This year, I found myself in a career stall, and began seeking employment opportunities. Since I had been at the same job for fourteen years, I was badly out of practice for interviewing, and had absolutely no idea what to expect in a behavioral interview. In such situations, I always seek out the help from the professionals, and my Google search brought me to Karen Shulman’s website, www.handsonconsultinginc.com. Karen’s coaching style helped me to become more comfortable in an interview setting, and, with consistent practice and her excellent advice, I am happy to say I have landed a job at a considerably higher base pay and more suited to my talents. Thanks to Karen for all of her help and support!.
Elizabeth H.Performance Supervisor
I like to partner with people who know our business, plants, and people, and we are lucky that Karen fits that bill for us. Karen can do some of the important things that I just don’t have time for. Her HR background gives me peace of mind, and I can allow her to do her thing. I trust her to assess situations, provide feedback in a non-threatening way, create and deliver appropriate training, and facilitate problem solving activities. She has always met or exceeded my expectations..
Vicki AdkinsHR Manager Recruitment and Development , NSG Group/Pilkington
Karen was our keynote speaker, employer panel facilitator, and breakout session leader for our first H2P Career Day. Her research, presentation, and flexibility made for a very informative event. Karen really strove to make her material current, accurate, and helpful, and she engaged very well with our students. She is very real, sincere, and willing to work.”.
Lori LambHealth Advisor, Owens Community College
Karen tailored her training to meet our organization’s needs. She did an excellent job coaching and teaching our managers how they can work better with staff. Her interactive style drew the audience in, and she used different methods to reach the group. We have seen results. Karen is a good fit for our organization..
Mary Beth TiceDirector of Education Services & Solutions, Directions Credit Union
Karen did an excellent job and was very well received by our staff and our college. Working with Karen was a very, very positive experience..
Brian PaskvanExecutive Director of Workforce and Community Services, Owens Community College
Karen’s extremely bright and highly analytical. The way she delivers messages, whether in training, coaching, or conversation is very direct, very matter of fact, all while being extremely approachable and using her good sense of humor. She always gets high marks, and our time and money is well spent when we utilize her services. I have absolute faith in her..
Dave BarchickVP Human Resources, NSG Group/Pilkington
Karen is non-judgmental and gives every dream value. She provided us with information tailored to our needs and specifically to address our concerns. When she said that dreams were not about winning the lottery, that meant something to me and others. Her honesty and approach to her coaching role really added so much value to the Dream Manager Program..
Elaine GabalacAccountant, The Ability Center
The Dream Manager work that Karen did for us at The Employers’ Association helped our employees in the millennial age group figure out where they’re going with their lives. Karen is a person interested in personal growth, and her determination and professionalism make her very good at what she does. Two of her greatest strengths are the ways in which she relates to others and how she cuts through a lot of things to get to the real issues.”.
Jack HollisterPresident, The Employers’ Association
We absolutely had positive results from our one-year Dream Manager Program. It made people think about things they’d never thought about, and it helped people achieve things they thought they could never achieve. On the work side, we have seen an improvement in productivity. Attitudes are more positive and confidence levels seem to have elevated. We have become genuinely concerned with and have a vested interest in each other’s successful pursuit of dreams. Karen’s down to earth, personal, interactive approach helped us stay focused, and motivated, but most importantly her style provided us with an environment where we felt comfortable sharing our dreams with each other. We will offer the Dream Manager Program again.”.
Debbie AndrietteHuman Resources Manager, The Ability Center
I’ve been through many trainings for dealing with difficult people and Karen’s is by far the best hands on method I’ve found. Not only does Karen give great methods but she understands the “why’s” that cause the issues in the first place. I was able to take her “pearls” back to the office (and home) with me and start integrating them into my day immediately..
Karen’s Dream Manager work with us exceeded my expectations, without a doubt. Our objective was to bring staff closer together by improving relationships, and Karen was a perfect fit for that. She is down to earth, has great business experience, is insightful, and makes everyone feel comfortable. She did a phenomenal job for us..
Tom HartOwner, KCM Consulting Financial Services
Working with Karen has been wonderful. Her insights have been thought-provoking and our sessions have been enjoyable; it’s like talking to a friend. Karen has given me more confidence and perspective.