It's time for a different conversation in HR.

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Who we are

Everything changed when the #metoo movement hit this past year and we, along with the rest of the world, have watched old systems of power crumble. And yet, as the collective consciousness has raised around us, we think that there is still a reckoning that needs to occur within HR.  We are inspired by the myriad movements that have formed and yet, one of the most important audiences has been left out of the conversation so far: us.

So, we sent out a test balloon in the form of an Instagram account.  We began calling out our fellow HR professionals for being part of the problem, and calling on HR to figure out how to be the solution. And what started as a simple Instagram account has very quickly become a global movement and thriving community of disruptors.  We’d love for you to join us.


What we believe

We in HR love to talk about leadership development, employee engagement and the latest perks like free food, beer and ping-pong tables.  But the reality is, these things are meaningless if we’re completely ignoring the lowest level of Maslow’s hierarchy of need: safety.  If we can’t provide safe spaces for our employees, we don’t have the right to talk about anything else. If HR is ever going to regain any credibility, it’s time for us to speak up, take accountability and figure out how to lead the way out. 


HR has been complicit in creating the status quo.


HR doesn’t need defending.  HR needs a revolution.


The system is broken. It’s up to us to fix it.


HR can and must do better.


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What we do

Social movement: We inspire new dialogue within HR through our provocative posts on social media. It all started with Instagram and you can now find us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook

Online Community: Our members engage in meaningful dialogue, share ideas, challenge each other and buck conventional wisdom through our Slack community channel.  This thriving global community currently includes members from more than nine countries. Membership is free.

Speaking engagements: Tired of the same old HR topics for your conferences and workshops? Our founders are highly sought-after speakers who will challenge and inspire your audience to think differently and be bolder in their daily work. As daily practitioners, they have the credibility and the real-world experience to hold your team to a higher standard. Book a consultation to discuss your event.

Events: We host both in-person and online events. These take the form of fireside chats, educational sessions, and workshops. Join our mailing list to be the first to know about our dynamic gatherings.

Support for HR: We have been in your shoes. We have spoken up and been forced out. And while your specific circumstances are probably different, we know what it's like to be terrified but feel the compelling need to do the right thing anyway.  Whether you've already made the leap, or you're considering it now, we can help put you in touch with resources to help guide you through what is likely one of the most difficult points in your career.


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