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Trappist Monks’ Lessons for HR

November 3, 2021


Mike O’Brien is an employment lawyer who has helped HR professionals resolve workplace legal issues for over three decades. For most of that time, he has been a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) member and has served as a chapter and state council legal/legislative director. He has also served on regional and national SHRM committees focused on government and legislative affairs.

Recently, O’Brien published Monastery Mornings: My Unusual Boyhood Among the Saints and Monks (Paraclete Press, 2021). It tells his story of growing up amid Trappist monks, a religious order of the Roman Catholic Church, who lived near his home in rural northern Utah.

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