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Whether you're new to the Human Resources function or you're a leader in need of a strategic thought partner...

We work with executives as Strategic HR Advisors and provide Executive Coaching. We serve as trusted partners to new and transitioning leaders as they discover their strengths, work to uncover areas of opportunity, and ultimately decide how they want to lead their people.


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Need Any Help in the Following Areas?

  • You are a leader in transition and need support and guidance through an upcoming organizational or career change
  • You are new to the HR function, and you need to be brought up to speed in real time as you prioritize and handle issues and build out policies and procedures
  • You’ve just been handed big responsibilities – and the stakes are high for your career and your organization – but you don’t have much guidance in-house
  • You need to build out a team, handle staffing issues, or bring new order to your organization in order to reach your objectives, while maintaining HR compliance
  • You are challenged by what you can or cannot say, or what you can or cannot do – and you’re feeling unsettled, possibly for the first time in your career

These are just samples of the variety of issues we address. Let’s talk about how we can help with the challenges you’re facing.

Meet Michelle Mendoza, Founder of Connect to HR

My Human Resources career spans over 20 years – at Intuit, Johnson & Johnson, Cadence Design Systems and KLA Tencor. My HR consulting clients include Apple and Veritas, and many other privately held businesses, non-profits, and foundations.

I’m bilingual in English and Spanish, and can also assist leaders as they effectively navigate diversity, communication, and emotionally charged situations that arise as they pursue their objectives.

Depending on the project or need, I can provide additional resources through my network of trusted colleagues who share my values and have demonstrated exceptional service for my clients.

Strategic Human Resource Advisors
& Executive Coaching

On the HR side, we mentor and advise those who are new to the HR or Operations role. Our clients understand the value of having an advisor over the long haul as they shore up their HR knowledge, skills, and practices – and they value that we walk alongside them as they implement what they’ve learned.

Connect to HR is not your typical HR consulting firm. Senior executives and leaders have come to see us as trusted confidantes and coaches. Certainly for our expertise in HR, but in truth, for a whole lot more. We have the ability to coach clients on issues beyond HR: namely, executive leadership and how to become the leader they know they can be, by navigating their challenges in a strategic, thoughtful, and human way.

Two Main Areas of Focus:

Let’s talk–
Standing by and accepting new clients.

The first step is to have a conversation. To get the ball rolling, send an email. From there, we’ll make an appointment. At that meeting, you can tell us what’s going on and we can see if we’re a fit to work together.

Contact us for speaking, workshops, and training

Hire us to speak to your organization, conference, leadership team, or offsite. We talk about change management and how to have effective conversations in a practical, approachable way that your audience will love.

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