• How to keep toxic people at bay • Why entrepreneurs need to make themselves replaceable at work • Tips on getting in your exercise and “me-time”
Work, kids, marriage, commitments, hobbies, volunteer positions, “me time” and the list goes on. Is it possible to “keep all of the balls in the air” and still find time to exhale and dare I say, smell a few roses along the way?
As women we almost instinctively put ourselves, our health, our lives and our happiness behind everyone else’s and as a result our health suffers, our sleep suffers, and our brains are over worked. Join us as April shares how she learned to balance life and gives us practical ways to do the same. Be prepared to take notes, laugh out loud and leave with at least a few things that you can do to help manage your chaos.
APRIL SIMPKINS, PHR, SHRM-CP - April is a nationally certified Professional in Human Resources and the President of HRS&S Consulting, LLC. Certified by both the Human Resources Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resources Management.
April provides the expertise necessary to shape and develop the human capital of many small- to midsize companies. She partners with corporate executive officers, business leaders, managers, and sole proprietors to enhance their Human Resources function across a variety of industries. April's 25 years of Human Resources experience and continued study of Human Resources trends has made her a trusted advisor for many in the business community.
April is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), a global 290K member organization for which she has lobbied on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. She is the President of the Carolinas Chapter of SHRM and a member of the board of directors. She is also a member of the South Carolina SHRM State Council. April was appointed by SHRM as the Advocacy Captain in South Carolina's 5th District to work closely with local and state legislators as a lobbyist on issues that affect employers. Her work with SHRM ensures the voice of the employer is heard on the local, state and national levels.
April is a requested speaker on numerous Human Resources topics and has presented on the local, state, and national levels. Her presentations have been approved for credit by both the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM, and attended by Human Resources professionals and business leaders from local, state and national organizations.
April’s leadership skills and passion for supporting small businesses led to her appointment as the 2015, 2016 Chair of the Small Business Council for the York County Regional Chambers. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce. April has been awarded the Movers & Shakers Award by Business Leader Magazine. She was a 2015 finalist for the prestigious South Carolina HR Professional of the Year Award. In 2016, April was named one of Charlotte, North Carolina’s 50 Most Influential Women by the Mecklenburg Times. April received the highly selective Women of Color Achievement Award given by the National Women Presidents Organization (WPO). She has also been recognized in her community for her dedication to volunteerism.