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Karen Beaven is an award-winning HR director, former HRD of the Year, mentor and founder of the HR Entrepreneurs Network. She coaches HR professionals, executives and private clients to reach the pinnacle of their careers.
Backed by a host of awards, she has appeared in the HR Most influential rankings on more than one occasion and been listed as an HR Superstar with HRO today. She's worked with some prodigious brands over the years, from HMV to Sainsbury’s and River Island to AllSaints. She is passionate about the people experience (PX), believing HR and PX should play a bigger and better role in organisations.
Beaven believes entrepreneurial thinking is a key trait for professionals operating in this field and is on a mission to support HR people who are ready to ditch the 'humans are resources to be managed mindset' and earn their entrepreneurial wings. For those looking to move away from the traditional HR moulds, she helps them transition to a more progressive and commercial PX model