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Patty Young, CHRL, CHRP

Patty has over 20 years’ experience in human resources and financial accounting.  She is the Senior Consultant and proud founder of Workwise Consulting Group.  Her vision was to create a place where small businesses could easily find the answers to all their HR questions. 

Patty’s experience encompasses management roles in a board range of industries, including high-tech, insurance, financial services, government, non-profit and manufacturing.  Her specialty is building HR infrastructures from the ground up. She has experience in all areas of HR including recruitment, performance management, training and strategy.  One of the things she enjoys most about doing freelance HR consulting is working with entrepreneurial-minded people.  She finds working with small businesses interesting and challenging, never a dull moment.

Along with Patty’s strong HR leadership background, she has also held senior positions in both operations and financial accounting throughout her career.  She uses her diverse business knowledge to help her clients reach their strategic objectives. 

She is an active member of the Durham Chapter of the HRPA and is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL). 

Patty has a “work-hard” and “play-hard” approach to life.  In her spare time, she loves nature walks, reading, writing and spending time with family and friends.  She loves to travel with her husband especially in the winter to escape the cold for a few weeks.


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