Liz Wiemken

Talent Acquisition Consultant

After spending 12 rewarding years of working with children in mental health/social work in CA, Liz decided she was ready for a new challenge. When she got an invitation to move to the PNW for a change, she jumped at the opportunity to disrupt “her normal” to explore. She wanted to make a difference and was determined to learn how and where. Liz landed a gig as a Workplace Experience Advocate and soon after became an Internal Career Development coach. At the time, HR was evolving to own employee growth and wellbeing. Every chance Liz had to get more involved with that scope of work, especially building and growing their talent, it truly lit her up!

A good friend connected Liz with Leaders in the HR & Talent Industry to share their wisdom and to help her sort out what part of HR could be her next leap. Those early conversations opened Liz’s eyes to three things: Strong teams begin with intentional hiring, HR is as strong as its identity, and to take roles that teach you what you want to learn.

When Liz discovered SHINE, our whole ethos aligned with where she was at and what she was looking for. SHINE has a strong people-first identity and approaches building teams through that lens. Liz feels she gets to make a difference, use her strengths, and learn through experience. Each day she is discovering how exciting it is to connect people to opportunities.

What do you like about working at SHINE?  I love that we celebrate small and big wins enthusiastically! I am with a team that likes to help people and it shows! We work hard and have room to learn, grow, and live our lives. It’s encouraging to be around caring, hardworking humans; I am happy to be a part of it.

If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be and why? Easy, Ravioli. I’m an introvert that loves people – So on the outside I may seem like a square, plain ol’ noodle. On the inside… a totally different story!

Favorite quote: “If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein.

Current favorite Podcasts/Books? Book: Radical Candor by Jill Scott; Podcasts: SincerelyX from TED

What’s your Archetype: INFJ