Who are the people that are taking the lead in disrupting the future of work?
TheyÛªre the official Disruptors (Organizers) of DisruptHR events held in cities around the world. Each week, weÛªll introduce you to one of these intelligent, inspiring, and beautiful people (okay, pick two) who have stepped up, and volunteered to organize a Disrupt HR event in their city.
Steph Corker of DisruptHR Vancouver (Disruptor #150)
LinkedIn ÛÒ Steph Corker
Twitter ÛÒ @steph_corker
Who are you, and what do you do in your ÛÏday jobÛ?
I am Steph Corker, the co-founder of The Corker Co. with my remarkable brother and business partner, Matt. I am also a rookie professional triathlete that is worth mentioning as sweaty hours certainly consume part of my day.
How did you first hear about DisruptHR?
Our good friend Kristian brought DisruptHR to Vancouver back in 2015. Matt and I both had the opportunity to speak at different events and then we took over hosting DisruptHR YVR in 2017.
Why did you decide to raise your hand and become an organizer for DisruptHR events in Vancouver?
Matt and I are SO passionate about the disruptive conversation — ideas, business practices, and ways of living full, awesome lives. We really wanted to be at the forefront of these discussions. We are also very passionately Canadians, running a Human Capital Consulting business supporting many organizations outside of Vancouver. Taking on DisruptHR YVR was an opportunity to support the local community.
How many events have you organized?
What types of people/industries have attended your events?
What are you most proud of that has come out of being involved with/organizing DisruptHR events?
What is your favorite DisruptHR Talk, and why?
We’ve had awesome awesome speakers. They really have stolen the show every time — heck, they make the show. Yet one of my all time favorites is Matt Corker’s. I’m biased, yet he is amazing.
Based off of the Talks and conversations at your events, what do you feel are the areas with the biggest opportunity for disruption?
I think HR as a whole – as a function – needs a complete face lift. Leaders of HR need to be willing to renovate how this function has served growing a business in the past. At the end of the day, it is simply a cost center and I think it has a huge opportunity to innovate human being’s experiences at work.