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Our Culture

We’re a Group of Dedicated Change Makers

We're united in a mission: designing meaningful workplace experiences, where people are supported. Our philosophy? Inspired people drive business wins. We come from different backgrounds, have diverse work experiences, and most of all, varied points of view. We celebrate these differences and use them as an opportunity to inspire and challenge each other. The end product? Great work, done together.

Collage of the various livingHR staff living their lives

Our Story

We started livingHR to be the alternative.

livingHR was born on May 5, 2009, the product of a conversation with a supportive husband and a $1,000 initial investment. After experiencing workplaces putting profit over people, our founder went on her own to do things differently. She was determined to put the human first, honor each organization’s culture, enable access to opportunity, and offer scalable solutions to HR departments across industries.  

Today, livingHR is a space where creative and talented minds come together to design inspiring workplaces. We each bring something different, and we celebrate those differences. Together, we operate like a highly collective, collaborative, and connected agency. The end product? Doing great work together with our clients, partners, and community organizations that goes way beyond consulting to actually doing the challenging work to make work better.

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Our Culture Code

The Core Values Behind Everything We Do

We each live our own code and march to our own drummers, but our Culture Code is what binds us together. Our Culture Code drives us to grow personally and professionally, offer feedback and encouragement to our teammates, and find great people to join our team.

Always Be Authentic

Always Be Authentic

We boldly live our truths, bringing our whole selves to the work we do and the team we do it with.

Amplify Performance

Amplify Performance

We are in pursuit of the highest and best use for technology and humans working together.

Celebrate Good Times and Great Work

Celebrate Good Times and Great Work

We seriously love a good high five around here. Recognition and celebration are simply part of our day-to-day.

Do Brilliant Work Together

Do Brilliant Work Together

We are united by diverse experiences which broaden our lens and deepen our impact.

Embrace A Growth Mindset and Own It

Embrace A Growth Mindset and Own It

We seize opportunity, chase curiosity, dare to fail, humbly learn, expertly shake it off, and eagerly pick it right back up again.

Leap Outside The Comfort Zone

Leap Outside The Comfort Zone

We are unafraid to try, to vocalize the wild idea, to push past perimeters. We champion the best idea, not the easiest.

Think Beyond Self

Think Beyond Self

We think, do, give, and lead with compassion and consideration for people without exception.

Our Team

Meet the People of livingHR

Keri Higgins-Bigelow
Keri Higgins-Bigelow (She/Her)

Founder + Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Amanda Herring
Amanda Herring (She/Her)

Fractional Chief Creative Officer (CCO)

Lisa Letizio
Lisa Letizio (She/Her)

Strategic Advisor/Principal

Cara Hunter
Cara Hunter (She/Her)

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Michele Zucco
Michele Zucco (She/Her)

SVP, People + Culture

Robert Kaiser
Robert Kaiser (He/Him)

SVP, People + Culture

Tanya Gibson Headshot
Tanya Gibson (She/Her)

VP, DEIB & People + Culture

Dan Duckworth
Dan Duckworth (He/Him)

VP, DEIB & People + Culture

Michaela Kennedy
Michaela Kennedy (She/Her)

VP, Innovations + Platforms

Kelli LeMieux
Kelli LeMieux (She/Her)

Senior Director, Solutions + Partnerships

Hollie Watson
Hollie Watson (She/They)

Senior Director, People Analytics

Natasha Getler Porizkova Headshot
Natasha Getler-Porizkova (She/Her)

Senior Director, Brand Inclusion

Alexia Benner
Alexia Benner (She/Her)

Senior Director, People + Culture

Renee Hansen
Renee Hansen (She/Her)

Senior Director, People + Culture

Tahlia Y. dos Santos
Tahlia Y. dos Santos (She/Her)

Senior Director, DEIB + Talent

Sam MacKinnon
Sam MacKinnon (She/Her)

Director, Fe league Operations

Karen Greene
Karen Greene (She/Her)

Senior Advisor

Kari Burcham
Kari Burcham (She/Her)

Senior Manager, People + Culture

Susan Zartman
Susan Zartman (She/Her)

Senior Manager, People + Culture

Ciara Routly
Ciara Routly (She/Her)

Manager, Design

Sara Al-Mutawa
Sara Al-Mutawa (She/Her)

Manager, Creative

Angela Dib
Angela Dib (She/Her)

Manager, Marketing Operations

Marlene Lima-Feliciano
Marlene Lima-Feliciano (She/Her)

Manager, Benefits

Gabriela Varela
Gabriela Varela (She/Her)

Manager, People + Culture 

Terri Crowell
Terri Crowell (She/Her)

Manager, People + Culture 

Alex Fowler
Alex Fowler (She/Her)

Manager, Growth Operations

Chanel Tabares
Chanel Tabares (She/Her)

Manager, DEIB + Talent

Liv Galloway
Liv Galloway (They/She)

Manager, Account Operations + Shared Services

Mindy Mutz
Mindy Mutz (She/Her)

Manager, People Operations

Meghan Whisnant
Meghan Whisnant (She/Her)

