Our purpose is to help amplify the performance of your people – and the "soul" of your company culture.

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A Bit About Our Backgrounds

Backed by nearly 50 years of collective senior level experience, we have worked with diverse groups of clients – globally and domestically – from executives to front line employees–  offering practical HR solutions with business impact.

As a husband and wife team, we have tackled projects that have taken us into nearly every industry, including:


Financial Services





Media Advertising

Corporate Education


Consumer Product Goods

Higher Education

Market Research



Non Profit

As HR experts that understand the importance of your ROI, we work with measurable goals that align with your specific business strategies. We develop a personal relationship that allows us to become more than just consultants.

We become partners in your business and its success.

Andrea Cortissoz, CHRL


Paul Cortissoz, SPHR


How We Are "Un-Consultants"

Enough about our backgrounds.  We really pride ourselves as being "un-consultants".

Unlike other providers that want to make you dependent on their services, we focus on giving you everything you need so you can sustain success on your own in the long term. We’re not afraid to customize and we’re not afraid of hard work.

We are committed to ensuring that we:

Provide solutions that empower your leaders and HR team

Customize and tailor solutions without charging you a fortune

Develop and implement solutions with you as partners 

Make your life easier as a one-stop solution provider

At the end of the day, our sole purpose is to amplify the soul in your business

What Soul Means To Us

By definition, soul is, "The principle of life, feeling, thought and actions in people.”

“Soul” is that spark certain people, teams or organizations have, that something you can tell they have from the moment you meet them. 

You can gauge it by their level of commitment towards a common goal. Where talent is allowed to flourish and perform at their highest levels. Where leaders foster an engaging environment and all members of the team feel valued for their contribution. Where people are proud to work for their company and give their discretionary effort. Where employees know what is expected of them and believe in their ability to achieve it. Where a culture of competing to win dominates over playing it safe.

Your business has a soul. And that’s not "HR" talk. It’s serious business. When soul is cultivated, business success follows.

of U.S. Employees

According to Gallup, approximately 2/3 of all U.S. employees are not engaged at work.  And that figure has barely budged in more than a decade.

But, in order to develop your business’s soul, you need to engage your people. Something that, according to Gallup, says hasn’t been done well in over a decade. We believe it doesn't have to be this way. 

We are on a mission to change this.  It's what drives us everyday.

The Important Role Of HR

When HR is done strategically, it does so much more than just manage risks and perform administrative tasks.

Strategic, conscious HR becomes a champion for employees, thinks outside of the box, and has measurable impact on your business’s overall success.

We know the incredible potential strategic HR has. And we know the incredible risk businesses take by overlooking it.

With a proven track record for delivering innovative HR solutions, we are confident we can provide your HR team with everything they need to not just survive, but to thrive, and to help your business do the same, too.


Divisional Vice President (CMO)

Andrea and I worked together to open Mexico and Australia. The highest professional compliment that I can pay Andrea is when she would leave one of the markets – GM's would automatically ask her "when are you coming back." At HQ's she had the same impact – always being available as a strategic partner to the business.

Elana Gold

Senior VP HR

Paul is an extremely skilled HR professional who added tremendous value to our organization. Paul quickly learned our business, and was able to identify and drive HR solutions that had a positive impact. He was well respected by our senior team and worked closely with us in our talent and succession planning efforts.

Jose Luis Velasquez

General Manager

Andrea is a very strong International HR specialist. Andrea supported me during the setup of a green field operation in México defining the HR strategy for the Pepsico-Strauss JV. Andrea understanding of the Mexican labor market as well as her cultural savvy was critical to attract the right talent under strong people processes.

Gustavo Salas

SVP National Sales and Service

Paul can always be counted on to offer insightful, practical and results oriented HR advice. He is personable, articulate, highly ethical and has high business acumen, all making him an extremely competent and effective HR executive. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Paul again.

Scott Wambolt

VP Finance

Andrea is dedicated, collaborative, enthusiastic and fun to work with. She is a solid HR professional with a breadth of experience, that makes her comfortable working on organizational capabilities, values and culture. Her energy and experience would be valuable to any organization she chooses to work with.

Amit Anand


Paul is one of the very best HR professionals I have ever worked with. He has broad range--HR technical skills from high level organization development to change management to leadership and management development skills. He also has great influence with an incredible sense for innovation and resourcefulness. He is A++.

Lucinda Donnelly


Andrea is equipped with high intelligence and deep understanding of "what makes people function". She is fast learner, experienced and pragmatic– a combination that helps her to understand the business and adds value in short time. Her personality along with her collaboration capabilities enable her to connect with people.

nurit tal shamir

VP, Operations

Paul is a creative thinker and is never satisfied with common practice or status quo. He researches the best options and pushes his knowledge base to provide the best service to his customer. He continually exceeds his contribution to any organization he serves by building effective relationships with key leaders in the business.

Brenda Rigney


Andrea's personal touch was a constant reminder to never forget the "human" side of HR. Her upbeat, cheerful, knowledgeable and professional approach to business left a lasting impression on the team. I highly recommend Andrea to any organization seeking an experienced professional who will take them to the next level in HR.

Kathy MacLeod

Senior Director Compensation

What impressed me the most about Paul is his amazing business acumen and focus. He delivers innovative OD and learning programs with careful attention to overall alignment with the needs of the business, never losing sight of the ROI. Paul would be a tremendous asset to any organization that cares about best-in-class HR services.

Timothy Price


Andrea was without doubt the most effective and knowledgeable HR professional I have ever worked with. Her advice, experience and ideas to directing "the human factor" was people focused but always with the bottom line in mind. I would without hesitation recommend her to any client looking to create or strengthen their HR vertical.

Aaron Robins


Paul has great experience as both an HR generalist and as a talent/OD specialist. And, because he has both, tends to be very good as a generalist (because he gets talent and development) and as an OD specialist (because he understands HR). Paul is smart, fun, thoughtful, practical and strives to drive business results and performance.

Alison DeMille

Director of Compensation

Andrea is a talented, enthusiastic and proactive HR Leader. During the first stages of designing the company's HR strategy she led a cross-functional team to work harmoniously and productively. Thanks to her efforts the team managed to design a winning HR strategy for a new company and get it approved by the Board of Directors.

Daniela Aviran

Director HR

Paul is an expert in all facets of HR from his experience in start-up to his work in turning around businesses that are struggling. He shines in strategic planning, executive coaching, succession planning and change management. Combined with his extensive business acumen from a number of industries, he is an exceptionally rare talent.

Mark Beagan

HR Executive

Paul has accomplished many exciting projects through his collaborative nature, excellent project management skills and superior OD experience. His combination of HR skills coupled with exceptional business acumen would make him a valuable to any organization. I would not hesitate to work with Paul again.

Louis Bellardine

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