Services

  • Are your people the right people to take you where you want it to go?
  • Are they performing at the top of their game? Individually? As a team?
  • How effective is your organizational structure?
  • Will it grow your business and does it efficiently leverage your time?
  • How will your replace your key people if something happens?
  • Do you have a hiring process that finds the best people and then selects those who be most successful in the job?
  • Are your getting the level of performance and contribution you need to compete?
  • Does your culture attract top talent? Does your culture drive innovation, creativity and top performance?
  • Are your employment practices and policies in compliance with legal requirements to keep you out of trouble with the IRS, Department of Labor, EEOC, OFCCP and the plaintiff’s attorneys who would like to sue you?

My goal is to provide you with solutions that drive positive increases in your business performance. My objective is to build your capacity to continue getting great results when I’m no longer there. Read more about some of the typical services clients invite me to work on with them:

  • Executive Search
  • Executive Coaching
  • Organizational issues that drive higher performance
  • Team Building, Conflict Resolution and Culture
  • Employment Practices & Policy Legal Compliance

Executive Search

I work with employers to identify and select candidates for their senior leadership positions. Our work together is a collaborative effort to:

  1. Clarify the key responsibilities and outcomes the person in the position must accomplish for the organization.
  2. Identify the experience, skills and qualifications that the successful candidate will possess.
  3. Proactively develop a slate of 4-6 well qualified candidates who meet your criteria, are a good match to your culture and to the job, and demonstrate the initiative and motivation to create outstanding performance.
  4. Make a final selection of the right candidate who best matches your needs.
  5. Guide you in compensation and offer negotiation to successfully bring your selected candidate on board.

Our work together is a retained search relationship. Your investment is a fixed fee that we negotiate in advance, payable in installments as agreed milestones are reached.

I guarantee our results. If the selected candidate leaves your employment within 6-months, I will re-do the search at no additional cost to you other than reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses.

Recent engagements completed successfully:

Chief Operating Officer – healthcare management company
Executive Director – not-for-profit counseling organization
Director of Client Programs – not-for-profit housing organization
HR Director – multiple organizations
Senior Commercial Construction Project Manager
National Sales Manager

Current positions for which I am seeking candidates:

None at this time

Comments from clients…

I engaged Rush to help me with hiring a senior management person for my organization. I have been very happy with the results. Rush helped me all the way through the process. He helped me to accurately define the position so that I was clear with roles, expectations, needed job skills and experience. He helped identify and then narrow down a pool of suitable candidates and then helped with the interview process. He helped with the final selection and the negotiation of compensation. I am more than happy to advocate for Rush and I would not hesitate to hire him again.
…Peter Coleman, MD, CEO, The Coleman Institute

“When it came time to hire an HR manager, I din’t have a clue where to start. I didn’t know what qualifications to look for or how much I should expect to pay. But, I did know who would know the answers to those questions. After calling Rush and discussing our need, it was clear that he was my best option. He brought several qualified candidates to the table and gave great guidance throughout the interview and evaluation process. Rush is a key resource and subject matter expert.”
…Ryan Keener, Principal, Keener Communications, Inc., Richmond Virginia

“We use Rush to assist us in our vetting process for key positions in our Company. Rush utilizes testing and interviewing techniques that greatly improve our success rate of hiring the” right person the first time”. He offers objective and behaviorally-oriented questions that are often missed in initial interviews. I highly recommend Rush’s services in your interviewing process. I also recommend that your staff attend Rush’s seminars for additional valuable information.”
…Franci R. Lucas, Vice President, Emerald Construction, Richmond Virginia

“Rush was instrumental in assisting our management team develop a focused job description and hiring profile to better source, analyze and manage our sales and marketing team members across the country.”
…Robert Johnson, National Director of Sales, Ivy Ventures, LLC, Richmond Virginia

“Please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your efforts on our behalf. Your steady guidance throughout has surely helped us stay on course and and I doubt we would have accomplished our re-structuring and found our new executive director without your assistance.”
…Board Chairman, Local Not-For-Profit

 

Executive Coaching

I work with executives for improved performance and leadership effectiveness. Coaching is a professional service that provides executives with feedback, insights, and guidance from the coach’s outside vantage point. It is a collaborative partnership built on taking action that will make a difference in your effectiveness and your outcomes. My work with executives is particularly valuable for those who are:

  • entering a new role with expanded accountabilities,
  • entering a new company or organizational structure,
  • leading an organization through transformational change or merger or restructuring,
  • preparing themselves for career advancement.

