Becoming an HR Warrior
Keri Ohlrich, PhD
Nov 08, 2018
We all have read the headlines of “Blow up HR”, “We hate HR”, “Inhuman Resources” and have heard business leaders complain about HR. Enough. The gap between the negative perception of HR and the truth and reality of our amazing profession feels daunting at times, but I completely believe it can be overcome. The mission is to see HR become what it’s truly meant to be in every company and in every industry – a bunch of HR Warriors making an impact on their organization, while developing their careers. All HR professionals have the potential to become Warriors.
Becoming an HR Warrior is based on the book The Way of the HR Warrior, and this presentation provides the participant with a definition of an HR Warrior, an overview of the CHARGE™ model and exercises to identify the personal gaps to becoming an HR Warrior.
The HR Warrior is a professional who can be counted on to get the job done right, to exceed expectations, to inspire others, and to set the expectations that increase the work output of everyone around them. HR Warriors care about what they do. They see their work as an opportunity to have a positive impact on the business every day. The CHARGE model is based on fundamental qualities for a successful HR professional: Courage, Humility, Accuracy, Resilience, Goal-oriented, Exemplary. This presentation was created with the HR professional in mind, regardless of industry or tenure, and is for those willing to examine their own competence and drive their careers and organizations forward.
About Keri Ohlrich, PhD
Dr. Keri Ohlrich has led an impressive career as an outcome-focused business executive in her 20+ years working in the HR field. She is the CEO and co-founder of Abbracci Group and the co-author of the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Dr. Ohlrich has been featured in HR and business industry articles, interviewed on multiple podcasts and spoken at numerous events in the United States and internationally.
Throughout her career, Dr. Ohlrich has held leadership positions at a variety of organizations ranging from start-up to Fortune 500 companies. In her previous roles she has created and implemented HR processes, redesigned the talent function for an organization serving 25,000 global employees, led change management for a new business strategy, and overhauled the Human Resources department. Her broad areas of expertise include leadership coaching, talent management, culture change, performance management, organizational development, workshop facilitation, and employee engagement and development.
At the heart of Dr. Ohlrich’s work is her drive to improve the environment of organizations which, in turn, improves the lives of employees. Whether it is coaching and training leaders, performing cultural assessments or helping develop HR professionals into HR Warriors, she wants all to reach their potential.
Dr. Ohlrich is certified in change management methodology and organizational and personality assessments. She obtained her PhD in Human Development and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University. She holds an MS in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University, an MS in Global Human Resources from Loyola University Chicago, and a BS in Psychology and Business from Carnegie Mellon University. Keri resides in Southern California with her husband, son and two Dachshunds.