tina Marie Wohlfield is the founder and Chief People Strategist at TIMAWO (pronounced tee-ma-woe). She is a passionate champion of Human Resources, Leadership, and Talent Management with over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources profession.
Tina Marie is an active member of the HR community and a dedicated advocate for advancing the HR profession through collaboration, partnerships, and mentorship. In 2018 she co-founded HRUnite! a professional networking and advocacy community to support HR professionals. Her first book, STOP Collaborate and LISTEN – Developing Impactful HR Partnerships Through Collaboration is available through LuLu Publishing.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Jan 13, 202318:33
79. HR Like a Boss with Julie Doyle

79. HR Like a Boss with Julie Doyle

HR Like a Boss is back, and we are so happy to have Julie Doyle join our first episode of the year! Hear Julie discuss the importance of making an impact, how to face HR's negative perception, how the workplace is changing, and so much more.

About Julie
Julie Doyle, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Senior Consultant, HRC Consulting Services, Ohio SHRM Past State Council Director,  jdoyle@hrc.com, 513-378-4380, www.hrc.com, LinkedIn: linkedin.com/jstephensdoyle, Twitter: @HRJAS.
Julie Doyle has devoted her career to elevating the human resources function in organizations. She has held the senior HR leadership role with organizations in many different industries. Her proven track record of driving business results through great human resources processes, leading culture change, solving complex business challenges with the senior leaders and developing high-performing teams is appreciated by HRC clients.
Julie’s passion to elevate the human resources profession is evident by her volunteer roles leading local and state-level SHRM groups. She has served as the President of Greater Cincinnati HR Association, 2018 Ohio HR Conference Chair, Ohio SHRM State Council Director, and is currently serving as the Ohio SHRM Past State Council Director.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Jan 06, 202329:07
SPECIAL EPISODE: HR Like a Boss with John Bernatovicz

SPECIAL EPISODE: HR Like a Boss with John Bernatovicz

On this very special episode of HR Like a Boss, we're flipping the script! This week's host, Bridgette Klein, asks the interviewer turned interviewee, John Bernatovicz, some of his most frequently asked questions on his very own podcast. He also describes how HR Like a Boss came to be and recalls some of his favorite moments from the podcast. Stay tuned till the end for an extra special announcement about the progress of the HR Like a Boss book!

Book pre-order information: https://johnbernatovicz.com/book-coming-soon/

About John
As the president and founder of Willory, John focuses on transforming organizations to meet their full potential. Prior to Willory, John began his career at ADP where he qualified for seven President’s Clubs, a premiere award for top-performing employees, and was a partner at a boutique staffing firm. Over the last 15 years, he has started or been an owner of six business ventures. John’s latest project, HR Like a Boss, a book releasing in 2023 and a multimedia chat series, delves into how HR professionals can become amazingly awesome and make a demonstrated impact within their role. John has focused his working career on understanding the needs of his clients, candidates, and partners.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Dec 16, 202240:04
78. HR Like a Boss with Caytie Matti

78. HR Like a Boss with Caytie Matti

While faced with difficult problems at work, do you ask the all-important question, "Why?" On today's episode of HR Like a Boss, we're joined by Caytie Matti, Director of Human Resources and Talent Success at Buckingham Doolittle and Burroughs. Hear her discuss the many ways a successful career in HR is built, such as the importance of asking "Why," taking advantage of every opportunity given to you, and so much more!

About Caytie
Caytie Matti is the Director of Human Resources and Talent Success at Buckingham Doolittle and Burroughs, a northeast Ohio law firm where she has worked for nearly five years. Caytie has worked in manufacturing and professional services in HR for the last 21 years. She earned her Masters in Labor Relations and Human Resources at Cleveland State and she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Psychology with minors in Business and Spanish at John Carroll University.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Dec 09, 202224:17
77. HR Like a Boss with John Horn

77. HR Like a Boss with John Horn

We are excited to be joined by John Horn on today's episode of HR Like a Boss! On the podcast, he discusses his work in the nonprofit sector, and why he moved to Human Resources after working in management for years. He also explains the importance of training and developing leaders and managers, emotional intelligence, and ways to improve employee engagement.

About John
John has worked for over 25 years in the nonprofit sector addressing issues of homelessness and poverty. In 2017, John moved into Human Resources at LA Family Housing – a leading provider of services to the homeless in Los Angeles County – where he could use his talents to support employees. In his role, John is focused on ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where employees can bring their true selves to work and thrive daily as they do the important functions of ending homelessness for individuals and families. John is also active in the community both at his church and in serving on an elected neighborhood board. John is married with three boys.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Dec 02, 202222:16
76. HR Like a Boss with Frank Zupan

76. HR Like a Boss with Frank Zupan

On this episode of HR Like a Boss, we're joined by recruiter and HR pro, Frank Zupan! Hear him discuss how HR can support leaders and managers, hot topics like The Great Resignation and quiet quitting, and much more.

