I started my career working for a co-op warehouse (Michigan Federation of Food Co-ops) in 1973 and right away found that human resources were my niche because I've always been interested in what makes for a positive workplace.
Starting in 1984, I started out as a consult. Over the years I've helped hundreds of consumer and other co-ops and some independent natural foods retailers, too, with HR policies, job descriptions, pay scales and evaluations. I've conducted employees surveys for co-ops, taught supervision skills to managers and supported boards of directors in hiring general managers.
Since 1999 I've been co-teaching the Rising Stars Leadership Training program with Mark Mulcahy and Allen Seidner. www.risingstarsseminar.com
I joined CDS Consulting Co-op in 2009, where I lead the HR team. www.cdsconsulting.coop