My name is Heather Beasley, and I lead our Human Resources efforts at the Gladney Center for Adoption. My 15 years at Gladney have flown by, and I can truly say I have enjoyed every minute. Gladney is unlike any other place I have worked. Our staff are so passionate and driven toward the work they do, and that is not something you see often in the field of human resources. I have had the privilege of working on several initiatives here at Gladney, such as becoming a Blue Zone Approved Workplace, planning and implementing the Disney Institute's quality standards into the foundation of Gladney culture, being named one of the best places to work in Fort Worth, and now, helping to facilitate the efforts of Gladney's I.D.E.A. Corps.
The staff at Gladney are the most giving, talented professionals I have worked with in my 17-year career in Human Resources. They truly believe in our mission, whether they are regularly working with Gladney clients, fixing a leak in the building, or upgrading a computer, all understand their impact is part of a larger purpose greater than the individual task at hand. With the help of the Disney Institute, we have focused our culture on this very idea: our work should be purpose focused, not task focused. This mindset has helped with both our internal and external client experience because when you are purpose driven, there is much more meaning behind the task you are doing. Most importantly, it leads to more engaged and fulfilled employees.