HR Mavericks

HR Maverick

Michael Towers

Michael Towers

I am a highly sought out Empathy Expert, Counselor and Professional Speaker. My topics include leadership, workplace wellness, and self-care. I’ve battled mental illness my whole life, and resiliency, perseverance, and determination is why I survived. We spend 90,000 hours of our lives at work so I believe I can make the biggest impact in the workplace. I empower organizations to transform company culture and improve employee mental health. I am the go-to source for employee engagement and retention. I have a passion for HR professionals because they are exceptional people, uniquely positioned, to make a maximum impact. By unleashing their potential personally, they can thrive professionally. By teaching self-care strategies, HR pros can do what they do best, deliver hope, and change the world

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

Make self-care a priority. The last couple have years have been tough on everyone. As an HR professional you will encounter hurting people. The burden is a heavy one. Make sure you prioritize your well-being and set healthy balance between work and personal time.