81% of employees would consider leaving their current role for the right offer*.

90% of executives said keeping new hires is an issue in their organizations**.

19% of executives said new hires, especially millennials, leave because they don’t like their organization’s culture**.

*Hays  **KornFerry


In today's economy employers can no longer be satisfied with the status quo. Employees need to be inspired and motivated.  Not managed.  Leadership requires inspired solutions to retain great employees, attract new talent and to create a workplace culture that is appealing to all generations.

The PEOPLE INSTITUTE partners with your organization to create a workplace that is open and welcoming, functional in all areas, and creates an engaging environment for all generations.

What's your workplace challenge? From communicating difficult news to your staff, to juggling the needs of a multi-generational workforce, to keeping your staff motivated in the midst of uncertainty, workplace issues today are as numerous as they are varied and challenging.  Our team will:

  • Assess. We work with you to assess the challenges, goals, expectations of leadership and all members of the team.

  • Strategize. Merging the goals of the company with the personal goals and values of your employees is the first step to creating a fully engaged workplace culture. We customize employee engagement strategies that allow teams to better communicate.

  • Coach. Coaching is the encouraging process to inspire others. That is how we define our coaching methods.

A well-designed training program communicates to your employees what is expected of them and, more importantly, how to meet your expectations.

training academies

Our training academies target employee training in two areas: professional growth and functional skill development. We work with your team to navigate today's business world with savvy and finesse.

Carla was able to keep my attention while she talked and she had us doing a lot of different group activities.
— Attendee, Judicial College of Maryland 2018 Leadership Conference
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First Level

Sets the foundation for entry level employees and grooms them for the next step in their career.

Target Audience: Entry level staff; Interns; First Level Associates

Training modules include:

Generational Workplaces, Communicating Essentials, Excellence in Customer Service, Leadership 101, Goal Setting & Career Planning, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Personal Growth Development, Essentials of Emotional Intelligence

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Mid-Level Growth

This training academy builds on the foundation of a more established team. Ideal for those on a leadership track.

Target Audience: Middle management, first level supervisors

Training modules include:

Humanizing Leadership, Management vs. Leadership, Generational Workplaces, Leading with Emotional Intelligence, Coaching Others, Effective Delegation, Employee Engagement

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Leadership Development

Leadership 2.0 takes your upper management team to the next level of leadership. Founded on strong leadership and organizational skill development.

Target Audience: New leaders; mid-level leaders; senior level management. Great for leadership retreats.

Training modules include:

Setting Leadership Priorities, Leading with Emotional Intelligence, Coaching Others, Employee Engagement, Humanizing Leadership, Organizational Management

Does your team need a refresher course?

Want to sample a few? Schedule a 1-hour lunch and learn. You provide the lunch, we provide the learn!

I’ve known Ms. Harris for 20+ years and during that time, I’ve come to know Ms. Harris as an astute, effective and professional consultant.
Ms. Harris’s company identifies obstacles or situations that can blemish a company’s professional image. To that, she is highly skilled in training the company and staff to embrace and practice much needed behavioral changes in order to portray an image that customers are drawn to and enjoy.
If you have the opportunity to work with Carla Harris and her company, please take full advantage.
— Lisa Greer, First Vice President, CenterState Bank
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How We Work

ImageWorks is committed to the success of your team. We know change takes time. As such, we require a minimum 3-month commitment for transformation, inclusive of training and coaching. Time commitment is based on organization size.

Please contact us for customized solutions.

“ImageWorks is a progressive enterprise which is impacting the community at large. It is displaying it’s diversity from workforce development to image consulting. Carla Harris, CEO and founder of ImageWorks brings over 20 years of experience in image consulting and staff development. “
— Anna B. Legal Administrative, Washington, DC