Stephanie Beard

General Manager - People

+61 418 599 561
+61 3 5226 8523

LinkedIn: stephanie-beard


Stephanie Beard is Sladen Legal’s Human Resources Manager. She is a generalist human resource professional who provides both strategic and operational human resource solutions.  She has a pragmatic approach to her role and is conscious of being proactive.

She is passionate about partnering with the business leaders to ensure that through appropriate human resource solutions, the business is able to meet and exceed its objectives and goals.    

Stephanie holds a Masters of Business with a major in Human Resources together with a Masters of Business Coaching.  Whilst studying Stephanie was introduced to positive psychology and positive leadership which has changed her perspective on life, both personally and professionally.

Stephanie is passionate in coaching people, helping them achieve their goals and assisting them to discover places they didn’t know they could go.

As Human Resources Manager at Sladen Legal, Stephanie works closely with the Managing Principal and the shareholders of the business to ensure that a positive culture is provided for our people to work in.  The role is a diverse role which supports both the operational and strategic goals of the business.

Stephanie's key areas of focus include:

  • Strategic and best practice HR solutions
  • Leadership development
  • Coaching and career development
  • Talent management and succession planning
  • Organisational culture
  • Recruitment, attraction and retention strategies
  • Employee engagement
  • Reward and recognition strategies
  • Health and wellbeing of staff
  • Performance management
  • Compliance and policy development
  • Performance management

Professional associations:

  • Certified professional member of the Australian Institute of Human Resources
  • Committee member AHRI Regional Committee
  • Member of the ALPMA Summit Committee 2015 and 2016
  • Member of HR Minds
  • Member of Geelong Toastmasters Club

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