Magazine article HRMagazine

Courtney Templin, President, JB Training Solutions

Magazine article HRMagazine

Courtney Templin, President, JB Training Solutions

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Courtney Templin has found that saying "yes" to the ventures that scared her the most is what has catapulted her career.

Eleven years ago, Templin agreed to become the first employee of a new, entrepreneurial company in Chicago. She grew up in Louisiana and had never visited the Windy City. Now she's president of the company and co-author of two business books, including Manager 3.0: A Millennial's Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management (Amacom, 2013).

She also said yes when leaders of SHRM's Chicago chapter asked her to lead an "Emerging HR Leaders" initiative for young HR professionals in 2011. She currently serves as chapter vice president, after working as education director for two years. Templin was recognized this year as one of the "35 Under 35 Making an Impact" in the city by Chicago Scholars, which helps provide college access to students from underprivileged communities.

For Templin, each new risk has brought reward.

What is your greatest accomplishment?

I'm proud of bringing together two organizations I love- Chicago SHRM and Chicago Scholars. …

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