The CYA Report E59: When HR Leaders Leave HR for Greatness [PODCAST]

Kris Dunn Cara Lucas, HR & Marketing, Kris Dunn, Podcast

What’s up people? If there’s one thing that intrigues HR pros, it’s doing something other than HR.  I was lucky enough to spend some time on this week’s podcast with one of my favorite crossover HR pros, Katy Theroux.  Katy’s done it all after starting in HR – operations, marketing, etc.  She’s a rock star who was prepared for doing things outside of HR by – wait for it – working for great HR organizations and great companies that didn’t restrict her related to what she could do in HR.

No restrictions meant lots of tinkering.  Which led her out of HR, but I’m mounting a one-man campaign to bring her back.

If you’ve always thought about making the jump to another speciality from the world of HR, then this podcast is for you.  Details below.  Check it out…


Welcome to The CYA Report, brought to you by and Fistful of Talent. On today’s show we have Katy Theroux, Founder of Gaudium180, on When HR Leaders Decide They Can Do More.

Host: Kris Dunn

Producers: Cara Lucas & Julia Lindsey


intro: Stay Young by Save Your Breath

close: The Wire by Radar Men From The Moon

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Kris Dunn

Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.