Professional experience


Trish Steed (formerly McFarlane) is the Co-Founder and Principal Analyst for H3 HR Advisors, is co-host of the HR Happy Hour podcast and the At Work in America podcast on the HR Happy Hour Network alongside Steve Boese. She is also the creator of the HR Happy Hour WORK BREAK! vlog.

A former HR executive and HCM product leader with over 20 years of experience in Big 4 public accounting, PR, healthcare, manufacturing, and IT, Trish brings that knowledge to her clients as an analyst and advisor. 

Trish graduated from Webster University with an MA in Human Resource Management, and also holds a BA in Sociology and Minor in Political Science from the University of Missouri.

She’s a working mother who loves writing, doing anything artistic, and volunteering for organizations that help children.

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Areas of expertise

  • Leadership Development

  • Performance Management

  • Talent Acquisition

  • Training and Development

  • Change Management

  • Social Media for Business

  • Talent Management

  • Innovation

Industry experience


Trish co-founded HRevolution, a conference to highlight emerging trends and the future of HR, with the goal of providing an alternative networking and learning experience for business professionals who were tired of the traditional conference model. 

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Trish co-founded Women of HR in order to give a voice to practitioners who are passionate about issues affecting women in the workplace. The blog is a place to find information and discuss a variety of topics that impact the lives of women.

Awards & Accolades


Trish has received numerous accolades for her blogging and online efforts, and also writes guest posts for several sites including,, and many others. She has also been cited in the Business Journal publications, USA Today, and HR Executive Magazine online.

Other consultancy services


Working together to align HR and HCM technology with the needs of your organization.


Led by Trish McFarlane and Steve Boese, H3 HR Advisors harnesses over 40 years of combined experience to provide HCM analysis, expertise and technology insights to global organizations.


Launched in 2009, The HR Happy Hour Show is hosted by Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane, and is the longest continuously running internet radio show and podcast on all things HR and HCM.

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