With 20+ years on the front lines of the HR field, it’s safe to say that Dr. Keri Ohlrich is considered an expert. As co-founder of Abbracci Group and the co-author of The Way of the HR Warrior, she continues her mission to share insights from these experiences with others whose passion is to be the best in the HR arena.
Along with fellow Abbracci Group co-founder Kelly Guenther, Keri co-hosts The Breakout podcast to get advice and insights from change experts, and dive into the stories of people who have busted out of life’s stifling boxes and shifted their lives into bold new territory.
Keri also shares her wisdom and experience as a regular guest on many other podcasts, in industry interviews and articles, as well as speaking engagements in the U.S. and abroad.
Dr. Ohlrich’s diverse career includes leadership positions ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to co-founding Abbracci Group, she played a pivotal role in redesigning and implementing HR processes, new business strategy management, and reshaping the HR department of an organization serving 25,000 global employees. She is certified in Prosci® change management methodology, personality assessment, Caliper and the Denison Cultural Assessment.
Her professional roles have led to deep insight and expertise in:
- Leadership and Organization Development
- Strategic Talent Planning and Programs
- Defining and Developing Culture
- Change Management
- Team Building
- Employee Development, Engagement and Retention
- HR Department Diagnostics
The heart of her work is focused on improving the business environment, thus improving the lives of an organization’s employees.
Dr. Ohlrich earned her PhD in Human Development and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University. She also holds an MS in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University, an MS in Global Human Resources from Loyola University Chicago, as well as a BS in Psychology and Business from Carnegie Mellon University.
As a volunteer, Keri utilizes her talents to make a difference outside the business world. She gives her time and energy to helping children reach their full potential through the non-profit Voices for Children as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).
Keri is proud to contribute to U.N. efforts around the globe as a board member for the Coachella Valley UNA-USA.
She lives in Southern California with her husband, son, and two Dachshunds.