35 minutes | Jun 23, 2020

Episode 20: Kelley Shoemaker of Ryan Companies

Kelley Shoemaker is the Director of Recruiting at Minneapolis based Ryan Companies US, Inc., where she brings the emotional intelligence she has learned throughout her career to this people-centric business every day. In a business that thrives on diversity and productivity, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic and racial unrest of 2020, EI comes in handy! With previous experience in finance, operations, and advertising, Kelley brings a unique perspective to creating opportunities for those who desire to lead with confidence, ambition, and humility. In this episode, Erin and Kelley discuss the importance of inclusivity and diversity as well as learning from our past mistakes. Kelley maintains the key to success is pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone while keeping people at the forefront. She encourages those she mentors to find their voice, confidence, and gain an outside perspective, as they evolve into their greatest potential. Topics Discussed: Learning to balance confidence and humility The power of discovering great career options (eg. the Trades!) before High School The importance of hustle and why it’s necessary for long term goals How change accelerates our success and what we can learn from our mistakes Inspiring people to see different perspectives outside of their own Building authentic employment branding based on a strong corporate culture Inclusivity in the workforce through diverse voices and backgrounds Helping women find their confidence (and voice) in a male-dominated workplace How asking for help as a strength few possess Pushing ourselves to set big scary goals Learnings from adversity and life’s greatest challenges Connect with Kelley Shoemaker Company Website: https://ryancompanies.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelleyshoemaker/ Connect with Erin Peterson Erin is a Talent Acquisition Consultant, Interim Leader and RPO Advisor with PeopleResults. She has led TA and RPO globally for some of the most successful organizations in the world including Accenture, Aon Hewitt, and Amazon. She translates her unique global experience to help clients with TA strategy, employment branding, onboarding, candidate experience, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) decisions. Connect on Social Website: https://www.people-results.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/erinpeterson Twitter: https://twitter.com/ErinMcPeterson
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