Laurel Rutledge, Founder and CEO of LKR Group LLC and LaurelRutledge.com, is a Career and Leadership Transformation Expert and HR Strategist. Formerly a Senior HR Executive with global, multi-industry experience, she has built teams and departments, led large-scale human capital projects, and coached individuals from the plant floor to the boardroom.
Prior to her last corporate role as the VP and Global Head of HR Strategy and Analytics for Covestro, Laurel held other executive human resources roles, as well as senior roles in internal audit, consulting and risk management for companies and clients such as Bayer, Deloitte, Hillenbrand Industries/Hill-Rom, Batesville Casket and General Motors. This background gives her a perspective on human capital management based on the tenet that a good people strategy is based upon a good business strategy.
Knowing that it takes both people and strategy to build a business or career, she utilizes her experience to help her clients connect the dots and get clear on who they are, where they are, what they want, and how to get there; in a safe space of no judgment, unyielding honesty and compassion.
Laurel holds a B.S in Accounting from the University of Houston-Downtown, and MBA from Indiana University-Bloomington/ESADE - Barcelona and multiple certifications. She hosts a weekly radio show and podcast, both named The Rutledge Perspective.