top of page

GET TO KNOW ME

Born and raised in Minnesota, to Uruguayan and Norwegian parents, I have 20+ years of experience as an HR and Operations leader for a regional bank, a staffing company, an education technology start-up, and for a large-scale sports and event organization,  where I co-created a comprehensive intern program. 

After being diagnosed with breast cancer at 40 with no family history, I realized that life is too short not love what you do!  I was inspired to start my consulting practice to help people grow, develop and find rewarding careers.

I look forward to working with you!

-Karina

 

Why the hummingbird logo?  They are tiny but mighty (like a small-business owner)! They also happen to be my late grandmother's favorite bird and she is my biggest inspiration.  She had many talents, never complained and spread kindness to everyone she met.

My grandma was also a philanthropist, so as part of my mission to pay it forward, a portion of my proceeds will be donated to an organization that was instrumental in my breast cancer recovery, The Firefly Sisterhood

Speaking Engagements

July 2021 - LinkedIn Panelist for MAKE IT. MSP.'s Discover MSP Summer Intern Event 

March 2018 - WISE Power Play: Women of the 2019 NCAA Men's Final Four Minneapolis Local Organizing Committee

Highlights 

  • Developed leading inclusion practices and identified vendors and suppliers accordingly: https://metrocouncil.org/About-Us/What-We-Do/DoingBusiness/Small-Business-Programs/2019-Final-Four.aspx

  • Design and implementation leader for the company’s 14 position paid internship program, Future Stars, for underrepresented young adults entering sports careers, including selection, onboarding, development and learning modules and fostering a one-team environment. 

  • Instrumental in the development and implementation of the company-wide CRM system (Bullhorn) with over 30,000 migrated records.  Managed the system and served as the Administrator.  

  • Led planning and execution for NCAA’s Corporate Champions and Sponsors familiarization tour of Minneapolis, which included three days of events to showcase the venues and cultural assets of the region: involving highly detailed group tours and presentation content for over 100 representatives and stakeholders.  

  • Successfully designed, implemented and managed a new company-wide employee recognition program.  

Fun Facts

bottom of page