Why We’re Here
Our team exists to end the idea that work happens apart from life. The four of us spent much of our careers building and living in an award-winning culture that celebrated individual strengths, championed unified systems and prioritized well-being. We designed a people-first workplace where every action was aligned to â€śgutsyâ€ť core values that echoed the lived experiences of real employees. After seeing how delicate and vital a people-centric culture was to the success of the business, we made it our mission to help leaders create organizations where people can breathe, belong and grow.
Shawn Gulyas, The Thought Catalyst
humanworks8â€Żwas born out of a belief that people matter. Period. Shawn exists to design and facilitate creative experiences that challenge oneâ€™s thinking and action â€“ helping individuals and companies find their authenticity, breathe into their well-being, and elevate their people touchpoints.â€Ż
Rebecca Swanson, The Talent Connector
Rebeccaâ€™s ability to make optimistic human connections with ease and foster meaningful relationships has contributed to a recruiting career that has spanned more than 20 years. She is an employer brand ambassador, linking all talent actions back to the organizationâ€™s core purpose and values to ensure sheâ€™s connecting the right people to the right opportunities in partnership with hiring leaders.
AJ Kruse, The Concept Illustrator
AJ was born to gain understandings and find improvements that he can organize and share with others. He needs to make things make sense, not only for himself, but for you as well. His resilient curiosity is illuminated by people and discovering how they work.
Sarah Marshall, The Experience Architect
With a passion for helping people bring their whole selves to work and an addiction to organization, Sarah breaks down the big picture into calculated actions. This can be said for whatever sheâ€™s working on â€“ from planning a family vacation to building an intranet site. Sarah excels at envisioning, road mapping and executing strategies around organizational communication, employee engagement, employer branding and event planning.
humanworks8 in Action
Check out photos of our team out and about, whether we’re giving back, supporting our partners, networking or navigating a high ropes course!