About Frank
Frank Zupan is a Talent Activist. Sometimes he’s a Corporate Recruiter; sometimes he’s an HR Practitioner; sometimes he’s a Talent Strategist...and sometimes he’s just washing the dishes. Having lived and worked in such diverse locales as Washington DC, St. Louis MO, London UK and others he’s now living and working in the great city of Cleveland OH. Franks’ primary work-related activities include development and delivery of talent acquisition programs, employment brand strategies, linking talent attraction, retention and development practices, leveraging social technologies for organizational growth and leading internal HR innovation and change. Frank is a past Cleveland SHRM SMA Committee Chairperson and CSHRM Board member where he led an awesome group of staffing and recruiting professionals dedicated to delivering high impact learning and networking opportunities in the Northeast Ohio recruiting community. You can connect with Frank on LinkedIn, Twitter (@FrankZupan), or reach him directly at fzupan.cle@gmail.com.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Nov 18, 202228:03
75. HR Like a Boss with Julie Noonan

75. HR Like a Boss with Julie Noonan

We're discussing how Human Resources can utilize generational differences on this episode of HR Like a Boss! Julie Noonan, Executive Coach and Strategic Change Consultant, joins the podcast to discuss how HR and the business world are changing. She explains strategies to break down the walls between generations, such as reverse mentoring and evaluating new business competencies. Check out this episode for a different perspective on HR!

About Julie
Julie helps corporate executives lead and succeed at transformational change. Julie is an Executive Coach and Strategic Change Consultant specializing in helping mid-to senior-level leaders remain relevant in today's constantly-changing business environment. She believes that change is the new normal and to leave a strong legacy, leaders must reconcile their personal and professional values with today's norms, and, further engage with the newer generations to both mentor and learn from them.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Nov 11, 202221:60
74. HR Like a Boss with Kathy Menditto

74. HR Like a Boss with Kathy Menditto

We are delighted to be joined by Kathy Menditto on this episode of HR Like a Boss! Kathy is the VP of Human Resources at Buckeye State Credit Union. Hear her share her vast experience in HR as she discusses the importance of pairing the right talent with what the business needs, suggestions of out-of-the-box benefits that compel employees to stay within an organization, and much more!

About Kathy
Kathy Menditto has been working in HR for over 10 years. She has her SHRM-CP and my MBA in HR Management. She serves on the board for Akron Area SHRM, and is a part of the annual conference planning committee for the Ohio SHRM Conference.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Nov 04, 202222:01
73. HR Like a Boss with Sean Fahey

73. HR Like a Boss with Sean Fahey

Sean Fahey, CEO and Founder of VidCruiter, joins this episode of HR Like a Boss! Hear him discuss many modernized hiring strategies, such as reducing time-to-hire, video testimonials from company employees, and many more.

About Sean
Sean Fahey is an award-winning business leader, serial entrepreneur, and strategic recruitment advisor who’s eager to share his expertise and help people solve hiring problems. VidCruiter saves HR teams time, money, and headspace by modernizing outdated hiring processes. We specialize in video interviewing, but offer a full suite of products proven to increase the overall quality of hires and drastically reduce time-to-hire. Clients achieve a high return on investment, with some exceeding 450%.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Nov 01, 202221:42
72. HR Like a Boss with Lisa Newburger

72. HR Like a Boss with Lisa Newburger

Social worker turned recruiter, Lisa Newburger, joins this new episode of HR Like a Boss. Hear how her own prolonged job search led her to a career in recruitment, and her expertise in all things recruiting and talent acquisition. In her interview, she discusses how many job seekers are looking for flexibility with remote work, how recruiters can represent their company to prospects well, and the importance of focusing on retaining talent.

About Lisa
Lisa Newburger, Talent Acquisition Specialist and HR Coordinator for Your Partner In HR, has focused her career on helping people by being a connector. Her background as a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor helps her connect people to resources. Lisa provides sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, and matching strong candidates to strong companies. She is deeply passionate working with executives for 6 years providing coaching to help them move forward in their careers. This expertise and experience with job seekers and job seeking organizations provides her with an extensive network that she can tap into at any time. Lisa has published over 200+ articles on career development and also facilitates a national industry-specific mastermind group of interdisciplinary professionals to strategically plan innovative ways to address problems in dental practices across the United States.
Lisa is passionate about technology and connecting people. This passion has driven her to facilitate trainings and large events for conferences, organizations, and social events to bring people together virtually through gaming and other creative platforms. She is a professional speaker who provides keynote speeches and breakout sessions on communication and team building both locally and nationally. She also founded a company, Discuss Directives, LLC and facilitates The Girl Party Network for 150+ women, whose mission is to provide business connections, strategic planning and mastermind groups for professional women. Her passion for people and technology has led her to be the team’s Talent Acquisition Specialist using traditional and creative strategies to connect the right people with the right roles.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Oct 21, 202229:36
71. HR Like a Boss with Cory Carlson

71. HR Like a Boss with Cory Carlson

Cory Carlson joins this new episode of HR Like a Boss to discuss his coaching strategies and the importance of developing your people. He also talks about the simple ways he incorporates faith into work by leading with stories and connections.

