In partnership with our clients,
we design effective business and
people strategies and develop
extraordinary leaders for
Our vision is clear –
a world with exceptional leaders
thriving in successful organizations
making a difference.
Executive coaching, Leadership development,
Human resource advisor
Reimagine Business Planning
We believe that the connection between your business goals and the people responsible for executing on those goals is key. Reimagining business planning means we start with your business goals and ensure that your people initiatives and systems align with those goals.
Services That Start with the Business Include:
People Plan Development
creating strategic plans for your business, people, and leader succession
enabling you to work "on" the business while you work "in" the business
Financial and HR Advice
taking a great team to a sustainable next level
Ignite the Spirit and Skills of Leaders
We believe that an organization mirrors the strength of its leaders. If you want to strengthen your organization, you must invest in your leaders. We will partner with you to develop highly effective leaders, igniting their spirit and skills.
Services That Start with the Leader Include:
Coaching Leaders, Groups and Teams
accelerating leadership competencies
Developing Leadership Skills
providing custom-tailored workshops and retreats
Facilitating Relationship Talking Sessions
to ensure effective and efficient presentations and meetings
OUR TEAM APPROACH
Our team partners with you, so you can achieve successful outcomes for your people and your business. As a highly skilled team of consultants, we have diverse backgrounds and unique styles and our work is rooted in emotional intelligence.
While we coach and advise in confidential relationships, we work and communicate closely as a team. Throughout our work with you and your team, the consultant is supported internally so the process is influenced and informed by the depth and breadth of our full team’s experience.
An organization mirrors the strength of its leaders.
Our success is a reflection of our amazing team who are experts at:
The power of asking questions
Focusing on results
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER/PRESIDENT
“We don’t have to do it alone.
We were never meant to.”
– Brené Brown
“If your actions inspire others
to dream more, learn more,
do more….you are a leader.”
– John Quincy Adams
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
“We are what we repeatedly do.”
CLIENT EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR
“How wonderful it is that nobody need
wait a single moment before starting
to improve the world.”
– Anne Frank
“We teach what we most
need to learn.”
– Gloria Steinem
“I can do things you cannot,
you can do things I cannot;
together we can do great things.”
– Mother Teresa
“Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind..”
– Brené Brown
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/CHIEF DREAMER
“Never doubt that a small group of
thoughtful, committed citizens can
change the world. Indeed, it is the
only thing that ever has!”
– Margaret Mead
“Behind the cloud the
sun is still shining.”
– Abraham Lincoln
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
– Mary Oliver
RELATIONSHIP TALKING TALKER
“People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.”
– Lewis Cass
ALISON SPARKS JOHNSON
“If we are together, nothing
is impossible. If we are
divided, all will fail.”
– Winston Churchill
“Don’t quit. Never give up trying to
build the world you can see,
even if others can’t see it.”
– Simon Sinek
“There is always light - if only
we're brave enough to see it,
if only we're brave enough
to be it.”
– Amanda Gorman
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
– Babe Ruth
October 10, 2022 - Milwaukee Biz Times
Improv(ing) Leadership - Offer opportunities for all to be heard and supported,
while sharing credit
We know that there are no scripts for effective leadership. What do you think leaders might learn from improv?
June 6, 2022 - Milwaukee Biz Times
Habits of the Heart - Being a light in the darkness
I have struggled to know where to begin with a reflection on leadership as we experience our country as it is today.
April 25, 2022 - Milwaukee Biz Times
Beware of the invisible agreement
An invisible agreement occurs when a behavior is repeated three or more times without conversation or negotiation.
May 24, 2021 - Milwaukee Biz Times
Navigating the waters of pandemic transition - Adaptability and flexibility of leaders will be tested
When the pandemic began, we anticipated that we would be on the other side of it within a few months. Instead, after 14 months, we are just now beginning to look forward to the possibility of returning to normal.
February 16, 2021 Announcement
Partnering with Family Business Leadership Partners (FBLP)
We are proud to announce our partnership with Family Business Leadership Partners (FBLP) and support the family business leaders in southeastern Wisconsin! Family-owned businesses create 78% of new jobs in the US (according to SCORE) and add strength to our economy. We had the privilege of presenting ‘What a Ride: Leadership Strategies in this Extraordinary Time’ today to FBLP members. It was great fun connecting with this unique group of diverse businesses, that showed up virtually, to explore and learn together. We look forward to sharing our expertise and supporting the continued success of family-owned businesses.
July 2020 - New Offering
Navigating Unchartered Waters - As organizations determine when, if and how their employees will return to the workplace, leaders will need the skills to recognize and respond to employees’ experience of loss, fear and uncertainty. Vernal works with leaders to develop and strengthen skills so that they can provide the emotional safety to allow their teams to do their best work and manage through these challenging times.
May 25, 2020 - Milwaukee Biz Times
Navigating the waters of pandemic grief - Leaders play a vital role in helping us get through this
Grief is a natural response to loss. It is the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away from you.
March 2020 - Milwaukee Biz Times
Karen Vernal passes the torch to former client
After 20 years as president and chief executive officer of Vernal Management Consultants, its founder Karen Vernal recently passed the torch to Laura Piotrowski, selling her the business in October.
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