About Kara Sime

I am a Human Resources Consultant and Coach. I have over 20 years of experience working in global organizations in a variety of industries and business models (manufacturing, engineering, food, Fortune 500, family business, private-equity, North American Co-Op.) This variety of experience has made me a technically sound HR professional in a variety of settings and has given me strong strategic business skills to help companies and leaders make HR work for the business.

I am a coach to HR professionals also providing HR technical assistance and strategic guidance to business leaders. I coach individuals through career transitions and business changes and equip clients with long-lasting skills. I have my Master of Arts degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. I also hold an undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas in Speech Communications, with minors in business and political science.

While all the technical facts above have made me qualified to work with you, the reason I do this work is to support others - to grow businesses - to grow careers - to alleviate stress and confusion about HR for individuals and families.  I am passionate about HR and the legal aspects of this work, but I am also passionate about helping people make sense of their HR needs and helping them know what to do moving forward.  Let me be your Guide From The Side.


Education & Certifications

  • MA Industrial Relations, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management

  • BA Communication, University of St. Thomas

  • Organizational Development Certificate, University of Minnesota

  • MBTI Qualified

  • Lominger/KornFerry Leadership Architect & 360

  • DDI Facilitation Certified

  • Consulting Certificate, MN OD Network

  • Mediation Certificate

  • Insurance License Course Completed

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