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HR Masterpiece, L.L.C. (HRM) - Helping small businesses build their HR from the ground up - from blank canvas to completed HR masterpiece!

Some of my clients.....

A peek into the life...

of an HR Consultant

So, I'm a year into owning my HR Consulting business and working for myself!  Here's what it looks like:

Right now I am doing roughly 25 hours per week of consulting work for local small businesses which includes both onsite/remote work. 

I teach one night a week at ECSU and that is 3 hours onsite.  The preparation and grading add another 8 - 9 hours.  So, that ends up being roughly 12 hours per week.

I attend HR Conferences.  
  • CBIA HR Conference  - March 29, 2018
  • SHRM Tri-State Conference - April 29 - May 1, 2018

I volunteer to speak or serve on panels (workforce development, HR). Upcoming speaking engagements include:
  • Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce & Foundry 66 Lunch and Learn - The role of HR in Small Business - May 1, 2018
  • SHRM Student Chapter at ECSU - "Employability Skills" Panel 

I manage all of my websites and social media campaigns.  I do all of my own marketing, networking, and outreach.

I own a fine art business and manage everything.  I will be attending 3 upcoming art shows. I probably spend about 10 hours a week on that business right now.  I recently started offering private lessons at my office/studio space at Foundry 66 in Norwich, CT.

Art shows:  
  • Sprout Up: Spring Into Arts & Wellness
           Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Flower Branch Studio will be a vendor at the Channel 3 Kids Camp W.R.A.P. (Women Raising Awareness Philanthropically) event in May 2018.  To learn more visit
  • Rose Arts Festival Summer 2018

"I love being a consultant! It gives me more personal time (Art & Yoga), more family time (Married 30 years & 3 grown children) and
more puppy time!"

"Consulting work gives me the freedom to be open to new opportunities, have more flexibility and to manage my time so that I can enjoy all the other wonderful elements of life. ~Lisa

ECSU Lecturer (Spring 2018)

Eastern Connecticut State University 

 I am thrilled to announce that I was selected to teach the HR Management course (BUS 333) at Eastern during the Spring 2018 semester.

I am looking forward to this opportunity! My course will be on Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. - 9: 45 p.m. and I will be inviting several guest speakers within my network to join me in discussing the various elements of human resources. 
Facebook Live - Interview
Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce
Interviewed by Angela Adams, Director of the Norwich Chamber of Commerce about my art and my HR consulting business!
HR Masterpiece 
News & Updates!

I was invited to speak at the Eastern Connecticut State University Alumni event to share my HR career with faculty, students, and alumni (11/14/17).  In the bottom right picture, I was serving on a panel to discuss workforce development with the Hartford Workforce Leadership Academy (11/17/17).   The far right picture is from an HR event held for the local chamber of commerce business members.
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  • I was invited to submit an article for review to the Member2Member section of the Society for Human Resource Management website. I was thrilled to learn of the acceptance of my article: "HR Marketing is a Value Add for Small Companies" article!
  • I will lead the workforce development initiatives serving in the Workforce Readiness Director role for the Human Resource Leadership Association.
  • Delivered an HR presentation for the Norwich Greater Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Chosen to attend the Personnel Board of Jefferson County, Assessor Training program in Alabama.  
I was thrilled to learn that I had been chosen to participate in the Personnel Board of Jefferson County, Assessor Training program in Alabama.  Upon completion of the training I served as an assessor for several county/federal positions to ensure a fair selection process for all candidates that applied. 

There were over 60 applicants that applied for the assessor training with 14 chosen.  We represented all areas of the United States.  This was a great professional development opportunity.  We were all either I-O Psychologists with PhD's or Master's level graduate degrees.  

For me this was an opportunity to use some of the I-O Psych education in an applied setting.  

Birmingham, Alabama
May 2017