HR Mavericks

HR Maverick

Karissa Cooper

Karissa Cooper

Karissa is the "People Person" who built her career non-traditionally in a variety of roles and industries where she has thrived in solving unique challenges and enhancing work cultures along the way. As a servant leader in the tech startup world, Karissa partners with executives to build and strengthen company culture and the employee experience through policies, programs, coaching, and other people & HR initiatives. She possess a true passion for creating inclusive practices and have a strong value of transparency in everything that she does. People-first, period.

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

The only person who will know if you’re ready for a new role or to take the next step in your career is YOU. Advocate for yourself and never settle!

HR Encyclopedia articles written by Karissa Cooper:

Team Building Activities

Team building has a bad reputation for being extremely “corporate-y” and lame, yet it could be the most important investment you make for your employees. It doesn’t even have to be expensive! Read on to learn more.