Career Advancement Coaching Startup Appoints Four Top Human Resources Leaders to Advisory Board
HR and Recruiting Experts Laurie Ruettimann, Carmen Hudson, Jennifer McClure and Lars Schmidt Join CareerPoint as Advisors
Lamy, New Mexico (January 2022) Startup CareerPoint, the world’s first career advancement coaching platform, empowering young professionals and leveling the playing field for historically under-represented groups, announced the addition of four of the most influential leaders in human resources and recruiting today to its advisory board: Laurie Ruettimann, Carmen Hudson, Jennifer McClure and Lars Schmidt.
Career advancement coaching has long been only available to senior leadership, companies spending big bucks while overlooking the value it would have on the company’s younger professionals, an audience today’s human resources professionals are now actively engaging.
CareerPoint was founded by Steve McIntosh, an expert in executive recruitment and HR consultant, and two fellow Oxford University MBA candidates, now graduates, Shawn McQueen Ruggeiro, a nonprofit veteran and Sipha Ndawonde, management consultant, CareerPoint emphasizes something McIntosh believes is key but often overlooked by other HR initiatives – the concept of value. How employees create value for their employers; and why the value employees create is the true driver of career advancement.
The startup’s innovative four-hour coaching program, delivered remotely, aims to build confidence, enhance employee value and develop the win-win relationships young professionals need to advance and achieve what they want professionally and personally, while assisting companies in retaining good talent.
“We are thrilled to welcome these four incredible industry leaders into CareerPoint,” said McIntosh. “The fact that they have joined our advisory board gives more credibility to the concept of CareerPoint and our mission to help all young professionals advance in their careers and in life.”
With more than a decade of human resources experience in Fortune 500 organizations, Laurie Ruettimann is an influential speaker, writer and social media expert. In addition to creating Punk Rock HR, which was recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 100 blogs for women, she is a co-founder of several new media start-ups including New Media Services LLC and HRM Today — the first social network for HR professionals.
Laurie is a columnist for The Conference Board Review, an advisor to SmartBrief, and her advice has been featured in various publications such as The New York Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, CFO magazine, Shape Magazine, and Men’s Health. Listed as one of the Top 5 career advice websites by CareerBuilder and CNN, her work has also been featured on the Suicide Girls, AOL, and Lemondrop websites. https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurieruettimann
Carmen is a well-known industry insider who has spent years curating, creating, and sharing best practices around sourcing, interviewing, and recruiting technology. Her corporate experience includes Yahoo!, as Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Carmen was manager, Global Strategic Sourcing for Starbucks Coffee Corporation. She has also held senior talent acquisition roles at Microsoft, Amazon.com, and Capital One, and founded a social recruiting technology company.
Carmen is a frequent speaker at global recruiting events, including SourceCon, HRTX and iRecruit. She and John Vlastelica co-founded Talent42, a conference for tech recruiters. Her passions include RecruiterHunt, a curation site and Chrome Extension she built for recruiters and sourcers. https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmenhudson
Jennifer McClure is a sought-after speaker and coach who combines her experiences as a business leader, human resources executive, executive recruiter and executive coach with an educational, entertaining and informative style that educates, empowers and encourages audience members and clients to unleash their individual potential and enhance their skills as Leaders of People.
She has spoken at more than 350 industry-related conferences both in the U.S. and abroad, including Europe, Australia, and Asia on the topics of high impact leadership, talent strategies, and the future of work. Prior to her career as a speaker, I served in various roles including as a Human Resources Executive, Executive Recruiter, and Executive Coach. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifermcclure
A self-proclaimed “wonk” on modern HR and work to accelerate the evolution of people team capabilities and impact, Lars co-founded HR Open Source. He contributes to Fast Company and Forbes, co-authoring Employer Branding for Dummies (Wiley, 2017), author of Redefining HR: Transforming People Teams to Drive Business Performance (Kogan Page, January 2021), hosts the “Redefining HR” podcast and media series, and is an in-demand speaker around the world.
Lars has spent 20 years on the leading edge of all things recruiting, talent and people. Much of that time in corporate roles with Ticketmaster, Magento and NPR and in consulting for companies such as SpaceX, Hootsuite, Duo Security, Plaid and Dashlane, and through his company Amplify launched in 2013. https://www.linkedin.com/in/larsschmidt/
To date, CareerPoint has trained 65 coaches and coached hundreds of young people at companies like Apple, Amazon, Adobe (and that’s just the A’s). By the end of the year, the company expects to have 150 coaches trained and to have coached thousands of young professionals. The company is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and is currently part of a study through Oxford University with preliminary results showing that what young professionals want most is career advancement.
CareerPoint.com is the world’s first career advancement coaching platform, empowering young professionals and leveling the playing field for historically under-represented groups. CareerPoint’s innovative four-hour coaching program, delivered remotely, aims to build confidence, enhance employee value and develop the win-win relationships young professionals need to advance. For more information visit www.careerpoint.com.