We provide practical solutions for
recruiting, retaining, and developing
your employees in an equitable workplace
We know how hard it is to get and keep talent. We know how hard it is to create and maintain a diverse workforce. We know it takes more than just wanting to be an exceptional workplace--it takes intention, investment, leadership, and commitment.
We understand workplace equity is not achieved at the individual level, but systemically. We reference Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs:
Start with the basic needs—creating a fair and just culture
Move to the psychological needs—aligning behaviors
Finally, reaching self-actualization—positive and sustainable diversity across the entire organization
We’ve lived through the strategies we help you implement,
so you don’t have to do it by yourself—we're with you every step of the way.
Organizations (employers) are the economic engine of our communities and need people to keep them running.
People want employment where they are welcomed, valued, and belong--a workplace they can be proud of.
Communities are ecosystems that take care of those who live and work within in them…
…and yet, there is a disconnect. OPC connects the needs of organizations and people by improving workplace equity in order to build a stronger more equitable overall community.
We utilize our strategic and tactical HR expertise, for-profit and non-profit executive leadership skills, and diverse people management skills to create, introduce, and implement system- and culture-driven solutions that result in sustainable change and success.
Arlene Koth, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
President & Founder
“Humans are complex and inspiring, difficult and interesting, and when you get it right...quite wonderful.”
I know inequity, discrimination, and oppression are real--I live it (as do many others I know personally and so many more I don't know personally). I know how hard it is to be poor, to be black, to be a woman...and then constantly have to "fit in" instead of being able to simply be me and "belong." I truly understand how exhausting it is and the toll it takes on a person physically, emotionally, and mentally.
That's why I founded OPC Consulting Services. I knew I needed to use my lifetime of personal perspectives and my 20+ years of unique multi-industry experiences as an executive and an HR professional to break down the systems and environments that perpetuate inequities in the workplace. By doing this, I know, without a doubt, we can build stronger economic results for employers and stronger more equitable communities for the people they employ.
This isn't the feel good work of a "diversityandinclusion" seminar, workshop or training people are used to. I am an expert at speaking unpopular truths. I take clients on a journey that delves into the hard work of exposing and challenging deeply rooted societal disparities that inform our modern-day workplaces. I creating safe spaces for discomfort--and there will be discomfort. Why? Because pushing through the discomfort into action creates real, positive, and sustainable changes.
I know you have an organization to run, so I bring a balanced practical approach to improving equity in the workplace--I've been there, done it, and I know how to help you get it done.
I believe it's time to stop feeling good and start DOING good--I can't wait to work with you and your organization!
Assessment & Strategy
Assess current systems (policies, processes, and practices), and create a strategy for improving workplace equity
Facilitation & Speaking
Team facilitation and feedback sessions
Keynote and panel engagements for your professional association or group
Coaching & Development
Customized coaching and reinforcement sessions
One-on-one HR mentoring and thought partnership and/or HR mastermind group