Business Consultant Reviews
Matthew T. McClintock
Evergreen Legacy Planning
Jonathan and I need an excellent administrative assistant/paralegal as we continue to grow. We started asking around to other lawyers and other professionals and kept running into dead ends. In the end we hired Molly Hall at Hiring & Empowering Solutions (https://hiringandempowering.com/) and have been BLOWN AWAY by their process. Because we’re WC members they gave us a great discount over their usual fee and came up with a stack of qualified candidates in short order. After they did the initial interviewing and vetting, they set up a series of interviews for us with the possible candidates.
After we narrowed down the choices, they gently let loose the ones that didn’t make the second round cut and then ran the remaining candidates through 3 extensive personality profiles: Kolbe, DISC, and StrengthFinder. We reviewed those and discussed the options with Molly, who then helped us narrow down the one candidate to proceed to an offer.
They then do a thorough criminal background check and help extend a written offer, and then work through a comprehensive 90-day onboarding process to help the new hire succeed for us.
I must say that I am over the moon with the level of service Molly and her team have provided to us. Yes, you have to pay for the service but I can tell you from prior experience, there’s nothing as expensive as a bad hire.. Molly’s team and their process go a long way to avoid a bad outcome like that. I’m beyond grateful for their help, and will 100% use them for our next hire.
If you’re looking for admin/paralegal help, you will do yourself and your practice a disservice if you don’t work with Molly first.
“Molly and Laney have created something that is unparalleled and unmatched. Not only does her course offer so much value, Molly’s attention to you, your company, it’s workflows, goes above and beyond. This is not a “take our course and you’re on your own”, Molly will help you from beginning to end. They are great business advisors and, more importantly, treat you with kindness and respect. If you value your business, you will not only work with Molly and Laney, but also follow their advice.”
“Working with Laney and Molly is delightful. This is a company built upon respect and integrity and they truly model what they teach. Anyone experiencing any dysfunction in their work environment will benefit from this program. I highly recommend this program whether you are hiring your first employee or seeking to restore a healthy work environment.”
“I have worked with Molly for several years and she is the best…period! She guided our law firm into success when we were stuck. She helped each person individually to bring team success. She personally showed me how to master my time and be successful in my position. Her support and “tough love” brought me encouragement and confidence that I could not only do my job, but rise above it. I didn’t dread going into work. Her down to earth approach is exactly what I needed and I couldn’t’ be more grateful. Plus she is just a really really really awesome person who truly cares about those she helps. I never felt I was a “project” to her, but a friend. We have always worked with her professionally on a biz to biz level and her expertise and guidance have been invaluable.”
H. Gregory Walker, Jr.
Specialist in Estate Planning and Administration
“I just joined your academy and you have hit it out of the ball park. I clicked a few tabs on your membership page and you have compiled the secrets to running a successful business.
At $600 a year for the wealth of information you have available in one spot is literally giving away information it would cost a small fortune and a lifetime to accumulate. You are the best!”
Sechler Law Firm, Mars, PA
“I worked with the folks at Hiring and Empowering to assist my busy law practice. Our team came from diverse backgrounds. Some had worked in other law firms with much different cultures. Some had never worked in a law firm before. New team members always blurred the lines of roles and responsibilities between the team. Molly trained my team on how best to work together to meet common goals. The team was better equipped to support our lawyers as well as each other. She took the time to get to know our systems and workflow. Then she was able to identify which team members were best able to work in the various positions. The time Molly took to understand the different personalities and skills of our team members to understand how they could best support each other, improved our workflow and morale. The team always looked forward to the calls and left them eager to improve the organization as a whole.”
Peter C. Herbst Jr. J.D. LL.M.
“We called H & E after a staff member gave two weeks notice. They immediately crafted a job description that fit our needs. Advertisements for the position went out quickly and interviews were lined up quickly allowing us to have the new person hired with a start date immediately after the departing staff member left. Having just done this 2 years ago and sifted through 60 plus resumes in response to a Craig’s list advertisement, this was so much easier. Molly sifted through all the responses, vetted the candidates, and only had me meet with the people that she had pre-screened. Instead of a dozen interviews, I did two interviews. She also handled all the scheduling. The systematic approach saved me so much time and effort. The stress was removed from my shoulders. They are professional and the entire process is stress free for the business owner.”
Amena A. Choudhury
Choudhury Law, L.L.C.
“If it were not for H & E, I would have continued to be part of a partnership in which my ambitions and goals for my law practice were not being met. Molly helped me realize that friendship and business were two individual entities that could not be intertwined as each needed its own specific nourishment. She helped guide me through the painful process of separation from the partnership to learning how to achieve as a solo practitioner. Initially, fear and self-doubt were preventing me from understanding my value. Molly, kept me focused from day one of my new practice with no doubts of my value and ability to succeed. She taught me in accountability and the power of putting goals in writing does come to fruition. I never thought that I would be doubling my income within 30 days of her guidance! Molly is not only an outstanding business advisor but also an amazing human being!”
Susan Hunter, Attorney at Law
“I have a team full of rock-stars. The challenge was that they were floating around with no direction and no sense of their own power to make a real difference in the success of the company. The results were not in line with our potential.
The solution was Team Empowerment. When I shared my frustration with Molly, she first had me (the owner) declare specific goals that would “delight” me, and I gave her specific numbers. She took over from there and through weekly calls with specific members of the team, she was able to tap into their skills and motivate them to perform at a higher level.
The approach of applying the specific skills and work-styles of each of the team members to the tasks at hand created results immediately. Using the KOLBE™ and StrengthsFinder results, she was able to tailor the team’s projects and help them create systems of accountability that worked for them as individuals, in their own style – rather than applying a cookie-cutter “system” designed to work for everyone, everywhere.
