About Me

I’m on a mission to make organizations better by making HR better.

I cultivate conversations between HR professionals and organizational leaders and push them to re-imagine the role of human resources.  While it’s not irretrievably broken, HR does need to escape the cesspool of mediocrity.

I explore what HR does (and why we do it) by discussing the intricacies, complexities, and absurdities. I inform, share ideas, and develop solutions. I rattle cages. I take an audacious approach. I push for HR to remain relevant. I work to make HR better.


I’m an accomplished HR Leader, strategist, and advisor with extensive senior level experience in all areas of Human Resource management. I speak, I write, I consult, and I advise.

I’m an Advisory Board Member for Blackbook HR and have served on the advisory boards for Smartbrief on WorkforceGeaux Veterans, and the Louisiana Business Leadership Network.  I’m active with SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) on the local, state and national level, the ASTD/ATD (Association for Talent Development) Baton Rouge chapter, and the Baton Rouge Social Media Association and I’ve served in numerous volunteer leader roles with multiple organizations.

You can contact me at robin@hrschoolhouse.com, find me on LinkedIn, chat with me on twitter and follow me on Slideshare.


Representative speaking engagements/audiences: Talent Management Alliance HRBP Conference; Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance Annual Conference; SHRM 2014 Annual Conference and Exposition (Smart Stage); PMI Baton Rouge Chapter; ATD New Orleans Chapter; Illinois SHRM State Conference; #disruptHRcle; Oklahoma HR State Conference and Expo; SHRM Atlanta HR Conference; #DiceTru Atlanta; HR Florida Conference and Expo; Metro Milwaukee SHRM HR; Indiana SHRM Annual Conference; Louisiana Medical Group Management Association Annual Conference; Louisiana SHRM State Conference on Human Resources; Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Nutrition Services Conference; Strategic HR Leadership Summit (BLR/HR Hero); Baton Rouge Social Media Association; GSMI’s HR & Employer Compliance Summit; Public Relations Association of Baton Rouge; Louisiana Staffing Association; Louisiana Association of Non-Profit Organizations; LSU Department of Kinesiology; various webinars including Talent Management Alliance, LBI Software, HR.com; multiple speaking engagements at SHRM chapter meetings and ASTD chapter meetings

Specialties: HR and Talent Management Consulting; Recruiting; Performance Management; Social Media strategy; Internal Communication strategy; Speaker; Event Planner; HR writer; HR services; HR projects

The HR Schoolhouse

“It isn’t really important to decide when you are very young just exactly what you want to become when you grow up. It is much more important to decide on the way you want to live. If you are going to be honest with yourself and honest with your friends, if you are going to get involved with causes which are good for others, not only for yourselves, then it seems to me that that is sufficient, and maybe what you will be is only a matter of chance.”

Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel