This is all we do. And we do it really, really well.

PeopleFirm was founded with the idea of creating a different kind of consulting firm, one focused exclusively on people and grounded in our collective experience transforming businesses and leading strategic change. We don’t spread our talents thin across many disciplines. We focus on the one thing we’re passionate about: helping you achieve greatness hand in hand with your people.


  • A Single Focus

    The PeopleFirm team develops talent and people strategies, drives organizational performance, and implements sustainable change. We’re HR consultants and people experts.  That’s all. So our entire organization is focused on one thing: your employees.


  • 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 and employee engagement.


  • Real World Solutions

    In a field rich with research and poor in execution, PeopleFirm translates leading research and academic thinking on workforce issues, human resource best practices, and business transformation, into actionable business solutions.

  • Results Focused

    We don’t waste time generating large binders that only clutter our clients’ shelves. We believe in accountability and measuring project impact and outcomes. That’s what makes us a trusted business adviser to so many.


  • 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 ChangeAnalytics™ platform or our Performance Management Sketchbook™, 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. It’s one of the things that gets us voted a Best Place to Work time and time again.


see what our clients are saying

  • “Our results are NIGHT AND DAY different from 2 years ago pre-PeopleFirm.  Our entire Executive team agrees these are the best results we’ve ever seen in our collective careers.

    Hats off to the PeopleFirm team!”



    Michael McSweeney, Senior Managing Director

  • “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.”

    Alaska Airlines

    Veresh Sita, Chief Information Officer

  • “PeopleFirm is an incredible partner to the Foundation. They quickly became trusted advisers to me and a critical voice on our project. They 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 They were 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.”



    Sarah Pfleghaar, 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.”

    A Little Healthcare Client Love

    VP, Health Plan Operations and Strategy



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