Introducing The Changing Workplace

Why call us?

Most people resist change. No big revelation there.  The problem is that life is non-stop, never-ending, unplanned and often unavoidable changes that must be faced and dealt with whether we like it or not! We all must change and keep changing. The only choice is HOW we will do it. That's where we come into the picture...

Our experience with clients has proven that it's possible to achieve both success and satisfaction in the midst of continuous change. We want this to become your change reality.

So, let's collaborate on ways that you and your organization can use these waves of change to travel farther and faster than ever before. Make us your partner in this adventure of discovery!

About Us


Barb Palmer

Barb is an international Author, Consultant, and Trainer.  Her professional career started in Human Resources, culminating in the role of International Staffing Manager position at a Fortune 50 corporation.  In managing this organization’s first field and headquarters layoff Barb discovered that her experience could be employed to support the struggling “employee survivors” of organizational change and guide organization and personal transition journeys.

Barb has coached hundreds of displaced and derailed workers through employment and career changes. She has helped business leaders deal with the change consequences that always follow significant organization disruptions. Utilizing the change management best practices of Prosci, Conner and others, Barb has directed large-scale organization change initiatives to proactively mitigate the negative impacts of those significant transitions. And recognizing that "organizations don't change, people do" (Hiatt, Prosci) she has trained many associates to build personal resilience and change hardiness.

Most recently, Barb took her change expertise and expanded it into a broad organization development initiative that included competency framework development, leadership coaching, and the design/delivery of a global program to produce professional consultants empowered to address their clients’ needs in the changing workplace.

Barb and her partners are ready to lend their expertise to businesses and individuals seeking to build resilience, create high-trust relationships, and navigate change effectively.


Michelle Pillon

Michelle’s focus is on the development of professional, competency-based behaviors in the areas of communication, negotiation, presentation and leadership.
Her work reflects her belief that each individual is unique and, in that uniqueness, has the potential to go farther than many believe to be possible. Her goal is to empower that growth and realization of personal potential.

Her career has spanned a every size organization, from running her own businesses as well and working in start-up companies to international companies of 45,000+ employees and a broad range of functional areas.

Three distinct careers are evident in her professional journey: (1) operations management and client support at the senior director level; (2) private higher education in Central European region, leading, managing and owning multiple organizations; and (3) most recently, with Teradata, as a Senior Learning Consultant and Project Manager for the global organization.

She’s lived and worked in 21 cities in 8 countries, residing been in Prague, Czech Republic for the past 18 years.

Featured Partner

Erik is an author, speaker, and consultant, but his path to his current career has three parts. In his first career, he managed a commodity trading firm for a major Chicago brokerage firm where he was the national sales leader, and traded on the floor of a Chicago commodity exchange. When his sons were born, Erik moved into his second career, teaching. He taught English, math, science, and civics over a twenty-year career and coached numerous sports as well as debate and forensics. Erik was a teacher of the year in one of the nation’s most prestigious school districts.

Now in his third career, Erik brings his unique experiences to empower people of all ages to become competent, confident communicators. His consulting work focuses on how to improve oral communication. In his work with educators, he gives teachers a practical, proven way to improve the speaking skills of all students. Erik shares strategies for helping students create worthwhile messages including teaching good thinking (argument, persuasion, and reasoning), for helping students deliver their messages well, and for updating oral communication instruction with technology tools that can be incorporated in every classroom. In his work with business leaders and trainers, he shares a formula for making all adults more effective, engaging, and empowering speakers. Increased success with presentations, meetings, trainings, and wedding toasts result.

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