We have lots cooking here and each deserves its own blog post… today here is a quick “roundup” of what we have on the go!
1. Rebrand of Impact People Practices:
The Business model, brand and site are getting a makeover as Christine McLeod becomes ONE of the faces on Impact People Practices, not THE face of it! The vision remains unchanged around being THE go-to place for Innovative HR and our structure and model now has an opportunity to go to the next level to help you do that! We have done a soft launch on some packages where businesses can tap into the collective wisdom of our group and take their HR practices to the next level.
2. Launch of Christine McLeod brand/site:
As I get more requests personally to speak and consult, I am delighted to be working with Melanie Bitner of Brand-her.com to develop my personal brand and series of offerings. I am so excited to be speaking more and more.. I know I am at my happiest I think when I have an ability to move the dial and shift consciousness towards action. Recent speaking engagements include BC Mission Chamber of Commerce, ICBC, BC public School Employer’s Association and BCHRMA HR Cafe with 200 HR leaders. Coming up in May I have been invited to speak on the Social Media panel for Corporate State Canada- an exclusive conference for Women C-Suite Leaders. Yahoo!
3. Re-fresh of Impact99 brand and 2012 launch :
Together with the amazing Pamela Ross of Pam Ross Consulting, I am SO excited to present Canada’s HR Summit Series – Ignite a Social Workplace with Impact99 and build on last year’s success. We are bringing together the top thought leaders and HR professionals in one place to help senior HR and business leaders become more strategic and technically comfortable with the concepts and practices associated with social workplaces. Save the date Oct 1 2012 for the Vancouver event and a few weeks later in Toronto!
4. Welcoming new associates and interns!:
You have already met Janice and Kimberly Impact’s newest associates.. later this month you will meet the first of the Impact People Practices INTERNS for 2012!
5. Membership site and new products;
Working on this one for mid-summer, hoping to launch an incredible membership site for HR leaders looking for mentorship/coaching/best practices/training to design incredible employee experiences- in a digital world.
6. Impact99 at conferences and in your organization:
Pam and I have designed a series of programs- from 1 hour plenary to full day training to help leaders understand Social Media in a way they never have been exposed to. get in touch for more details- whether its a team of 100 or a conference of 1000!
7. Giving Back:
I am about halfway there raising the funds to build a Playground for kids in the Middle East – in countries ravaged by war. In December I launched my campaign and to date we have raised about $4700 out of about $9000 needed. Impact People Practices gives $1 per facebook fan to charity and 5% of its profits- until we get to that $9000 we will continue to work with Playground Builders
I am loving life and although at times it feels like it’s on the brink of chaos, I have a sense of calm and vision that tells me in my heart I am exactly where I need to be. We just celebrated as a family what would have been our first daughter Caitlin Anne’s 7 year birthday if she was still with us (See blog post for our story) and am about to hang out with my amazing family for Easter at our family cabin. I have started running again getting ready for a 15KM trail race and feels great. Life is good.
Stay posted in the next month