HR Besties Podcast Co-Hosts

HR Besties
Speaking Fee: $20,000 to $30,000

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Primary Topic Category: Leadership and Management

Secondary Topic Category: Company Culture / Employee Engagement / Teamwork


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HR Besties At A Glance:

Join the creators behind 3 of social media’s most popular HR accounts, Leigh, Jamie, and Ashley, in the staff meeting you’ll actually WANT to attend. They have a full agenda and don’t worry, they’ll stick to your hard stop!

Your HR Besties are here to celebrate your good days, relate to your tough days, and shout from the rooftops that being human at work matters. Learn how to make work better with your favorite work besties who are changing the face of HR. So go ahead and pull up a seat to the table - you’re always invited to sit with them.

Introducing HR Besties, the dynamic trio transforming the landscape of HR with their refreshing perspective, practical insights, and infectious camaraderie. Composed of Leigh, Jamie, and Ashley, these HR experts bring a combined experience of nearly 60 years in Corporate America and handfuls of Fortune 100 companies to the table.

Leigh, the mastermind behind HRManifesto, boasts nearly 20 years as an HR executive, leveraging her expertise to help companies navigate the complex realm of HR. Her creative outlet on TikTok since June 2021 has evolved into a platform for sharing tragic workplace realities and approachable coaching, all aimed at unifying followers around the shared human experience of work and maximizing professional success.

Ashley, the brains behind Manager Method, has donned hats as a General Counsel and Head of HR at esteemed organizations like McKinsey and Yum! Brands. Her dedication to training managers using real-talk and engaging content has earned her accolades as a top #HRTikTok account by the Financial Times. With her Manager 101 course and HR tips on LinkedIn Learning, Ashley is on a mission to create supportive and growth-oriented workplaces.

Jamie, the self-proclaimed Chief Meme Officer, adds a dose of humor and relatability to the HR scene through social accounts like Humorous Resources, Millennial Misery, and Horrendous HR. With an uncanny ability to create safe spaces for professionals to commiserate about corporate life and escape the absurdity of HR – especially for those HR teams of one – Jamie injects levity into the often overly serious world of work.

Together, as HR Besties, they leverage their collective expertise to deliver keynote speeches, conduct live podcast recordings, and facilitate training sessions that leave audiences inspired and equipped with practical tools to create engaged, healthier workplaces. Whether speaking individually or as a group, HR Besties bring a fresh perspective, relatable anecdotes, and actionable insights that resonate with audiences across industries, making them the go-to choice for organizations seeking to transform their workplace culture. So, pull up a seat at the table, because with HR Besties, you’re always invited to sit with them.

  • HR Besties Panel: Navigating the Future of Work

    Join HR Besties, the dynamic trio revolutionizing HR, for a panel discussion on navigating the future of work. In this engaging session, Leigh, Jamie, and Ashley will dive deep into the most pressing HR and people topics of today, offering their unique perspectives, practical insights, and witty commentary.

    From remote work and hybrid models to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, no stone will be left unturned as the HR Besties tackle the challenges and opportunities shaping the future of the workplace. Drawing from their combined expertise of nearly 60 years in Corporate America, they'll explore the latest trends, share success stories, and offer actionable strategies for creating inclusive, engaged, and high-performing teams.

    Whether you're an HR professional seeking fresh ideas, a manager looking to empower your team, or a business leader navigating the complexities of workforce management, this panel promises to deliver invaluable insights and inspiration. Don't miss your chance to be part of the conversation and discover how HR Besties are changing the face of HR, one discussion at a time.

    Who This Talk Is For:
    This live podcast panel discussion is tailored for a diverse audience seeking fresh perspectives and practical insights into navigating the evolving landscape of HR and people management. It's designed to resonate with HR professionals looking to expand their knowledge base, managers and team leaders aiming to enhance their leadership skills, and business leaders and executives interested in staying abreast of the latest trends in workforce management.

