Laura Handrick

Laura Handrick

HR Best Practices, Innovation Management, Instructional Design, HR Writing, Labor Law Articles, Best Practice Software, Small Business
HR Expert, Instructional Designer, Business Consultant, Writer
San Diego State University, Degrees in Education and Economics


Laura Handrick is an HR/workforce expert quoted in over 80 publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Fast Company, Reader’s Digest, and more. Her articles have appeared on sites such as, Business News Daily,, and She’s earned degrees in Educational Technology, Economics, and Business Administration. And she’s an avid hiker, off-grid camper, and Master Gardener.


Laura has worked as a tech-savvy HR executive consultant for the American Red Cross, in addition to a director of organizational development in a Fortune 100 and VP of an international franchise organization. She’s led business transformation and change management for large-scale software implementations including SAP, PeopleSoft and Oracle. She’s authored over 200 articles on HR best practices and earned a Telly Award for corporate strategy video communications.

In 2020, Laura launched her independent consulting firm, Laura H Consulting LLC with two clients in the finance and business development industries. She’s consulted on projects for a global software firm and provides one-on-one coaching for small business executives.

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She graduated at the top 10% of her Economics class at a time when few women attempted the major. She supported graduate students at SDSU with statistics and econometrics to help them complete their PHD before enrolling and completing a graduate program in Instructional Design, where she learned to translate complex information into digestible content for her learners.