Lotus Buckner, CHHR

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I’m a Badger and an Illini…and I’m married to a Wolverine. We’re both surprised I admit that.

I am obsessed with sushi, cooking (and playing) in my kitchen, and shopping.

I am the Founder and CEO of LB Talent Solutions, by night. I help people maximize and elevate their talent and leadership potential and that of their teams. I am a strong believer that more of us are leaders than we think, and I am here to prove it to the world, one awesome person at a time.

By day, I am a tech-savvy Human Resources and Talent Executive with well over a decade of experience.

I am known for my unique ability to develop and retain high performing, highly engaged and highly inclusive people, teams and organizations.

In my spare time, I tend to my passion project. I host #RealPeople #RealTalk, a FREE (go register!) monthly virtual roundtable series on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. I can't stress how important I think this is to our society and to our workplaces.

I was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business on their 2020 Notable HR Leader List. That is definitely a highlight of my story as I was nominated for it!

I believe in giving back.

I serve as a board member of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resource Administration (ASHHRA), chair of the education committee for the Illinois Diversity Council, and mentor at a non-profit called ExcelBeyond211.

I love writing and speaking.

A writer for Forbes HR Council and blogger, I share a candid perspective about the future of work. I am a speaker and facilitator on everything HR, talent, change, diversity and inclusion, and personal and leadership development.

I am true to my values.

I value relationships and thrive on connecting people. I also value integrity, authenticity, learning, and trust.

And, I am on a mission.

My personal mission is to serve as an authentic and valued contributor to everyone I encounter or work with and to grow people to their highest potential, so they reach levels of success beyond their greatest dreams or aspirations.

I’m ready and willing to contribute.

How can I help?