About Cory
As an entrepreneur, former executive, husband, and father of three, Cory Carlson understands the pressures working parents face. He is passionate about helping business leaders win at home and work. Twenty years in corporate America gave Cory amazing opportunities as he worked his way up to the executive level. But he also saw brokenness: work without purpose, burnout, lack of focus, strained marriages, and absentee parents. Business leaders especially were often not living life to the fullest. When Cory discovered coaching, it helped him become a better leader, husband, and father. So he left his corporate career to help other leaders win at work and at home. Cory does this through executive coaching, speaking, and writing. Currently, Cory lives in Cincinnati with his awesome wife and three amazing children. Cory has a Civil Engineer degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA from Rockhurst University. His first book released in June 2019 titled, Win at Home First, and is an inspirational guide for work-life balance. His book was Amazon #1 New Release in 3 Categories and listed in FORBES as ‘7 Books Everyone On Your Team Should Read’. Cory just released his second book, Rise and Go. This book is a resource to help leaders get back up quicker after getting knocked down from the challenges of leadership and life. He hosts the leadership podcast, Win at Home First, a Top 1.5% global podcast per ListenNotes. Follow Cory on social media (@carlsoncory) and
www.corymcarlson.com.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Oct 20, 202220:60
70. HR Like a Boss with Pete Schramm

70. HR Like a Boss with Pete Schramm

On this episode of HR Like a Boss we are joined by Pete Schramm! Hear him discuss how he went from growing up on a farm, to building robots for the army, to creating Lattitude, a professional development program.

About Pete
Pete Schramm loves bringing people together! Schramm is an entrepreneur, motivator, TEDx speaker, author, and experienced leader focused on guiding diverse teams to solve complex problems. Schramm grew up working on his family's farm near Pittsburgh, PA where he honed his tireless work ethic and sparked his passion for connecting people. He graduated from Sewickley Academy, then attended Catholic Univ as an athlete with an academic focus on mechanical engineering for undergrad and grad school. Schramm studied abroad in Hong Kong in 2013.
Schramm began his professional career at the world's largest defense contractor in the Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP). While at Lockheed Martin, Schramm held roles as proposal analyst, environmental sustainability engineer, supervisor, supplier quality, and manufacturing engineer.  He led an effort to design and implement Florida's largest solar carport in 2017. After the two-year rotational program, he supported the design and build of missile launchers and shipbuilding programs as the lead quality engineer and Irish program manager, respectively. While at Lockheed Martin, Schramm learned the value of professional mentorship - top-down and peer-to-peer. He had a front-row experience of the value of meaningful relationships and intentional people-helping-people.
In 2018, Schramm went to MTEQ (now QinetiQ) where he led a team of more than 100 engineers and scientists along with a $30M+ portfolio of multiple programs - building robots for the Army that "keep the good guys safe from far away." This is where Schramm was able to lead by example and prioritize people-over-process to unlock new levels of productivity and profitability resulting in a culture of cohesive collaboration. In 2020, Schramm left Corporate America to focus on his startup - Lattitude (previously Lattus). The concept came to fruition in March 2018 after the Schramm realized that his one-on-one mentoring and matchmaking began filling up 15+ hours each week. Lattus is the one-stop-shop, human connection platform that cultivated engagement through conversations. Schramm compares Lattus to "the intersection of LinkedIn, Zoom, Calendly, and Google Docs with flares of Survey Monkey." Lattus is helping organizations attract, engage, and retain top talent through structured programs including, new employee onboarding, mentorship, DEI, and 360 feedback, mental health, and succession planning.
Schramm is trained and certified Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt, Agile HR Practitioner, Scrum Master, and Project Management Professional (PMP). Pete continues to stay active by playing basketball, hiking, and cycling (#SchrammFarm on Peloton). He loves traveling (30+ countries so far) and is always learning new things - oftentimes in group settings to bring more people together. Schramm received a 30 Under 30 award and he is an active member of the Pittsburgh Rotary Club, PHRA, and on the Sewickley Academy Board of Trustees. Pete’s Purpose: Life is what you make of it - why not make it amazing for yourself and those around you by inspiring potential and igniting the fire inside of others. Let’s level the playing field to provide equitable access to unlimited opportunity to put the right people in the right places to accelerate the solutions of tomorrow.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, and HR business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss."

