“I believe in great HR. There are many varying, and sometimes disparaging views of HR, and I’d love to show you what great HR looks like and how it helps your business. ”
When Karen Kirton of Amplify HR first entered the workforce she was 17 and just finished her HSC with no idea what she wanted to do. Karen worked as an administrator, a debt collector, a sales person, and even a web designer before joining an organisation that had a new Human Resources Manager. Seeing a company that valued HR, Karen understood what this could really mean for a business and changed her University degree major, deciding that a career in Human Resources was the place for her.
Karen has over 20 years in Human Resources Management roles in various industries across Australia. She has a strong background in partnering with executives and senior leaders to help them achieve higher engagement and productivity within their teams. Karen prides herself on being commercially aware, pragmatic and able to help leaders achieve higher levels of self-awareness to achieve their personal and business goals.
Karen is the owner and Managing Director of Amplify HR. She believes strongly that great HR practices can make your business more effective, productive and profitable. Since 2016 Karen has worked as a consultant to small and medium businesses to create and enable people strategies, develop leaders and build positive workplace cultures.
Karen’s areas of specialisation include HR strategy development and plan implementation, leadership development and coaching. Karen is passionate about self-development, reading extensively and continuing her post-graduate studies in psychology.
Since joining the HerBusiness Network in 2021, Karen has taken full advantage of the events, resources and community on offer. Most recently, Karen joined the Mastermind Experience – a 30-Day program to elevate your marketing. Karen spent that time really getting clear on her ideal client, and says to the Mastermind Experience presenters “Thanks for the encouragement and the tools Suzi Dafnis and Michelle Falzon. Can’t wait to implement this.”.
When not helping businesses achieve their HR goals, Karen can be found wrangling children, gardening, reading, studying or blogging.
Learn more about Karen and Amplify HR.