HR Mavericks

HR Maverick

Colleen Carmichael

Colleen Carmichael

I have 8+ years experience as an in-house Recruiter where I defined success by finding great people for opportunities at a great company. I do all of this through conversations where I ask questions and actually listen to the answers - not just listening to speak. Now I’m excited to find myself as an HR Manager with a small business. I’m a strategic partner for hiring managers to hire the best talent to take our organization to the next level. I collaborate with leadership teams to establish and continuously improve the employee experience. A seasoned human resources professional with over 10 years experience focused on helping employees achieve their professional goals. When not working, I’m a baseball mom who loves beach days with my husband, and even though I hate the cold, it’s my favorite to be able to curl up next to my fireplace. I’d love to connect if you’re interested in opportunities at Leesa or just want to talk about your favorite book. Feel free to reach out via email (

What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?

Always ask questions! Don’t be afraid to say you don’t know but can find out. And always think before speaking. A pause before you blurt out whatever first crosses your mind.