We care deeply about our client’s success.

We are a talented team of people experts that work hand-in-hand with some of the most impactful and exciting organizations in the world. Since 2006, we’ve helped these organizations deliver their top priorities in a changing marketplace and world.

We know firsthand, the real-life challenges and demands our clients face every day.

Most members of our team have been both consultants and leaders within industry. This blended perspective has prepared us to be a trusted and insightful partner.

We love what we do and helping our clients get where they are going. This commitment shows in how we work together with our clients.

Meet the Leadership Team

Patti Johnson CEO



Patti Johnson has led the growth of PeopleResults from its creation over ten years ago. She has expertise in change leadership, communications and people strategy & design. She is also the author of the best seller Make Waves: Be the One to Start Change at Work and in Life. She and her team advise clients such as PepsiCo, Microsoft, 7-Eleven, Accenture, Frito-Lay, McKesson and many others on creating positive change in their leaders and organizations.

Patti is an adjunct instructor on Leading Change for SMU Executive Education and for the Bush Institute Women’s initiative. She is a guest instructor to the TCU MBA Leadership program. Patti has been featured as a contributor in the Harvard Business Review, an expert in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, MONEY Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, Fortune, and many more. She was selected as an ongoing expert contributor for SUCCESS Magazine and Entrepreneur.

Where she learned the ropes:


Best career advice I’ve received:

“Anyone can point out a problem – that’s not hard. Have a recommendation. Give some options. Contribute however you can – but contribute.”

Joe Baker


Joe partners with executives to improve leadership and team effectiveness.

An expert executive coach and leadership consultant, he helps leaders and teams improve executive presence, influence with positive impact, navigate organizational politics, and communicate and collaborate well in challenging situations.

While at Accenture, he had diverse experiences as a systems consultant, corporate finance manager and human resources leader.

Joe’s recent clients include:

Accenture, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, University of Chicago, PepsiCo, Huron Consulting, Exelon and Apervita.

He has earned executive coaching certifications and has expertise in assessments such as MBTI, DiSC, Voices 360, CCL Benchmarks, ShadowMatch and Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team. Joe holds a finance degree and a master’s degree in counseling psychology.

Where he learned the ropes:

Accenture – Systems Consulting, Corporate Finance, and HR.

Where he volunteers:

Soul City Church, Honduras orphanages, Executive Leaders in Transition Exchange Board Director.

Susan Barnicoat


Susan has extensive expertise in global business transformation and change leadership. She pairs a strategic perspective with practical competency to develop and execute transformation agendas which align with business imperatives while balancing talent engagement and culture evolution. Susan also advises and helps organizations develop transformation capability including operating model design, organizational change management, program management, and value realization.

Susan’s recent clients include:

JLL, TDIndustries, Aera Energy, G6Hospitality

Susan has led complex organizational change and transformation initiatives and helped businesses deliver increased agility, capability, and efficiency. Additionally, Susan coaches leaders to hone executive competence, influence, and savvy and maximize their impact and value.

Where she learned the ropes:



A favorite quote:

“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls, others build windmills.” – Chinese proverb

Sheri Browning


Sheri has deep expertise in leading and managing complex changes in mergers & acquisitions, organizational transformation, a new strategy or high growth. She has led many enterprise wide technology change projects across multiple industries.

Sheri helps leaders get the results they want by developing and implementing the right strategies that fit the business situation. Sheri’s notable projects span strategy, planning and design through implementation.

Sheri’s recent clients include:

McKesson, NFP, USP, Sonic, and Aera Energy.

Sheri leads workshops on leading change and how to make transformational change really work. She’s been featured as a keynote speaker for the national conventions of her clients.

Where she learned the ropes:

Bank of America

A favorite quote:

“Hope is not a strategy.”

Terri Campbell


Terri is a change leader with expertise in driving business change through transitions, integrations and process/system transformations.

Where she learned the ropes:


Martha Duesterhoft


Martha has deep expertise in learning and development from executive coaching to developing and delivering eLearning and virtual/instructor-led courses.

Martha has knowledge in creating innovative learning and training programs that utilize media and maximize virtual connection. She also leads change management and creative communication projects to enable organizational transformation.

Martha’s clients include:

BNSF, Catholic Charities, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Texas Christian University, and USP.

Martha has written articles on leadership and talent management for HR Magazine, TLNT, and Careers in Government. She’s served as a speaker at the HR Southwest Conference, SHRM Association and served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Washington.

