Build trust and loyalty in an environment where employees thrive and your business succeeds.

Develop an HR structure that defines success for your team and your organization.

INSPIRE your people. Optimize results.

Tasked with HR responsibilities and not sure where to start? Learn to build a compliant HR foundation that truly inspires your team while achieving business outcomes.

INSPIRE is a 4month training program that empowers professionals to be the HR leader for their organization. INSPIRE elevates current leadership performance, talent pathway planning, employee relations, and retention programs to reduce turnover by implementing people data and educating the team on the ‘why’ behind the process.    

What we do in the INSPIRE Program:

Weekly Zoom sessions led by a certified HR professional

Weekly Video Lesson that Provide Training and “How-To” Examples

Structured Weekly Outcomes that are Attainable

Community of HR Proessionals Focused on Optimizing Talent

Tools to Promote Alignment Throughout the Organization

Inspire your team to perform while being fulfilled in their work

Clearly defined employee engagement processes

  • You will learn best practice processes to engage with your leadership team. 
  • Provided with templates, tools and exercises to bridge the gap between being a people first leader and doing the HR work in your organization to engage your staff.   
  • Processes to create an “easy button” for HR, Leadership team and staff. 

Aligned business strategy and people plan

  • Provided with question and clear programs to engage the senior leadership team in processes and cultural norms to align the business strategy with the people strategy. 
  • Repeatable processes that result increased employee engagement 
  • Employees and managers know what winning looks like and have documented conversations throughout the year that elevates performance. 
  • Transparency in goal achievement, career growth and empowered conversations resulting in aligned outcomes. 

Increased employee engagement from aligned teams and leaders

  • Strong infrastructure on how to engage staff where they are at. Includes performance management, talent pathway planning and goal setting. 
  • HR Leaders knowing how to coach mangers on how to lead their staff the way they need to be led. 
  • Resources that equip you with knowledge to train other leaders in engaging and inspiring your staff to perform at their best and be fulfilled in their role.

Elevate your HR and leadership teams

The next INSPIRE cohort begins on April 9th

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the program?

This program is 16 weeks long. The next cohort starts on May 16th 2023.

When does the next program start?

Doors are currently open for the program that will begin on May 16th with a Q&A and logistics call. Once you enroll in the program you will be given access to the first 4 weeks of content including the videos, templates, implementation guides and ability to ask content related questions to our team. As a bonus, if you join early, you will also be given access to our weekly HR Office Hours to start getting value and the benefit of your HR Best Friend.  

What is the layout of the program?

Below is the schedule for live implementation calls:

Week 0Kick Off CallOrientation & Logistics
Week 1People Strategy in RetentionPeople Strategy Guide
Week 2HR as a LeaderLeadership Contract
Week 3Building Team and Leadership Trust to INSPIREBuilding a Culture of Trust
Week 4Building Rapport to Create Business OutcomesAligning With How Your Organization Works
Week 5Elements of a High Performing TeamHigh Performing Team Inventory
Week 6HR as a CoachCoaching Guides
Week 7Power of DocumentationHR Documentation Templates
Week 8Connecting the DotsRecap & Implementation
Week 9Talent Pathway PlanningCreating a Talent Pathway Plan
Week 10Platform for Voices to be HeardStay Interviews & Staff Chats
Week 11Employee EngagementEmployee Engagement Guide
Week 12Succession Planning and MentoringSuccession Guide
Week 13Discipline that EngagesHappy Alumni Pathway
Week 14Goal SettingGoal Alignment Conversation
Week 15Manager Performance ConversationsManager Conversation Template
Week 16Annual Performance Review ProcessAnnual Performance Process
Who leads the program?

Traci Austin, MPA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPC is the Chief Talent Officer and owner of Elevated Talent Consulting. Traci is a certified HR professional with nearly two decades of experience in employee development and engagement, performance consulting and training facilitation building HR departments from the ground up

Are there payment options?

Yes, you can make 4 payments of $2,500 or one payment of $9,000.

What exactly do I get by joining this program?

You will receive the following with this program:

  • 3-5 video lessons each week ranging from 10 to 30 minutes
  • Implementation guide for you to take notes, work through concepts and gain clarity on the material
  • Templates for you to implement into your business. Examples include: People strategy, Employee Value Proposition, job description, job assessment, salary structure, job advertisement, diversity Equity and Inclusion tracker, email & text swipe files for applicant tracking system, orientation outline, onboarding program template, email swipes to the leadership team and team members, and so much more.
  • 16 Live zoom implementation calls.
  • Access to recordings of the live calls.
  • Access to recorded webinars and grouped podcasts that provide you with SHRM PDC’s
    • 5 Human Resources consulting hours with a certified member of our team to assist you in implementing the program outcomes.
    • 10% discount on any HR Consulting “Bank of Hours” Purchase. These are made in 25-hour increments.
How will this program impact my organization?

This program has saved thousands of hours of time in implementing a compliant and transformational HR department that delivers on business outcomes.

Is this program eligible for SHRM PDCs?

Yes, all our our training programs are eligible for SHRM PDCs, provided upon completion of the program.

I have to get approval from my manager, can we chat?

Of course!  You can schedule a time with Traci to determine if this is the right program for you here. 

What our clients are saying:

Elevated Talent Consulting listened to our needs and was able to coach us in developing the HR foundations that fit our company. I trust Traci to steer our organization to meet our business objectives with strong human capital operations.
Shelley TaylorConsortium For Educational Change
Traci is a consummate example of courage under fire in difficult decisions. She taught me the subtle art of soft skills by watching her perform her craft.
Travis EaganAmerican Mortgage
When Traci did her Career Goal Setting workshop, it was clear she knows how to connect to her audience. Despite a Zoom format, she tailored her comments to the audience giving them actionable information.
Brian MorelloBeloit College
Traci gave us a full update on HR, OSHA, and legal concerns related to COVID-19 for healthcare organizations and members of the Northwest Illinois Preparedness and Response Coalition. What an incredible resource for Human Resource information!
Diane LogsdonLogsdon Consultation Services, Inc.
On behalf of the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank Traci for spending an afternoon with us at our recent membership meeting. With a full room, Traci's energtic, thorough, and well craftted presentation, "The Great Retention", was not only delivered with extreme professionalism but Traci also did a great job of adjusting as needed based on audience engagement. Our membership is filled with a mix of medium-to-small business owners, executive level management, managers, employees, non-profits and civic organizations and Traci managed to make the content relievant to all. Our membership feedback on the presentation was "Excellent", "Perfect timing," "She was great!" When you hear feedback like that it makes it pretty easy to make an organizational decision that Traci will most certianly be invited back to present again.
Sarah Hurleyon behalf of the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce