Monica Frede has worked for several Fortune 500 companies such as ManpowerGroup and Quad/Graphics as an HR strategic consultant and HR manager, and in several start-up ventures as a recruiter and consultant. Her passion lies in influencing the minds and hearts of business leaders about what HR can accomplish. Her areas of expertise include identifying and hiring top talent, change management and organizational design, leadership and management training, employee engagement initiatives, communications, project management, employee relations, employment policies, and reductions in force/outsource management.

She attended Marquette University on a full basketball scholarship and earned a BA in Writing-Intensive English. She lives in Nashotah, Wisconsin.

The Way of the HR Warrior by Monica Frede and Keri Ohlrich

The Way of the HR Warrior


Human Resources has immense power to affect an organization’s bottom line and its culture, but HR often gets a bad rap. Witty and full of straight talk, The Way of the HR Warrior is a guide for HR professionals who care deeply about influencing business strategy, especially in the changing corporate landscape. Using instructive and inspiring stories and assessment tools drawn from company frontlines, experienced HR professionals Monica Frede and Keri Ohlrich demonstrate how you can use their CHARGE framework to develop the core skills needed to become an HR Warrior.

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