07. Becoming Useful Through Networking with Kathleen Gabriel
**About The Guest(s):**
Kathleen Gabriel is the owner of Gabriel HR, a fractional HR consulting firm. With over 20 years of experience in the field, Kathleen specializes in helping small businesses with their HR needs, providing strategic initiatives and guidance to optimize their people management practices.
Kathleen Gabriel, owner of Gabriel HR, shares her journey as a fractional HR consultant and the importance of networking in her business. She emphasizes the value of building relationships and being of service to others, highlighting the benefits of joining a networking group like BNI. Kathleen also discusses the misconceptions about HR professionals and the need for strategic HR initiatives in small businesses.
- Building relationships and being of service to others is essential in networking.
- Joining a networking group with goals and accountability can help overcome the fear of imposing on others.
- HR professionals can bring strategic initiatives to small businesses, optimizing their people management practices.
- Every company, regardless of industry, needs foundational HR practices such as policies, compliance, and compensation.
- Networking is about connecting with people on a human level and understanding their needs.
- "Networking is just hanging out with people and getting to know each other." - Kathleen Gabriel
- "Networking is a virtuous cycle. It works better if we all win." - Kathleen Gabriel
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