I believe when skills and interests are completely aligned, professional success is within everyone's reach.

– Christy M. Pruitt-Haynes, SPHR

Who We Are

An expert in Human Resources and Organizational Development, Mrs. Christy M. Pruitt-Haynes, SPHR, founder of CORE Consulting, is a facilitator, trainer, coach, catalyst, and speaker. A consultant and strategic partner with businesses, major corporations, universities, community groups, charitable organizations, and independent professionals; Christy has also been called upon to support corporate mergers and acquisitions, assist start-up organizations, and to help ease and advance communication. She earned her Master of Science degree in Human Resources Development and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Personnel and Labor Relations.

Christy has lectured on topics that include: Achieving Personal Excellence in the Midst of Obstacles, Building an Effective Team, Business Diversity, Communication for Results, and Defining and Achieving Organizational Excellence. Among her recent audiences are Auburn University Montgomery campus, Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, the International Conference on Diversity, and INROADS.

The foundation of an effective organization is having the right people doing the right job at the right time.

She began her career at Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. as an intern with INROADS, Inc. After earning her B.S., Christy entered the human resources field by starting a recruiting, training, and placement firm for individuals exiting alcohol/drug rehab centers and homeless shelters. She went on to assume roles with Shoney’s Inc., Robert Half International, Advanced Receivables Strategy, Inc., and ADT Security Services. Next, Christy worked as the youngest Human Resources Director in the NBA for the Memphis Grizzlies. While there, she handled HR staffing, benefits, employee relations, policy creation, training, strategic planning, and compensation structure design.

Three years later, Pruitt-Haynes assumed the position as HR Director for CMT and MTV Networks Nashville where she focused on ensuring all HR initiatives aligned with and supported the goals of the organization. From growing ratings to deepening the fan experience, the HR department, led by Christy, directly or indirectly impacted every aspect of these networks’ positive business results.

Christy received her SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) designation in 2003 and was the 2011 Nashville Emerging Leader’s Award recipient in the Human Resources category. She is a member of the Montgomery Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, American MENSA, and CABLE.

She has volunteered with the Girls Scouts of Middle Tennessee, INROADS, Inc., MIFA/Families First Mentor Program, Monroe Harding, Inc. (Board of Directors), Saint James School, St. Jude Hospital, University School of Nashville, and the YWCA of Middle Tennessee.

What others are saying

From the first conversation, I knew I wanted to work with Christy Pruitt-Haynes. Over the years I worked with her, she was every bit the professional, the HR partner, and the thinker I believed her to be when I met her. It’s very rare to find that person that comes with the whole package: smart, savvy, driven and insightful. She was successful at illustrating to our still-fledging business, at that point, ways to “think” about human capital, and to apply that knowledge in practice. That’s been years ago, and Christy has gone on to bigger and better things. But she is still the one I call when I need to think around a corner. Christy is a force, she is focused and she is open.

– Beth Minter • Executive Recruiter • Franklin Belle

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