A Single Focus
The PeopleFirm team develops talent strategies, drives organizational performance, and implements sustainable change. Quite simply, that’s what we do.
An Engaging Approach
We design our projects to engage our clients and, when we can, get them out of their seats. Whether in the executive suite or on the shop floor, we build understanding and ensure buy-in.
We don’t waste time generating large binders that only clutter our clients’ shelves. We believe in accountability and measuring project impact and outcomes.
Effective Tools and Techniques
We employ the right balance of tools and techniques at the right time. The tools we choose may be cutting edge, like our NxtNote collaboration tool or our Alignment Engine, or they may be as simple as sticky dots and colored Post-its. Our goal is to keep it simple, make it effective, and have a little fun along the way.
Nice (and Smart) People
Most of our people have worked in traditional consulting firms where talent exists but is too often commoditized. We seek out the best and brightest and create an environment that lets their talent potential thrive.
see what our clients are saying
I engaged PeopleFirm to facilitate my leadership team through a design process to integrate several new and critical business capabilities into our IT operating model. From the very beginning they enabled us to engage in a thoughtful and creative way that helped us deeply explore the design ideas surfaced by the team. PeopleFirm balanced decision rigor with a real understanding of our culture. We now have a structured plan of attack that will help us meet our customers’ needs and maintain our company’s competitive edge.
Veresh Sita, Chief Information Officer
“PeopleFirm is an incredible partner to the Foundation. Beth Montag-Schmaltz quickly became a trusted advisor to me and a critical voice on our project. She pushed for alignment in critical ways, including clarifying our case for change, setting up a user support model, helping align our executive voices, and helping us get buy in at the highest levels of the organization. There were times I would have thrown in the towel, but Beth was always there rooting for us and challenging us to think differently- and it paid off.”
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Jennifer Deger, Controller
“Vantiv would never have been able to do this with any other firm… I didn’t think of [PeopleFirm] as a consulting group who just came in and left. They were really trying to get you to think differently… [It was] honestly one of the best experiences I have been through… learning, insights, how to think about things differently, different tools, how to couch opinions, how to sell ideas. The experience is just a phenomenal journey that you go on with them.”
Sara Pfleghar, Senior Manager Organizational Development
What a joy it has been to work with you! We always commented on how it was a breath of fresh air to work with people that are not only very knowledgeable and motivated, but also have great personalities, and make things fun. That was totally YOU! I know I’m speaking for everyone here when I say we both really enjoyed working with PeopleFirm.
A Little Client Love
“As an Executive, I’ve led many significant transformational efforts in a variety of organizations and one of the partners I have come to rely on for thought leadership, data-driven results and practical change management approaches is PeopleFirm. I have worked with them across different projects, organizations and industries, and throughout each engagement, they have been a trusted partner and adviser.”
David Lake, VP Health Plan Operations and Strategy