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I'm a human being who happens to be a speaker, trainer, consultant, and coach, committed to bringing more humanity to the workplace. It's time.

I advocate for work cultures where organizations and the human beings who happen to be employees can both thrive.

I describe myself as a fierce idealist. I'm also a farmer's daughter born in Southern Indiana, USA. I was a Fortune 100 company employee, concluding my corporate career in the role of HR Manager. I hold a Master's in HR and spoke at TEDx Wilmington on the topic of Putting the Human Back In Human Resources.

I love gapingvoid art and writing, am an employment law geek, and can parallel park from either side of the street. I confess to being a sucker for cute little animals and support those who are grieving pets having developed a line of sympathy cards exclusively for pet lovers.

Awards and Affiliations

Society for Human Resources Management
Written for the Lead Change Group, SmartBrief, and Forbes
CIO columnist
Coach University graduate

Mary Schaefer

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