Who We Are

Empowering you, so you can empower your people.

 When business owners feel empowered; their people are empowered. Staff performance improves, customer satisfaction increases, and businesses thrive.

Empowered HR is invested in helping you understand the people elements of your business: whether employing a new team member, defining your workplace policies, creating a productive team culture, or getting your employer obligations right.

We communicate openly, strive to establish trust, and help you think outside the box to achieve maximum impact for your business.

Whether you are a start-up or multi-national, are not yet ready for a full time HR resource or have an in-house team, we integrate seamlessly as an extension of your business to support your specific business needs.







Our Values are the foundation of our business
and describes how we develop and foster our
client relationships:


Confidence that your business outcomes are at the heart of what we deliver.


Working in partnership to achieve powerful business outcomes.


Confronting challenges, making decisions and taking action to drive your business forward.


Creating quality solutions that are delivered with exceptional service to drive long term business results.

Empowered HR was established in 2017 by HR specialists Lorraine Sebastian and Carolyn Mitchell, who share an affinity for empowering business leaders and their teams. The values that drive Empowered HR are integral to who they are and how they do business.

Lorraine and Carolyn have worked together for over a decade in different corporate and freelance roles. Their combined experience spans multiple industries including recruitment, retail, engineering, medical research, not-for-profit, local government, pharmaceutical, legal, manufacturing, and telecommunications and IT.

Today, Empowered HR offers a wholistic HR solution. Lorraine confidently navigates the nuances and complexities of employment law and compliance and is skilled at establishing and restructuring HR teams. Carolyn has a talent for leadership development and training and is a passionate advocate for mindfulness in the workplace.

By leveraging the complementary skillsets of Lorraine and Carolyn, business owners feel confident and capable managing the people elements of their business.

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