Known as “Miss Sunshine,” Amelia is am enthusiastic HR practitioner who believes in leading with love, building relationships and being a forever learner. Amelia began her HR career as a “Jane of all Trades,” taking on multiple functional spaces for small businesses with government contracts. In the constant exposure to human resources functions, she honed her interest in pursuing the field as a career goal. Her career history demonstrates a professional who’s climbed the ranks…starting from the earliest HR spaces and growing with every new opportunity. If you ask Amelia what her strengths are, she’ll tell you “my approach in not traditional, it’s loud, it’s bright…sometimes too relaxed, but what a lack in strategic movement I make up for in interpersonal approaches.” Once chastised for an unconventional style, Amelia has built her career from coordination to direction maintaining a bubbly spirit with a concentration on ethical principles and leading through example and encouragement. Amelia began her working career doing freelance art and working multiple jobs. Her long-term goals include become a C Suite leader in an organization where she can help develop and create healthy work cultures, showing deference to mental health and diversity efforts.
What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?
It’s ok to not be ok. HR is particularly challenging right now. There are days that are really going to throw you but there are days that are absolutely rewarding. Believe in yourself, lead with compassion and hang in there!