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Erin Mies

People Spark Consulting



Erin’s experience has involved coaching and consulting executives, leaders and managers in manufacturing, corporate, and international environments. Erin co-founded People Spark Consulting with Kristen Ireland in 2018, working primarily with small- and mid-sized businesses to improve margins and profitability with practical and smart HR strategies.

In addition to her professional experience, Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Music from Wittenberg University (Ohio). Erin also earned a Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is certified through the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).


People Spark Consulting helps small- to mid-sized agricultural businesses grow their margins and profitability through straightforward, practical HR and people practices. Founded in 2018 by Erin Mies and Kristen Ireland, People Spark's commitment to straightforward and practical has often resulted in feedback that they "aren't the typical HR people." People Spark Consulting works with clients through an in-depth HR Assessment process that helps them develop workable plans for clients to see positive business results. People Spark also partners with clients through strategic projects and through proven supervisor and manager coaching programs to improve employee retention and engagement.

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