Woman Crush Wednesday: Katie Augsburger

This week’s #WomanCrushWednesday goes out to Katie Augsburger, a motivational speaker and Human Resources expert who’s helping organizations reimagine how they work and making employees happier in the process.

Katie Augsburger

Katie Augsburger holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. She’s motivated by the idea of making work a place of purpose – a place that supports the needs of all people. She started thinking about how we spend so much of our waking hours at work, thinking about work, or – unfortunately – dreading work. Katie thought, What if it could be different? She’s now a partner at Future Work Design, where she has a decade and a half of experience creating and implementing successful human resources programs. Katie helps companies improve employees’ experience, thus creating a deeper connection between employer/employee, and making strategic planning less painful. Her work has helped organizations win awards, including Oregon’s Best Company to Work and Most Flexible Workplace from Fortune Magazine.

Katie is proud to be able to say she’s walked away from jobs that no longer served her – she recognized in herself, and many others, the idea that sometimes we only pride ourselves on getting the next great job – not necessarily doing the work – and that going into the great unknown is much more difficult!

In her free time, Katie loves crafting, movies, and reading. She’s also highly motivated by food – while she may not be the world’s best cook, she’s a huge fan of comfort foods and trying out new restaurants.