Tennessee Recruiters Association

TRA is a non-profit trade association, developed exclusively for third party recruitment firms; we are professionally active, organized to serve its members through industry-specific educational workshops designed to teach current trends and skills relative to the staffing and recruiting industry.

  • Workshop events: quarterly, speaker-led meetings include lunch
  • Informal collaborative gatherings: monthly, informal exchanges of best and current practices within the industry; free.
  • Annual training conference: Nationally recognized elite performers with in the industry. Highest level of training and skill development becomes accessible to the individual and firms.

TRA is the Tennessee affiliate chapter of NAPS, (National Association of Personnel Services); our meetings support your firm’s recruiters achieve professional certification. 

Brad Bialy

Kitty Barrow

Senior Partner/Executive Leadership Coach at Southwestern Consulting

As a senior partner, trainer, team leader, and professional sales and leadership coach for Southwestern Consulting, Kitty Barrow specializes in creating successful systems that can be easily duplicated. With more than 30 years of professional experience, Kitty is an active practitioner of everything that she teaches. As a sought-after executive-level coach and recruiting specialist, Kitty excels in helping her clients optimize their time, create successful recruiting systems, and build a positive sales culture.

In addition to recruiting and onboarding thousands of salespersons during her career, she has had proven success coaching managers and business owners to develop new leaders, master delegation, and empower their sales teams with strategies to overcome challenges and accelerate revenue growth.

Join us for the TRA Monthly Meeting WEDNESDAY, MAY 24TH 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Location: 2451 Atrium Way, Nashville, TN 37214
Cost: $25.00 for members ($35 for non-members)
*Lunch will be provided, so you must register using the link below.
Registration Deadline: May 19th

Topic: Top Sales Training

Speaker: Kitty Barrow

Uncover the Secrets of Top Producers:

  • How to feel energized and more confident on the phone
  • How to uncover client needs quickly and prevent objections from derailing the sale
  • How to properly qualify prospects and shorten your sales cycle
  • Closing techniques to bring clients to a quick decision and prevent unnecessary follow-up
  • Tips for developing a top producer mindset to keep yourself motivated

Please register, so we can ensure you have the appropriate information for the event.

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Professional Development

The TRA proactively serves its membership by planning and hosting recruiting industry specific educational initiatives where information and skills are presented by subject matter experts.

Best Practices

Consistent with the objectives of TRA, we want every member to experience a professional, collaborative and safe place to exchange ideas and information to advance their professional practice and our industry.

Reasons to Join TRA

  • Stay current on laws and best practices
  • Network with your peers
  • Support of NAPS Certification
  • Receive continuing education
  • Obtain credibility in the market place

Certification and Continuing Education

The TRA coordinates the preparation classes and qualifying exams to achieve professional certification, as well as conducts continuing education events for maintaining professional certification through NAPS. Find out more here.

Regular Meeting Location

Monthly meetings are held at Vanderbilt Health in 100 Oaks Mall. Click CONTACT above for map and detailed directions. TRA will meet at 100 Oaks/Vanderbilt Medical Group in the first floor conference room -- enter through entrance D which is at the middle of the front of the mall (see picture on the website); conference room is behind the escalator and stairway.  Monthly meetings are typically held on the 4th Wednesday each month.  Watch the calendar and emails for announcements and any changes.