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    FLKSHRM Membership Meeting - Karen Shepherd - Drum to Your Own Heart BEAT 3/8/23

    Date: March 8, 2023, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    Key West City Hall
    1300 White Street
    Key West, FL 33040
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    Drum to Your Own Heart B-E-A-T

    Karen Shepherd

    HR by Karen

    March 8, 2023

    11:15 am - Networking

    11:30 am - Lunch - Chapter News

    12:00 pm - Program

    Key West City Hall

    To RSVP Click Here

    Deadline to RSVP is: March 6, 2023

    Meeting Sponsor: Paycor

    HRCI & SHRM PDC 1.00 hrs

    To inspire and develop people so they may continually strive to be the best they can be, while overcoming adversity and tackling challenges by drumming to their own heart B-E-A-T.  Share how through human energy, interaction, collaboration, empathy and leadership may transform a culture, as well as all aspects of your life.  

    Define B-E-A-T:  Belief,  Emotion, Action and Thought

    Master the Mindset

    1. Improving Self-Awareness:  What makes up a mindset?  Why is mindset important?  First piece of mindset is to improve self-awareness knowing:
      1. Goals and aspirations
      2. Wants, Interests and Needs (WIN)
      3. How you measure success
      4. Obstacles you face
      5. What energizes and motivates you
      6. Strengths, abilities and passion
      7. What you are thankful for
      8. Who you value most
    1. Taking Control of what you CAN:  Choose your B-E-A-T.  Your focus, perseverance, positivity, choice, hard work and an openness to other people. 
      1. Belief:  Choose those that enable and energize you.  Change those that disable you.
      2. Emotion:  Choose to leverage these as energy to take positive action.  Reframe from those that drain or immobilize you.
      3. Action:  Choose to be constructive rather than destructive.
      4. Thought:  Choose to focus on the positive and envision success.  Avoid negativity.
    1. Valuing Diversity and Inclusion with a strategic action plan.  How does this work?  What does it entail?  It’s more than defining current state, future state, finding the gaps and creating steps to make it happen.  Instead, take constructive action with collaboration.  Get other people’s perspective and help.  Mindset is listening more because you care and value other people and talking less.  “Buy-in” is essential for execution of a strategic action plan.  
    1. Envision Your Ideal Future:  Master the Mindset with Daily Reminders and an action plan: 
      1. What will I do?
      2. Why is this IMP?
      3. How will I start?
      4. Who can help me?


     Karen Shepherd, MSHR, SHRM-CP is the Owner of HR by Karen, LLC and the Immediate Past President of HR Collier.  Karen offers tailored HR Solutions based on a company’s strategic goals and objectives, helping businesses stay in compliance and out of trouble.  Her services offer a unique quality experience providing onsite, remote, and interim HR Consulting Services, Employee Handbooks, Recruitment, Leadership Training, and high-energy Presentations.  

    Karen regularly volunteers in SWFL helping our future workforce with resume reviews and mock interviews and also provides free workshops for the business community on Top 10 Mistakes Small Businesses Make.  In September 2022, the Naples Chamber recognized HR by Karen, LLC as Business of the Month.  In addition, Karen is the forthcoming Author of HR Do This, Not That, The Ultimate Handbook of Human Resources for Small Businesses.  

    Karen has her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Toledo in Communications; Master’s Degree from Strayer University in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development and proud recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Award; and a Society of Human Resources (SHRM) Certified Professional certification.   Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, Karen is an avid Cleveland Browns’ fan now residing in Naples, FL.