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13 speakers will cause a positive disruption

Disrupt HR Barbados 3.0 is being held on October 25th, 2022, at Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.



The event which is organized by Julie Turney, who is the CEO and Principal Consultant of HR@Heart Consulting Inc, a company that coaches burnt-out and frustrated Human Resource professionals in their careers.




Turney said that due to the overwhelming demand in February, they have decided to move the event from Ten Habitat to the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

“This time, members of the audience can look forward to hearing thirteen speakers- La Shawna Griffith, Shauna Marshall, Ambassador Joan Underwood, Kelly Johnally, Adelena Chandler, Kara Boyce, Dr. Rochelle Haynes, Dr. Jaycee Mayers, Tiffany Broomes, Corey McClean, Sharon Moaze and Cherita O’Dell speak on various topics that would improve the way we work. Our speakers are mostly from Barbados, but we also have speakers from the Bahamas and St Marten joining the lineup,” she said.


The CEO and Principal Consultant at HR @Heart Consulting Inc, said to become a speaker for Disrupt HR Barbados, speakers apply through their online application process and then they select the best speakers based on their topic. We also do additional research on their LinkedIn profiles; however, some speakers are selected through headhunting in the business community.


But what can patrons expect at Disrupt HR Barbados on October 25th 2022?



Turney said that patrons can also enjoy entertainment from National Library Service’s Poetry Slam King Akeem Stonedwithcupid Chandler-Prescod and 2nd Place in the National Library Service’s Poetry Slam Competition Theo Deo The Poet Greenidge.


(National Library Services Poetry Slam Champion 2022- Stonedwithcupid)



(2nd place in the National Library Service Poetry Slam Competition 2022- Deo The Poet)


“This is our last event for 2022, so we wanted to make it special, so the team decided to add some entertainment. We will hear some spoken word from Stonedwithcupid and Deo The Poet who are two of the top spoken word artiste in Barbados. So, we are truly looking forward to hearing the new perspectives they bring to the table,” she said.

The HR Professional also added that outside of the entertainment added patrons can also enjoy more entertainment segments and giveaways as they have partnered with some of our local entrepreneurs and are also adding a pop-up shop where patrons can purchase items from some of Disrupt HR Barbados sponsors and entrepreneurs.


“We hope that members of the public who attend Disrupt HR Barbados on October 25th, 2022, would walk away with some new ways to improve the way they work and support the people they lead and serve. Last time we saw members of the audience taking notes as the presentations went on and we are hoping that this time it would be no different as all of the speakers have very engaging topics which would definitely leave some food for thought,” she said.


Turney wished to thank her team for their assistance in making Disrupt HR Barbados a reality as well as the sponsors who have come on board to ensure this event happens.


“I would like to thank my team as always for all of their hard work and support as we continue to put these events together and host them throughout the region. Special thanks to Katrina Thomas, Aura Telman, Andre Rock, Maria Rowe, Rachael Reid, Tiffany Broomes, Kimberly Quintyne, Christal-Ann Downes, Kerri-Anne Brathwaite and Jasmin Turney.


I would also like to express appreciation to our sponsors AIHR Academy to Innovate, HR Massy Learning Institute, RF Merchant Bank &Trust, The HR Plug, Blueprint Creative Inc, HR@Heart Consulting Inc, Paycee Digital, Sagicor, Caribbean Society for Human Resources Professionals (CSHRP), Crowd Potential Consulting Group, Amleya Clarke Photography, Luxe Picnics Barbados, Bio Beauty Day Spa, De’ Lisha’s Wines, Shopping Concierge, Handmade by Kae, Move Fitness Wellness Lifestyle, Underwood Talent Development Services, Phoenix Protection Services, Payce Digital, Sagicor, BM Blossomiss, Eventfully Yours by Semone, Sani Renewed for Life and Touch Holistic Rehabilitation whom without this event would not have been possible,” she said. (Write Right PR Services)

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