    What Audiences Will Gain:
    Attendees of this session will walk away with a wealth of valuable insights and inspiration. They'll gain fresh perspectives from the dynamic trio behind HR Besties Podcast, delving deep into pressing HR and people topics of today. Beyond mere discussion, the panel will provide actionable strategies and best practices for addressing challenges such as remote work, hybrid models, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

    Drawing from their extensive experience in Corporate America and Fortune 100 companies, Leigh, Jamie, and Ashley will share success stories and innovative approaches, leaving participants feeling empowered and equipped with the tools and knowledge needed to foster inclusive, engaged, and high-performing teams in their organizations. *Note that HR Besties is open to tailoring this session to special topics of your choice or event theme
  • Empowering HR: Unleashing the Potential Within

    Join HR Besties, the leading voices in HR empowerment, for an inspiring keynote session on unleashing the potential within HR professionals and providing essential support for HR pros. In this dynamic presentation, Leigh, Jamie, and Ashley will share their collective wisdom and experience, offering practical strategies, actionable insights, and unwavering support to elevate the HR community.

    As advocates for positive change and advocates for HR professionals' well-being, the HR Besties will delve into the unique challenges faced by HR and explore how to overcome common obstacles with resilience and confidence. From navigating organizational dynamics and implementing effective HR strategies to fostering a culture of inclusivity and well-being, this keynote will cover a wide range of topics essential for HR professionals' success.

    Join HR Besties for an unforgettable keynote experience that will leave you feeling energized, motivated, and ready to take your HR career to new heights. Together, let's empower HR and create a brighter future for all HR professionals.

    Who This Talk Is For:
    This keynote session is designed for HR professionals at all stages of their careers who are seeking empowerment, support, and inspiration. It's tailored for HR practitioners looking to enhance their leadership skills, overcome challenges, and make a meaningful impact within their organizations and the broader HR community. Whether you're a seasoned HR veteran seeking fresh perspectives or a newcomer to the field eager to learn and grow, this talk is for you.

    What Audiences Will Gain:
    Attendees of this keynote session will walk away with a wealth of valuable insights and practical tools to empower and support their journey in HR. They will gain a deeper understanding of the unique challenges faced by HR professionals and learn strategies to overcome obstacles with resilience and confidence.

    Through real-world examples and interactive discussions, attendees will acquire actionable techniques to enhance their leadership skills, navigate complex organizational dynamics, and foster inclusive and supportive workplace cultures. Moreover, participants will leave feeling inspired and motivated to unleash their full potential, make a meaningful impact in their roles, and contribute positively to the HR community and beyond.
  • Empowering Leaders: Elevating People Management for Success

    Join us for a transformative keynote session dedicated to upskilling, informing, guiding, and equipping leaders to excel in their people focused activities. In this dynamic presentation, we will delve into essential strategies, insights, and tools that empower leaders to navigate the complexities of managing and developing their teams with excellence.

    Through engaging discussions and practical examples, we will explore the critical role of leaders in shaping organizational culture, fostering employee engagement, and driving business success. From effective communication and conflict resolution to coaching and talent development, this keynote will cover a range of topics essential for leaders to master in order to optimize their people practices. Our goal is to provide leaders with actionable takeaways and best practices that they can immediately apply in their roles.

    Join us as we embark on a journey of growth and transformation, empowering leaders to do people focused work better and create thriving, inclusive, and high-performing organizations. Together, let's unlock the full potential of your leadership and drive positive change in the workplace and beyond.

    Who This Talk is For:
    This keynote session is tailored for leaders and managers across all industries who are responsible for and accountable to people management within their organizations. It's designed for both seasoned executives looking to refine their leadership skills and emerging leaders eager to enhance their capabilities in guiding and developing their teams. Whether you're a department head, team lead, or aspiring leader, this talk is for you if you're committed to improving your effectiveness in people management and driving positive outcomes within your organization.

    What Audiences Will Gain:
    Attendees of this keynote session will gain valuable insights, practical strategies, and actionable tools to elevate their people management skills and drive success within their organizations. They will learn essential techniques for effective communication, conflict resolution, coaching, and talent development, empowering them to lead their teams with confidence and proficiency.

    Through real-world examples and interactive discussions, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the critical role of leaders in shaping organizational culture, fostering employee engagement, and achieving business objectives. Moreover, attendees will leave feeling inspired and equipped to implement positive changes in their leadership approach, leading to improved team performance, enhanced employee satisfaction, and overall organizational success.
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