• Because Life's Too Short for Work to Stink

    Work Better, Live Better

    ...because Life's Too Short for Work to Stink (#Lifes2Short4Work2Stink)

  • Our careers should be a space in which we thrive, not merely survive.

    Aligning talent with organizational needs ...

    "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there."

    George Harrison said it, but we'll echo it. You need focus: What do you want to do? Who needs what you have? That's what we do. Help you figure out where you're going and get you there fast.

    Do you have the right players in the right role at the right time?

    Aligning talent with organizational needs is a strategic imperative in today's global economy.


    Is your organization leveraging its talent to the fullest?

  • Our Services

    A sampling of the services our team offers

    Executive Coaching

    We provide highly customized executive coaching services for our clients, recognizing that each person's situation is unique.


    HR + Strategic Planning Consulting

    Our staff offer a range of expertise across business and leadership and executive development processes. We design content, deliver across platforms, and facilitate intimate leadership meetings.

  • Meet Our Team

    ... and our service delivery partners, SKH Solutions and C4C Consortium.

    We pride ourselves on having a broad network of experts with which to partner to address a range of organizational needs.

    Managing Partner | Consulting Practice Lead

    "A great Customer Experience starts with a great Employee Experience -- which starts by aligning Talent with Organizational Needs."

    Co-Founder | Managing Partner Emeritus

    "The Flourish Factor means: Why just survive when you can thrive?"

    Executive Coach | Leadership Development Lead

    "Because leadership is a public act, leaders must solicit feedback, leverage insight, reflect, take prudent risks, and make a sustained commitment to learning & development. Are you ready?” "

    Executive Coach | Assessment Practice Lead

    "Clarity about who you are and how you function best at work, helps you effectively manage yourself and successfully lead others."

  • SKH is in the business of helping people and organizations reach their full potential. We believe self-awareness and working from unique strengths leads to great results and we are passionate about helping people find paths for developing their strengths and overcoming barriers to success.

    Consortium for Change (C4C) is a network of select coaches, consultants, leadership development experts, and transformation advisors who collaborate to drive transformational change in leaders and organizations.

  • The "Flourish Factor"

    People often ask us where the idea for the Flourish Factor originated. It all started when Debra and her husband purchased a previously owned home in Northern California.


    On the back patio, the previous owners had left behind a pine tree in a planter box. It was a perfectly fine little pine tree. It was green; it was growing; it was healthy.


    After moving the pine tree around on the patio for a few years, Debra decided she wanted to plant it in the backyard.


    Over the course of the next year, the pine tree grew at twice its normal rate -- flourishing in its new environment.


    It was then that Debra realized that people are just like that pine tree. There are environments in which we can exist and survive, but in the right environment we can actually thrive and flourish.


    When she shared the story with Danielle, they realized what a fitting metaphor it was for the research they were completing for the book. Thus was born the idea of the Flourish Factor profile.


    Check out the Flourish Factor Profile for yourself in our book: FOCUS: Creating Career + Brand Clarity, 2nd Edition (http://amzn.to/2p7TkBl)


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  • 12-Month Career Checklist

    We advise our clients to put 30-minutes on their calendars each month to proactively manage their career.


    Often, our clients intellectually understood the idea, but struggled with execution.


    This checklist is a tool to guide the possible activities you ideally should be completing.


    If you find it helpful, please give us feedback on our CONTACT US page!

  • FOCUS: Creating Career + Brand Clarity

    In the 2nd, expanded edition of their book, FOCUS: Creating Career & Brand Clarity, 2nd ed., the authors have outlined a very simple, easy to follow process that helps professionals gain clarity to be able to develop an entrepreneurial approach to determining their next-best-step.


    Click here to buy now it now on Amazon.com (http://amzn.to/2p7TkBl)

    Quoted in the Media:


    Personal Branding Experts Share Their Knowledge - January 2017




    6 Ways to Tame Your Inner Workaholic - October 2017

    Here's How Millennials are Preparing for Success in 2017 - December 2016

    How to Lead a Team when You're Not the Boss - November 2016


    Evaluate an Employer on Social Media - January 2016

    Dream Job a Nightmare? - February 2016

    Parenting to be a Better Manager? - February 2016

    8 Common Networking Disasters - April 2016



    Everything You Need to Know about References - May 2016 

    You Don't Have to Stay at Your Job for Years- April 2016



    10 Common Sense Interview Tips - October 2010



    Getting Past Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) - July 2015



    Tell Me About Yourself | Elevator Pitch - August 2014

    Interviewing: "Why Should We Hire You?" - March 2014



    The Essential HR Book Consultant of the Month - July 2014

    Interviewing Tips: Be Presentable - December 2013


    How Do I Develop a Personal Brand

    Article and Webcast for Association of Talent Development (March + June 2018)

    Managing Your Employability with MS

    Article for Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Website and National Webinar (February 2016)

    Career Development Trends Identified:

    March 2010 - Tips to Evaluate Your Personal Brand

    January 2010 - Dr. Dave Hale: Social Media Predictions for 2010

  • Contact Us

    Because executive coaching is a unique and individual process for each client (whether corporate or individual), we limit the number of clients with whom we work at any point in time.


    Our executive consultants personally guide the alignment of talent with organizational needs. On an individual level, they guide clients to determine the right “next best step” and help them get there fast -- even in the "confidential search" process.


    As such, we are not always able to accept new clients. Please contact us about availability.