Individual one-on-one coaching is the way in which I typically work with executives, but team coaching is also available.

Comments from clients…

I’ve called on Rush to help me with several executives who needed some guidance in evolving to that next step of excellence after being promoted. Well, they’re there. Rush proved to me that he could get the job done in the only real measure of success: Achieving Results! Thanks, Rush!
Jim Craig, Chief Operating Officer/EVP, ClearPoint Credit Counseling, Atlanta Area

Rush’s coaching was very valuable in enhancing my communication skills. His outside vantage point was also helpful in working through critical relationship junctures.
I benefited greatly from our work together.
Martha Lucey, Chief Education Officer/SVP, ClearPoint Credit Counseling, California

Your coaching with me has made a huge difference in the performance I’ve been able to achieve in my new role. You have kept me grounded, guided my thinking in working with my boss to create a strong collaborative relationship, and been a key ingredient in my achieving the top regional president ranking at [top 50 banking organization in the mid-west] for the past two years. I’d like your commitment continue your work with me next year once again.
…Regional Banking President, Top 50 banking organization

 

Organizational issues that drive higher performance

 

 

Team Building, Conflict Resolution and Culture

I provide leaders with the skills, tools and perspective to build the workplace culture that fosters in people the willingness to give of their discretionary energy to the success of the organization.

I work with teams to accelerate their growth into collaborative, high-performing partners for success by facilitating the team to establishing a foundation of trust, candid dialog and feedback, constructive debate, agreed expectations of behaviors and the ability to execute with shared purpose.

I work with business partners who find that they are no longer working well together, or perhaps have never worked well together.

My services are frequently requested when a group is not achieving a level of expected performance, when some dysfunction seems to exist. I work with members of the team to assess the underlying issues holding them back from success and facilitate a process that will resolve those underlying problems to get the team on track.

I work with organizations to build respectful workplaces and to resolve conflict. As a diversity practitioner, I work with companies to create workplaces where each person’s unique talents, experiences and skills are valued and expectations for behavior are established that bring respect for the individual and create the environment that allows each individual to see how they can contribute and be successful.

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Employment Practices & Policy Legal Compliance

I assess and minimize employment risks that could create cost or liability for you. This includes employment policies, hiring processes, and supervisory practices around employee coaching, disciplinary action and termination, as needed. I work as your advisor and strategic partner to ensure optimal outcomes while managing the risks in getting to them. Here are some way in which I work with clients as their advisor and coach:

Comments from those who have worked with me…

“Rush is an outstanding human resources executive – a superb leader, coach and business advisor. I had the good fortune to tap into Rush’s wealth of professional knowledge and experience in support of my business and do not hesitate to recommend his services. His technical, business and leadership competencies are clearly key drivers for his success, but his genuine desire to help others and contribute to THEIR success truly set him apart.”
…Scott Landry, Managing Director, Highland Growth Partners

“Rush is the consummate Human Resources professional. He brings a unique leadership perspective and skill honed by experience that one doesn’t often find in the profession. With an emphasis on coaching and mentoring, Rush’s ability to create a culture of competency within the organization is unmatched. I highly recommend you talk to Rush.”
…Brian D. White, SPHR, Sr Manager, Human Resources, PPD, Inc

“I give Rush my highest recommendation – he was instrumental in moving along some compensation, evaluation and systems processes for our Firm that were both difficult and long overdue.”
…J.D. Neary, Directory of Professional Development & Attorney Recruiting, McGuireWoods, LLP

 

 

Developing Your HR Manager & HR Team:
I develop and guide the person or team you’ve assigned to manage HR for your company, and I serve as an expert resource for the questions they should be asking and the issues they need to address. I provide the knowledge, experience and guidance they need to develop into successful partners for your success.

  • Deliver interim and part time HR executive services for your organization
  • Mentoring, coaching and developing your existing human resources manager
  • Develop the skills of your internal team to build self-reliant decision makers who are both knowledgeable and do the right things
  • Supplement your capacity to get done what needs to be accomplished

Great people whom you trust deserve the coaching that will allow them to reach their potential and the resources to get things done right the first time.

“Rush provided excellent assistance to our organization at a critical time in the development of our HR program. He works well with our senior management team and provides all of us with straight forward and competent advice. His input and support were just what we needed.”
…Chris Honenberger, President & CEO, ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions, Greater Atlanta Area

Talent Acquisition – Hiring the Right People:
I work with you to get the right people on your team. There are 5 critical steps to hiring the right people the first time. I teach you and your team to do this effectively and work with you to set up optimal recruitment, hiring and selection processes.

  • Executive Search – for your critical leaders
  • Train your team on efficient, effective recruiting, interviewing & selection
  • Assessments and interviewing skills that identify the right person for the right job
  • Interview skills training

I teach you and your team to improve the likelihood that you hire the RIGHT person the FIRST time. When you’re looking for that key top level leader, I work with you to find the right candidates and then to select the right person critical for your success.

“I engaged Rush to help me with hiring a senior management person for my organization. I have been very happy with the results. Rush helped me all the way through the process. He helped me to accurately define the position so that I was clear with roles, expectations, needed job skills and experience. He helped identify and then narrow down a pool of suitable candidates and then helped with the interview process. He helped with the final selection and the negotiation of compensation. I am more than happy to advocate for Rush and I would not hesitate to hire him again.”
…Peter Coleman, MD, CEO, The Coleman Institute

“When it came time to hire an HR manager, I din’t have a clue where to start. I didn’t know what qualifications to look for or how much I should expect to pay. But, I did know who would know the answers to those questions. After calling Rush and discussing our need, it was clear that he was my best option. He brought several qualified candidates to the table and gave great guidance throughout the interview and evaluation process. Rush is a key resource and subject matter expert.”
…Ryan Keener, Principal, Keener Communications, Inc., Richmond Virginia

“We use Rush to assist us in our vetting process for key positions in our Company. Rush utilizes testing and interviewing techniques that greatly improve our success rate of hiring the” right person the first time”. He offers objective and behaviorally-oriented questions that are often missed in initial interviews. I highly recommend Rush’s services in your interviewing process. I also recommend that your staff attend Rush’s seminars for additional valuable information.”
…Franci R. Lucas, Vice President, Emerald Construction, Richmond Virginia

“Rush was instrumental in assisting our management team develop a focused job description and hiring profile to better source, analyze and manage our sales and marketing team members across the country.”
…Robert Johnson, National Director of Sales, Ivy Ventures, LLC, Richmond Virginia

 

Team Building, Conflict Resolution and Culture:
I provide leaders with the skills, tools and perspective to build the workplace culture that fosters in people the willingness to give of their discretionary energy to the success of the organization.

I work with teams to accelerate their growth into collaborative, high-performing partners for success by facilitating the team to establishing a foundation of trust, candid dialog and feedback, constructive debate, agreed expectations of behaviors and the ability to execute with shared purpose.

I work with business partners who find that they are no longer working well together, or perhaps have never worked well together.

My services are frequently requested when a group is not achieving a level of expected performance, when some dysfunction seems to exist. I work with members of the team to assess the underlying issues holding them back from success and facilitate a process that will resolve those underlying problems to get the team on track.

I work with organizations to build respectful workplaces and to resolve conflict. As a diversity practitioner, I work with companies to create workplaces where each person’s unique talents, experiences and skills are valued and expectations for behavior are established that bring respect for the individual and create the environment that allows each individual to see how they can contribute and be successful.

 

Career Coaching and Outplacement:
I regularly work with professionals to improve their effectiveness in executing a successful job search or career transition. I teach the techniques, processes and skills needed for a more productive and efficient job search. I coach to define objectives, articulate one’s unique value proposition, build an effective personal marketing strategy, and execute in a consistent and highly accountable way,

Successful professionals know that their next career opportunity may well be with a company other than the company for which they currently work. And, today’s business environment frequently forces successful professionals into a career transition without much advance warning.

The work my clients and I do is tailored to their needs, typically including:

  • Resume development for impact and high appeal
  • LinkedIn training and profile development – the most important marketing tool available to you
  • Personal brand development – identifying your unique value proposition
  • Networking strategy and effectiveness
  • Interviewing skills training and coaching
  • Job offer and compensation negotiation consulting
  • Job entry and success coaching

If you are planning a job or career change, or need to find your next position, contact me so we can discuss how to be more effective and productive in your efforts.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Rush for the past five years as we’ve assisted over 500 job seekers in finding employment. He’s been an amazing coach both when conducting workshops and providing one-on-one counseling. He provides honest, candid feedback grounded in a genuine concern to help others succeed. Job seekers give him rave reviews and look forward to his next workshop. They seek him out for personal counseling and advice.”
…Ed Landry, Founder & Leader, Jobs Assistance Ministry, Richmond, Virginia

“I have had the honor and pleasure to know and work with Rush Paul as a Career Coach. He has a special ability to listen without judgment and share his observations from a caring place. As a result of his comments and guidance, I have developed a very practical set of actionable steps for my search and am much more grounded and focused on my direction and the strategy I am pursuing. I highly recommend working with Rush.”
…Bob Goldberg, President & CEO, GCI CONNECTED TECHNOLOGIES | GOLDBERG COMPANY, INC., Richmond, Virginia

“It’s a great honor and privilege to know Rush Paul. He belongs to the category of outstanding professionals, who tirelessly devote their time and efforts on creating the substantial changes in the lives of others. I’ve known Rush for almost 3 years as my Career Coach and Mentor. His fascinating talent to see the unique professional value of each person, coupled with strong career advices and deep understanding of personal branding strategies make Rush one of the best professionals in his field.”
…Roza Tulepbayeva, Board of Directors, Virginia International Business Council (VAIBC), Richmond, Virginia

“Rush has comprehensive knowledge of the challenges and actions needed to manage careers and transition. He created an orientation program for the job seekers Career Prospector group that has been used for years. He developed a resume template that’s used in presentations by other HR professionals. He’s assisted hundreds of candidates with connections and networking. Rush knows the issues and has a straight forward coaching approach that leads to career success.”
…Charlie Wood, Business Partner at Profiles International, Richmond, Virginia

Full Service HR – Consultation, Strategy and Execution:
I provide for my clients a full range of core HR services, including:

  • Career Coaching | Outplacement-Downsizing Planning
  • Change Management, Communications and Planning
  • Compensation Planning and Design
  • Conflict Resolution | Respectful Workplace Building
  • Cultural Assessment | Culture Development
  • Customized Management and Executive Training
  • Diversity and Inclusion Skills Training, Development, Strategy
  • Employee Engagement | Workplace Culture | Satisfaction Surveys
  • Employee Relations and Supervisory Skills Coaching
  • Executive Coaching
  • HR Audit | Due Diligence Assessment
  • Leadership Assessments | 360 Feedback
  • Leadership Effectiveness and Development
  • Manager & Supervisor Skills Training
  • Organizational Effectiveness Consulting
  • Performance Management Skills Training
  • Performance Management Systems, Assessment and Design
  • Selection, On-boarding and Retention Strategy
  • Succession Planning & Workforce Planning
  • Team Coaching | Team Building
  • Team Communication and Leadership Effectiveness
  • Team-Building and Development

My services can complement an internal HR team, provide support in the absence of an exisiting team, or provide the consultative guidance for more effective development of a plan of action and the execution of the needed actions.

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Human Resources Consulting in Richmond VA delivering practical, effective business results.


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