About Me



Senior human resource practitioner and author with over 30 years of diverse management, administrative and consulting experience, with national and regional corporate and nonprofit clients in roles emphasizing senior executive development, executive search, counsel/advice to top management, top team development and organizational/management trouble-shooting. Particular expertise in:

* Change, transition and crisis management

* Executive assessment, development and succession planning

* Performance planning and education systems

* Top team consultation and development

* HR consulting using the full array of HR functions and disciplines, including compensation and benefits

* Strategic planning

* Executive coaching


Ready acceptance by and credibility with senior management has led to numerous successful strategic HR assignments which solved pressing business problems.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Author - The Ten Commandments of Management 2014 Release


K. PALMER HARTL ASSOCIATES, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1991-present Principal, Organizational Consulting, Management Development, and Senior Executive Development consulting firm. * Consult with major corporate and nonprofit clients around issues of transition management, strategic planning and corporate culture change, as well as executive development and top team building.


CORE STATES FINANCIAL CORPORATION, Philadelphia PA1986-1991 Senior Vice President, Organizational Consulting and Senior Executive Development (Top 200) (Post-Merger, 1990-1991) * As special assistant to the Chairman, successfully facilitated meetings with newly appointed 22- person Management Committee and met goals of effective consultation to the Chairman. * Successfully developed and implemented 15 transition management workshops and consulting projects resulting in speedier, less costly integration.


Senior Vice President, Development and Organizational Consulting (Pre-Merger, 1986-1990) * Hired and developed a staff of six professional consultants and educators who conceived and delivered an extensive required and elective Core Curriculum of 20 management development programs/seminars. * Designed and implemented succession planning, executive assessment, career development and performance management initiatives that resulted in improved management readiness and more realistic performance appraisals. * Used HR functions and services such as job, design, flexible time off, incentives, job analysis, and business planning to solve specific business issues.


ARTHUR YOUNG (NOW ERNST & YOUNG), NATIONAL EDUCATION CENTERS, Reston VA1980-1986 Director, Management Development; Associate Director, Organizational Development; Special Projects Staff, Human Resources Department. * Designed staff leadership curricula for Office Management Partners nationwide. Courses included developmental assessment and skill building that resulted in significant managerial behavior change, from users to developers. * Marketed and serviced 15 outside corporate Management and Organizational Development clients (e.g., Philadelphia National Bank, Pepsico), including customized design and follow-up consultation. * Developed and presented new products for internal and outside use, e.g., stress management seminars, Outward Bound, career counseling and development. * Designed and implemented 15-20 Organizational Development interventions per year that produced decreased managerial overlap, collaborative decision-making, increased managerial decisiveness. * Researched and proposed new policy in compensation practices for non-partners.


PRIVATE MD/OD CONSULTANT AND COUNSELOR, Reston, VA1973-1980 * Designed and implemented experientially-based education programs for government and industry. * Designed and conducted behavior change seminars and problem-solving groups for businesses and private individuals. * Counseled with individuals for behavior change over extended periods of time.


PRIOR EXPERIENCE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATIONS, Reston and Richmond, VA1968-1973, Assistant Rector, Associate Rector * Administered and designed educational programs for youth and adults on such issues as marriage enrichment, parenting, group interaction and current ethical issues. * Organized and established community service organizations from the ground up, including g a pre- school, community bus system, employment service and counseling service. * Initiated and secured funding for self-help programs for disadvantage community.


EDUCATION/TRAINING Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria VA (1968)M.Div, with concentration in counseling, clinical training, group dynamics. Grinnell College, Grinnell IA (1965)B.A. Biological sciences, minor in chemistry. Maryland Institute for Transactional Analysis (1970-1982)Counselor/regular member


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Organizational Development Network (ODN) - National and RegionalAmerican Society for Training and Development (ASTD)Delphi Consulting Group (Philadelphia area) PERSONAL Married, two children, excellent health. Enjoy sailing, wind surfing, swimming, skiing and rowing. Church vestry and adult education teacher.Former Board member, Metropolitan Career Center (job-training nonprofit).



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