Deb Larsen

HR Business Advisor
HR Advisors
Learning & Development
Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so."
Robert Green Ingersoll

"What is your compelling purpose? What is the one thing that drives you, motivates you, and gets you out of bed each day?" Pondering that question during a leadership class, Deb realized that what really gets her out of bed each day is happiness--not her own happiness but the happiness of others--through small acts as simple as a smile!


Deb has been serving people at all levels of large and small multi-site, multi-state organizations in the areas of manufacturing, healthcare, and housing for over 15 years. Throughout her HR career, she gained extensive background in strategic partnership, including experience in workplace strategy, employee recruitment and retention, leadership development, conflict resolution, benefits and compensation, HR records management, HR policy development, and workers’ compensation and safety. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Key Accomplishments

  • Led project teams to establish and implement best practices in the areas of retention, engagement, and talent development.
  • Created and maintained affirmative action plans for multiple sites in multiple states in the manufacturing and in healthcare industries.
  • Led initiatives in the healthcare industry to improve efficiencies and significantly reduce cost in the areas of payroll, benefits, staff scheduling, and on-line training.


Deb received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Minnesota State University-Mankato.