Testimonials

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As the Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Technology Services, I had the responsibility to transition 14 different corporate acquisitions over the course of 4 years into our technology shared service, as well as several organizational divestitures. With a fairly inexperienced technology management team, we were faced with the challenge of transitioning over 1,000 employees from 70+ sites across the U.S. into our group, with staff transitions conducted at 11 different times during these years. These employees already had mixed emotions about being acquired by another company, they were being forced to learn new technology tools and processes, and were aware that moving to shared services would put some of their jobs in jeopardy. They were being transitioned to managers who had little experience with this level of organizational change and who lacked some of the skills required to manage a remote, culturally diverse, workforce.

Daphne Latimore and her team did a superb job of handling the human resource activities associated with these transitions….handling everything from the payroll and benefit changes, to the organizational and communication activities associated with moving these employees to my organization. In addition, she provided valuable assistance in mentoring and coaching my management team thru these events, and did an outstanding job serving as a mentor and advisor to me personally.

Another key initiative Ms. Latimore implemented during this time was a business partnering program that provided dedicated HR advisory services to my management team. Since we operate as a matrixed organization, it was critical that we have an avenue to the Human Resources function of the company that understood our mission, goals, and unique human resource challenges. This program provided my team with a consistent conduit to HR, and were invaluable during the staff transitions and periodic staff reductions associated with the centralization of the company’s IT function.

Given my personal experience with her, and the results she delivered to the company, I would highly recommend Ms. Latimore as a consultant or executive coach.

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Bernie Tomasky

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Mrs. Latimore’s guidance, mentorship, and clairvoyance were instrumental in helping me obtain a highly competitive position for the Department of Defense. Her insights she provided during mock interviews, when evaluating my presentations, and when advising me on appropriate business attire definitely aided me with winning that position. Now that I have the position, I ask for her assistance on conflict resolution issues within my department and ways to make my department more efficient.

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David Whitmire, MBA
Technical Analyst
Allen Corporation of America

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Mrs. Latimore’s advice on my education and career choices has helped me tremendously in reaching my professional goals. I continue to draw on what she has taught me about professionalism and how to conduct oneself in the workplace to this day.

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Regine M. Schoenherr, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

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Daphne Latimore is committed to developing leaders at all levels of an organization. She has a keen eye for assessing strengths and needs and can articulate them in a way that makes them understandable and actionable. She is a good listener and can discern what is behind the words people use. Most importantly, she takes all this material and helps people understand and develop their talents. I have watched her use these skills in developing executives, her staff and her colleagues, including me. I have watched her develop strong and trusting relationships at all levels. And I have watched her succeed in developing business plans and personal development plans that resulted in better business strategies. I would recommend her highly for any organization that appreciates the positive difference effective leaders can make in an organization.

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Mary E. Vohringer
Senior HR Executive

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I have known Ms. Daphne Latimore since July 2008. Based on my knowledge of Ms. Latimore I’d like to provide some insights into the kind of work Daphne performed and the type of person she is, so that you may fully appreciate her importance to our national security.

Ms. Latimore provided the full complement of Human Resources support to my organization at BAE Systems. She worked with my organization to establish human capital through education and training of the staff and mentoring of the leadership team. Daphne’s work is characterized by dedication to client service and excellent delivery, building effective teams, technical expertise and a quiet, “show−me” style of leadership that earns the respect of colleagues at all levels. Her strength lies in her ability to convey findings in understandable terms to her co-workers and customers even though the answers are to extremely complex questions. She has a great work ethic and high integrity and is also a well-rounded individual with interests and “a life” outside the office. Her performance is consistently rated as excellent to outstanding. She is known throughout BAE Systems as a professional that can get the job done.

Ms. Latimore develops clients´ trust and consistently handles her responsibilities proactively and professionally. I can think of no one in the Human Resource business more qualified or matched to the capabilities of Daphne.

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Melvin Fulton
Sr. Business Executive

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It has been a pleasure to work with Daphne Latimore and I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to work on her HR leadership team. There wasn’t a day that went by I didn’t learn something from her. In her role as the HR Director, she assisted her leadership team through numerous challenges. One of our most challenging times was to become CMMI level 3 certified in less than a year. Daphne was involved throughout this entire process but was most critical and influential during the interviews. Daphne worked with the team over several months to help: 1.) with presentation skills 2.) carefully evaluate word and phrase choices; and 3.) eliminate unnecessary information to keep the presentation and interview simple. She is patient, a great leader, and mentor. We completed our interviews with great success and achieved our CMMI level 3 certification. Thanks Daphne!

