What is Graymake Consulting?

Graymake Consulting partners with medium-sized organizations (15-500 people) to help navigate the complexities and conflicts that arise in having a diverse workforce, so they can build cultures that promote productivity, authenticity, creativity and profitability.

Founded and led by Anne Hilb, Graymake Consulting is a process-consulting group with expertise in the fields of organizational development, as well as restorative, conflict, and identity work.

From exploring the current state to implementing the desired outcome, Anne will work with you to uncover where things are getting stuck.

Our expertise is in supporting individuals and groups in navigating the dynamic exploration of topics typically left undiscussed.

At Graymake, we trust that people know what they need for themselves. Through co-creative consultation, training and speaking engagements, we promote greater reliance on the values of self-determination and trust in one’s self and one’s team to strengthen outcomes.

Results My 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 from Clients:

“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

“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

“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 **** (company name omitted due to privacy reasons)

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