Our Story

OUR “WHY” 

Our purpose is to be a different kind of HR consulting & talent management company. One that helps organizations truly engage their people in a real and tangible way to accelerate their business performance. All for the mutual benefit of your people and the bottom line

But don’t let our name fool you. We named our company HR Soul not just because we are “people people”. Yes, we are deeply committed to seeing employees be fully engaged, achieve personal success, develop and be provided with opportunities for career growth. 

We have experienced first hand how organizations can become “soul-sucking” in terms of their people practices. We have also experienced and firmly believe, that fully engaged employees have a positive ripple effect on your business success and society in general. We choose the latter.

We always begin with the business impact in mindin a measurable way- with a direct line of sight to your business strategy.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US

We are a husband and wife team who both started our HR careers in the mid 1990’s in Canada.  We lived in the New York area for the past 10 years and recently moved to Tampa, FL to expand our business.

Our experience is broad and deep. Over the past 45 years collectively we have worked as HR Business Partners and OD/L&D specialists. We have also worked across a large cross section of industries. Healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, distribution, retail, credit & collections, corporate education, media advertising, higher education and consumer product goods.

We view ourselves as business leaders first with expertise in HR, not the other way around.

WHAT DRIVES US, AND WHAT SHOULD DRIVE YOU AS WELL 

You may be asking, how does this make us different?  Isn’t that what all HR professionals do/should do?

During our careers, we have worked with some great business leaders and HR professionals, and we consider ourselves very fortunate to have done so. We learned a lot about how strategic HR has the opportunity to transform companies and win in the marketplace in an extraordinary way. The key word is extraordinary.

We believe there is a much higher ceiling for what strategic HR can deliver- and there is a huge opportunity cost for not doing so. We have been fans and students of thought leaders in this space like Donald Kirkpatrick, Jack Welsh, David Ulrich and Jac Fitz-enz since the 1990’s.

For all the articles, PowerPoint presentations, HR strategies delivered, conferences, seminars about strategic human resources and so on- only 4% of HR professionals in a 2016 Mercer Global Talent Trends Report stated that HR is viewed as a strategic business partner in their organizations.

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THE ROOT CAUSE

The question is why?

In short, because HR professionals in the broadest sense, have struggled on the continuums:

  • Between being a business partner and employee champion.
  • Between managing risk and thinking outside the box.
  • Between HR administration and business strategy.

We are not here to judge. We are here to help. We have experienced these challenges as well during our careers.    

WE CAN HELP

We have a proven track record of delivering measurable HR solutions, that have had real business impact in the roles we have held. We have taken some calculated risks to show the bottom line impact of business minded HR with success.

HOW WE AIM TO REALLY BE DIFFERENT

Here are our commitments to every client we work with :

  • We will enable your business leaders and HR professionals to realize the potential of your human capital and achieve sustainable growth. We will not create “consultant dependence”.
  • We will continually provide you innovative ways to align, connect and activate people strategies with tangible business outcomes.
  • We will meet you where are, and partner together to take a different approach to managing your human resources needs… and maybe take some calculated risks along the way.

ONE MORE REASON HOW WE AIM TO REALLY BE DIFFERENT

We will work with you to develop a truly customized and holistic approach to whatever solution, project or program you need.

We have experienced during our careers, that many consultants are in the business of providing “off the shelf” solutions driven by their own processes. Customizing usually means more money, and more time.

We are not an “off-the-shelf content” company. We have a depth of knowledge and content we can draw from our previous experiences.  We have also developed an expansive partner network of exceptional experts who have world-class tools and programs.

Our definition of customized does not mean more time, or more money.  We promise.

No client is too big or too small.  No budget is too big or too small either. We love the work, the challenge it provides, and the impact it can have for your people and your business.

CONNECT WITH US

Connect with us to experience our unique approach and explore how we can help amplify the soul to your organization.

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