“I have used Margaret Morford and her company, The HR Edge, to deal with a vast array of management challenges at several different companies.  Whether it is employee development, team building, conflict resolution, or training, The HR Edge has always created fantastic results.  I absolutely recommend that any company that is concerned about developing their human capital get in touch with The HR Edge and do it soon.”

Jim Clayton
Senior Vice President
KOMO-TV, KUNS-TV and Fisher Radio


“The first time a colleague and I attended a session by Margaret Morford about six years ago, I knew that she would connect effectively with our busy 150 frontline managers, as well as our senior staff.  She brings credibility from her human resource business experience and takes a no nonsense approach to tackling some of the most difficult and timely topics.  She includes stories from the trenches with which they can relate and her delivery is engaging, professional, oftentimes funny and always memorable.  Margaret and The HR Edge are a great resource and partner in our supervisory and leadership programs.”

Cathy Pierce
Senior Director
Miami University


“We engaged Margaret Morford and The HR Edge four years ago to help us upgrade our management and leadership skills.  She has helped managers by training them on how to have courage and deliver direct feedback to employees.  She has helped our mangers learn how to be politically smart and bold, yet savvy.  Currently all measures of leadership are higher than they have ever been at our company.  Margaret Morford is respected for her work experience and straight-forward approach.  The managers at my company appreciate her training because it is evidence-based and practical.  In addition, Margaret’s courses are interesting, fast-paced and highly interactive.”

 Dina LeBlanc
Leadership Development Specialist
DM Petroleum Operations


“Margaret and The HR Edge were initially recommended to me for a client who needed help after conducting an internal investigation.  Not only did the client want to take appropriate remedial measures, but it had become clear there was a complex breakdown of working relationships within a group of high level employees who needed to work well together.  The client was very skeptical about what Margaret could do for their organization.  They, however, could not have been more pleased and surprised with her quick identification of the personality and communication issues, and her ability to help the employees recognize and take an interest in modifying their own workplace behavior.  I would not hesitate to recommend Margaret or The HR Edge to any of our clients who need to tackle a problem with employee conflict or dysfunction with a valuable team or individual.  Margaret’s presentations also are second to none.  She is dynamic, engaging, entertaining and wise.  She does not permit political correctness to interfere with her presentations of workplace reality, and her recommendations are excellent and practical.  I found many of her observations to be accurate and, even after working as a professional for 20 years, I have tried to modify my own workplace interactions in an effort to achieve more professional success.  I would strongly encourage anyone who has the opportunity to attend one of her presentations to do so.

Heather Owen
Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP


“Our organization has had the pleasure of working with Margaret and her team several times over the last 5 years. We consistently get great feedback on her programs and presentation styles, whether she’s working with HR leaders or business unit leaders. There are some real gems of knowledge in her programs, delivered concisely, simply and often humorously. Participants immediately connect with Margaret and her associates because they have experienced the business world themselves”.

Susan J. McGinness
Vice President
Nationwide Insurance


“Margaret has been our consultant for several years. She has handled difficult projects for us and has gotten us better outcomes than we expected. We have used her to train and coach managers, ranging from division heads to first-line supervisors. She is innovative and practical in her approach to training and solving human resources issues. Margaret has become a valuable member of our team.”

Rod Connor
Chief Administrative Officer
Gaylord Entertainment Company


“The HR Edge is a valuable addition to our Airport Authority’s staff. You can always count on them to give practical applications. They’ll deliver what you ask and much more.”

Amy Armstrong
Vice President
Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority


“Over the past several years, my group and I have participated in several of The HR Edge seminars and they are all fabulous! I think “Running with the Big Dogs” was very timely for me. I also got a lot of valuable information from “Getting in Front of the Elephant.” I’d highly recommend The HR Edge training to anyone!

Julie Cookson, PHR
Senior Vice President
Scripps Networks


“Any organization serious about helping their managers give real and honest coaching definitely needs The HR Edge leadership training. Margaret Morford holds no punches and successfully coaches managers on dealing with the most critical and challenging part of their job – managing people. I am a firm believer that your organization is only as good as your leadership. I would highly recommend The HR Edge and Margaret Morford as your training partner.”

Valerie J. Brown
Director of Human Resources &
Organizational Development
Globe Pequot Press


“Our Performance and Development Team partnered with The HR Edge and Margaret Morford to share her leadership perspective with participants in our Emerging Leader program. Margaret’s extensive expertise on being effective at work, leadership through positive influence and her dynamic interaction skills have had a powerful effect on our team members that has permeated well beyond the Emerging Leader participants. She has delivered much more than we anticipated. Margaret and The HR Edge have become a mainstay of our development program – our “TECO Edge.”

Clint Childress
Senior Vice President
TECO Energy


“The minute I met Margaret Morford from The HR Edge, I became a fan. Margaret presents information to her audience in such a friendly, witty, knowledgeable way that you can’t wait for the next program. Her style is engaging and her knowledge of the subject matter is so strong….Months after her programs, people are still talking about the helpful tips they learned. Margaret and The HR Edge are professional, organized and prepared for their audience.”

Cathy Podvin
Vice President
Fifth Third Bank


“The truly unique aspect of the organizational training courses conducted by The HR Edge is the overwhelming response we get from our employees! Training can only be effective if it ties to specific business objectives/needs and employees want to participate. Working with The HR Edge, we’ve been able to tailor courses to address specific issues and the classes immediately fill up as soon as they are advertised. Employees find the information relevant with specific, real-world action tips, communicated in a lively, participatory environment. The HR Edge has become a core piece of our annual training plan.”

Nancy Church
Director of Human Resources
VF Imagewear


“I consider The HR Edge to be a reliable “brain trust” of management and knowledge. The half-day workshops are fun and entertaining and yet so relevant to our needs. We were able to apply what we learned immediately.”

Lynn Hutson
Vanderbilt University


“Margaret Morford is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is not only a dynamic and engaging speaker, but she brings the topics home for participants. You leave with actual tools and improved skills you can immediately apply to your workplace. When I tell staff that Margaret’s coming, they adjust their schedules and race to sign up. I truly couldn’t be more pleased, which is why I have continued working with The HR Edge for the past 7 years and 2 employers.”

Angie Clark
Moses Lake Community Health Center


“The Management Courage presentation transformed communication within our organization! Understanding the principles, tips and hands-on tools allow Badger Mining Corporation to continue to be the Best Small Company to Work for in America! I can’t think of any department in any company that wouldn’t benefit from hearing the Management Courage message! The impact and ROI of the classes were measurable immediately! Our organization was moved to make changes in communication styles and how we view upcoming generations. We’ll be bringing The HR Edge back in the future; we view them as a long-term, strategic partner in helping us maintain the credential of being the Best Small Company to Work for in America!”

Mellisa Stafford
Training and Development
Badger Mining Corporation


“Margaret delivers training that is practical and useful to all levels of management, from our warehouse operations to the corporate offices. The managers leave her sessions with very concrete tools to use in solving the people issues that they encounter every day. Our managers felt it was the best training they’ve had in years.”

Randolph Wilkerson
Vice President
Commissary Operations, Inc.

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