Human Resources & People Strategy

At Brighter Strategies we take a holistic approach to HR work. Because our HR consultants are part of a larger organization including consultants in strategic planning, marketing, communications, coaching, DEI, and evaluation we are able to look at HR questions and concerns within the larger context of your organization.  

We help our clients navigate the complex, nuanced world of employee engagement and retention, performance management, policies and procedures, learning and development, DEI, and much more to ensure that your employees not only have a positive experience, but that they contribute to their fullest potential to help you accomplish your business objectives. We also recognize that a successful HR engagement requires the trust of both management and employees. To that end, in addition to our strategy and project work, we often serve as an “in-house” resource, providing guidance and a safe space for both employees and management to express concerns and ask questions.   

 In today’s ever-changing employment landscape, Brighter Strategies can be your constant – your constant resource, your constant support, your constant partner. 

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Services for Human Resources

• Outsourced or Interim Human Resources

• Job Redesign/Analysis

• Talent Management

• Needs Assessment and Prioritization

• Strategy Development and Implementation

• Employer Branding

• New Employee Orientation and Onboarding

• Compensation and Benefits Analysis and Administration

• Retention and Engagement Strategies (including Employee Surveys)

• Employee Relations, Conflict Resolution, and Teambuilding

• Performance Management and Competency Model Development

• Training and Professional Development

• Employee Handbooks, Policies, and Procedures

Our Human Resources Consultants

Our Human Resources Consultants

Throughout her 25+ year career, Fern has devoted her energies to helping business owners and leaders accomplish their goals by making the most of their human resources. While this often starts with the development of a strong foundation of legal compliance and sound HR policies and practices, Fern encourages employers to take their HR efforts to the next level by also developing thoughtful and deliberate strategies focused on maximizing the productivity of their employees and the retention of their top performers – enabling employers to discover the joy and satisfaction that comes from successfully managing employees and enabling them to contribute to their fullest potential. Learn More

Mary Walter Arthur has been providing human resources consulting services to business for over 30 years. She has experience in global human resources operations and more. Learn More

Sheri’s specialty areas include compliance, employee relations, training, diversity, team building and coaching.  Learn More

Nicole has over 15 years of Human Resources experience working in a variety of fields and with companies and organizations of various sizes. Learn More

Candace’s expertise is in strategic HR initiatives, talent management, leadership development, organizational design, company culture, compliance, compensation and benefits, and employee relations. Learn More.

Laura’s areas of expertise include: Employee relations, compliance, policy and procedure, M&A integration efforts, corporate communication, recruitment life-cycle, career pathing, training and development and Executive coaching and counseling. Learn More.

Mary provides support to clients via benefits administration, recruiting, employee handbook development, onboarding & orientation design and implementation, and policy & system development & implementation. A native English speaker, Mary is fluent in Spanish.

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Our Coaches

Certified Executive Coach Dr. Dionne C. Clemons has served in and consulted for federal and local governments, nonprofits and corporate sector organizations. Dionne provides process-driven coaching to clients one-on-one with executives, entrepreneurs, and career climbers. Learn More.

Dawn is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) via the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARWCC). Dawn also uses her certifications in the MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) and EQi-2.0 assessments in her coaching.  Learn more.

Kaye Monroe has been providing professional coaching, consulting and program creation services for over 25 years. She is known for her ability to consistently demonstrate passion and proficiency. Learn More

Randall Thacker is an experienced leadership and team coach. He has worked with hundreds of leaders of businesses, government, and non-profit organizations throughout the world. Learn More

Jennifer Till has delivered proven results in leadership development, coaching, and facilitation for the business, government, and nonprofit sectors. Learn More

Jon’s Executive Leadership Coaching work focuses on helping individuals and groups optimize their performance, enhance their mindset, and achieve their potential. Jon is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Learn More

Your Organization, Just Better

Power Team

The power of two is greater than the power of one. And the power of “more than two” is limitless. Brighter Strategies offers a fresh perspective on how to create a “power team”—a group of two or more people who come together to work toward a common goal.

After reading and completing this workbook, you will understand team basics, including the definition, types, and natural development. You will complete a simple five-step team-building process, which includes creating the team, clarifying roles, communicating well, collaborating to meet goals, and celebrating team success. If you want to maximize your organization’s effectiveness, choosing to form a team to complete a task is the first step in the right direction.

Power Teams: Creating Effective Work Groups that Get Things Done ebook