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Karie Wright
Talent Management Professional

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I have had the personal and professional pleasure of engaging with Daphne over the past several years. When most of her colleagues seemed content to focus on singularly tactical issues, it was Daphne that presented the most compelling discussion for a more strategic focus and an undiluted view of compelling issues. Her ability to discern critical path requirements and simultaneously provide viable solutions from a planning perspective allowed for the implementation of performance models and the execution of management goals that I have seen few others master as easily. One of the additional strengths that I encountered was her innate ability to convert every obstacle, barrier, and/or limitation into a teachable moment and a regenerated belief in possibilities. An amazing talent.

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Dennis Humphrey
Director of Talent Management

 

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“Daphne is the epitome of a senior human resources professional. She has in-depth knowledge of growing business, coaching line managers—especially me for three plus years, motivating people, and bringing the rare quality of explaining rules, regulations, and policies in terms that enable and help a line manager succeed. Daphne was my regular mentor and advisor helping me work through numerous challenges and opportunities. I highly recommend her for any business seeking to get the best out of their team.” Read More

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Roy Combs
Sr. Business Executive

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Mrs. Daphne Latimore has been instrumental in helping me to develop and pursue new and challenging career goals. Through her guidance and influence since 2009, I have quickly developed the leadership and relationship building skills that escalated my engineering career into a senior management role. Her ability to see my potential and encouragement has been a great asset for my personal and professional development. Working with Daphne and seeing the results of her work with others, it is evident that she has a real passion for coaching and mentoring every client to their highest potential.

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Latanya Walker
Program Manager

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“I had the pleasure of working with Daphne, after interviewing various coaches. Daphne provided valuable insight into my leadership style, which helped me tremendously with a difficult career transition. Her guidance and compassion also played a big role in putting me on the right path. Daphne is a true gem and I will continue to recommend her to others.”

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Bukola Oguntala
Senior Director Talent Acquisition

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“Daphne is a compelling speaker full of wise insights and fresh perspectives. I especially enjoyed her discussion on Polarity Management.”

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Shari Jaeger Goodwin
Owner, Jaeger2, LLC

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“Daphne’s retreat was inspiring and thought-provoking. There were a wide variety of topics and yet I felt each one of the presenters had something important to say to me.”

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Gloria Williams
Practice Leader

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“Daphne B. Latimore provided a professional product from start to finish. She was hired to moderate workshops at the 2013 African-American Business Networking Event and Workshops. In addition to her role as moderator, Daphne conducted a workshop on Customer Service Skills and Workplace Productivity. Daphne is a stellar presenter. Her presentation was well thought out and presented in a manner in which executives and laymen could both understand the content provided.

Daphne’s customer service was excellent throughout the day of the events and networking. I would highly recommend her to others wishing to provide a professional and quality product to colleagues and other business partners“

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Desnee’ Young
President, Business Services Group, L.L.C.

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“Daphne really allowed us to learn / process each issue in a beautiful and respectful manner. I believe that it is imperative that I commend Daphne on her ability to exhibit proactive professionalism, patience and understanding as we engaged in discussion during our international leadership retreat. I believe that our success was not only attributed to our willingness to address our issues, but also Daphne’s ability to provide useful tools necessary to begin a process of moving forward, with anticipated success.”

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Samantha K
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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“Daphne, I really enjoyed our retreat where you helped our international team to productively resolve conflict. It was difficult and uncomfortable at times but opened my eyes to how problems were affecting the whole team. You are the only person who could have handled this situation and keep it diffused. I appreciate you inspiring me to have confidence in me.”

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Stephanie D
Seattle, WA

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“Daphne facilitated our strategic retreat focused on conflict resolution, it was amazing how your facilitation brought out our personalities or personal preferences. Quite amazing how this helped to resolve our differences in a way, as we were able to bring the elephant out of the room. Thank you for your unwavering guidance and support throughout the meeting. You managed to bring harmony amongst the group. The tone of our discussions has since changed for the better. You surely are a star.”

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David M
Zimbabwe, South Africa

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