We know what it’s like when you’re lost in your career; we have been there.
But we also understand how businesses work thanks to 20+ years on internal HR teams. We want to take a step out of our day-to-day roles and be able to help more people and more companies shine their brightest.
You Be You
Live with Serenity
Helping people be happy and successful at work ultimately helps them be happier and healthier in all areas of their lives.
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Hollywood deserter to HR nerd to Shining Coach.
After starting her career in theatre and entertainment, Karen found her true passion in helping organizations build amazing cultures while guiding individuals to ignite their inner spark. Her goal is to encourage people to be happy and successful at work because that ultimately helps them be happier and healthier in all areas of their lives. By bringing the perspective of a coach, an HR leader, a manager, and a business owner herself, Karen is able to help both the business and the humans achieve their goals simultaneously.
Now with over 20 years of HR leadership experience, Karen is the Global Chief People Officer at Obviously, a VML/WPP company, and founded the coaching business, Shine at Work™. She hosts the career development podcast, also called “Shine at Work“, and is the author of “Setting the Stage: A Guide to Preparing for Any Feedback Conversation.” As a corporate speaker, she enjoys sharing stories and actionable advice so that people can shine at work and in life.
A New England native (Go Sox!) she currently lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and furry babies.
Certifications & Roles
Over the last decade+, Dan has partnered with early-stage, high-growth startups as a recruiting leader, driving the strategic direction and execution of all areas of the talent lifecycle. His most recent partnership was with a FitTech startup that grew from 20 to 225 people in a little less than a year.
Dan believes that success is achieved with authentic relationships that have a foundation in empathy, transparency, and trust. He’s now thrilled to be working from the other side, leveraging these past experiences to help those seeking new opportunities navigate the recruiting landscape and streamline their job search efforts.
In his personal life, Dan is a lifetime NY’er, obsessed with music. Dan plays several instruments and his high school band’s claim to fame was opening up for Vanilla Ice.
After 30 years in the medical device and healthcare industry, Mandy decided to explore other opportunities that would lean into her creative side but continue to serve and help others succeed. Mandy found Karen and Shine at Work™ and well, the rest is history. She became our first Program Coordinator and now is our first Business Manager!
Mandy works with clients to create strong engagement experiences, manages all in-person and virtual events, coordinates social media, and anything else Karen, Dan, and our clients need!
Mandy is a North Carolina native, currently living in Charlotte.
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