• Save the Date: September 13-15, 2017
  • Peace, Love and HR
Erika Oliver

Erika Oliver

Organization - Positive Approach Strategies, LLC


Happy Crap: Peace, Love and Positivity

Learning Objectives

1. Explore the benefits of positivity.

2. Determine personal energy sources and drains.

3. Understand the components of a job map.


Human Resource professionals are being asked to improve engagement, understand business objectives and do more with less. Where's the peace and love in that? Everywhere! You have tools within your reach to improve business objectives - sales, customer ratings, and productivity - while you take care of your most important resource. Want to know the best part? Positivity practices (and understanding) are not only good for the organization and individual team members but they are good for you! In this workshop, you will learn about positivity and what it does, hear about strategies to bring more positivity into your business and practice powerful techniques that will benefit you and all those around you. Oh, and did I mention ... it will be fun!

What if you have attended a Happy Crap workshop in the past, should you attend? Yes! You will revisit some techniques but will also learn new positive approach strategies. Today HR professionals are being asked to unleash their organizational wizardry so be prepared to learn some systems analysis, explore your personal peace and love bank account, and of course, make up Happy Crap.
This workshop is for HR professionals, vendors, and partners at all levels. Everything you do - and everything everyone else does - is affected by the amount (or lack of) positivity used.


Erika Oliver, SHRM-SCP- Positive Approach Coach - helps teams and organizations find their "happy" to work from a positive approach. Erika uses her expertise in communication along with facilitation and project management to teach others to create optimistic visions, build on strengths, and choose a positive approach.

Erika offers practical and easy-to-use methods and tools using her personal experience as a "recovering pessimist". She relates to people across the happiness spectrum and is passionate about the role of happiness as a personal, organizational and economic necessity. Erika is described as "authentic", "honest", and "real" by her clients and program participants.

She has authored several books including, "Happy Crap: Unleash the Power of Positive Assumptions", and the award-winning "Three Good Things: Happiness Every Day, No Matter What!" Erika speaks at regional and national conferences and is regularly invited to conduct employee workshops and professional coaching. She practices Human Resources in North Carolina.

Erika's background spans health care administration, small business project management, fund development, education and experience with grassroots local agencies. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Nazareth College and a Master of Public Administration degree from Western Michigan University and has been a faculty member at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She is a trained Intrinsic Coach and DiSC facilitator. She earned an Organizational & Human Development Graduate Certificate from Fielding Graduate University. In addition to SHRM-SCP certification, Erika is a certified Project Management Professional.

She has published articles and been quoted in several periodicals and newsletters including Nonprofit World, Healing Garden Journal, Web MD, and Women's World. Erika is a guest on radio programs as an expert resource for positive communication.
Erika grew up, got married and raised two sons in Michigan. In December Erika and her husband, Mark, moved to North Carolina for work and for play. They love the mountains and hike every chance they get.

Conference Details

Conference Location
  • Kalahari Resorts
    7000 Kalahari Drive
    Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Date and Time
  • September 13, 2017
    Begins at 9:00 AM
  • Through...
  • September 15, 2017
    Ends at 3:00 PM