grace schmitt

Grace Schmitt

Organizations don’t become best places to work by accident: it takes intentional leadership, the right policies and practices, and the most important ingredient—genuinely caring about people. Grace Schmitt is a former Chief Human Resources Officer who led HR functions for industry leading private and public companies. She has experience building HR teams from the ground up, cultivating award winning cultures and developing leaders in all areas of the organizations she has served.

With over 20 years of leadership, team building, and coaching experience spanning across the real estate, healthcare, and consulting industries, Grace knows how to help organizations and their leaders reach their full potential. She finds particular joy in developing people and watching them thrive. Throughout her career, she has built career development and mentorship programs that have resulted in countless promotions and positive career growth. Her approach is grounded in understanding the unique identities of each person and organization. She believes helping organizations understand who they are and the true DNA of the type of people they want to attract and retain is essential to building positive culture and the right recruiting strategy. Grace also enjoys helping companies find their “secret sauce” and determine the best way to cultivate and deliver their employment brand message.

Grace received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas College of Business and her Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She is also a licensed attorney in the state of Ohio. Grace’s background includes executive HR leadership roles in organizations such as Glimcher, Casto, Findley Consulting and Central Ohio Primary Care. Some of her recent clients include:  NiSource, RevLocal, Lower/Homeside Financial, the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters, and Jet Container Company.   

Grace is also committed to giving back to her community and serves as a Board Member and Corporate Secretary for Family Mentor Foundation, a non-profit focused on providing nutritional support on weekends and school breaks to children who rely on school-based food assistance. Grace grew up in a military family and she is also passionate about helping veterans transition into the private sector.  

When not working to assist her clients, she also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as participating in a variety of fitness activities. She loves travelling, watching college football to support the Ohio State Buckeyes, and cheering for her two sons who are both college athletes.

Email Grace: gschmitt@connectthedotsconsulting.com