By Tonya Hawley | March 2023
Sheree Knowles is CEO of HR Knowledge Source (HRKS) and co-CEO of Human Capital Consulting Consortium (H3C), two successful firms headquartered in the Southeast. A faith-based, minority woman owned business consulting firm, HRKS specializes in human resources and talent management for a variety of private industries. In addition, Human Capital Consultants Consortium is a project-based firm providing human capital solutions in the government contracting space.
The HR Executive defines herself as a people-loving introvert and seasoned HR expert. But whatever the title, it is safe to say that she has securely positioned herself as a premiere professional and speaker. Her extensive HR background ranges from recruitment and training to serving as Vice President of human resources for various companies.
“The most important asset to any business is simply---its people,” says Knowles. “No organization can survive without dedicated people and helping companies identify and secure the best human capital for the success of their business, is what my company does best,” she said.
This expertise has served as the cornerstone of Knowles’ corporate career and entrepreneurial journey. As a result, over the last nine years Knowles and her leadership team have successfully positioned HRKS as one of the top boutique consulting firms in the Atlanta area. In fact, the company has been recognized as Minority Business of the Year and Top 25 Small Business of the Year for 2021 and 2022 by the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce. When Knowles and business partner, Charlene Fitzpatrick joined forces to launch H3C, six years ago, H3C has been at the forefront of key leadership initiatives both within the federal government and with large corporate clients.
Knowles says her journey to entrepreneurship came with a lot of uncertainty, including business and personal challenges, which she was able to overcome.
“Initially, I wasn’t sure I was cut out to be an entrepreneur and wasn’t sure I would experience the same level of success I had attained as an HR executive in corporate America,” shared Knowles. “However, I am pleased to say that my businesses are a direct result of faith in action. By trusting God and believing I could handle whatever opportunities came my way, has led to two thriving organizations generating over $1.5MM in revenue, with an exceptional team of professionals, and I am very thankful,” she said.
A sought-after speaker and community servant volunteering her services for a number of community based initiatives, Knowles was recently selected to participate in the 2023 Cobb County Chamber of Commerce’s premier leadership development program, Leadership Cobb. In addition, she serves as a Board Member for LiveSafe Resources, which provides safety and healing to those impacted by domestic violence and assault and leads an entrepreneurship course for Linked UP Church. “We are excited to be on an upward trajectory with unstoppable momentum, and look forward to doing what we can to make positive impact and change the world, through the work we do for our clients-- one employee at a time,” Knowles said.
For more information about Sheree Knowles and her companies, go to: www.linkedin.com/company/hrksllc
and www.linkedin.com/company/human-capital-consultants- consortium.
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