Oct 19, 202227:46
69. HR Like a Boss with Kristin Harper

69. HR Like a Boss with Kristin Harper

HR Like a Boss is back! And we are so happy to be starting this new season off with Kristin Harper! On this episode, Kristin talks all about leadership and development, the importance of knowing oneself, and the future of flexibility at work.

About Kristin
Kristin Harper is the founder and CEO of Driven to Succeed, LLC, a leadership development company that provides brand strategy consulting, market research, keynotes on leadership and emotional intelligence, and career coaching for Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and rising leaders. She’s known for building brands and helping people accelerate their careers using head and heart.
An award-winning businesswoman, Kristin went from college intern to a Global Vice President of a Fortune 15 company in her 30s. Throughout her career, she led global iconic brands including Crest®, Oral-B®, and Hershey’s KISSES®. Now she and her team help brands uncover insights to drive growth through research, brainstorming, and innovation.
Kristin is a wife and mother to three, and author of The Heart of a Leader: 52 Emotional Intelligence Insights to Advance Your Career and Love’s Resurrection: A Spiritual Journey through Marriage, Divorce and Remarrying the Same Man.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with
bridgette@willory.com.

Oct 18, 202226:25
68. HR Like a Boss with Bridgette Klein

68. HR Like a Boss with Bridgette Klein

We are so happy to be finishing this season of HR Like a Boss with the person who helped it come to be, Willory's Director of Marketing, Bridgette Klein! During her interview, Bridgette tells the story of how the HR Like a Boss book and podcast began. She also gives amazing HR insight from a marketing perspective and discusses the gift of feedback, elevating the concept of HR, and the benefits of investing in technology.

About Bridgette
Having moved considerably often in her youth, Bridgette Klein learned three important things:
How to be enthusiastic about change
Ask a lot of questions
Simple machines three times in third grade.
While she doesn’t utilize simple machines in her professional life, her enthusiasm, inquisitive nature, and passion for the number three, have served her well as Willory’s director of marketing. As a member of the Willory team since 2014, she has focused on the strategic marketing efforts of Willory while overseeing the day-to-day marketing efforts, brand reputation, and customer advocacy. Prior to Willory, she worked in communications for a regionally renowned art museum, handling their social media, a quarterly publication, and media relations. Bridgette is a graduate from Hiram College with a double major in studio art and communications. She has explored how digital media can impact organizational relationships through her graduate studies at Kent State University. Bridgette is passionate about learning from others and helping professionals nurture their opportunities.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Jul 01, 202224:27
67. HR Like a Boss with Jamie Myers

67. HR Like a Boss with Jamie Myers

What better guest to have on our Second to last episode of our Second season of HR Like a Boss, than Willory's employee #2, Jamie Myers! Jamie is part of Willory's staffing team, and on this podcast she discusses the trend of job-seekers searching for hybrid or 100% remote job opportunities, as well as the benefits of immediate feedback, and HR's purpose to be the voice of the employees.

About Jamie
Jamie joined Willory in 2011 as employee #2. Jamie has had the pleasure to work within various departments at Willory. Starting in marketing and business development, moving to client relations and staffing and–she’s truly been able to view the company as a whole, allowing her to understand all Willory processes from beginning to end.
Jamie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University, receiving her education in Marketing from the prestigious Fisher College of Business. During her time at Ohio State, Jamie was also a member of several student organizations and actively involved in the Columbus community.  In December 2014 Jamie received her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification and obtained her SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designation in January of 2015.
A native of Springfield, Ohio, Jamie steadfastly values her faith, family, and a strong work ethic.

About HR Like a Boss

HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Jun 24, 202220:19
66. HR Like a Boss with Lisa Mamula

66. HR Like a Boss with Lisa Mamula

On this week's continuation of the HR Like a Boss interviews with Willory, we are so happy to be joined by our Director of Staffing, Lisa Mamula! With her vast knowledge and experience in HR and Staffing, Lisa explains trends and difficulties companies have endured while attracting and retaining talent and ways to overcome them. She also discusses the importance of leaning into new technology, investing in training and development, and so much more!

