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"Barrie created a custom Managing within the Law program for my company, which every leader up to and including the CEO attended. She quickly grasped the experience level of company leadership and crafted an excellent program which was consistent with our practices and our culture. Feedback from the leaders who attended was universally outstanding. There is only one place I would go for this kind of workshop and that is Barrie."
- Debbi B., Chief HR Officer, healthcare software company
“As a small business owner, I’m thankful to have a resource like Barrie Gross Consulting. With Barrie’s help, I’ve been able to make better decisions and put better processes in place to run my business. From employee and contractor relationships to some retirement issues, I can depend on her for an expert ear and practical advice. She cuts through complexities that would otherwise take my time away from clients and I know she cares as much about my success as I do. You can’t ask for more than that!”
- Danielle M., Founder, health and fitness business
“Barrie Gross Consulting has helped us out with some HR policy and employee relations challenges. As usual, the issues were complex and I needed quick, efficient and appropriate handling. Also as usual, I got what I needed from BGC. Barrie’s expertise along with her understanding of our company’s culture and sensitivities gave a great balance to the solutions. Her follow through was spot on too – she helped me find another consultant for some specialty work I needed done and guided me through the process. Great work and great partnership by BGC!”
- Scott F.,Chief Financial Officer, general engineering construction contractor
“Barrie is a consummate professional. It is so rare to find someone who is not only expert in their field but can also convey that knowledge to others. Barrie created a “Managing within the Law” course for my company that received rave reviews from the entire management staff while meeting all the prescripts of California law. I would recommend her services to any company, without reservation."
- Deirdre B., Chief Learning Officer, Educational Services, healthcare supply chain management company
"Barrie recently created and delivered Employment Law training to our managers. The customized program far exceeded our expectations. The combination of her knowledge, expertise, energy and facilitation skills made the program even more powerful. The participants responded extremely well to her facilitation style and left the session much better informed. She skillfully incorporated aspects of the company culture, values and mission statement into the program and created scenarios which fully related to our industry. Her training made a significant impact on our management."
- Bill D., SVP/Chief HR Officer, Human Resources, insurance and financial services
"Barrie created a successful course for all our managers called 'Performance Management: Using Effective Communications to Improve Performance.' She is a wonderful presented and instructor. She is extremely knowledgeable and has terrific energy. And she encourages participation in a very safe atmosphere."
- Joy T., VP/Chief Learning Officer, financial services company
"Barrie was recommended to me by a colleague - and she was even better than I expected! Her real-world examples and in depth knowledge of the subject matter took a mandatory training seminar and transformed it into a learning experience for my managers, peppered with information that reflected our company culture. Bravo!"
- Kristina H., Chief HR Officer, information systems company
Comments from Course Participants
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"Very nice choice in hiring Barrie Gross to present employment issues/training for our management staff. She was extremely well versed, practical and very effective. It was useful for both our experienced as well as less experienced managers."
- Email to CEO and Chief HR Officer from Regional President, financial services
"I wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how very impressed I was with Barrie. She did an outstanding job in our session and clearly has a real command of her topic. It is not often I am able to sing such praises for a 4 hour session during our busy days (especially around the Law and HR)."
- Email to Chief HR Officer from Vice President, Sales, insurance services company
"I just wanted to let you know that Barrie was fantastic. I really liked how she tied together labor law, court cases, and examples with our culture and values. She just tied everything together really nicely and gave a great overall picture. The evaluations were really good, and so far . . . the people that I've talked to said that it was the best labor law/management training that they had ever attended."
- Email to Chief HR Officer and Chief Learning Officer from regional head of HR,
financial and insurance services company
Excerpts from Actual Course Evaluations
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Managing Within the Law (7 hour workshop):
"Great presentation. One of the best management classes I have attended.
"This was the best training class I've gone through! Great job. Great materials. Thank you!"
"Barrie obviously was very knowledgeable on all the topics but still explained things in understandable terms."
"Excellent instruction & experience. [Barrie] provided a great deal of interesting and relevant examples. She kept it flowing & engaging."
"Barrie did a great job of keeping the meeting moving and interesting. She often interjected with related experiences, which helped to bring the issues home."
"This was a wonderful experience learning the legal aspects of employment law. Barrie was great."
"Barrie was very knowledgeable and fun. A great course."
Customized courses on employment relationships, wage and hour issues and discrimination in the workplace (4 hour workshops):
"Barrie is an outstanding speaker. Very knowledgeable! Enthusiastic! Kept my attention the entire time."
"Fast paced. Kept everyone involved. I was hesitant to devote 4 hours of my day that this required. It was time well spent."
"Excellent presentation skills and practical too - interesting to listen to [Barrie] - she's dynamic. Best in house manager training I've been to."
"Excellent presenter - really presented [our company] in a positive light, very enthusiastic, great interaction."
"Great speaker, interesting, dynamic, practical, logical and entertaining."
"Barrie was engaging and presented relevant and evocative case studies."
"Barrie is a great presenter - she highlighted information in a very applicable way."
"Lots of information but very important to assist managers in all aspects of their jobs."