Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone.” – Martina Navratilova
Paul LaLonde, SHRM-CP, is an enthusiastic human resources professional with over 10 years’ experience specializing in leadership, employee learning and development, organizational structure, diversity and inclusion, general nonprofit management, and so much more! Paul enjoys finding ways of building collaborative relationships by knocking down internal silos, and he is particularly passionate about coaching employees to find the best within themselves. Currently, Paul serves as the HR Director for CEDA of Cook County in Chicago, the largest Community Action Agency in Illinois that provides services to poverty stricken and at-risk individuals throughout the community. He is an avid reader and writer and was a proud member of the 2019 #SHRMBlogger team. He opines on his blog, the HR Philosopher. Paul is a diehard St. Louis Cardinals fan, Game of Thrones geek, and heavy metal enthusiast (it’s all about the riff). He is a proud husband, father, and disobedient cat lover. Connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter at @HRPaul49.