Manager, People + Shared Services

Chris Gocklin
Chris Gocklin (He/Him)

Manager, People Operations

Nicole Grimes
Nicole Grimes (She/Her)

Coordinator, People Operations

Jaia Jackson Headshot
Jaia Jackson (She/Her)

Coordinator, People Operations

Gordon Weller
Gordon Weller (He/Him)

Senior Consultant, Creative - Copywriter

Jason McDade
Jason McDade (He/Him)

Consultant, Creative - Designer

Elizabeth Shugart
Elizabeth Shugart (She/Her)

Consultant, Creative - Designer

Shawn Barnes
Shawn Barnes (She/Her)

Consultant, Creative - Designer

Amy Waite
Amy Waite (She/Her)

Senior Consultant, People + Culture

Wendy Stewart
Wendy Carter Stewart (She/Her)

Senior Consultant, DEIB & People + Culture

Laymon Hicks
Laymon Hicks (He/Him)

Senior Consultant, Talent

Lynn Johnson
Lynn Johnson (She/Her)

Senior Consultant, DEIB + People Analytics

Anadri Chisolm-Noel
Anadri Chisolm-Noel (She/Her)

Senior Consultant, DEIB & People + Culture

LaShae Wooden
LaShae Wooden (She/Her)

Consultant, Talent

Yasmine Mukahal
Yasmine Mukahal (She/Her)

Consultant, Talent

Willena Long
Willena Long (She/Her)

Consultant, Growth

Careers

Open Positions

We're always looking for talent individuals to join our network. See roles we're recruiting for as well as an open positions that we're looking to fill within our own livingHR team below.

What It's Like to Work Here

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Our Perks

Ensuring Our People Feel Valued

Compensation

Compensation

Our promise is that we will always pay equitably based on how you perform and the role you are in. Always. In addition to extra incentives annually, we provide real-time incentives. These real-time incentives are tied to company successes, often due to an individual or team effort, that has markedly helped achieve a collective goal or drive use towards our ultimate purpose.

Guilt-Free

Guilt-Free

We fully understand and celebrate that we are all unique individuals with lives outside of work. That's why we want you to have full ability to care for your "life load" if you need, without guilt. Our team enjoys the freedom to take care of what they need to while remaining transparent by blocking time on their calendars during standard business hours and communicating with a buddy to ensure all client and internal initiatives have coverage.

 

Health Benefits

Health Benefits

We provide employer-paid Basic Life, AD&D, LTD, and STD coverage as well as make contributions to the cost of medical and dental insurance. We ask for feedback regularly and assess our plans every year to make sure they offer affordable care options to all of our employees.

 

Meaningful Work

Meaningful Work

We care about impactful community involvement. We work with many non-profits offering in-kind services, encourage employees to take paid volunteer days and select non-profit beneficiaries for all of our events and webinars. Come take advantage of these opportunities and share additional ideas for how we can do more.

Mental Health Benefits

Mental Health Benefits

We know that life is hard, and we want our team to feel confident and cared for as they navigate the complexities that are thrown their way. We offer three options for mental health support (EAP, First Stop Health, and Virtual Visits through UHC for those enrolled), including virtual support.

Opportunity

Opportunity

At livingHR, we don't believe in the traditional career "ladder." Instead, we have our career lattice. This means opportunities to grow in more directions than one. Our people weave around our career lattice, trying new things and embracing new challenges and roles all the time. Our opportunities are truly endless and up to you to create. We give you the ability to impact your journey by identifying areas of interest and asking you to get involved and learn new things while having the support to set you up for success.

Parental Leave

Parental Leave

We know how important it is for our employees to spend time with their new family members. We offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave* for any team member that is a birthing parent to account for medical recovery and bonding time. For any team member that expands their family as a non-birthing parent we offer 6 weeks of paid parental leave for bonding and up to an additional 6 weeks of optional unpaid leave (12 total).

Referral Rewards

Referral Rewards

We care about making work better for humans and show appreciation to our team when they help spread the word about what we do. Referral bonuses are provided for each new client referral that signs on for one of our solutions.

Unlimited PTO

Unlimited PTO

Seriously, unlimited PTO. You can use this for health days, getting away, volunteering, or anything you'd like! It's your time. There is a minimum expectation of 3 weeks (15 days) of time taken away from work each year to recharge, and more are encouraged. 

We Care About You

We Care About You

We are proud of the giving and caring nature of our culture and our people. The entire team, including leadership, are here to help support you during life’s biggest moments.

Wellbeing Focus

Wellbeing Focus

We encourage taking pauses from your work and day to help reduce overwhelm. We create, enforce, and respect boundaries. Each team member has an accountability partner to encourage time when we can take the necessary space while trusting our team has our back. We also create individual Boundary Plans shared with the team to encourage each other to create space for our whole selves.

 

Work From Wherever

Work From Wherever

Since inception, we have worked where and how it makes sense. When we are in high-collaboration or creative design sessions or support mode, we come together in person or virtually as much as possible. When we need heads-down time, we call it #beastmode to plow through our work plans.