CEO and Director, HRart Center
Samm has playfully been referred to as the “Unicorn”, this comes from her eternal optimism for the possibilities of what the workplace could be. For the last decade, Samm has passionately pursued a journey to discover the missing elements for employee engagement within organizations. This path has primarily led her to studies in Spirituality and Eastern Medicine, discovering how much of a role having a professional purpose and passion is essential to employees.
Prior to this journey, Samm began her career serving as an HR Manager within two U.S. based retail companies for several years, responsible for multiple store sites in various states. She then transitioned industries to healthcare, where she developed and implemented company-wide educational programs for leadership and staff at a large Central Pennsylvania Healthcare System. Samm has functioned as a consultant to enhance team and individual performance.
She is certified by the HR Certification Institute as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and by the Society for Human Resource Management as an SHRM-CP. Samm’s dedicated efforts resulted in multiple awards two of them being 2013 Organizational Learning & Development Educator of the Year and Penn State’s 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student in Training and Development. She is an author of two books, From Heart to HRart (pronounced Heart as well) and Unstuck U: The Guide to Feeling Forward.
Samm’s experience combined with her desire to create workplaces with thriving employees resulted in the creation of Leadership Arts Associates, a boutique consulting firm devoted to revolutionizing HR.
I am inspired by giving back to the communityand helping people new to Human Resources to explore and find their place.
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