About Lisa
Lisa joined Willory as part of the firm’s acquisition of the staffing division of The Human Resource Department, Inc. (THRD), over the years she’s had a multitude of roles. Lisa is currently focused on the client experience through her role as Director of Staffing. She has over twenty years of staffing experience with a balanced approach to managing her client and consultant relationships. Lisa held prior HR Generalist and Specialist roles with prominent organizations in manufacturing, distribution, and retail. Her practical knowledge of HR has allowed her to effectively relate to the professionals she works with on a daily basis. Not to mention, she has a unique perspective and deep understanding of each client’s specific hiring needs.
Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Human Resources Management from Kent State University. Additionally, she has earned her active PHR certification. Living in Hudson, Ohio, Lisa spends her free time with family and friends and enjoys traveling and golf.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Jun 17, 202219:11
65. HR Like a Boss with Jenn Forgac

65. HR Like a Boss with Jenn Forgac

We're nearing the end of the second season of HR Like a Boss, and to finish off this amazing season, we are excited to continue our series of interviewing the Willory team with Jenn Forgac! Jenn is an HR Generalist at Willory, with over 15 years of experience, and in the words of John Bernatovicz she is "one of the kindest and smartest HR professionals that I know." Hear her insights on hiring and recruiting, EQ, and all things HR on this episode of HR Like a Boss!

About Jenn
Almost since Willory’s founding, Jennifer (Jenn) Forgac, PHR, SHRM-CP, has been a friend of the firm and officially joined Willory in September 2021 as an HR Generalist. For Willory, Jenn manages our internal talent attraction, onboarding, professional development, and student programs. For over 15 years, Jenn has worked as a HR generalist and business partner in organizations ranging from for-profit to non-profit, and small business to fortune 500 companies. She has a decade of HR leadership experience, primarily in the non-profit sector. Jenn graduated from Immaculata University in 2005 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration. She continuously seeks out opportunities to learn and grow as an HR practitioner and is dedicated to creating great work experiences for everyone. Jenn earned and has maintained her PHR (2010) and SHRM-CP (2015) certifications. Jenn is passionate about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She is a graduate of the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio’s LeadDIVERSITY program. She holds a Certificate of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace from the University of South Florida’s Corporate Training and Professional Education. Originally from Wilmington, DE, she moved to the greater Cleveland area with her husband in 2012. Together they have two young children. When Jenn is not practicing HR, you will probably find her in the garden, jogging, or hiking trails in the Cleveland Metroparks. If you’re looking to geek out about D&D and Star Wars, just ask Jenn!

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Jun 10, 202214:17
64. HR Like a Boss with Bob Haas

64. HR Like a Boss with Bob Haas

Let's talk about recruiting! On this episode of HR Like a Boss, we're joined by Bob Haas, Willory's Sales Manager, who just recently celebrated his 11th year at Willory! Bob's focus has been on recruiting since early in his career, and on this podcast, he deep dives into challenges recruiters face, ways to overcome those challenges, and how being flexible can help you find top talent.

About Bob
When your corporation is in need to fill positions with respected, skilled and dynamic candidates, Bob is your guide. His desire to become a professional recruiter began when he was fresh out of College from Kent State University, where he received his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing. Following his college internships with Centsible Water and Willory, Bob’s aspirations were confirmed. He was determined to work hard at becoming the best recruiter he could possibly be. “Selfless” is a one word description of Bob. To Bob, success is defined as seeing other people prosper and achieve their own objectives. He spends his work days researching and coming up with the best candidates for our clients, all while helping candidates make life-changing decisions. Candidates look up to Bob as their own personal employment confidante. Whether Bob is networking for Willory or finding small ways to improve his relationship with his family and / or wife, Natasha. Bob is a competitive sort, which serves his clients well. Growing up with two brothers and participating in numerous outdoor activities including golf and snowboarding probably had a hand in that.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Jun 03, 202220:08
63. HR Like a Boss with Christie Engler

63. HR Like a Boss with Christie Engler

Continuing our HR Like a Boss interviews with Willory, we are delighted to be joined by one of the newest additions to the Willory team, Christie Engler, our Director of People Operations and Culture! During her interview, Christie explains how HR is more subjective than objective, how one can be professional with their co-workers but also vulnerable, and how imperative it is that HR knows all the mechanics of what they do to be able to do amazingly awesome HR.

About Christie
Christie is an energetic, passionate HR leader with 15+ years of hands-on practitioner experience. She is dedicated to making the employment experience the best it can be for all people. She has worked with small businesses in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, non-profit, healthcare, and hospitality. In addition, she works to advance the HR profession. She started a blog, 'Living in the Gray' in 2019 and serves as a mentor to students pursuing HR-related degrees. Christie also speaks at various HR conferences around the country and feels it is important to pay it forward and assist the next generation of HR professionals.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

May 31, 202217:28
62. HR Like a Boss with Ingrid Arko

62. HR Like a Boss with Ingrid Arko

As we near the end of the second season of HR Like a Boss, we are excited to finish off the season by getting to know some of our very own Willory team members! Beginning with Ingrid Arko, Payroll Consultant for Willory, who has worked in payroll for the past 24 years. Hear her insights and advice on all things HR on this week's episode!

