Working with Paulette and her firm was an absolute pleasure, and welcomed breath of fresh air! They were extremely knowledgeable, solutions-focused and results-oriented. Their insight and support helped me better define the issues, and evaluate the possible paths forward along our journey of HR transformation. I highly recommend Ashlin Associates!
Vice President Talent Management and Development, Blumenthal Holdings
Paulette is a very insightful and effective executive coach. She helped me refine my ability to get to the heart of the matter. Working with her taught me to look at things from a behavior-based perspective. I now ask myself “What would Paulette do?” when thinking through a situation. It was a pleasure to work with and learn from Paulette.
Director, Electric Power Research Institute
Paulette’s guidance and wisdom come through not only in her coaching, but also during her presentations. I have been to several of her recent talks and came away with new ways of thinking and actions to try. I always appreciate time with Paulette. She is wonderful teacher and has helped to shape my life in positive ways.
Licensed Acupuncturist, Health and Wellness Speaker, and Owner of Live Well Acupuncture
Paulette has been a true partner with several of our talent initiatives. She is relevant and seeks to understand the business before bringing her strong expertise. She has great knowledge about leadership development and Human Resources solutions in general.
Chief Human Resources Officer, CRVA
I had the privilege of working with Paulette Ashlin on a personal basis as well as utilizing her leadership coaching for my team. Her wisdom and guidance allowed us to understand nuances within each of our personalities and approaches to leadership. She helped us uncover our greatest strengths and how to best utilize them. Likewise, she tactfully helped shine light on our blind spots while offering professional advice with how to overcome those vulnerable areas. In the end, we had a much greater ability to communicate with each other effectively which led to a more productive, successful environment for our company. Paulette Ashlin, what a phenomenal asset to any business professional or group. She made a very significant impact on my career as well as my colleagues.
Partner, Impact Marketing Partners
Paulette’s professional, executive coaching had a profound impact on my professional development while I was working at Technekes. She introduced me to Emotional Intelligence and helped me identify several blindspots. Addressing those blindspots and improving my EQ assisted tremendously in my personal and professional growth. Paulette is a terrific author, engaging speaker, impactful coach, and an all-around great person.
If you want to know (and find out how) your team might follow you over the hill to achieve an unseen goal, then Paulette can help. I have found value in Paulette because she asked me good questions like: Do you lead through inspiration, exchange or pressure? Are your constructs logical or authoritative? Is your interpersonal style more interpersonal or involved? She’s easy to talk to!
Associate General Counsel, EPRI
As a public speaker Paulette Ashlin is engaging, direct, and extremely knowledgeable. Her compelling and informative leadership presentation made complex subjects easily digestible and understood. An engaging ability to combine practical experience with keen insight allows Paulette to effectively reach varied audiences. I obtained new ideas and helpful takeaways from Paulette’s presentation that I was able to share in turn with the diverse group of managers within my organization.
General Manager, Carmel Country Club
I highly recommend Ashlin Associates to any organization that’s looking for an excellent partner to help take their company to the next level. You will become a raving fan. Promise.
Owner, Technekes LLC
Paulette is an “about the business” professional. She listens in the discovery process to ensure the client’s true needs are recognized and addressed. Paulette delivers a product that is organized, focused and targeted to the audience in a manner that will produce measureable behavioral results. I highly recommend Ms. Ashlin as a consultant you can count on.
Learning and Organization Development
Global, multi-billion Engineering and Construction Company
Ashlin Associates: Their vast and successful experience and career speak for themselves; I can speak to the impeccable expertise Ashlin Associates brings to our business.
CEO, EQmentor, Inc.
Ashlin Associates has done an outstanding job helping our management team with HR training and also with guidance on handling specific issues. Paulette Ashlin is attentive, provides great insight, and is easy to work with from both a corporate and entrepreneurial perspective.
CEO, Salvin Dental Specialties, Inc.
Ashlin Associates has contributed tremendous value in helping to lead our organization through a cultural transformation. Paulette Ashlin specifically possesses a unique combination of experience, education and the ability to get to the heart of an issue in a direct but constructive way.
Former President and CEO, MacLean Power Systems
Always interested in how we can be the best at what we do, we invest a great deal of energy into developing our people. Ashlin Associates’ expertise in helping us understand and reach our potential has consistently impacted both performance and fulfillment. Gracious in approach, focused on task, and committed to success, Ashlin Associates is our partner in the most important part of our business – our people.
President, Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, Retired
Paulette Ashlin was invited to speak at the Third Annual AHPBA HPB Surgery Fellows Course held in Charlotte, NC, on August 17, 2014. We host all fellows who are entering their specialty training in liver, pancreas and biliary surgery. Paulette joined the top leadership in HPB surgery and her lecture on “Characteristics of Great Leaders” was by far the most well-received. Paulette was a captivating speaker with an amazing connection to her audience, relating to the younger fellows as well as the older surgeons. She was quite the motivational speaker and actively interacted with her audience. The attention level was amazing. The feedback following the program was full of praise, both for her insights and methods to develop and recognize leadership skills. She is that rare individual who can connect instantly with her audience, get them thinking in new ways. We have had multiple requests for her to return for additional programs. Words to describe Paulette: energetic, funny, engaging, and insightful.
Chief, HPB Surgery Program Director, HPB Surgery Fellowship, Carolinas Medical Center
Ashlin Associates’ expertise in coaching and counseling for improving managerial effectiveness is second to none. They have a systematic approach to discovering the root cause issues, guiding a manager through an improvement plan, coaching, offering feedback and measuring results. In all Paulette Ashlin does, she is a professional, empathetic, and she is committed to achieving results.
President, Pike Energy (Retired)
Paulette spoke at the PMA Foundation Women’s Fresh Perspectives Conference on Emotional Intelligence. Her content was well-informed, her presentation was flawless and her engagement with the audience excellent. In fact, one participant stated in her evaluation: “Could have spent the whole day with…Paulette.
Former PMA Foundation Executive Director, PMA Senior Vice President
Paulette Ashlin is a fantastic speaker. Bringing you in to speak to our doctoral students about consulting excellence was a no-brainer decision. Thank you for sharing your experiences in such an engaging and powerful way.
University Professor of Organizational Science, University of North Carolina Charlotte and Author
Paulette did a wonderful job meeting the needs of the Senior Chidsey Fellows students at Davidson College. Her presentation, “Echo from the Top: Leadership that Resonates” connected with what the students wanted to learn about, which was pertaining to leadership trends, self-awareness, and how to be successful working with colleagues after graduation. Paulette’s experiences, professionalism, and exceptional interpersonal skills created a great working relationship through the building of trust throughout the presentation. I hope to work with Ashlin Associates again in the future.
Assistant Director, Chidsey Center for Leadership Development, Davidson College
Ashlin Associates delivered what it promised and more . . . in conducting a feasibility study and shared services organization design for our business support services . . .
General Manager (retired), Mecklenburg County Government
Ashlin Associates has been instrumental in developing several key leaders in our organization. By focusing on behavioral changes as well as theoretical coaching, consultants at Ashlin Associates have made a significant difference in leaders’ impact on their financial results and on their teams.
CEO, Produce Marketing Association,
Former President, Food Lion, LLC
Ashlin Associates is recognized in the industry as one of the leading consulting firms for complex projects… requiring practical solutions. I encourage anyone to engage Ashlin and Associates as a business partner on various business challenges.
Director of Human Resources, Global Operations
Paulette Ashlin did an absolutely superb job in managing the complexities of our HR Consulting needs. Her high degree of subject matter expertise, impeccable attention to detail and passion for superior customer service were instrumental in the success of our initiatives and the impact to our bottom line. Whenever I am in need of a seasoned HR Consultant whom I can depend on in a moment’s notice, I pick up the phone and call Paulette.
COO and Senior Partner, Force Management
My organization has engaged Ashlin Associates for several human resources and organization development projects. They excel at understanding an issue from the client’s perspective, and their deliverables are not repackaged “boiler-plate” products. I can say with certainty that Ashlin Associates is a resource Mecklenburg County Government will continue to use.
Mecklenburg County Government
Paulette Ashlin is very professional and intelligent. She is an expert in her fields of service and she is very credible. Her exceptional interpersonal skills and sincerity encourage and reinforce a trusting working relationship. Paulette is very practical and results-oriented and demonstrates a very effective consultative and collaborate approach to partnering with her clients. I highly recommend Paulette.
It truly was a pleasure meeting Paulette Ashlin and learning about the life experiences that have shaped her both personally and professionally. I was so energized when I returned to the office that I reviewed all the notes I had taken with a colleague!
Former Training Manager, (on presentation to GE Women’s Network)
Biltmore Farms, Asheville
California Agricultural Leadership Foundation
Carmel Country Club
Carolinas HealthCare Foundation
Carolinas HealthCare System
Charlotte Regional Visitor’s Authority
CKS Packaging, Inc.
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Food Lion LLC
Gardner Webb University
Girls on the Run
Greater Media Charlotte
International Food Information Council
IFPA (International Fresh Produce Association)
Isabella Santos Foundation
ITT Technical Institute
Lakeside Project Solutions
MacLean Power Systems
McAngus Goudelock & Courie LLC (MG&C)
Mecklenburg County Government
Miami Children’s Health System
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Pike Energy Solutions
Produce Marketing Association
Providence Anesthesiology Associates
Robins & Morton
Salvin Dental Specialties
SCOR Global Reinsurance
Total Protections National Security Service
United Way of Central Carolinas
Wikoff Color Corporation