My intent when I launched my website and accompanying blog has been to publish a new blog article around the first of each month. I’ve done that each month since I launched my new business last Fall except for the past few months. We are in the middle of a global pandemic. COVID19. Everything I thought I might write about just seemed trivial and unimportant in comparison. So, I chose not to write about anything and to just take a pause and focus on my family instead. But we are starting to take steps back into our “new normal” as everyone calls it, so now I’m stepping back in again.
Ironically, a month after the first community acquired case of the virus was discovered in Seattle, Washington, I was also in Seattle doing a week of training to become certified as a Myers-Briggs facilitator. Just a few weeks later, everything in the United States pretty much shut down and we were told to shelter in place. Getting certified in MBTI is something I’ve always been interested in doing and earlier this year I decided it was a good time to pursue the certification so I could offer it as part of my executive and leadership coaching and Human Resources consulting practice.
I’ve always had an interest in psychology. In college, it was one of my favorite classes and a few years ago when I saw my niece’s college psychology textbook sitting in her living room, I had fun flipping through the pages of it, remembering what I’d learned in college about the human psyche. In the human resources field, you observe a lot in the workplace about people’s personalities, how they play into group dynamics and over time, you begin to understand how complex people are.
Laurie is an experienced Human Resources executive who is passionate about organizational culture, creating great workplaces and employee engagement.