About Ingrid
Hello, my name is Ingrid Arko, and I am a Payroll Consultant for Willory. I have worked in the Cleveland area, in payroll for the past 24 years. I have enjoyed educating myself through the American Payroll Association, ADP and with the experiences of working and learning with my supervisors, coworkers and friends. I have processed multi-state bi-weekly and semi-monthly payrolls through ADP, Ceridian, and Workday systems. Worked on eliminating payroll tax penalties to uncover discrepancies in recovering significant amounts of time and money in incorrectly paid taxes. Worked with timekeeping integrations from Etime to Replicon and HR systems such as Success Factors and Epicor. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others so that they can be better at what they do. It gives me great satisfaction to work with others and help clients.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

May 20, 202217:45
61. HR Like a Boss with Erin Demos

61. HR Like a Boss with Erin Demos

On this episode of HR Like a Boss we are joined by Erin Demos! She shares her insights on all things human resources from her 20 years of experience in the field. During her interview, she explains how HR's purpose is to be the caretaker of culture, to question policies and the status quo, and to always look for positive intent in your people's actions.

About Erin
Erin Demos is the VP of People@RATIONAL for RATIONAL North America. She has direct responsibility for HR functions for RATIONAL USA, with oversight of HR topics in RATIONAL Canada and RATIONAL Mexico.  Erin is thrilled to be working at a company full of passionate, customer-focused individuals.  She is a 20-year veteran of human resources functions and responsibilities at mid-sized companies, working her way up from receptionist into her current role.  Erin’s HR passions are training, onboarding, and ensuring each employee understands their connection and value to the organization.  She has her B.A. in International Relations from Centre College, and in 2020 completed her SHRM-SCP certification, which was not only a personal validation of her years of experience but also a reminder about the challenges of adult education!

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

May 13, 202230:44
60. HR Like a Boss with Kevin Campbell

60. HR Like a Boss with Kevin Campbell

Doing HR Like a Boss is as easy as ABC according to our guest, Kevin Campbell. In this episode, Kevin explains why doing amazingly awesome HR is about being action-oriented, business-relevant, and conversation-based. He also goes in-depth about how HR should go about giving and receiving constructive feedback, and how we should look at doing HR through the lens of customer experience.

About Kevin
Kevin G. Campbell, M.A. is an Employee Experience Scientist at Qualtrics and also a Founder of Lifted Leadership, LLC where he coaches Fortune 500 executives on how to acquire, develop and retain their most valuable asset: their people. He’s spent the last decade of his career building leaders and teams for companies like Stryker, PF Chang’s, Amazon, etc, and has worked for Deloitte and Gallup as a consultant. Before founding Lifted Leadership, Kevin served as a Lead People Scientist for Culture Amp where he helped organizations like Airbnb, Palo Alto Networks, and ServiceNow reinvent and optimize their performance management and employee engagement initiatives. Kevin also served as a Workplace Consultant and Executive Strengths Coach for Deloitte Human Capital and the Gallup Organization where he helped coach leaders from companies like Stryker, P.F. Chang’s, US Bank, Amazon, CH2M (now Jacob’s), and PayPal leverage their unique individual talents into greater performance. As a certified coach, Kevin has logged over 1,000 hours of paid executive coaching and workshop facilitation sessions. As a coach, he makes use of a variety of psychometric assessment tools and feedback techniques to identify and coach high-potential, high-performance next-generation leaders. Prior to his career in the industry, Kevin received a Master’s in Organizational Psychology where he studied under Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, co-founder of Positive Psychology and the first researcher to recognize and name the mental state of flow—the optimal experience of total engagement.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

May 06, 202225:00
59. HR Like a Boss with Matthew Kutz

59. HR Like a Boss with Matthew Kutz

Matthew Kutz, award-winning author, educator, and researcher, joins this new episode of HR Like a Boss! Hear him explain the complex concepts of Contextual Intelligence and 3D Thinking, and how anyone in HR can implement these ideas into their everyday work life.

About Matthew
Matthew Kutz, Ph.D. is a Clinical Professor at Florida International University. He is an award-winning author, award-winning educator, and award-winning researcher. Dr. Kutz was a Fulbright Scholar in the Medical Sciences and Visiting Research Fellow to Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University School of Medicine in Queensland, Australia. He earned his Ph.D. in Global Leadership and in his book Contextual Intelligence: How Thinking in 3D Can Help Resolve Complexity, Uncertainty and Ambiguity, was honored with a Leadership Book Award for Innovation and Cutting-Edge Perspective. He has been a featured guest on TV, podcasts, and radio (when it was a thing), he is a TEDx Speaker, and consults with Fortune 500 and multinational corporations on leadership development and Contextual Intelligence.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Apr 29, 202228:22
58. HR Like a Boss with Rachelle Hilaire

58. HR Like a Boss with Rachelle Hilaire

Are you purposeful with your people? We are joined this week by Rachelle Hilaire! She explains the importance of remembering to have fun, being genuine and taking care of your people, and owning what you do. Hear about all these things and more on this episode of HR Like a Boss!

