I work with organizations on all aspects of strategising, planning, executing & educating about the Human part of work, which we all know is the most important. The best part is that I am also connected to smarter people than myself who help with all the bits of traditional HR and other services that don’t fall into my sweet spot.

Human Development

How are you attracting people? What is your EVP (Employee Value Proposition)? Where are your gaps in desired versus actual Culture?
How are you engaging & keeping the best talent?
How are you really as a leader?
How are you motivating, developing & growing your biggest assets (aka your people)?

I help answer these questions and then provide solutions, strategies and change to make sure the answers are what the organisation needs to match its’ goals, culture and future.

This work includes:

  • Discovery, Assessment & Analysis: Starting from the beginning with discovery and analysis of the organisation’s current state. Working with my clients on strategy for holistic and humanistic approaches to growth and change, culture development and more.
  • Employer Branding: Who are you to your employees (current and former)? How do your employees identify with you? What are they saying about you out on the street? I make sure your brand is exactly what it should be when it comes to your people.
  • Talent Management: Finding and keeping talent isn’t easy so I guide organizations in the search for, retainment and engagement of the right-fit talent.
  • Team Training & Development: Develop individuals and teams with proven tools and approaches including leadership, intact teams, change management, culture integration and more.

Organizational Design, Strategy & Executive Advisory

Most businesses do not have the luxury of a dedicated senior “HR” or People professional. I allow them to obtain that expertise for specific projects or “as needed” so they can grow, change and move forward with confidence. I connect them to my extensive network of trusted resources when required.

Leadership & Executive Coaching

Leaders should always be growing and learning. Status quo is simply not acceptable anymore. Through one-on-one and team coaching, I work with clients using expert and proven executive and leadership coaching theories and techniques that are turned into customised coaching and development programs. I help executives, leaders and leaders-to-be develop their skills on their own schedule, with purpose and with sustainability so that they can learn and grow with their teams and as humans.


Emily Koolen is regularly engaged as a speaker to audiences of all sizes at corporate, educational and non-profit events on topics such as Human Leadership, Finding Your Path, Team Engagement, Emotional Intelligence for Teams and Leaders, Employer Branding, Perfecting your “Human” Pitch to Investors (and your Team), Everyday Leadership, Effective Talent Management and HR 101 for Startups.