Kara Smith is a talent development / HR leader and is the founder of the Soul of Work project:www.soulofwork.org, a think tank and not for profit learning lab. Kara is a working mother who believes we do our BEST work when we align work with our life. The mission & intention of the Soul of Work project is to bring best practices, tools, and practical insights from thought leaders to help professionals get hired, build more sustainable economic fulfillment in both work & life, and do their best work. As part of this mission, the Soul of Work project is dedicated to donate and support aligned non-profit organizations. Learn more here: www.soulofwork.org/giving. Explore insights and best practices here:www.soulofwork.org.
In her corporate work, Kara has learned from experts the insider scoop on hiring and recruiting at all levels in the corporate world. As a talent development leader, Kara works with senior executives and leadership teams to deliver innovative and practical talent solutions. Kara completed a Masters in Human Resources from Michigan State University, completed a B.S. in Sociology and Music Performance from University of Wisconsin @ Madison, and has corporate leadership experience in human resources, recruiting, and leadership development with Fortune 500 companies including General Mills, Whirlpool, and Deloitte.