Hi! I'm Jes.  I get sh*t done, have the energy of four people, and only put my name on things that represent me best. I contribute with enthusiasm and a “it’s not done until it’s done right" mentality.  My goal is talk transparently about HR, recruitment, and talent development and to contribute to conversations of fundamental change in approaches and underlying assumptions in the People Ops realms.

Who am I?  I'm a Talent Development Specialist and my domains include career coaching, creating and leading workshops (D&I, Invisible Disabilities, Combating Imposter Syndrome, etc), and the creator of a series of e-workbooks. to improve personal branding.  

As Co-Founder of The Rise Journey I work with growth stage companies around strategy to build their best team and an empowering workplace culture. With a commitment to community and social change, Rise provides purpose-driven, results-oriented support with underlying belief that every company has the power to positively impact the community and the world.  And you don't have to sacrifice success or profitability to do it.