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Lessons from my Harpo years – with VP of HR, Michelle Rickard

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work at Harpo along with Oprah and her team? My special guest and amazing client, Michelle Rickard, has worked for Harpo over 20 years, her most recent role being the VP of HR. Michelle has some very valuable lessons and insight to share with us and I’m so excited to have her on the show today.

Sharissa Sebastian is a life and leadership coach for women, a speaker, writer and co-owner of Stop.Smile.Breathe. Women's Retreats.  Her passion is helping women break free from being stuck, overwhelmed, and stressed to live a life of passion, purpose, joy and fulfillment. Her focus in the area of career transition/advancement (either within the corporate world or the transition out of it) and life balance. Find her at and

Michelle Rickard is an innovative Human Resources Executive Leader.  She is a Chicagoan native and a true lover of the Windy City.  She is honored to have worked for Oprah Winfrey at Harpo Studios for over 25 years. She is looking forward to her “Next Chapter” above and beyond the recent close of Harpo Studios.  She is committed to infusing the fiber, loyalty and passion that has always set Harpo apart into her next career move. Michelle has been married to Michael for over 30 years and has two grown children, Michael and Marissa. You can contact Michelle at ,, or