I am not a writer; I also have terrible grammar. Thank you for getting this far.
I never really intended to get in to human resources, I “fell” into it. Do you know what the scariest thing for a planner is? Falling into something unexpected, but here we are, 8 years later, and I wouldn’t change a thing about it.
I started my career working in a Critical Access Hospital as the Director of HR and Community Foundation. I still can’t fathom why someone let me do this straight out of college, but I am so incredibly thankful for that journey because I learned more than I ever could have imagined.
I’ve spent most of my career in healthcare, even my college experience revolved around healthcare (degree in healthcare management). I have worked in small one-person HR departments and have also been apart of a national HR group in healthcare.
While working for a national company in the developmental disabilities field, I learned that human resources was so much more than transactional hr. I learned how to be strategic and found a mentor in the field. Tying the human resources function to the business strategy and being able to report and show the success or failure and how that impacted the operations. I was enthralled and would have most likely never left, if I hadn’t made a promise to my husband years before. That we could move back to Bozeman, MT. This promise took me away from healthcare and in to retail/tech.
I was terrified, what do I know about any of that, I am from healthcare. That's when I realized it didn't matter what the industry was, people are people and I worked with people. I love my current industry, company and team, but I want to do more. I want to help others with what I have learned. Experience is invaluable, and to be able to help new and/or small businesses with what I have learned is something that drives me.
So now, it's time to start that journey.