Practicing Grace

If it were easy, everyone would be doing it!

Responding to tough personalities and tough situations with GRACE takes practice. Mastery of anything takes determination, knowledge, and conditioning! 


Harlan-Evans, Inc. is a twenty five year-old consulting and training firm specializing in effective communications training and managing organizational change.

We have designed, delivered and managed training projects for groups ranging in size from 6 to 30,000 people. Our client list of past and current clients includes many well-known companies including: Avon, Bayer, General Motors, Northwest Airlines, Lucent Technologies, Amoco, Pepperidge Farms, Farm Credit Services, Peabody Coal, Kellogg, Rockwell, Microsoft and many others. We have delivered our programs both domestically and internationally.

Starting with our Board Intervention process, we offer a full array of services designed to help leaders make the tough decisions necessary to build strong organizations. Our reputation for leadership coaching and training has helped us to build an impressive client list over the years.

We have three main thrusts to our work with clients.

Executive Coaching with senior leaders: A client might choose Harlan-Evans over other coaching options because of the nature of our expertise. Senior leaders often struggle with one or more of the following issues: leadership styles, personality conflicts with other strong leaders, inability to differentiate themselves, leadership presence, finesse, etc. Our ability to help senior leaders identify the root issues of their problems allows us to create real change where others might help modify behavior temporarily. Toni Lynn Chinoy has written and published numerous books and articles on Power Games, Handling Difficult Situations, Bullies, Crisis Management, and the Logic of Effective Leadership.

Effective Organizational Change Initiatives: We employ an integrated approach, using both intuition and analytical processes to help groups and individuals understand the root causes underlying issues. We understand Leadership as a responsibility belonging to everyone and have successfully introduced dramatic culture change in companies in the oil industry, automobile manufacturing, the airline industry, the coal mines and others. Our programs and initiatives have been well received by all levels.

Business Communications Training with Senior Leadership Groups: We understand both the importance of and the difficulty with team work at the most senior levels. Our ability to bring diverse people with high ego strength together around difficult initiatives with high stakes has been one of the mainstays of our business. If you have a team of strong individuals butting heads over the execution of an important project, you will want to use us to help align everyone around the common goal through our corporate team building workshops and team building events.

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Consider one of our packaged training programs for your group. We can offer a facilitator to take your group through the program or train your internal person to deliver the program. Call us for more information. 1-866-949-3724

 Topics of Training Programs:

  • The Logic of Leadership; 2 day group or self paced program 
  • Handling Critical Moments with Grace: 1 day program 
  • Power Games, New Perspectives: 1 day program 
  • Women in Power: leveraging female strengths in the work place 
  • What to Do When it Rains: Leaders in Crisis: 1 day 
  • What to Do When it Rains: Organizations in Crisis: 3 days 

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"Practicing Grace is a completely different way of looking at situations that, when practiced well, is like your own secret weapon!"

Susan Schmitt, Senior VP Human Resource, Rockwell Automation

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