Building strong teams and a healthy, connected workforce isn’t black and white…

We help companies thrive in the gray.

Anne Hilb of Graymake Consulting presenting to a client group
Graymake founder Anne Hilb uses compassion, conversation and expertise to make major changes in client workplaces—increasing engagement, decreasing turnover and improving culture.

The world and workplace are shifting rapidly…

Your company’s success depends more on your people than any other factor like materials, technology, or logistics. We work with you to co-create engaged employee experiences, so your talent and your company grow.

We specialize in working with

Professional Service Firms

Identifying and empowering talent is key to your growth and your succession plan. We help you do this.

Associations and Organizations

We help you navigate the complexities and conflicts that can arise in a large, diverse workforce.

Our Process

Discovery

Through deep digging and careful observation and analysis, we identify the challenges currently blocking your workforce from powerfully moving forward. 

Design and Implementation

Using tools and practices like organizational development and restorative justice, we develop and integrate custom processes and employee experience models for your business.

Future Planning 

Building lasting and impactful change is not a fixed process. We lead you to a place of results but not a place of stagnation by outlining where you should focus future energies and how to remain agile along the way.

Our Solutions

Consultation | Facilitation | Retreat Planning | Coaching | Community Circles

Areas of Expertise

Core Competencies

Organizational Development

Organizational development is the use of behavioral science to help organizations improve individuals and systems.

Conflict

Conflict is not always “bad.”  In fact, it can bring your team closer together. Here’s how… 

Restorative Justice

Serious conflicts or traumas in the workplace require a process that can adequately address the emotional impact of harmful behavior and its aftermath.

Identity and Belonging

To know oneself is to be most effective. Get your team connected to their values, purpose, and passions to build a stronger, more productive, and loyal workforce.

Here’s what our clients experience

> Average clients can expect to save the cost of 30% (on average) of each manager’s salary per person involved in an incident at work by building a proactive, relational culture.

> Average clients who incorporate empowering practices in their meetings, performance reviews and one on one conversations, see turnover decrease by 20% within 8 weeks.

> Advanced clients committed to truly transforming their culture and exploring difficult topics will see at least a 20% decrease in complaints filed to the HR office after 12 months of engagement.

Testimonials

“Anne is a thoughtful and gifted facilitator who has a strong command of her craft. She is an intuitive professional whose focus on inclusivity and high standard of ethics forces us all to reflect on how we walk in this world, ultimately translating into building cultures of trust, respect and accountability to one another. She is a professional I will be learning from for years to come.”

—Teri L., Strategic Planning Consultant at Goodwill Industries International

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“I was excited but hesitant of joining Anne’s Women’s Group Circle. I had been in group circles before and understand how tantamount instilling leadership and facilitation through process can be in such a large and important group for women. Given her presence and leadership in other capacities that I had experienced I trusted that I could show up and see what unfolded. Now, it is the highlight of my month.

Coming together in circle with other women allows me to self-reflect, connect with a community of women, and learn how to be a better listener- both for myself and others as a student clinician (such an important skill at this time point!). Developing values, strengthening clarity around emotional and interpersonal dilemmas we encounter has been particularly important.

I highly suggest this practice for anyone who calls themself an emotionally intelligent leader and for anyone looking to have difficult conversations. Anne creates a space conducive to building insight and clarity. At the same time, she provides the supports you need for continuous development. It’s an incredible opportunity, everyone should try that is in a leadership position (at any level), try it!

—Elaine D., Doctoral Student of Clinical Psychology

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“I had the pleasure to work with Anne as she planned and facilitated a full day retreat for a diverse group of stakeholders engaged in advocacy work together. From the early stages, Anne asked relevant and thought provoking questions of leadership in order to understand the group’s needs and plan for a meaningful retreat. I appreciate that Anne is intentional and straight forward as well as clearly very knowledgeable about group dynamics and facilitating meaningful conversations. The group appreciated her effective facilitation and came away having achieved our goals for the event.”

—Nicole J., Special Education Attorney

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“Anne was a member of a small team who conducted a case study with us at **** in South Africa. She was helping us to understand our corporate culture and the levels of staff engagement, all within a framework of Appreciative Inquiry.

We were extremely impressed with the speed at which Anne gained insights into what was not only an unknown company to her, but also a very different national culture. She listened attentively, and fed back succinctly, confidently and with valuable advice and observations. Anne left us after a few days only, but she and her team left us with a workable set of advice and solutions that we were able to apply. I would recommend her for her quick mind, her work ethic, her professionalism and her focus on delivering value.

—Miles C., CEO of Tarsus Technology Group

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“[Anne’s] curiosity and ability to stay with her questions in order to fully understand what is going on will help systems to really investigate why what is going on and to lay the fundament for sustainable change. With that approach she combines really good social skills, taking care of her environment. A true people person, with a good eye for the deliverables that are required.”

—Joep J., Field Practitioner at David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry
Graymake: explore the gray