Human Capital Consulting

How may I help you and your organization exceed expectations? By leveraging more than 24 years providing support as a United States Air Force (USAF) Human Resources officer. Specialties include leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and readiness for change.

Certification and Registration 

  • Better Business Bureau Accreditation
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
  • Woman-Owned Small Business
  • Hispanic American
  • DUNS 080147332
  • Small Business Administration
  • System for Award Management
  • NAICs
    • Primary * 711510: Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers {e.g., author, entertainers, ghost writers, motivational speakers, speakers, storytellers, technical writers, writers (freelance)}
    • 541612: Human Resources Consulting Services
    • 541611: Administrative Management and General Management
    • 541720: Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities 

Capabilities

  • Evaluate and recommend changes regarding programs and policies for
    • Leadership Development
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Organizational Culture
    • Equal Opportunity Program
    • Suicide Prevention
    • Sexual Assault Prevention & Response
    • Program Management
  • Facilitate team building
  • Explore organization readiness for change and make recommendations
  • Review and copyedit organization literature (e.g., hard copy or virtual)

Skills

  • Infuse Optimism
  • Strategic Planner
  • Critical Thinker
  • Effective Collaborator
  • Passionate Motivator
  • Problem Resolver
  • Eloquent Advocate
  • Thorough Researcher:  Qualitative Focus, In-depth Analysis, and Skilled Interviewer
    • Social/Behavioral Research Investigator CITI Certification Effective through December 17, 2018
  • Inspired Innovator
  • Develop Capabilities to Support Client Needs

Accomplishments

  • Multi-generation Workforce, Leadership Development, & Organizational Culture perspective (2015)
    • Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership
    • “A Phenomenological Exploration of USAF Millennial Officers Leadership Development Perspectives”
    • Coordinating with AF authorities to ensure research complies with applicable DoD and US Air Force standards
    • Qualitative research focus but can manage quantitative data
  • Mentor, Young Women’s Leadership Symposium, a Texas Diversity Council Event (2016)

    • Conveyed personal experiences to highlight the importance of the symposium
    • Initiated discussion in small groups or lecture forum to encourage critical thinking
    • Networked with high school attendees, college panelists, and other mentors to share recommendations for personal, educational, and professional success
  • Mentor/Participant, MVCC (Military and Veteran Community Collaborative) Employment and Education Solutions Team (2016)

    • Shared research results to provide a new perspective to the discussion regarding opportunities to reduce unemployment of military, veterans, and family members in San Antonio (current scope to expand)
    • Provided background information to deep-dive into potential causes influencing employment rates from a generation cohort perspective
    • Participating in the Millennial small group discussion reviewed potential issues generated during the previous session.  Reviewing my research, speaking with a Millennial participant prior to the event, and soliciting insight from the Millennial member of our group added issues to the list
    • Returning to the large group discussion recommended identifying the age groups by Boomer and Millennial to see the cohorts as people instead of numbers.  Highlighting identity is critical to recalling the focus of the initiative: To help people.
    • Highlighting the importance of survey and statistical data, offered to conduct qualitative, in-depth interviews or small group discussions.  Soliciting face-to-face feedback from members of the target groups will validate whether the group’s recommended solutions meet the target group members’ respective needs.  [NOTE:  Current target groups are Boomers (born between ~1943-1960), Millennials (born between ~1982-2005, and Women.]
  • Air Force Legislative Liaison, Congressional Inquiries Division and Related Experience
    • Hand-picked military escort for the Speaker of the House traveling between DC and his home state–trained other USAF escorts
    • Advise sought regarding experts to contact when preparing responses to Congressional inquiries
    • Editor and legislative liaison experience sought to review and revise Congressional testimony for 4-star general
  • Influence Total Force Initiatives
    • Advised Air Staff, Major Command, and other participants regarding qualitative issues to successfully implement Force Composition Analysis resulting in the optimal active duty, AF Reserve, and Air National Guard military mix
    • Mentored Air Staff and other key players regarding construction and implementation of a Functional Co-location/Integration Implementation Plan (coined the term) and Memorandum of Agreement for the first-ever 3-1 initiative to synthesize active duty, AF Reserve, Air National Guard, and civilian personnel support
  • Manpower, Personnel and Services Core Competencies
    • Airman & Family Readiness: Focus on bolstering resilience of military and civilian Airmen and families
      • Critical role in developing Comprehensive Airman Fitness architecture–adopted/implemented by the USAF
      • Evaluated and suggested changes for the research protocol request to conduct resilience studies
      • Tools essential to build self-esteem and endeavor to avoid or recover from sexual assault
    • Equal Opportunity (Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute certified)
      • Focus on preventing negative behaviors to include factors possibly contributing to sexual assault
      • Worked with helping agencies to synergize efforts and instill pathways toward positive behaviors
    • Manpower: Comprehend the posture and USAF changes to mitigate stress leading toward negative behaviors
    • Personnel: Career coach for military and civilian personnel to help them make positive choices for themselves and their families.  Essential tools provided to mitigate stress during times of stability or increasing uncertainty
    • Protocol: Entrusted to support senior civilian and military dignitaries whether US or foreign nation citizens
      • Quickly resolved immigration issues with foreign host nation dignitaries–strengthened international relations
      • Entrusted as a liaison for US Congressionally-hosted Operation for Security and Cooperation in Europe events
      • Calm under pressure to expeditiously respond to dignitary requests and ensure quick resolution of glitches
    • Readiness: Hand-picked Manpower, Personnel and Services Crisis Action Team representative
      • Composed response when supporting the two largest fires in Colorado–100% accountability of all personnel
      • Expert guidance provided to an organization leader whose married employees perished in one of the fires
      • Skills honed during crises adaptive to any scenario such as a victim reporting a sexual assault
  • Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certified)
    • SAPR curriculum update recommendations to bolster student learning and successful material application
    • Clarified policy issues and guidance with US Air Force SAPR staff on behalf of stakeholders
    • Data analysis to bolster utility of information extracted for data reporting
    • Thorough, detailed analysis of draft Sexual Assault survey to enhance question/response reliability and validity

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