Leading Work/Life Advocate Teresa Hopke Joins Life Meets Work
05/19/2011

Life Meets Work, a leading provider of flexible work consulting services, today announced that Teresa Hopke will be joining the firm as principal, senior vice president of client relations.

Online PR News – 19-May-2011 – – CHICAGO, May 13, 2011 – Life Meets Work, a leading provider of flexible work consulting services, today announced that Teresa Hopke will be joining the firm as principal, senior vice president of client relations. Hopke will contribute to the company’s overall strategic direction and will play a lead role in business development and consulting efforts.

Hopke has been employed at RSM McGladrey since 2001, most recently as senior director of talent management. She leaves that position on May 31, 2011 to join Life Meets Work.

Kyra Cavanaugh, founder and president of Life Meets Work, said, “Teresa is a key addition to our leadership team. She led RSM McGladrey’s flexible work efforts and is a well-recognized, well-respected voice in the industry. She’s extremely talented and we are fortunate that she’s chosen us for the next step in her career.”

For Hopke, the new position means greater opportunity to further work-life practices across the broader business community. She said, “I am proud of the time I spent at RSM McGladrey and pleased with the work we accomplished there. My choice to join LMW was an easy one because I’ve been a huge fan of the innovative work they do and the way they enable HR people to approach work-life from a business perspective – just like we did at McGladrey. I’m thrilled to be joining this talented organization and look forward to applying the skills and experience I’ve gained as a practitioner to help many more organizations build supportive and successful flexible work cultures.”

Hopke’s role at RSM McGladrey involved developing programs that support both the personal and professional success of its employees. As a result, her company was a multi-year recipient of Working Mother Media’s “100 Best Companies,” The Conference Board’s “Moving Into the Future” award, and the Alfred P. Sloan award, among others. Prior to McGladrey, she worked as a consultant for Mercer, helping clients develop work-life strategies and researching employee and employer views on work-life issues.

She is a frequent guest speaker and contributor, and her work has been featured in the books Battling to Be The Best, Innovative Excellence, Workplace Flexibility Innovation in Action, and The Working Gal’s Guide to Babyville and media outlets such as the CBS Morning Show, NBC Nightly News, NPR, WSJ, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Money Magazine, HR Magazine and more.

Hopke was awarded the WorkLife Rising Star award by the National Alliance for Work Life Progress (AWLP). She is also a faculty member for World at Work and a board member for AWLP.

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For information, contact Kyra Cavanaugh, president of Life Meets Work at kyra.cavanaugh@lifemeetswork.com or 888-462-5691.

Life Meets Work is a flexible work consulting firm that helps organizations create preferred workplaces, building successful flex cultures that attract the best talent and maximize productivity. Services include consulting, training, coaching and an online membership community.