S3 E1: Beyond Burnout: Redefining HR’s Purpose with Laura Garcia Courrau

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef
January 22, 2024

98% of HR professionals are burnt out, stressed out, and just plain fed up with the functions of the job. If you’ve ever considered changing positions, just know you’re not in the minority. 

How can building a safe space help us to stay motivated and fulfilled in HR? How do we remind ourselves of the reasons we got into HR to begin with? And is Gen Z the key to vanquishing toxic hustle culture for good?

Laura Garcia Courrau, the Global HR Director for Our World Energy, joins Hebba to discuss how HR professionals can find inspiration in the job again. Laura shares her personal insights, offering valuable advice for any HR professional looking to make a positive impact in their work.

Laura and Hebba also chat about the importance of self-awareness and self-knowledge in finding inspiration and how to build a growth trajectory as an HR leader. Laura shares her own experiences and challenges in the HR field, highlighting the unity and fulfillment that comes from making a difference in someone’s work experience.

If you’ve ever found yourself doubting your future in HR, we hope this podcast will help reignite that spark from within—it’s still in there somewhere, we promise. Let’s help you to find it. 


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00:00:06 – Finding Inspiration at Work in HR

00:02:03 – Finding Inspiration in HR Leadership

00:09:50 – Finding Balance and Inspiration in Life

00:17:13 – The Power of HR in Influencing Change

00:23:36 – Boosting Morale in HR Through Middle Manager Relationships

00:30:28 – The Fulfillment and Frustration of Work

00:33:35 – How HR Generalists Can Thrive

00:37:52 – Finding Inspiration in the Marketing Industry

00:40:19 – The Power of Saying No in the Workplace

00:43:50 – Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauramgc/


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Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef