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OKHR Leads

OKHR Leads

The podcast for Oklahoma HR Professionals (and anyone else who wants to listen).

Tara Crowley and Rob Trotter interview Oklahoma HR professionals to learn their story and find out hot HR Topics within Oklahoma.
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5. Joy Michelle Killingsworth - An HR Leader Among HR Leaders
Joy Michelle Killingsworth is an “HR leader among HR Leaders.” Joy has served on several SHRM chapter and state boards for the past 14 years. She has been a conference chair three times. Joy has been such an integral volunteer leader within OKHR that she even has a volunteer leader award named after her. Listen, learn, and be inspired by Joy’s passion for serving, her continued journey for learning, and her love of meeting people. Links to items mentioned in this podcast that might interest you: Contact us at  
May 17, 2021
4. Krystal Brue - Connecting HR with Higher Education
In episode 4 of OKHR Leads, Tara and Rob get to know Krystal Brue. Krystal is currently the Department of Business Chair at Cameron University where she helps equip students for their chosen career while advocating to raise the level of HR.  We learn from her experience as a board member of OKHR and an officer of her local SHRM chapter SWOKHR. Krystal has a passion for HR, Academia, books, and high adrenaline vacations. We hope you enjoy getting to know Krystal as much as we did.  Links to items mentioned in this podcast that might interest you: "Never Stop Learning" by Bradley R. Straats "The Artist Way" by Julia Cameron "Green Lights" by Matthew McConaughey "Smartless" Podcast "The Last Dance" on Netflix "Talking to Strangers" by Malcolm Gladwell "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson Have a question? Have a comment? Contact us at   
May 10, 2021
3. Mike Shaw
Mike carved out a little time to spend with Tara and Rob on his 16th wedding anniversary. In episode three we learn Mike's SHRM relationship is longer than his marriage! He also discusses his passion for HR and his beard.
May 3, 2021
2. Kristi Spaethe
In episode two Tara speaks with Kristi Spaethe of the People Perspective. Listen as Kristi get personal with what excites her, her love of Brene Brown, and her half-hearted New Year's resolution.
April 26, 2021
1. Heidi Hartman
Listen as Tara and Rob talk with Heidi Hartman, the OKHR District Director and President/CEO of HartmanConsulting. We delve into Heidi's previous experience, current HR philosophies, OKHR's pivot through Covid, and more.
April 19, 2021
0. Rob Trotter
In the "OKHR Leads" inaugural podcast Tara interviews Rob. Learn his story of how he left a 23-year career in the movie theatre business to find HR as a recruiter. Find out how he took that path to his current role of Learning and Development manager. Discover how he values his friendships and network that he has discovered through OKHR. Oh, and stay to the end for his concerns regarding his tiny hands.
April 13, 2021