Heather McCollum is the Founder and Chief Facilitator at Better HR, a firm that works to translate and simplify human resources protocol for emerging businesses and employees. She is also the author of Work Like a Pro: Your Guide to Finding, Accepting & Starting a New Job .
Heather believes that HR management, when done well, is an essential component of a growing business. Likewise, employees who are aware of how HR management works in an organization can enjoy a greater sense of control in their work lives. With a strong background as a principal corporate HR professional, Heather is well-versed in delivering straightforward advice and practical tools for employers and employees.
She began her HR career in a leadership development program with CIGNA, based in Hartford, CT. From there, her journey has taken her to large and mid-sized companies, such as Pepsi Bottling Group, The Walt Disney Company, Cushman & Wakefield and EarthLink, to name a few.
Heather is a consummate employment coach and partner to business leaders who see their employees as an investment and recognize how talent impacts business strategy and profitability.
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI, Heather holds an undergraduate degree from Spelman College and received her master’s degree in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University. She currently lives in Atlanta, GA and enjoys cooking, boating, watching independent films and talking about work stuff.