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My name is Keith, and I'm an HR professional. That sort of sounded like the introduction to a support group, didn't it? If you happen to be in HR, you realize that's not too far from the truth. That's why we love happy hours so much. But that's a topic for another day...
While I didn't initially set out to do HR (I was going to be an engineer, if you can believe that!!?), I know there is no other job that I would rather have. There's seldom a "normal" day, and certainly no two days are ever the same.
I'm a husband, and also a proud dad of 2-year old twins, Evelyn and Eli. They keep my wife and I on our toes, for sure. But what I didn't expect, and what constantly inspires me is the things that I learn from them. Being a parent requires an entirely new skill-set than anything I've done before. I honestly believe it has also made me a better leader for my team, and a better HR pro all around.
I'm relatively new in my blogging journey. Being a hardcore introvert, this is completely against my grain. But I'm a firm believer that we grow personally and professionally by doing new things, even things that may scare us. Last July, I wrote my first blog post for the @SHRM blog. It was a terrifying experience to hit "Send", knowing that pretty soon, fellow HR pros who I look up to were going to read my work. What were they going to think of my work? Would they think it's any good? Do I have any business doing this? As I said, doing things that scare us can help us grow. Whatever fears I initially had were quickly assuaged, as I received such amazing support from the #HRTribe and those HR pros that I respect so much.
Speaking of things that scare me, I just recorded my first video the other day, that I knew people were going to watch. It's not easy for me to put myself out there. It took me about 6 or 7 takes until I had something I was comfortable with. Written blogs are one thing, there is still a veil between me and the world. But when it's just me in front of a camera... terrifying. And that's not even live video. I'm not quite ready for that yet. But I'm going to continue to work with video in hopes of enhancing my blogging experience.
Again, thank you for visiting. If we aren't already connected, please reach out to me. My social media links and link to email is on the top of this page.