We are MORE Than Our Title – an Interview with Janice Hale-Harris
Janice Hale-Harris knows what it means to just “go with the flow” in your career. She started in corporate, “retired” to spend time with family, returned to corporate in a different industry, left to become an entrepreneur (the hardest work she’s ever done), and returned to corporate. She “climbed the ladder.” But, she knows we are more than our titles, not every dollar is worth pursuing and leadership is about listening with your head AND your heart.
About the Guest:
Janice Hale-Harris is a seasoned professional in leadership strategies with extensive experience in achieving the best in Human Capitol. She currently leads Organizational Development and Strategy for Waste Management. Janice was President of KH Technologies, Inc. providing coaching and consulting for business leaders, NBA and NFL players. She also served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Lee Hecht Harrison’s South Texas area. This role utilized her extensive experience providing the world’s leading names in business with a variety of career transition services as well as executive coaching and leadership development. She developed sales and marketing expertise with Microsoft Corporation as Manager of the company’s retail market segment across a four-state territory. Janice has also applied her management skills as a franchise owner for one of the fastest growing franchise chains in the U.S.
Janice has an MBA from Texas Woman’s University and a BS degree in Communications from Syracuse University. She is a Master Certified DDI Facilitator, an Insights Facilitator, Birkman facilitator, Arbinger Facilitator and a Certified Spiritual Director. Janice is also a Hogan assessment specialist.
Among her many professional and civic affiliations, she serves as immediate past Board Chair for Houston Public Media supporting Houston’s NPR, Classical Radio and PBS Television station. She is also a board member of Houston’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Five. Janice is a Lifetime member of the NAACP, a member of Delta Sigma Theta, The Links, Inc. and an American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow. Janice serves the March of Dimes as a Steering Committee Member Advocate for Birth Equity for Women of Color.
Janice has authored a short story and journal series entitled Hand In Hand, a way to have meaningful physical connection to friends and family no matter where they reside
Book referenced by Janice: Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus (can be found on Amazon).
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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