Where she learned the ropes:


Where she volunteers:

The Gatehouse – serving women and children in crisis

Cheryl Farley


Cheryl’s work has centered on building talent acquisition solutions and helping employees adopt new processes and technology.

She has led many large scale system implementations and adoption for clients in all industries. Cheryl’s passion for improving business results through people developed throughout her career as a consultant, operational leader, and product development executive.

Cheryl’s recent clients include:

NFP, Xerox, Accenture, and Sonic.

Cheryl is a frequent presenter at the HR Southwest Conference and a leader paving the way with workshops and whitepapers on HR Analytics.

Where she learned the ropes:

Centura Health
Bank of America

The book she always recommends:

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant. Because givers are always winners!



Kirsten has a proven track record leading complex change programs for business transformations, mergers and acquisitions, re-engineering initiatives, systems implementations and organizational changes.
She approaches change from a “practical and tactical” perspective to ensure business objectives are realized and the change is sustainable.

Kirsten’s clients include:

7-Eleven, Sun Microsystems, Texas Instruments

Kirsten develops approaches and plans that fit an organization’s culture and deliver results. She enjoys speaking and writing on “Getting Your Business Ready for a Change”, “How to Sponsor and Lead Change” and “What Does Done Look Like!”

Where she learned the ropes:


Best career advice I’ve received:

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” As consultants we know a lot, or we wouldn’t be here.  Folks you work with need to understand that you care deeply about their success.



Alexandra is an internationally recognized thought leader on the future of the global workplace, conducting research and devising strategies related to preparing organizations and their employees for maximum productivity and competitive advantage.
A former columnist for the Wall Street Journal and writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, and Forbes, she has consulted on workforce excellence for numerous Fortune 500 companies and the Obama administration.

Alexandra’s recent clients include:

ADP, DeVry Education Group, and Intuit

Alexandra is regularly featured as an expert in media such as USA Today, National Public Radio, and The Washington Post. She was named an American Management Association Top Leader and has also been Money Magazine’s Online Career Expert of the Year and the author of one of Forbes’ best websites for women.

Where she learned the ropes:

Computer Associates (CA)

Her favorite quote:

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau



Barbara has a passion for developing and delivering transformational human capital solutions. She brings her expertise in strategic communications and learning and development to guide clients through maximizing talent amidst the complexities of an ever-changing landscape. She is the architect of talent and performance management strategies, reward and recognition programs and learning delivery models. She is a frequent blogger, speaker, and facilitator. She is a certified senior human resources professional and compensation professional.

Barbara’s recent clients include:

PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, Hitachi, McKesson, Glazer’s, Emerus

Where she learned the ropes:


Her favorite advice:

There is no such thing as having read or traveled too much.



Jake has expertise in marketing and social media management from his experience working at Guild Mortgage. Jake graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in Communication Studies and has a passion for developing creative solutions for the projects he takes on.

His Favorite Book:

Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual



Heather has deep expertise in developing leaders, organizations, and employees for businesses experiencing change. She brings her knowledge of how people learn, grow, and connect with each other to create talent programs, communication strategies, and innovative learning programs. Heather has led projects such as the design and launch of a global R&D fellows program, a change program for a client’s business in China and the communications for a complex organizational change.

Her clients include:

PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, BNSF, USP, Freeman, 7-Eleven, and Texas Capital Bank.

Heather is an energetic leader who has facilitated numerous leadership, strategy, and planning sessions. Her approach is to guide clients with developing concrete objectives and then to design and lead discussions and exercises that empower the team to meet its objectives. She has twice been told her facilitation delivered “the best meeting I ever attended.”

Where she learned the ropes:


Her favorite place to learn on the go:

The Invisibilia Podcast



Charlotte’s expertise spans across people strategy, talent management, change leadership. She delivers results to clients by creating practical plans that align to business goals. She has partnered with clients to redesign and implement their performance management process and approach, develop a process for continued learning after training, and created and implemented a new career framework. She reinforces those plans with a blueprint for navigating and managing change.

As a consultant, her client list represents a mix of industries and geographies including McKesson, USP, Aera Energy, Borden Dairy, Accenture and Reflect Systems.

Charlotte’s early career in finance and analytics provides a backdrop for her to create efficient solutions for her clients. She is a certified senior human resource professional and has served as a speaker and workshop leader at HR conferences and events.

