About Orlena


Orlena Cowan-Bailey, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is an award-winning senior leader, speaker, influencer, DEI and culture consultant a.k.a your favorite "Workplace Superhero". She is the founder and Chief Elevation Officer (CEO) of HR Zoom Consulting LLC and HR Swag Shop:



These ventures allow Orlena to maximize her passion, innovation and expertise to positively impact workplace cultures, strategy and business results with the support of an esteemed team and network of experts and professionals.

Orlena is a multifaceted culture architect with experience in various industries in the public and private sector, across multiple U.S. and global regions and Fortune 100+ companies. She demonstrates expertise in Employee Relations, Talent Management & Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), Training, Corporate Communications, Event & Program Management, Leadership Coaching & Development. She currently serves as the Executive Director of CT Human Resources Council (CTSHRM), a regional affiliate of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Orlena is a life-long stakeholder, advocate and change agent advancing social justice, equity and cultural competence in the community and behind corporate walls. Her passion is fueled by her own experiences empowering her mission to elevate workplaces and results one culture at a time.

Out of the many crowns she wears her most important role is Wife and Mom which keep her heart and hands full beyond measure.