Hillary’s Blends Hearts and Minds to Nurture Your Culture
People are diverse and complex, so a one-size-fits-all solution doesn’t work.
It’s not as easy as inspirational posters, “casual Fridays” and “summer hours”. But we’ve made getting started a reliable process for shaping an authentic culture that meets a company’s distinct needs and delivers results. The process generates innovative thinking, creative ideas, planning, implementation, and evaluation. We integrate your brand identity, company image, values, and tone into actionable ideas that resonate with your organization. We partner with clients throughout discovery, concepting, implementation, and tracking and reporting outcomes.
Our roots are in creating meaningful, customized business gifts. When we started asking deeper questions about what they were using gifts for, their blank looks spoke volumes. While they had sales and marketing plans, we realized they didn’t have a people plan for motivating, encouraging, and honoring.
In response, we formalized a process for counseling our clients in assessing current practices and developing comprehensive strategies and implementation plans to make the people who matter most to their business—employees, clients, and partners—feel like they matter.
As a result, askhillarys.com has become more than our URL. It’s a mantra for how we engage with clients: They ask, and we answer. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions:
Meet the team
Hillary FederFounder & Visionary
As the ringleader, Hillary is a lightning rod of cultural change. With a start in the gift industry...view profile
Cynthia JohnsonCreates WOW!
Sometimes it’s not what you're presenting, but rather, how it’s presented. This is where...view profile
Stephanie Francis-JonesProject Manager
Stephanie’s expertise in simplifying the complex is invaluable in her role. Directionally she...view profile
Marta HillMarketing Specialist
Marta is part of our marketing team. She is responsible for researching and analyzing the online...view profile
Extended Team Partners
Kim Schwartz is a financial services professional with over 30 years of experience. She serves as...view profile
Sam RichterKnow More Strategist
Sam Richter serves as a strategic partner to Hillary’s team deepening bench strength to “knowing...view profile
Shelley BezekSenior Graphic Designer and Creative Dev
Shelley Bezek is a passionate graphic designer and creative manager with more than two decades of...view profile
Paul OmodtCritical Communications Strategist
Paul Omodt serves as a strategic partner to Hillary’s team, deepening bench strength related to...view profile
What clients say about Hillary’s
Working with Hillary and her team changed our leadership’s approach to employee engagement. Not only did we see short term improvement we’ve been able to maintain the gains longer-term. Hillary helped us imbed changes in our operations that allowed for greater involvement from those working in our organization and asked the right questions to help identify strategic communication gaps. Some of the changes were simple but sometimes those small changes can be the most impactful.
I’ve worked with Hillary’s over a several-year period to provide thoughtful awards of recognition for our employee’s contributions. In that time, we have upgraded our award recognition program with Hillary’s consultative approach. Instead of just throwing out ideas, she first asks questions to fully understand the spirit of the award recognition, listens well and then brings thoughtful options to the table. I value our working relationship.