June 3, 2019 Julie Weinberg

Auxin Associate Re-Launches Career

Becky Etnier is taking a big step in her career re-engagement. After three years as an Auxin Associate, working remotely from her home in Des Moines, Iowa, she has just accepted and started a new job. “I’ve checked a lot of boxes to get ready to return to work,” she said, and she’s not kidding. Becky has done her homework.

Early in her career, Becky worked in human resources for John Deere for 10 years. When she had her third child, she decided it was time to take a break. However, she has kept her skills up by taking on contract roles with a variety of companies over the years. In 2016, she discovered the Auxin Group thanks to her friendship with Auxin Engagement Director Kelly Greffin. Back in 2000, the two were paired when their own employers selected them to participate in a year-long growth and development program run by Women Unlimited, Inc. At the time, Etnier commuted from her home near the Illinois-Iowa border once a month to attend the courses in the Chicago suburbs. Managing long-distances is a bit easier now since she’s been able to participate in Auxin programs virtually, one of the many features of the group for which she is grateful. “The best part about Auxin for me has been the confidence building, the development, the work opportunity to do it remotely, and the team,” she explained.

Additionally, Auxin’s flexibility has given Becky the time she needed to pursue certification through SHRM (Society for Human Resource Professionals).  She realized that extra professional training would help her return to the all-in workforce in human resources and project management. So while continuing her work on client projects and attending learning and development programs, she studied for and passed the SHRM-SCP exam.

Now, she is excited to share that her career path is taking her back to John Deere where she is continuing her work in human resources.