I help my clients succeed in a variety of ways:
I focus on one on one business coaching that focuses on the challenges and current situation of you and your company. I incorporate both mindset and business coaching and consulting tailored to your specific needs and offer a fresh perspective on your business. We work together to set goals and then create plans to accomplish those goals. I am your accountability partner, cheerleader and strategic consultant.
I offer the services of a Human Resources employee on a part-time or fractional basis. I have found that many small businesses need the advice of an HR expert but don’t have the need for a full time person. I help as needed with employee manuals, policies and procedures, etc. for a fraction of the price of a full time person.
Many growing companies face leadership challenges with staff that is qualified in their area of expertise but is not trained on leading a team. I offer customized leadership training to help you bring the skills of your current team up to the needs of increased leadership responsibilities.
Claire Brown Kohler, founder of We Empower Leaders.
I am passionate about working with businesses and individuals to help them achieve more, earn more and produce more. In addition to my 35 years of executive level corporate business experience, I am a Certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach, Business Coach and Consultant and HR Consultant.
I am your one-stop business resource -business coach and consultant, HR consultant,, business strategy consulting, and leadership trainer in addition to being a public speaker. Clients work with me to set goals, determine priorities and plan strategies to achieve those – with measurable results. As your part-time HR Consultant, I help you hire, manage and if needed, fire your employees to create a successful environment where owners, managers and employees all like to come to work.
Companies who face HR issues but are not yet large enough to hire a full-time HR person use my services on a part-time, or fractional basis. I can handle all the aspects of the hiring, managing and firing of the staff, benefits and employees policies for a fraction of the price of a full employee. I work with the business owner to create a staff they like to work with!
Clients who decide to work with me for one-on-one business coaching and consulting get my full individual attention. I assist in developing strategies that will help them confront challenges head-on. I become a part-time business partner who helps my clients think through all the options to make the best decisions. They achieve their own goals and those of their companies.
I am objective, discreet and honest. Holding my clients accountable, I make sure they stay focused on the big picture. I strive to motivate and inspire my clients to take new approaches and to focus on self-development. Listening to my clients is a high priority to me. I bring enthusiasm, what I hope is an engaging sense of humor and an easy-going conversational style make clients feel at ease. My clients tell me that they experience a better work life balance while improving their business and their bottom line.
In 1981 I was one of the founding members of Philadelphia TLA (Theater of the Living Arts) Entertainment Group. In the course of the company’s 33 year history, we ran 2 movie theaters and 7 award-winning video stores in the Philadelphia area and New York City, operated 29 international film festivals, distributed films in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and generated $16 million annually with over 250 employees in the US and the UK. I held the roles of CFO and COO and was the Director of Production for all of the 29 film festivals.
During this time, I was involved in all aspects of the business: business planning, staffing and training, systems development, contract negotiation, retail and online business management and business expansion and growth. I set all employee and store policies, routinely mentoring and coaching employees to reach their optimum levels of achievement.
I was a founder of and served on the executive committee of the Philadelphia Film Festival board of directors, and was also one of the founding members of the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance.
In 2014 I became a certified leadership and business coach and speaker. My corporate background and leadership skills contribute to a coaching program that benefits both private and business clients.
Finding that many business owners are overwhelmed by their staffing needs, employee retention and overall HR responsibilities has led me to add being a fractional or part-time HR Consultant to my services. I not only enjoy it – the business owners can now concentrate on running their business more successfully.
I feel strongly about giving back to the community. I was one of the founding members of the Philadelphia Film Festival and the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance. I was a SCORE mentor and a member of the marketing committee of SCORE Montgomery County, PA. Currently I serve on the Board of Directors for Women of Willow Grove.