My first job was picking up golf balls, my second was carving up charcoal chickens and now?
I work with incredible business owners to give their people a rewarding, engaging and fulfilling work life while bringing the company’s vision to life.
Not to brag, but I really, really love my work! I’m the Founder and CEO of Kath Harris Human Resources, a boutique consultancy that’s evocative of my years upon years (upon years!) of experience and expertise working in the ‘people part’ of organisations, big, small and in between.
You can see my work and education history right here, but put simply, my work sits in that sweet spot that links people to vision. It’s here where the founders have a clear vision and lofty aspirations, who don’t *quite* need an in-house HR resource but want to give their people an incredible culture to enable them to do their best work and, by default, grow the business.
Put simply, my work is all about confidence, growth and support and it’s a blend of experience, skills and heart.
I’ve always been drawn to the ‘people’ aspects of business. HR was my major in my Bachelor of Business and my first job in the real world -ie not a charcoal chicken or a Ton-O-Fun amusement park (both with their own People and Culture stories best shared over a glass of my favourite bubbles) was for AMP where I was blessed to work with amazing HR professionals at a pivotal time in my career. True story: I sent six letters – letters, not emails- to every HR Manager in AMP and was offered a job during the ‘come and meet me’ informal chat. This role challenged and inspired me and from here I took on a variety of HR functions across organisations and across the seas – oh yes, like a good Mid North Coast girl I did the UK working holiday where the cold and rainy weather teamed with bad coffee had me cut short my gig and spend the very last of my pennies travelling Europe for four months on my way home.