Delivering Happiness, One Culture at a Time.


It was Sunday afternoon at #SHRM19 and I was kind of thinking down time sounded good. Jon and I were done with our keynote event, we had spent time in the bloggers’ lounge saying hello to old and new friends. I was hanging out with my #HRWonderWomen partner Anne and she invited me along to the first presentation she was attending as part of the Change-Maker Series: Delivering Happiness. The co-founder of Delivering Happiness and former consultant for ZapposJenn Lim, was going to share how she and the ceo of...


Why the Control of Your Personal Brand is Important for Employee Engagement

As part of my SHRM blogging, I was invited to do a Twitter take-over with TicketsatWork. I scanned the schedule to see if there was a session that would be a good match for the employee engagement that TicketsatWork supports. I had planned to attend a Personal Brand session with a speaker I had interviewed. I wondered if it would fit with employee engagement – I know that an employee who is comfortable in who they are and what they can contribute is more likely to be engaged. I decided to take a...


Finding Your Voice #SHRM19


On June 23, Jon and I had the honor of speaking at the Emerging Professionals session at #SHRM19. Check out all the Tweets that others shared here. When we were asked, at first we wondered what on earth we could possibly talk about. And then, of course, it was clear, sharing with these emerging professionals, how we found our voice & how they can find theirs.

As the presentation came together, I thought about my own voice. I wrote a little about it earlier, but as I was thinking about the...


It's All About...the People #SHRM19

I, along with about 20,000 others, just finished attending the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19). It was a full, adventurous and exhausting conference. This isn’t new. Any HR conference of this scale is hard to wrap your hands around because there are so many options available for you to choose.

The common denominator in this sea of movement though is people. Whether it’s the thousands of folks passing by each other throughout the conference venue, or the people sitting next to you listening to a Smart Stage talk or full presentation. People are near you every


A Little Less Conversation, a Little More Action #SHRM19


The 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition is over and life has returned to normal, or a new normal as I would call it. Things cannot, and should not, be the same after this life-changing learning opportunity. The lessons shared and the connections made left attendees as different people. With this in mind, it is far too easy to just return to the same old, same old so the challenge becomes how to springboard off the energy and professional development...


Employee Financial Wellness: Benefits, Programs & Tips #SHRM19



It’s no secret that employee stress caused by finances can have a substantial impact on your business.

Compensation. Student loans. Retirement. Having enough money to take a vacation in order to post a finely crafted social media selfie with an exotic backdrop. All that stuff adds up.  

So, what should HR professionals and companies do about employee financial wellness? What financial benefits should be offered? What financial wellness programs should be considered? What simple tips do the experts have to offer? 

I spoke with a few companies focused on the...


Own Your Mistakes -- Howard Behar's Presentation at #SHRM19



Own you mistakes. Howard Behar, former President at Starbucks, shared how the travesty of discrimination rocked the values of Starbucks at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition. It took less than 48 hours, according to Behar, for the events that occurred in Philadelphia to make it to the national stage and to the hearts of the team at Starbucks. Who are we?

Values are important. Living values is more important. Organizations should...


#SHRM19 Keynote: Brene Brown, Leading with Vulnerability


Monday is underway, and that means one thing to me: Brené Brown. She's a PhD, she's a Social Worker, she's a researcher, an author, a speaker on vulnerability, shame, and courage. And her TED talk "The Power of Vulnerability" is one of the five most watched in the world, with over 35 million views. The woman is a titan. Period.

Today, Brené talked to #SHRM19's nearly 20,000 attendees on her new book "Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts." Brené...


Delivering Happiness to #SHRM19 with Chief Happiness Officer Jenn Lim


Creating better and happier workplaces was a consistent message reverberating through this jam-packed weekend at #SHRM19. Speaking as part of the conference’s Change-Makers Series introduced me to Human Resources professionals and leaders who were eager to bring more positive changes to their workplace on the fronts of work/life integration, innovation, and employee engagement. As the workplace continues to change more quickly than ever before, it was apparent from the event’s highlights that organizations are readying to lead differently in the coming years. Click here for...


#Nextchat RECAP: Designing the Employee Experience


On June 26, @shrmnextchat chatted with Adam Rogers (@AdamR), co-chief executive officer and chief technology officer of Ultimate Software about how to use technology to create an amazing employee experience at your workplace. If you missed this excellent chat, you can read HERE or below: