It’s about having the right mix of passion and compassion
Seven years ago, I pursued my passion to be a career and leadership coach to support professionals in making informed decisions about their career development and trajectory. Helping them find clarity, through coaching and counselling and offering support tools . I understand the importance of providing a comfortable and safe space for professionals to be listened to, and have unjudged reactions when discussing their pain areas of being at a crossroad in their career.
After relocating to New York I faced my own challenges in finding suitable employment in human resource management field; I was in the rat race, at the beck and call of recruiters, frequently attending career fairs and desperately applying for hundreds of online jobs and hardly receiving an interview or job offer. Throughout those difficult moments, I was constantly told by loved ones that corporate jobs were for professionals with an established career in the US. My expertise outside the US would not be relevant and transferable, so the wise thing to do was find state or medical jobs that were suited and easier for Caribbean nationals.
Like most people, I had those moments when I struggled with self-doubt, low self-confidence and understanding how to leverage my talent in a new country. However, I was able to dust myself off. Instead I focused on my vision of establishing a company where I can lead, transform, empower and inspire others to succeed. I value having trusting and genuine relationship with diverse groups of people. Having an innate passion to help people find fulfillment in their career or business is rewarding enough.
THE FOUNDATION OF HR INSPIRED BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
HR Inspired Business Solutions Inc./Melinda George Bristol was originally founded in the Caribbean and now operates in New York, USA. My company was established to help small and medium-sized business owners develop transformational leaders, have a more diverse and inclusive workforce and implement good HR practices. The bottom line is that I want to help businesses correct inefficiencies, achieve higher productivity, increase employee engagement and profitability.
HRIBS helps professionals and college students to enhance their cabapilities, by working on their career aspirations, goals and personal development. In addtition, addressing their pain areas such as knowing how to network efficiently; work efficiently with recruiters to land their ideal job; stop self-sabotaging behavior; and know how to tailor a resume, cover letter for Application Tracking Tools (ATS) and create an impressive LinkedIn profile.
In the coaching process, all clients are treated with respect, compassion, and integrity. Every coaching package is personalized and includes information, resources, support, and feedback.