We Help Design Your Jobs, Teams, and Culture to Optimize Business Results

What’s Your People Strategy?



We can help you confidently…

  • Get the right people in place throughout the company to execute your business strategy

  • Align your core values and organizational structure to acheive your business strategy

  • Map leadership competencies to your business strategy

Secure Your Future

♦ Create a robust succession plan that works
♦ Be prepared knowing inevitably various members of your team will be leaving or retiring

Demonstrate Your Leadership

♦ Develop robust selection, retention, and development processes
♦ Improve the value and strength of your organization with confidence

Leave a Legacy

♦ Grow leaders in your organization everyone else wants – but can’t have
♦ Produce the leaders in your organization everyone envies


Executive Development

We help executives develop and execute their strategic plans with solid metrics and measurable results. It also includes conversations to hold them accountable, ...

Executive Development

It also includes conversations to hold them accountable, get underneath the issues, and keep things on track. Assuming a “nowhere to hide” approach, assessment based behavioral coaching is coupled with current issues based on your goals and needs.

Team/Group Coaching

Billions of dollars are wasted every year on leadership training that doesn’t work. We help organizations develop leaders to create an environment...

Team/Group Coaching

We help organizations develop leaders to create an environment where people are fully engaged, do their best, and want to stay for the long term. We create custom solutions to develop talent. Your team deserves more than a cookie-cutter/one-size-fits-all approach.


Aligning your business strategy and your talent strategy to achieve your desired business results. At the core of talent optimization is the collection, analysis, and application of people data...

Talent Optimization

4 tactics to optimize your talent with people data:

  1. Diagnose: Analyze and prescribe remedies.
  2. Design: Create and evolve your people strategy.
  3. Hire: Hire and build high-performing teams.
  4. Inspire: Drive employee engagement.

Career Transition

With more than 50% of the workforce willing to seek alternative employment, we help executives and Sr. leaders execute specific strategies to efficiently ...

Career Transition

… we help executives and Sr. leaders execute specific strategies to efficiently and effectively secure a new role that fulfills their career aspirations. This also includes transition into that new role with a clear plan on how to succeed.

Hire Smart. Develop with Intent. Promote Informed.

Increase job performance predictability by over 58% with combined use of the PI Behavioral and Cognitive Assessments and Job Targeting.

The Predictive Index provides a framework and dynamic tools to understand and intentionally manage employee relationships with their boss, team, and organization’s culture.

Complete your own PI Behavioral Assessment by clicking the button below and an immediate personalized report delivered directly to your mailbox.

You Are 3 Steps Away From Clarity

What’s It Costing You To Keep Doing
What You’ve Always Done?

Tired of losing good people, and the constant fire-fighting of people related issues due to poor leadership?

Create a work environment this year where your leaders effectively motivate and inspire your workforce to stay for the long haul and consistently get results for the business.


We help people work better on teams, lead more effectively, and communicate with more impact.

Where would you rather work: In an organization that incorporates coaching into its fiber, or an organization with a traditional command-and-control approach to getting things done? Where do you think the top talent coming out of the best schools wants to work?
As a result, organizations with a culture of coaching are more likely to attract and retain top talent.

High-potential talent is quickly bored by the generic leadership training programs on the market today.

Imagine a company in which every single leader and manager knows how to coach their team members to improved performance. Imagine that each leader and manager sits down with each team member and develops a personalized coaching plan to develop that team member and then follows through with that plan. Furthermore, imagine that as people receive coaching they are more receptive to listen to advice, to examine how well they relate to others, and to commit to making improvements. They have open conversations about their progress and keep working to get even better. What would be possible in an organization in which every employee is committed to this process?

Employees in organizations with a coaching culture are motivated and loyal because they recognize that leadership is willing to invest in their development beyond the usual, generic, one-size-fits-all training programs. Billions of dollars are wasted every year on leadership training that only scratches the surface on delivering results. In contrast, organizations that encourage leaders and managers to coach and be coached create customized approaches to developing talent.


Clients tell us they knew what to do, but their own process seemed complicated, time consuming, and lacking in structure which made it difficult to even know where to begin.

Not any more!

Dave Baker has been an integral member of our cultural change transformation at Nexteer Automotive. His ability to partner with an organization, and a department, is outstanding. Dave’s approach to change management is both as a leader and as a teacher which has been an invaluable combination for us. He challenges and coaches using various methods and he’s available outside of formal sessions for individual coaching. His methods not only teach the team members, but also enable them to become coaches themselves. I highly recommend Dave if you are searching for an experienced change leader. He’s second to none.
Eva (Schmidt) Szelesi, Global HR Director

Dave is a very knowledgeable and well-respected HR professional. Dave drives performance using effective tools and processes while ensuring there is a strong foundation of ethical core values. Dave is creative in finding solutions to problems and then utilizes the positive results to ‘read-across’ and apply lessons learned. Dave has demonstrated his ability to get the right people into the organization with the right skills and personal values. Dave’s a pleasure to work with.

Chris Walsh, Executive Director - Manufacturing Strategy
Dave is a highly effective coach and adviser. I have had the pleasure of observing him recently in a highly intensive setting and was able to see firsthand his professionalism and ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of people. At the same time, he is insightful, understanding deeper meaning behind what is happening on the surface. He can grasp concepts, apply them quickly, and comes up with creative, significant insights that help move leaders and teams forward to results. Whether as an adviser, executive coach, trainer, or consultant, Dave has impact and a style that makes it a pleasure to be working with him — even in high-stakes, complex, and high-pressure situations. I highly recommend his work.
Andrew Neitlich, Center for Executive Coaching
I have worked with Dave for over fifteen years and consider him to be one of the most talented, and ethical, professionals I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Dave played a significant role in both my professional and personal development. I valued his advice as a gifted HR professional and appreciate his commitment helping me to achieve my potential as a servant minded leader. I highly recommend Dave for anyone who is looking to take their organization to the next level. I hope that I am fortunate enough to work with him again in the future.
Brian Leising, Plant Manager
If your business needs help in improving the leadership skills of managers, enhancing workforce engagement, and developing positive employee relations, Dave Baker, at the Palmetto Leadership Center, is an indispensable resource. I base my assessment on twenty-five years of working with Dave to resolve numerous workplace issues.
Fred W. Suggs, Jr., Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

So why Dave you might ask yourself. First and foremost, Dave has not been a life-long consultant. He has been a life-long coach in his roles as HR Manager over his career. In other words, he’s lived in the “muck” and knows the battles we face every day. I never use a consultant who hasn’t lived in the real world. This played out in the questions he prompted the team with, his encouragement, his ability to use real life examples and then apply them to my organization.

T. Bennington, General Manager

Dave demanded results. Throughout our time together, he continuously armed me with tools to successfully manage complex issues. I could feel my perceived weaknesses becoming leadership strengths with the progression of each session.

Stefan Bitzer, Group Leader

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