Kristen Ireland is Co-Founder of People Spark Consulting, which works with small to mid-size businesses in the agriculture industry to achieve their business goals through their human resources strategies. As a consultant and coach, Ireland focuses on understanding the business and ensuring it achieves its goals by aligning the culture, leadership, people and processes with business strategies.
Ireland has more than 20 years of experience consulting and coaching executives, leaders and managers. Prior to co-founding People Spark Consulting, Ireland worked for several years at Land O’Lakes in human resources and leadership development roles. Ireland is also an adjunct faculty member with the University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations. She has both a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas and a Change Practitioner certification from PROSCI.