Tag Archives: Personal

Bright and Lively

Welcome to 2017! The beginning of 2017 is a start for something new in my life. It marks the official launch of my new HR consulting firm, Allegro HR. During the last quarter of 2016, there was work put into … Continue reading

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Everyday or Extraordinary?

Is it possible that the things we experience as everyday occurrences are actually extraordinary? Summer evenings in my home had many of the same things that anyone would experience. Kids chasing fireflies, the music of ice cream trucks, and lots … Continue reading

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Week 4 reflection question

This week’s question is relatively straightforward and a bit personal in nature. Is there a song, piece of music, or sound that you rely on for inspiration? My #HRMusicShare friends should have some great answers for this one!  

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A new series with new questions

Over the next few months on RollerCoasterHR, I am going to write a series based on questions that others may want to explore as well. For me, they will serve to help me further define my personal brand and magnify … Continue reading

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I spent a wonderful 24 hours last weekend in my former home of Bloomington, Indiana.  The trip served as an early birthday present for my better half. However, it also triggered some thoughts as we reminisced about the past and … Continue reading

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It’s the people!

  The title of this post sums up what makes something memorable or not. Yes, it’s the people! For the 5th, 6th or maybe 7th time (sorry I’ve lost count) I was fortunate enough to attend the SHRM Volunteer Leader … Continue reading

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Are you just visiting?

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So often we take life and the events that we label “ours” for granted. There are moments each day that should be seized and cherished yet we get caught in the busyness that erupts and do not grasp the gifts … Continue reading

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That one BIG thing

As 2014 winds down, I find myself looking back on what has been an eventful year. My role as HR Director found me entering into negotiations with labor unions for the first time. All five unions reached agreements (some more … Continue reading

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Leisure and Learning

It makes me happy to think about journeying to Orlando in less than two weeks to attend my second SHRM Annual Conference.  Having experienced my first last year, I now know that the event is much bigger than the sessions … Continue reading

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Get Better, not Bitter

One of the best aspects of presenting to groups is getting questions. This is especially true when the audience is mostly composed of students who are not afraid to inquire deeper on a point made during the presentation. One recent … Continue reading

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