Lauren W. Hawkins is a talented and committed Global Human Resources professional, Coach and Trainer with a diverse cultural and international background, having traveled and called home South Africa, England and the United States.
With over 24 years connecting with the people who require highest-level of professionalism, Lauren is able to quickly understand the core and operational priorities of a company and identify key barriers to achieving best performance. Instinctively, she adapts and understands different cultural needs, while assuming a no-nonsense and practical approach to avoiding client risk.
Lauren has lead all Global Human Resources efforts, including strategic planning, risk management, staffing, talent management and development, executive coaching, training and performance management.
Lauren has commanded strategic roles at Delta Air Lines, Opus Corporation, PC Construction, CB Richard Ellis/The Furman Company, Turner Construction Company, and Vanderlande Industries and DataPath.
A practical business leader, Lauren is there to guide, advise and pitch in as needed. She is outgoing and takes genuine interest in clients and what they wish to achieve. Her guiding philosophy – Integrity and trust are core to all business initiatives.
Lauren’s diverse specialties run the gamut, from Risk Management and Compliancy to Conflict Management, Employee Relations, Organizational Design and Effectiveness, Career Development and Talent Management, Leadership Coaching and Advisory Services, Performance Management, Talent Assessment, Acquisition Programs and Diversity/Cultural Integration.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Stetson University and Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University. Lauren is also a certified Myers-Briggs and Hogan Assessment Practitioner, a Crucial Conversations instructor and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Ongoing memberships include the Society for Human Resources (SHRM), and the South-African American Chamber of Commerce. She actively volunteers and is a contributor to the Spruill Center for Arts, the Nsoro Foundation (providing scholarships to foster children), and the Atlanta Humane Society.