Karyn White

VP, HR & Development

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Expert on development and performance management, as well as global HR practices. Passionate about coaching, global business and leadership development. Commentator on the “people” part of disruption. Outdoor enthusiast.

Karyn’s Perspective

The single most important quality for businesses to have in order to compete in the future is to establish a clear purpose and to make that purpose known. Even in a world of online and virtual, people won't "click" unless they embrace, or are served by, your purpose.

More About Karyn

With over two decades of experience, Karyn joined RGP in 1997. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and received the Senior Professional in HR certification in 2012. Karyn is passionate about tackling business and people challenges and transforming tough situations into positive outcomes.

Karyn’s love for development can be traced back to her earliest pursuits in teaching, tutoring and coaching. Residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she enjoys gardening, hiking and swimming.

3 Questions

What sort of disruption has happened in your career that has spurred personal and professional growth?

I became a remote worker early in my career, before it was common. This forced me to figure out how to show up strong without being physically present. Remote work is possible and valuable, and I had to learn early on how to be purposeful in virtual interactions, while embracing new technology.

What does human agility mean to you?

The ability to push forward, to be comfortable pursuing new and exciting challenges; to persevere, even if the next step isn't fully clear.

What excites you the most when you think about the future of work?

The future of work, and truly one of today's most critical business topics, is centered around the workforce and delivering human capital differently. HR leaders have the opportunity and obligation to demonstrate what this can look like, making this the most exciting time to be in the people business.

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