Cari Hawthorne MBA, SPHR, SHRM-CP  Chief Consultant

Cari Hawthorne MBA, SPHR, SHRM-CP

Chief Consultant

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Navigating your way in the workplace and life can be challenging. Trust me, I get it! We’ve heard and seen it all.

So why do we exist?

Because I want to see everyone win at this career/life thing. And I mean really win. I’m here to give you the unfiltered truth on what it takes to start or thrive in your career and life. To prove to you how passionate I am about giving people the tools they need to be successful, I’ve pulled together tons of resources and tools that you can use to get you on the right track. You’ve got this and I’m here to help you along the way.


Cari is an Army Veteran, Author and Certified Human Resources Professional. Her background spans over the last 12 years specializing in career coaching, talent management, recruiting and training and development. Currently she is a Global Human Resource Business Partner for a Fortune 500 company where she advises senior leaders on people and strategy.

She is also the author of “Things you didn’t learn in school”. A collection of unfiltered tips to help early career professionals successfully navigate the workplace. A sitting board member on the Texas Gulfcoast Workforce Board. Founder and owner of HR Defined, LLC ( and her work has been featured in several publications such as LinkedIn, Vunela and The Muse.

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