The Power of Reciprocity – An Interview with Kyra Hardwick

Kyra’s story is about taking charge of a situation and her life, to build a successful company and a life that reflects her beliefs. Not only does she run a successful non-profit, but her consulting firm, The Kyra Company, is seen as a top partner aligning people and processes for sustainable profitability. She understands the importance of having a clear business strategy, but more importantly, how a clear life strategy enables you to understand, acknowledge, and utilize your God-given talents in service to others.

About the Guest:

Kyra Rénel Hardwick is an operational leader, skilled in team integration, and developing process delivery methods within organizations. She possesses highly developed strategic and analytical skills with the ability to train and/or implement on multiple levels.  Kyra has established the ability to identify opportunities for profit protection as well as the opportunity to increase efficiency within the infrastructure of an organization addressing people, processes, and profitability.

Kyra is an effective communicator with a knack for developing cohesive and productive teams. She is experienced in the development of both process and policy. Kyra’s cross-functional experience provides a broad spectrum approach to addressing opportunities within an organization creating a delicate balance between people and the process.

She is skilled in delivering strategic methodology and establishing buy-in as needed, leveraging her ability to develop a network and operate as a collaborative leader. Kyra’s transparency and understanding of the necessity to cultivate alliances and resources internally/externally lend itself to the development of loyal and committed partnerships.

Kyra is a proven corporate and non-profit management leader, with exceptional customer service and operational management skills and expertise in operational leadership.


Personal Links:

Website: www.thekyracompany

FB and Twitter: TheKyraHardwick


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.”

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