Tara Bethell, EMBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, RYT-200
As a fourth generation Arizonan, Tara is fanatical about investing her time and talents in Arizona’s workforce. A natural connector, Tara brings resources to companies and individuals to recruit, retain, and grow their internal talent. Far from the typical HR person, Tara brings energy and humor to every engagement in addition to solid talent research and tried-and-true strategies from the HR trenches. She values enthusiasm, integrity, and service to others and her passion is helping companies invest in their most important asset, their employees. Her past projects have led to increased employee engagement, reduced turnover, the creation of effective evaluation and professional development plans, as well as implementing culture change initiatives, and navigating top leadership transitions.
Before diving into the consulting space, Tara served as the Senior VP of Human Resources & Risk Management at a large nonprofit healthcare organization, where she changed the employee culture from one of basic compliance to a community of engagement. During her tenure, the organization received Holleran’s Highest Honor for Employee Engagement, Phoenix Business Journal's Healthiest Employer for mid-size companies (twice!), the HR Best Practices award from the Journal, and Tara was selected a 40 Under 40 recipient in 2017 for her mentorship work with up and coming leaders.
Tara earned an Executive MBA, with an emphasis in Servant Leadership, from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, with an emphasis in Human Resources, from Arizona State University. She holds both national HR certifications, the Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) and the Society of Human Resources’ Senior Certified Professional designation (SHRM-SCP). She is a proud graduate of Valley Leadership Institute’s Class 33, the Women’s Leadership Development Forum Cohort VI, and Vitalyst Health Foundation’s Professional Interim Executive Director training.
When not working on Copper Quail Consulting projects, Tara can be found hanging with her husband and adorable, yet beastly kidzillas, teaching yoga, reading, eating at local spots, and drinking wine with friends. Her secret weapons are karaoke and stand-up comedy.
Shweta S. Deokule, MBA
Shweta is an individual who strongly believes in a quote “If four things are followed- having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work and perseverance- then anything can be achieved”- by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Late and Former President of India). Over the years, Shweta’s experience in the field of legal services, education and as an activities volunteer has helped her to understand people with different outlooks, cultures and diverse needs. She moved to United States from India in the year 2015 and is fascinated with the people and work culture.
She has an experience of working in a law firm as an Administrative Assistant and File Clerk where she assisted real estate, family law and employment law departments. She is also a Notary Public for the State of Arizona. Prior to working in a law firm, Shweta was an Assistant Professor, Student Academic Advisor and Student Counselor in a higher educational institution in India where she has taught Commerce, Management and Mass Media departments. She has made an exceptional difference in students’ life by teaching, guiding and motivating them towards their career. She has also organized various job and internship recruitment events for the student’s welfare.
Shweta believes in serving and caring for the community; therefore, she volunteers at HonorHealth Adult Day Health Care as an Activities Volunteer by assisting and providing care to older adults with varying degrees of disabilities. She loves to be a part of their interesting conversations, World War stories and indulging them in arts, crafts and games. She has also served as a Team lead in CODA project (Community Organization Development in Action) and successfully completed the project for a non-profit organization ‘Lost our Home Pet Rescue.’
Shweta earned her MBA and Bachelor degree in Management Studies with a specialization in Marketing from Mumbai University, Certification in Human Resource Management from Phoenix College and Certification in Employment Law from University of Arizona. She is also a trained Indian classical dancer from Nalanda Dance Academy.
In her leisure time, Shweta enjoys baking, cooking different cuisines, dancing, spending time with her hubby and getting hooked up with Netflix.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.- Mother Theresa