Street Level Influencer: Get to Know Rachel Palmer

“To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook, co-founder of MyYearbook. In a recent blog post, I wrote about the power of the Street Level Influencer. I argue that some of the most impactful people in our lives are rightContinue reading “Street Level Influencer: Get to Know Rachel Palmer”

Street Level Influencer: Get to Know Okie Smith

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve In a recent blog post, I wrote about the power of the Street Level Influencer. I argue that some of the most impactful people in our lives are right in front of us!Continue reading “Street Level Influencer: Get to Know Okie Smith”

Street Level Influencer: Get to Know Sue Oswalt

“Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.” — Denzel Washington In a recent blog post, I wroteContinue reading “Street Level Influencer: Get to Know Sue Oswalt”

Street Level Influencer: Get to Know Kristy Freewalt

“A recruiter should be viewed as a business partner, someone who is critical to the success of the business.” – Mathew Caldwell In a recent blog post, I wrote about the power of the Street Level Influencer. I argue that some of the most impactful people in our lives are right in front of us!Continue reading “Street Level Influencer: Get to Know Kristy Freewalt”

Street Level Influencer: Get to Know Kirk Hamsher

“Yes, in all my research, the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion.” – Deepak Chopra In my last blog post, I wrote about the power of the Street Level Influencer. I argue that some of the most impactful people in our lives are right inContinue reading “Street Level Influencer: Get to Know Kirk Hamsher”

Street Level Influencers: HR Superstars Behind the Scenes!

 “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe In a recent HR Philosopher post, I discuss the importance and power of a “street level influencer.” I came up with the idea after remembering the concept of a “street level bureaucrat.” The term was coinedContinue reading “Street Level Influencers: HR Superstars Behind the Scenes!”

Happy HR Professionals Day! Protect Your Inner Citadel

“Our vocation can nourish our understanding and compassion, or erode them.” – Thich Nhat Hanh September 26th is HR Professionals Day! I am a proud HR professional, and want to share some quick thoughts – Jack Handey style! This week I read the amazing Kyra Matkovich’s HR Shenanigans Blog post, HR Chose Me. Kyra isContinue reading “Happy HR Professionals Day! Protect Your Inner Citadel”

HR, Kindness, and Being a Street Level Influencer

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.” – Seneca I was scrolling through LinkedIn the other day when I saw a video of a young kid being cheered on by his classmates when attempting to break a wooden plank with a karate kick. He kept failing. As the child struggled,Continue reading “HR, Kindness, and Being a Street Level Influencer”

The Importance of Spontaneity in D&I

A leader is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves. – Lao Tzu Indianapolis is a hidden gem, I believe. When discussing up and coming or unique urban centers, I rarely hear people discuss Indy. It has everything you’d wantContinue reading “The Importance of Spontaneity in D&I”