shapingHR, LLC is an independent consulting firm that focuses on a broad range of services targeted at assisting small to mid-sized companies and non-profits with Human Resources (HR) related compliance and the management/development of their human capital. We partner with our clients in designing and implementing effective HR programs, processes and systems to help them achieve organizational goals and objectives. Our client base is not industry-specific and the majority of our clients typically have less than 50 employees.

A Mission of Excellence
Our mission is to be the preferred consultant on the fundamentals of human resources for small to mid-sized employers and non-profit organizations. Our firm is founded on the principles of honesty, hard work and integrity. Our goal is to build trust and long-term relationships with our clients. We strive for excellence in every aspect of our business.

A Reputation of Trust, Expertise and Dedication
Barbara J. Stewart, SPHR, CC
Owner and managing member of shapingHR, LLC, Barbara started her business in 2003 after 14 years as an HR professional working primarily in the manufacturing industry for two Fortune 500 companies. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Professional Communications and Business Management from Alverno College, Greenfield, Wisconsin, and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. She has managed a wide variety of HR functions, including recruitment and staffing, performance management and training, compensation and benefits administration, HR policy and employee relations. During her career, she has held leadership roles in both corporate and field assignments, in union and non-union environments, in multiple-location business units. Professional memberships include Middle Tennessee Society of Human Resource Management (MT-SHRM), and the national SHRM organization. Barbara is the Programs Chair on the Board of Directors for MT-SHRM. She was the recipient of the HR Professional Excellence Award in 2010 given each year by the Tennessee SHRM State Council. She is a past board member for Mediation Services of Middle Tennessee, and is a volunteer mediator with Mid-South Mediation Services.

Amanda Mast, CIR
Amanda Mast has over 10 years of professional experience as both a Recruiter and a Sourcing Specialist, working in corporate environments as well as on a consulting basis.  Amanda is highly skilled in both traditional and forward thinking methods of recruitment; developing recruitment strategies and processes and sourcing candidates for specific roles. She has an eye for key talent and is very results oriented. She understands the needs of her clients and business partners and is an ultimate team player. You can count on Amanda to produce quality results. Prior to working with shapingHR, Amanda was a valued member of the Talent Acquisition Team at Johnson Controls Inc. (a Fortune 100 Company) for four years. She has also performed consulting work for Harley-Davidson and MillerCoors. Amanda has a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources from the University of WI-Whitewater and has her CIR (Certified Internet Recruiter) certification.