This customized approach triggered the desired results: My team members are tapping into their own individual power, working together toward common goals and creating results. They are focused and empowered, both as individuals and as a team. The difference is palpable, not just in the numbers, but in the attitudes and focus of each individual – and the cooperative culture of the firm. It is truly a joy to lead such a spectacular group.”
Deena Key, Client Services Coordinator
Estate Plan Strategies, LLC St. Louis, MO
“Before attending Molly and Laney’s Key Assistant Program, I often felt frustrated by the lack of systems in our office and overwhelmed by the amount of work to do.The chaos of my day left me unfocused and drained of creativity.After working with Molly and Laney over the last 6 years, my office has created systems to streamline productivity.I also learned to convey a sense of appreciation and respect for not only who I work for or what I do, but more importantly who I am as a professional.Molly and Laney each brings to the table an immense amount of creativity, knowledge and experience. They are a great sounding board for fresh ideas and have been essential when I have needed assistance in focusing in on my goals.”
Loren Frasco, Paralegal, Client Services
HighPoint Law Offices, P.C. Chalfont, PA
“Before working with Molly and Laney, our firm often had trouble reaching our goals and keeping the promises we made to ourselves and in the marketplace.Since we began working with them in 2004, we are now reaching our monthly, quarterly and annual goals and have actually doubled our revenue.Molly has provided us with the consistent monthly guidance to grow our practice. She holds us accountable every month to keeping our promises to ourselves and in the marketplace. Without her coaching we would not have the tools to reach our goals and actually double our revenue.Laney has been an inspiration to me. She never ceases to amaze me with all her entrepreneurial ideas and her generosity in sharing the knowledge she has attained through her own experiences. Together they are the essential building blocks to grow any business.”
Peter J. Gilbert, Founding Attorney
HighPoint Law Offices, P.C. Chalfont, PA
“I’ve had the great privilege of knowing and working with Molly and Laney for many years. These women developed from being employees with a “job” into becoming, in many ways, the ”face” of their organization. I’m not sure what their educational credentials were when they took their jobs, but they turned out to have the most important credentials of all – the focus and determination to make a difference in the companies they’ve been part of. Their organizations would not have made as great an impact on my life and practice without them.”
Digital Social Strategist
“Working with Molly & Laney has been transformational for me both personally and professionally. I’ve worked with them both for over 20 years and am better because of it.
Not only have they taught me how to FIND my voice, but how to USE it effectively! And, they have supported me with making certain that I focus on the vision of my company without tolerating my “reasons” getting in the way of me growing my business true to the vision I have for it.
They are a complete stand for my success and never flex or waiver from holding me accountable especially when it moves me closer to my goals or it’s hard to call me out on my “story.”
I am a better entrepreneur; mother and friend for collaborating with them over the years. They understand how to get me in the zone and provide a clear step-by-step approach to taking the next step to developing and growing my business. Anyone who works along side Molly & Laney is sure to succeed.”
Entrepreneur, Venture Catalyst, Legal, Advertising, Home Health Care industry Charlotte, NC
“In just 18 months of working with Molly, she has distinguished herself as a conscientious and energetic leader of the MPS executive team. Her efforts and commitment to both MPS and its growth have created a happier and more productive team for them internally, while providing us ( Brock MacNeill – marketing agency) the support, project management and organization required to manage so many different projects simultaneously. Her creative ideas and input stemming from the authentic relationships she has built within the attorney industry throughout the country is unmatched. Quite simply, Molly is one of the most remarkable leaders I have ever met. Anyone who knows and has worked with her can tell you that she has all of the qualities of a natural leader: genuineness, intelligence, and integrity. It is my hope that we are able to work with Molly for many years to come.”
Tom Houck, CPA, CFP
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
“Molly has been a tremendous source of strength and focus to me and especially my business. Over the last five years my business has gone from pure stress to pure pleasure thanks to Molly’s help and guidance. Molly is the best and I guarantee she will help you take your business to the next level.”
Attorney Bill Alexander
W.G. Alexander & Associates, PLLC Raleigh, NC
“Laney Chavis is a dynamic executive with organizational, leadership, and “get the job done” skills that go way beyond extraordinary. To say she is the best is not an adequate description; she is better than anyone I have ever known at implementing complex legal plans from start up to completion with every detail done. It has been my pleasure to work with Laney the past three years; she lifts everyone around her. If you need any job done quickly with attention to detail, give it to Laney.”
Attorney Reed Scott
Law Offices of Reed K. Scott Pleasanton, CA
“Lots of people have experience, but not everyone knows what to do with that experience. Laney is incredible at figuring out and implementing systems that most lawyers only dream of. She has the rare gift of being able to observe operations, document the workflow, and then implement new systems for improvement. Laney was able to help my staff implement systems and training that shaved hundreds of hours of non productive time from our office. This led to increased productivity, fewer errors, better documents, more satisfied clients and higher fees! Laney’s experience and skill set give her the unique ability to identify office productivity bottlenecks and implement solutions that not only eliminate the bottleneck, but also allowed our office to do the same amount of work in half the time. I went from working sixty hour weeks to 35 hour weeks with the same fee revenue stream and same staff size. One of the best things about working with Laney and her team is she is a great role model for your staff. When my assistant saw how much Laney and her team could do in half the time, she wanted to know how to make the same improvements in our office. There were no more excuses, just good ideas for improvement. You can’t afford not to have Laney and her team on your side, whether your goal is to reduce staff or improve productivity, Laney can help you get want you want out of your practice.”