About Rachelle
Rachelle Hilaire is a well-versed Senior Human Resources professional with 16 plus years of experience in most areas of Human Resources (Employee and Labor Relations, Talent Development, Succession Planning, Workplace Safety, and more.) In her past roles, Rachelle has demonstrated an ability to be successful in Human Resources opportunities and help build organizations to be successful in the retail, entertainment sectors, hospitality, and now in manufacturing. She is a passionate Penn State University Alumni with a master’s in human resources. She is also a foodie, loves adrenaline activities, spending time with her family, and having fun raising her 3-year daughter and 9-year bonus daughter with her fiancé.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Apr 22, 202222:46
57. HR Like a Boss with Kelli Veach

57. HR Like a Boss with Kelli Veach

How important is creating culture within your company? On today's episode, Kelli Veach talks about the importance of creating a positive culture within the workplace. Kelli is the co-founder of Shaka, a platform that helps companies create and maintain company culture in a remote environment. Through her experience, she explains the importance of keeping humanity in work, the ripple effect that HR has in creating a company culture, and more!

About Kelli
Kelli is a co-founder of Shaka, a culture platform for HR and company leaders struggling with creating and maintaining company culture in a remote environment. With a degree in HR and a background in benefits, she understands the pivotal role that culture plays in any employee's experience with a company. In Hawaii, the term "Shaka" means "Welcome to our community". Kelli aims to keep this spirit of friendship and compassion alive for every organization that Shaka serves.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Apr 15, 202222:36
56. HR Like a Boss with Kris McGuigan

56. HR Like a Boss with Kris McGuigan

On this episode, Kris McGuigan joins to give an in-depth conversation about "The Great Resignation." Kris is the founder and CEO of Professional Courage, where they help individuals with career strategery, as well as partner with industry leaders to build an engaged workforce and enhance employee engagement. With this experience, she explains ways that companies can retain and engage top talent, the importance of managers having career conversations with their staff, and more!

About Kris
Kris McGuigan is the founder and principal owner of Professional Courage. As a board-certified, executive coach, keynote speaker and corporate trainer for the nation’s most prominent Fortune 500 companies, Kris has helped countless leaders step up and stand out in the marketplace. Her first book, The Requisite Courage: How to Make Brave Decisions in Business & Life, is a science-based approach to fear management that helps you overcome self-doubt, take more risks, and get results.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Apr 08, 202221:39
55. HR Like a Boss with Patrick Perry

55. HR Like a Boss with Patrick Perry

Founder of NorthCoast 99 and former Chairman and President of ERC, Patrick Perry, joins us to give his insights on Human Resources. He explains how NorthCoast 99 came to be, HR's purpose to lead authentically, passionately defends HR against its negative perception, and much more!

About Patrick
With a career spanning over 40 years, Pat continues to positively impact workplaces, leaders and individuals relative to professional and personal success. He is the former Chairman and President of ERC. He is credited with leading ERC’s turnaround in 1998 and guiding the organization to national expansion, resulting in 20 straight years of sustained profitability and growth.  Pat is known as an innovator in workplace best practices and is considered a regional thought-leader on hiring and retaining top talent. He is the founder of the nationally acclaimed NorthCoast 99 program, an award that recognizes the best Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent. In addition, Pat is the co-creator of ERChealth, a highly successful health insurance program for mid-size businesses in Ohio.  Pat was named Northeast Ohio’s “Best Boss” by Inside Business magazine. During his career, his leadership style was characterized as non-traditional and unconventional. He is an outspoken workplace equality advocate and promotes prioritizing employees and their families over profits.  Prior to ERC, he held a variety of human resource and leadership positions with KPMG, University Hospitals/ Mednet, and Spherion/AIM Executive. As a writer, Pat has published over 400 business, HR, and leadership articles. He is the HR and business columnist for Community Leader magazine and The News-Herald. Pat has authored two books: Re-Shape Re-Define Re-Imagine and, Business Lessons Learned Along the Way. Pat is also the host of the national Success Wave podcast.  He has served as a board member for Unison Risk Advisors (Oswald Companies), the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Lake/Geauga SHRM, Leadership Lake County Alumni Association and Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce. Pat has also chaired the Northeast Ohio Human Resource Conference (NOHRC). He is a graduate of the Leadership Lake County program and was recognized as Member of the Year by the Cleveland and Lake/Geauga SHRM chapters.  In November 2018 Pat was inducted into the Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame and in 2021 and 2022 named to the Cleveland 500, recognizing the region’s most influential leaders.  Pat received a BSBA from the University of Dayton and an MBA from Bowling Green State University. He earned his SPHR certification from the Society for Human Resource Management and served as an adjunct faculty member at Lake Eries College, Lakeland Community College, Cleveland State University and Baldwin-Wallace University. Pat is a frequent motivational speaker and leadership facilitator.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Apr 01, 202239:49
54. HR Like a Boss with Nicki Perchik