Where she learned the ropes:


Where she volunteers:

Charlotte serves as Board President for Gaining Independence For Tomorrow (GIFT), a non-profit organization servicing the special needs community in North Texas.



Erin has been the Talent Acquisition leader for some of the most successful organizations in the world. She has translated her unique global expertise on everything from how to design your talent acquisition strategy and supply chain to how to select the right tools or partner to make it work. She has deep knowledge in recruiting process outsourcing (RPO) and advises leaders on how to make smart decisions in selection and implementation. Erin also has the expertise to advise organizations on how to enhance their employment brand, improve candidate experience, optimize processes, and advises on whether to outsource recruitment, and which partner to choose.

Erin’s recent clients include:

NFP, SC Johnson, and Arrow Electronics.

She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, and HR Executive Magazine. She writes for TheMuse.com, and hosts a podcast for global recruiting leaders. She served on the Board of Directors of the Staffing Management Association.

Where she learned the ropes:


Best career advice ever received:

“Figure out what keeps your boss up at night and solve it!”



Marta has deep expertise in global learning design, development, delivery and organizational effectiveness. She is a sought-out instructor and partners with all levels in an organization to prepare leaders and employees to own and implement successful change. Her background in leadership development, communication and project management spans a variety of industries and business functions and results in realistic workforce solutions that stick.

Recent clients include:

Exelon, University of Chicago, Trustmark, gubernatorial candidates

Marta also develops and leads skill-building workshops on communicating with confidence and passion. Incorporating research, video review and personalized feedback, Marta has successfully coached hundreds of leaders on how to break bad habits, deliver ideas with clarity and enthusiasm and win over tough crowds.

Where she learned the ropes:


Favorite quote:

“There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.”  ― Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking



Kathy has a proven track record of successfully partnering with her clients to help them achieve their goals in the change management, human resources and learning and development space. She dedicates herself to connecting with each client to deliver the customized results they need to achieve their goals. She brings innovative and creative ideas to her clients that will work in their environment and culture.

With over 20 years of experience, Kathy has conducted training needs analysis, designed and developed learning programs, process design and communication strategies.

Recent clients include:

NFP, Aetna, PepsiCo, Pizza Hut, and NRG Energy.

Kathy has developed a number of training programs for large-scale implementations consisting of multiple delivery methods.

Where she learned the ropes:


Favorite quote:

“Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” – Abraham Lincoln



Shelli has demonstrated expertise in change leadership, talent development & team effectiveness across many industries. Her knowledge was developed through working on a diverse mix of organizational change projects. She is also an executive coach and works with her clients to help them apply leadership strategies and assessments to their role and situation.

Shelli’s clients include: BNSF, Sutton Frost Cary, LLP, Barrow Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC, and MPI.

As a certified executive coach & facilitator, Shelli has led numerous workshops focused on leadership development and team effectiveness. She is certified in assessment tools including; Emotional Intelligence EQi 2.0, EQI 360, and ShadowMatch.

Shelli serves on the Executive Committee for the Women’s Alliance, which offers leadership, mentoring & direction to its members.

Where she learned the ropes:

Human Dimensions, Inc.

Her favorite place to learn something on the go is her daily dose of On The Dot Woman.



Betsy brings deep expertise in both leading change and talent management. When leading change, she has guided many complex initiatives on a global scale to ensure sustained behavior change and thus, return on investment. In the talent management arena, Betsy’s work spans organizational capability, leadership development and employee engagement. Betsy previously led the change center of expertise at PepsiCo.

Betsy’s recent clients include:

PepsiCo, McKesson, Freeman and Essilor of America
Betsy has been a speaker at both the local and national levels for the Organizational Development Network (ODN). She is also a sought out leader for workshops on how to lead and navigate change.

Where she learned the ropes:


Favorite quote:

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.“ by Benjamin Franklin

Talented Team of Experts

Our talented team has knowledge of everything from instructional design, to change projects, communication, HR program design or how to create a great leadership program. Our team expertise is as diverse as your needs. We assemble the right team that fits your needs whether it’s working onsite together or a global virtual project. Our talent makes the difference. Some of our talented consultants include:

  • Lara Azcona
  • Mark Evans
  • Kim Grieser
  • Mary Heartfield
  • Meredith Johnson 
  • Vicki Lauter
  • Kathy Light
  • Susan Lockhard
  • Natalie Mickan
  • Eleonore Pieper
  • Cheryl Pope
  • Fran Trano
  • Barb Weinberger
  • Dot Young
We would love to connect and learn more about your needs.