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    HR Driving Organizational Change - The Three Secrets of ChangeMakers

    Date: October 6, 2022, 8:30am
    Megan Hollywood
    Zoom Meeting - Participants will receive link prior to the meeting
    Free for Members; $10 for non-members which will be applied to those that choose to join Dulles SHRM as a member
    Event Type:
    Discussion Group Meeting
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    Δ = & X ! 

    Three Secrets of ChangeMakers

    Who Drive Business Transformation From Their Seat in HR

    Dulles SHRM Discussion Group is pleased to welcome Alexa Beavers, Founder and Managing Partner at The Axela Group. This session will focus on what it takes to drive organizational change from your seat in HR. As an HR leader you have a unique perspective on people, process, culture and how these factors impact results. At the same time, you’re often not the one with the biggest budget or decision rights, so you have to rely on some guerilla tactics to drive change and influence the leaders you’re here to support.
    In this talk, you will learn about:

    • Stories of transformational change that started with catalysts in HR
    • What it takes to be an HR Changemaker
    • The formula for change Δ = & X ! – and each component of this three factor equation for making lasting change from your seat in HR

    This meeting has been approved for 1 SHRM credit and awaiting credit for 1 HRCI General credit.


    Discussion Hosted By:

    • Megan Hollywood – HR Director at Research Innovations Inc.

    Contact Information – | 732-742-3476 cell

    Bryan Clickener – Producer at Arkin Youngentob a Division of Risk Strategies

    Contact Information – ǀ 571-918-1917 cell


    Alexa Beavers – Founder and Managing Partner at The Axela Group

    Contact Information – | 804.836.9772

    Date and Time:

    • 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 am (Discussion with Dulles SHRM Chair, Presenter and Attendees)

    Meeting Location:

    Zoom Meeting - Participants will receive link prior to the meeting


    SPEAKER’S BIOGRAPHY:  Founder and managing partner of The Axela Group, Alexa has a track record of coaching leaders, cultivating change-making teams, and shaping organizational transformations that deliver results. Her career spans public and private sectors, and includes leadership in education, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, animal health, financial services, non-profit, and Fortune 500 companies. As a team and transformation leader, Alexa is recognized for her insights, innovative approaches to complex issues, humanistic leadership, and disciplined drive for results as “Industry Rising Star” and “Pharmaceutical Industry Luminary” by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association. Alexa considers this recognition to be strongly tied to her devotion to her work with leaders to curate diverse teams and creating a sense of belonging where each employee can truly bring their best selves forward. In fact, this is a primary tenet upon which she founded The Axela Group. The Axela Group’s mission is to equip leaders to shape a positive future – for themselves, their teams, their communities & industries, and ultimately, the world. Prior to founding The Axela Group, Alexa was responsible for Leadership and Organizational Development in the US Animal Health business of Boehringer Ingelheim. In this broad role she led and devised talent strategies; spearheaded the diversity, inclusion, culture, and engagement (DICE) strategy for the division, and led functional and organizational transformations. Alexa is the 2021 President of The International Coaching Federation, Virginia Chapter and is on the Community Advisory Board for the Junior League of Richmond. Alexa holds a Project Management Professional Certification from the Project Management Institute and is a graduate of Georgetown’s Institute for Transformational Leadership, Leadership Coaching certificate program. Alexa is a two-time graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. She holds a Bachelor’s in English and a Master’s in Teaching. 








    Please join us for this lively discussion. You are welcome to extend an invitation to interested colleagues.  No fee is charged for attending.  However, registration is required on-line, at least 24 hours in advance, via the Dulles SHRM web site ( -- Chapter Discussion Groups. If you have questions, contact Megan Hollywood at 732-742-3476. Participation may be limited to the first 50 people who sign up.