Fractional HR Executive Services - When is the right time to hire a full time HR Executive? What is the right level person to hire in HR to take you where you want to go in the future? How can you be certain that whoever you hire has the capacity to deploy best practices effectively and that meet your organizational needs? If these are questions that you are currently asking, hiring an interim HR executive like myself may be the right solution for your organization.

I am a former HR Executive of one of North Carolina’s largest public companies skilled in Human Resource process creation and implementation; such as Talent Acquisition Strategy, Talent Management, HRIS implementation, Workforce Planning, Performance Management, Succession Planning and Employee Retention. Just as important, I can provide trusted counsel to you and your leadership team on issues critical to your organization’s success. One of the biggest mistakes that medium size or fast growing organizations makes is delaying the right hire or under hiring for what the organization needs. I can help you determine what is right for your organization and decide if hiring an interim HR executive is right for you.

If you bring me on as an interim HR executive, I will work with your existing HR staff to provide counsel and support on the priorities important to your organization. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about how I may help you and your team successfully move your organization forward.

Leadership Development - Developing your people into insightful, effective leaders who are aligned with your strategic goals - and understand the teamwork needed for success - is an important priority within your company. But in the battle between the urgent and the important, even top priorities can get lost. I work with companies where leadership development, executive coaching, and team building are specialized skills that may not exist within your organization. Perhaps you want to develop your organization's future leaders, helping your current leadership grow into their roles, or creating a cohesive, high-performing team to focus on an important project. You could be seeking help developing an internal leadership and mentoring program - or simply need specific training for a particular team.

You need an impartial, experienced coach, facilitator, and leadership mentor to help your people develop and grow into their fullest potential - so your organization can leverage their skills and talents to achieve strategic goals. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about how I may help you and your team successfully move your organization forward.

Leadership Retreats – Every organization benefits from their leadership getting away from the day to day to spend quality time discussing business strategy and challenges. If you are thinking about or planning an important strategic meeting - whether an offsite retreat, or an on-site event - and need help with design and facilitation, I draw on a range of leadership development and team-building tools to help your organization's leadership and teams achieve strategic goals.

I can help you create a customized development plan for your future leaders and high-performance teams - and I can work one-on-one with your executives to help them become more inspiring, insightful leaders.

In addition, I offer a range of workshops and training programs, any of which can be customized to fit your specific need. Past programs have included:

  • Journey from Manager to Leader
  • Art of Employee Engagement
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness as a Mirror for Your Market
  • Cross Cultural Effectiveness
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Effective Goal Setting
  • Mindfulness in the Workplace
  • Giving (and Getting) Feedback to Improve Performance
  • Maximizing People Potential for Business Results

Just by its name, “retreat,” you could get the impression that it is a frivolous, non-valued event where you relax, have a few meals together, and return, maybe, a little rested. My experience both as a participant and facilitator is that this impression of being frivolous and non-valued couldn’t be further from the truth. I have hosted many leadership retreats and have repositioned them as “Leadership Intensives,” as it is a serious emersion into what matter most about your leadership and company.

Leadership retreats are a great opportunity to take a step back from the day-to-day to get new perspectives, learn from your colleagues, and just refresh your brain. Planned and done well, a leadership retreat can be the difference in the trajectory of your company’s success and the efficacy of your leadership team. By partnering with a skilled team coach and facilitator, your leadership retreat can be a powerful intervention to create new thinking and accelerated momentum toward achieving your organization’s strategic goals. And while the work is hard (thinking always is), you will have fun, and leave renewed, refreshed, and invigorated.

Is having a leadership retreat right for you?

A prerequisite for a successful retreat begins with a self-assessment of what it is needed to move you and your team forward. Some retreats are social in order to build relatedness; some are around aligning on priorities and strategy, while others are learning how to lead more effectively. I work with my clients to get clear on outcomes and then design a retreat to deliver these outcomes. Here are five reasons why the time may be right for you to schedule a leadership retreat:

  1. You need new perspectives or ideas to keep your business moving forward.
  2. You and your managers work hard and do their best - but you feel something else is possible, something you can all reach for together.
  3. Your team has been through challenging times and going nonstop but now needs time to regroup, recharge, and refocus.
  4. You are a new to your role or have recently added new members to your team and there is a need to create alignment and accelerate performance.
  5. Your team’s focus has been on day-to-day tactical execution but there is a need to plan and think strategically about the company’s middle and long term success without the inevitable distractions.

Planning a leadership retreat can feel overwhelming and intimidating, but with my expertise and support, it can be an exciting and learning process. I work with you to choose the right setting and environment, the time it will take to accomplish your outcomes, and then facilitate the meetings so you can fully participate as a team leader and member. If you want to learn more about the benefits of a leadership retreat intensive for your company, please contact me.