HR Mavericks

HR Maverick

Dana Dowdell, SHRM-CP

Dana Dowdell, SHRM-CP

A (self-proclaimed) HR fanatic, Dana is not your typical HR consultant. Known for her fresh take on Human Resources and the small business, Dana is the founder and owner of Boss Consulting HR, an Expert Coach for HR professionals, and spearheads two different podcasts – Quirky HR & It’s Just Business. But she couldn't stop there. A fierce advocate for mentorship, Dana is also a part-time professor at URI and ECSU teaching the next generation of HR experts. It’s her mission to do away with stuffy by-the-book HR. And instead to tailor to clients’ actual HR needs, values, & culture. Most of what Dana does is from the ground up, and she’s no stranger to telling it like it is. Her approach to the realities of Human Resources is what sets her apart. The go-to expert source for everything HR in business, Dana is your gal. A refreshing perspective, infused with a lot of humor and a bit of profanity.

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

Seek out informational interviews. Find someone who does what you want to do and take them out for coffee!