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so you want to work in hr?

Featuring authentic conversations with thought leaders in the HR and Diversity and inclusion space and actionable career advice.

A weekly podcast dedicated to amplifying voices in Human Resources by sharing inspiring, insightful, and informative career stories.

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We talk about the good, the bad, the highs, the lows, and everything in between, related to navigating a career in Human Resources.

we get to the heart of hr.

Each guest has their own career story and unique perspective. There is no script and no conversation is the same.

each conversation is unique

I chat with guests at all levels of HR from interns to C-Suite leaders AND friends and partners of HR. Everyone has a career story.

not your average hR podcast

What you'll find on the podcast:

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"Ricklyn has done a fabulous job at leveraging her passion and expertise."

- Anonymous

"This podcast is very resourceful and encouraging! Great job!"

I cannot count how many times throughout my HR career I have been asked, "How did you get into in HR? or "What do I need to do to get into HR?  I often respond to their question with the question, "Why do you want to work in HR?" Similar to my motivation for pursuing a career in HR, the common response to that question is, "Because I want to help people."

Soon after I got my big break in HR, I realized that working in HR is about so much more than helping people. In fact, often times your hands are tied and you can't help people like you want to. I learned that HR isn't about HR at all. It is about the business. The business of people operations. 

I have had some great wins in my career and the opportunity to make a huge impact in the lives of others. There were also times I questioned if HR was the right career for me. I know I am not alone. But because folks in HR operate in strict confidence, we rarely get the change to tell our stories.

I'm here to change that by amplifying voices in HR. No, this is not a tell-all podcast. My guests will not be sharing organizational secrets or the latest news in HR. There are other content creators who do that quite well. 

The mission of this show is to inspire aspiring HR professionals and re-inspire those already in the field, with insightful and informative conversations. 

CERTIFIED HR Professional· career coach · consultant

Host of the So You Want To Work in HR? The Podcast

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Rebecca Weaver is the Founder and CEO of HRuprise, a marketplace and community that connects people with HR coaches to help them grow, develop, and navigate their toughest workplace challenges.

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Lisa Walsh, a Partner at Meritarc, delivers exceptional business outcomes through a deep understanding of client needs and how to solve unique challenges.
She develops talent through proven strategies. and has over 20 years of HR experience, including roles as Head of U.S. HR for Scotiabank, SVP of Leadership Development at Bank of America Merrill Lynch along with a variety of global HR roles at CIBC and Deutsche Bank.

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Carla is a certified professional in human resources offering an 18 year career distinguished by commended performance improvement results. She has demonstrated success in a broad range of HR related activities. Carla prides herself on inspiring trust and engagement with business partners through building relationships at all levels of an organization.

Angela Shaw Headshot

Angela Shaw is an accomplished HR professional. She grew her career from an administrative employee to leadership. Shaw announced accepting a role as Chief People Officer of JuiceLand – a growing independently owned juice concept company. She has a BS Degree in Business with a minor in Human Resources. She is certified as a SHRM-SCP.

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Joining me today is Kevyn Rustici, HRevolution Strategic Human Asset Consultant. Rustici will give us insight into how we can strategically flip HR from a cost center to a profit center.

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Sandra M. Reid, SPHR, Human Resources professional and author

For this episode of the podcast, I was joined by a very special guest, Sandra M. Reed, SPHR. Reed will encourage all of us to give ourselves permission to dream bigger. That name may sound familiar to quite a few of you. Reed is a leading expert in the certification of HR professionals. She published […]

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In this week’s episode, Ricklyn is joined by John Carlson, Talent Leader at LivingHR. John (he/him/his) is an HR and DEI expert who has worked with some of the top organizations in the world, helping to analyze their business and create/revamp their D&I and culture programs. As a Talent leader for LivingHR, John specializes in […]

Have you ever wondered what DE&I is and how it fits within an organization? Join Ricklyn in this week’s episode as she chats to Jocelyn Thompson, the Principal & CEO of WorkVision Consulting, a boutique Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Consulting firm whose services focus on creating strategic DE&I plans, providing training and implementation, and assessing compensation […]

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"The conversation between her and her guests are resourceful and encouraging" — Felicia F.

"This podcast from Ricklyn is amazing. She poses thoughtful and engaging questions."

 "While taking deep dives into HR, workplace culture, DEI, and more! Highly recommend for anyone working in an organization, or interested in work culture - not just HR!" - Shearsa.

"Great interview style, very conversational and comfortable"

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