About

We create workplaces where people thrive

Great businesses are powered by great people, and great people need great workplaces to thrive. At Empowered Hospitality, our experts are trained to promote a healthy, inclusive and positive culture, highlighting what makes your company unique at every opportunity. Because when your people thrive, your business will thrive.

Our roots are in hospitality, an industry plagued by high turnover, rising costs, and near-constant litigation, and whose employees–over 10% of the US workforce–often fall victim to harassment, wage theft, and other harmful influences. But there are bright spots. We strive to bring out the best in our industry, building workplaces where employees at all levels are empowered to succeed.

We support hundreds of businesses by building their HR infrastructure, establishing a strong culture and helping them harness their teams’ potential. We are passionate about empowering business leaders and employees to achieve great things together.

Service

Rise by lifting others

Integrity

Follow your true north

Adaptability

Embrace change

Courage

Be bold and brave

Core values

Our core values motivate everything we do. Whether we're onboarding new employees, updating documents, or planning a new opening, our team is excited to bring our energy and our ethos with us wherever we go.

Meet Our Team

Each member of our team brings a unique professional background and expertise to the table. Experienced, credentialed and passionate — we will tackle your toughest people challenges.

Sarah Diehl
Founder & Principal
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Joe Rollin
Strategic Advisor
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Ashley Oberdorff
HR Director
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Jessica Carnam
Client Services Director
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Languages

We offer trainings and support in English, Spanish, French, and other languages, and often work with non-US based companies.

Melissa Kokai
HR Director
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Mike Vigna
VP, Talent
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Laura Hennemuth
Client Services Director
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Kaeleigh Chow
HR Director
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Aurora Polanco
HR Consultant
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HR Systems

We specialize in HR technologies such as ADP, Paycom, Paylocity, Toast, JustWorks, Harri, BambooHR, Wisetail, ApplicantStack & more!

Allysun Redmond
HR Consultant
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Michelle Miller
HR Consultant
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Emily Tracy
Talent Consultant
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​Credentials

We have SHRM-CP, SCP, and PHR certifications, masters’ in HR and I/O psychology, and unsurpassed HR and hospitality experience.

Emily Helms
HR Consultant
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Joe Song
Talent Associate
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Jerryn Gias
Talent Associate
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Locations

We support clients in NYC, Philadelphia, DC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, LA, Miami, and many places in between.

Clidney Joseph
HR Associate
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Anthony Lynn
HR Associate
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Tim Wolcott
HR Associate
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Tiffani DeAngelis
HR Coordinator
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Work with us!

YOU thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced work environment, and love to learn. You're gritty, adaptable, and resourceful. A source of positive energy. An HR nerd (yep, we said it) who wants to work with great people in a place where the sky’s the limit.

WE empower our people to learn, grow and lead - to be creative, open-minded and inclusive. We offer unparalleled work flexibility, great benefits, a 401(k) + match, generous paid time off and company holidays, tons of team events — and that’s just the beginning!

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How can we help?

Whether you have a specific need in mind or would simply like to discuss your options, we would be happy to have a free consultation. Reach out today and our team will be in touch!