Updated: Oct 14, 2018
I have seen human resources and recruiting done well through employee and candidate engagement, excellent interview experience, and systems that work. I have also seen it limp along through tons of red tape with a few good folks doing the best they can. And of course I have seen it go horribly wrong. Always in the back of my mind, I kept saying there HAS to be a better way.
No need to restate what I told you in the last post (that job crashed and burned- but taught me so much). This time of transition has provided a time to clear my mind, control my own destiny, and work for a new CEO- ME! So what's this consultant thing? Heck if I know! I kid...
On Purpose LLC is meant to help others build a real strategy and intention for the HUMAN resources work. It is my belief that a strong HR team believes in the dignity and worth of the people that they service. Maybe that's just the social worker in me talking, but I truly believe that if you treat people right they will advocate for your organization and "go off a cliff" for their leader.
It is also meant to motivate and build confidence. I know the feeling of a person in "power" saying that they have lost confidence in you, your team, and something that you poured your heart and soul into. When this happened to me I felt like my purpose was dead and that I needed to start something new. As stated before, I have always identified with my work as an extension of me. I truly thought that working for this organization was me operating in my calling. I posted about it, recruited for it, made it my baby. Only to receive a vote of no confidence, and few phone calls from those whom I supported in the aftermath. OK. I think I'm really done talking about it now.
Through On Purpose, I also plan to focus on the wellness of people, organizations, and churches mentally, spiritually, financially and emotionally. This part (and everything else) is still under construction. More details to come.
So what's with the name? I'm glad you asked.
During my last year at Morgan State University (undergraduate) I took Swahili as my foreign language (yep, I know...I know). On the first day, my professor asked us to go around and introduce ourselves- you know, typical professor stuff.
Me: My name is Nia. It means purpose in Swahili! That's why I'm taking this class, and because I cant take Spanish anymore.
*My professor stands up, and hits the table*
Mwalimu (teacher): I wish you Americans would stop saying that. Nia does not mean purpose. It means intention...strategy...where and who you are supposed to be. Saying purpose is some American Kwanzaa stuff that I dont believe and it's offensive to my language and home!
Me: Got it.
Through On Purpose LLC, my intention (see what I did there) is to uplift and build confidence in women and men through strategy, consulting, inspiration, jewelry (because its fun) and hopefully one day as a paid speaker and author!
A good friend of mine said that one day I would make a ton of money doing what I just described. I believe that he was walking with Jesus when he said that...lol. There is much work to be done, many prayers to be said, and probably a few more tears to cry. I gotta give birth to this thing, and its no accident that its coming forth in my 30th year.
To whom much is given, much is required. This work is much!