54. HR Like a Boss with Nicki Perchik

Let's talk about talent acquisition! On this episode, John Bernatovicz interviews Nicki Perchik, founder and CEO of her own Executive Search Firm. She shares the best ways to acquire top talent and explains how HR can effectively work with recruiting and executive search firms, and more!

About Nicki
Nicki is the founder/CEO of The NLP Group, a boutique Executive Search Firm based in Chicago. NLP works with high level, senior and Executive level professionals and opportunities covering a broad spectrum of industries and functional areas. NLP’s clients span the entire United States and globe; ranging in size from early stage start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. NLP has consistently been recognized for outstanding performance, exceptional results and unmatched levels of service and support. Nicki spent the first 10 years of her career in sales with ADP selling customized software solutions as well as outsourced services and solutions in HR, Payroll and Benefits Administration to Fortune 1000 companies. Additionally, Nicki sold a host of ancillary services and solutions that wrapped around those 3 core functions. In the 10 years Nicki spent at ADP, she achieved 8 President’s Clubs, 2 Board of Directors as well as other sales awards. She was consistently recognized for outstanding sales results as well as her dedication to providing world class customer service to clients. In 2003, Nicki left ADP to pursue real estate development opportunities (back when the market was good). Nicki worked with one of Chicago’s top developers. They built a number of spec homes and renovated numerous condos in one of real estate’s most coveted markets. Upon completion, Nicki re-entered corporate America and built The NLP Group into the premier Executive Search Firm it is today.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Mar 25, 202223:53
53. HR Like a Boss with Jared Daly

53. HR Like a Boss with Jared Daly

How important is diversity, equity, and inclusion in your hiring processes? We are joined by Jared Daly, who discusses the work he does in disability inclusion in the workplace. Hear him speak on this and all things HR on today's episode of HR Like a Boss!

About Jared
Jared Daly has a BA in Psychology and Criminal Justice. He currently works for The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, as the Regional Coordinator of Workforce Development. In his role, he assists local organizations in implementing disability inclusion programs to hire, onboard and retain individuals with disabilities. Jared is the founder of The Employment Collaborative of Cuyahoga County (ECCC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group of 60 local organizations. The ECCC works to connect the local business community more efficiently to a diverse talent pool of job seekers with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Jared is a published author in the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation and a national presenter on creating collaborative networks to increase employment opportunities for job seekers with disabilities. Jared is also the President Elect for The Cleveland Society of Human Resource Management, helping lead a talented group of volunteers dedicate to educating the local HR community.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Mar 18, 202232:11
52. HR Like a Boss with Lou Adler

52. HR Like a Boss with Lou Adler

Ready to get "controversial"? On this episode of HR Like a Boss, Lou Adler deep dives into the recruiting aspect of human resources and gives his insights on doing things differently. He explains his methods of performance-based hiring, the importance of stretching the boundaries of your work, and more! 

About Lou
Lou is the CEO and founder of The Adler Group – a consulting and training firm helping companies implement "Win-Win Hiring" programs using his Performance-based Hiring℠ system for finding and hiring exceptional talent. More than 40 thousand recruiters and hiring managers have attended his ground-breaking workshops over the past 20 years. You'll be able to follow Lou on his "Almost Daily Recruiting Show" focused on addressing the challenges involved in "Diversity Hiring Without Compromise" with his all-star list of guests. Lou is the author of the Amazon top-10 best-seller, Hire With Your Head (John Wiley & Sons, 3rd Edition, 2007) and The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired (Workbench Media, 2013). Lou has been featured on Fox News and his articles and posts can be found on Inc. Magazine, BusinessInsider, Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal. Prior to his executive search experience. Lou held senior operations and financial management positions at the Allen Group and at Rockwell International's automotive and consumer electronics groups. He holds an MBA from UCLA and a BS Engineering from Clarkson University.

About HR Like a Boss
HR Like a Boss centers around the concept that with the right passion to be and think different, HR and business professionals can do amazingly awesome HR. People who do HR like a boss understand business concepts, what makes people tick, and how to approach HR as more than a compliance or cost center. This podcast builds the foundation for John Bernatovicz's upcoming book, "HR Like a Boss." If you're ready to take your HR career to the next level, this is the podcast for you. Share any comments with bridgette@willory.com.

Mar 11, 202247:35