When I work with clients, we look at the organization as a whole; processes, policies, strategic goals, corporate culture, and civility.  Understanding what you want to achieve and where we are starting, allows us to develop a realistic and cost-effective approach. We consider what motivates people, what lens do employees see the organization through, and how do these factors impact the workplace and the bottom line.

Human Resource Consulting

Let’s be candid; Human Resources doesn’t have the greatest reputation and is often the butt of the joke or the last place you want to go to get help.  I get it – my take on HR is one of service and support. The less you need me, the better I have done my job.  I have consciously worked myself out of a few jobs as I develop and implement full cycle HR departments.  Let me do that for your organization too! I specialize in working with small to mid-sized organizations who want to take care of their people and not take their eyes of the day to day operation of their business.  Services

Respectful Workplace Programs

Respectful workplace cultures have a direct positive effect on an organization’s bottom line.  Yes, really (and it is measurable). While ‘culture’ has been a buzzword for a while it’s because it really does matter – people want to work somewhere with great people, cool projects, and supportive leaders.  If that sounds touchy-feely to you then consider reviewing your benefit costs, absentee rates, turnover stats,  employee engagement scores, and customer satisfaction rates.  The hard stats will show you how much the ‘touchy-feely’ stuff impacts your business; the choice is whether it is a positive or negative impact.  To find out more about culture programs, please click on Services.

Coaching for Emerging Leaders

With great power, comes great responsibility (Uncle Ben, Spiderman) thus a leader must be willing to coach and develop the next generation of leaders. This includes providing the example of effective and productive interpersonal relationships. It means demonstrating how to resolve difficult situations, recognize and encourage employees in their development, and create space for innovation.

An external, neutral coach provides support for employees to ask questions, practice new skills, and frame their career paths.  A coach is able to provide unbiased feedback, tools for professional development, and support employees as they develop critical thinking skills. Leaders can often feel unsure how to handle workplace misconduct, where to report concerns, and how to build cohesive teams and coaching is a way to ensure employees have these skills sooner rather than later. To learn more about coaching, please click Services.