Interview with Melynda Benlemlih
Sometimes circumstances move us into spaces we were meant to be in all along. But that doesn’t mean we are immediately comfortable in those spaces. But as my guest, Melynda Benlemlih discusses, understanding the discomfort and finding a way to move through it authentically is the key. For her, that was standing on her natural curiosity and care for others. Listen in to her in credible guidance for your journey to next.
About the Guest:
Melynda Benlemlih has worked in human capital and organizational development for over 20 years,
specializing in strategic planning and communications, performance and effectiveness, change
management, and leadership development. She has a working knowledge of Mandarin Chinese and
Moroccan Arabic, has traveled and lived abroad and volunteers to advance equity and inclusion in her
local community. Melynda lives in Fairfax, VA with her husband, three boys, a pug named Max and a cat
About the Host:
Laurel Rutledge’s human-centered approach, empathy, and understanding of individual needs make her a top-notch personal advisor and women’s leadership coach.
Her care and compassion have made her an indispensable guide for countless women navigating the next phases of their lives and careers. Add to that her intimate knowledge of the HR landscape, and it becomes clear why her HR clients have had such transformative experiences. Just as Rutledge has helped countless others get out of their rut and off of the ledge, so too can she help you.
After receiving her MBA, Laurel moved from accounting and consulting to human resources, driven by a desire to do good in a business environment. It quickly became apparent that the switch had been a good choice — she flourished professionally and became happier, satisfied with the difference she could make through her work.
After a 30-year career, she left the corporate world, but her passion for HR and helping others has only grown. Now, she works one-on-one with clients, leveraging her experience in leadership and personal development to help them get the most of out their lives and careers.
From her beginnings as a consultant at Deloitte to her time as VP of HR at Covestro, Laurel has seen more sides of the business world than most. She’s achieved technical mastery of HR, with a deep knowledge of the rules and regulations that must be followed.
She’s also a people person, perceptive and outgoing, with a sixth sense for helping others to see the difference between what they want and what they need. The culmination of this is in her personal philosophy: “lead with your heart, act with your head.”
Find out more at: https://laurelrutledge.com
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