Strategic Restructuring Consultant

Consultant Details:

Contact: Starr Thompson
Name of Firm: Thrive Now HR
Language Spoken: English
Website/LinkedIn URL:

Consultant Expertise

Communications strategy & rebranding/marketing, Cultural due diligence/integration, Facilitation of exploratory/negotiation phase, Facilitation of integration planning, HR integration, Wind-down and dissolution

Program Areas

Arts and Culture, Community and Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights, Human Services, Information and Communications, International Relationship, Philanthropy, Public Affairs, Public Safety, Religion, Social Sciences, Sports and Recreation

Number of Individuals in Firm:


Names and Titles of Individuals in Firm:

Starr Thompson
Human Resources Consultant

Names and Titles of Individuals in Firm:

Starr Thompson
Human Resources Consultant

Firm or Consultant Address:

22398 Morea Way, Woodland Hills, California, 91367

RFQ Contact Name:

Starr Thompson

RFQ Contact Phone:

(818) 245-2388

Geographic area currently served by firm (select all that apply):

Los Angeles, California, USA

How would you describe the range of diversity reflected in your firm’s consultants and leadership (or self, if sole practitioner)?

Our organization takes great pride in the rich tapestry of diversity that defines our consultants and leadership. As a black woman-owned and led firm, we understand the importance of fostering an environment where different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives can flourish. Our team comprises professionals from various racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, each bringing their unique insights to the table. This diversity enriches our problem-solving capabilities and allows us to approach challenges from multiple angles. At the leadership level, our commitment to diversity is exemplified by the fact that our organization is led by a black woman, creating a representation that reflects the broader world we operate in. This leadership ensures that our decision-making processes are influenced by a range of viewpoints, resulting in well-rounded strategies and solutions for our clients. Our dedication to diversity and inclusion doesn’t stop at ethnicity and gender. We also value diversity in terms of professional experiences, educational backgrounds, and expertise. This intersectionality strengthens our ability to serve clients from various industries and address their unique HR needs effectively. Furthermore, we actively promote a workplace culture that encourages open dialogue, mutual respect, and ongoing learning. We believe that by embracing and celebrating our differences, we can create a more inclusive and innovative environment where every team member feels valued and empowered to contribute their best.

Please describe your mission, values, and approach:

Our mission is to leverage our uncompromising principles and value-driven approach to support clients by creating work environments characterized by mutual respect, accountability, seamless communication, fair treatment, and appreciation for the workforce. In doing so, we strive to give our clients an edge in their industry by providing them with the very best HR tools, resources, and strategies. Our vision is to be the leading provider of HR solutions that empower businesses to thrive. We aim to accomplish this by delivering expert advice, innovative technology, and superior customer service. At Thrive Now HR, we recognize that we have a responsibility to the communities in which we operate. We are committed to conducting our business in a way that is socially and environmentally responsible. We take a proactive approach to social and environmental responsibility, striving to continually improve our performance. We seek to minimize our impact on the environment and to support the communities in which we operate through our charitable giving program. We will: ● Aim to reduce our impact on the environment through energy efficiency, waste reduction, and recycling. ● Encourage our employees to get involved in their communities through volunteering and charitable giving. ● Support our employees in their efforts to lead healthier lifestyles. ● Communicate openly with our employees, clients, and other stakeholders about our social and environmental responsibility programs. ● Monitor our progress and report on our performance periodically. Every member of Thrive Now HR is responsible for acting in a way that meets our social and environmental responsibility standards. We will provide training and resources to help our employees understand and meet these standards in a way that reflects our commitment to the CSR statement.

What expertise or perspective do you bring to organizations looking to ground their collaboration practices in values of diversity, equity, and inclusion?

As a black woman-owned and led human resources consulting organization, we bring a unique blend of expertise and perspective to organizations seeking to align their transition planning and hiring practices with the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Our approach is rooted in the understanding that DEI is not just a checkbox to be ticked, but a fundamental mindset that can drive organizational success and innovation. Our team possesses a deep understanding of cultural nuances and sensitivities that can impact transition planning and hiring. We guide organizations in recognizing and navigating potential biases, both conscious and unconscious, that might influence decision-making processes.

Please describe your ideal engagement. Feel free to include issue area and scope of project:

My ideal engagement with clients revolves around a collaborative partnership focused on addressing critical issues in diversity, equity, and inclusion within their organization. The scope of the project would encompass a comprehensive analysis of the organization’s existing practices, policies, and culture, with the ultimate goal of driving positive and sustainable change. Here’s how the ideal engagement would unfold: Initial Consultation and Assessment: We would begin with an in-depth consultation to understand the client’s unique needs, challenges, and goals. I would gather information about the current state of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization, including any pain points or areas that require improvement. Customized Strategy Development: Based on the assessment, I would collaborate with the client to develop a tailored strategy that aligns with their organizational values and objectives. The strategy would outline specific initiatives, actionable steps, and measurable goals to drive meaningful change in the identified issue area. Implementation Planning: Together, we would create a detailed implementation plan, including timelines, responsible parties, and resources required for each initiative. We would ensure that the plan is realistic and feasible while also pushing the boundaries of innovation and transformation. Engagement and Training: I would provide training and workshops to employees and leadership teams, fostering awareness and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts. These sessions would encourage open dialogue, facilitate skill development, and promote a culture of respect and inclusivity. Data Collection and Analysis: Throughout the engagement, we would gather data related to diversity metrics, employee feedback, and other relevant indicators. Regular analysis of this data would enable us to measure progress, identify areas for improvement, and make data-driven decisions. Ongoing Support and Adjustment: I would maintain regular communication with the client to provide guidance, monitor progress, and address any emerging challenges. We would remain flexible and adaptable, adjusting the strategy as needed based on real-time feedback and evolving organizational dynamics. Measurement of Impact: At the end of the engagement, we would conduct a comprehensive assessment of the impact of our initiatives. This assessment would highlight achievements, identify lessons learned, and provide a foundation for continued growth in the client’s DEI efforts. Long-Term Relationship: The engagement would serve as the foundation for an ongoing partnership, with a focus on sustained progress and continuous improvement in the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion journey. Ultimately, my ideal engagement is characterized by its holistic approach, commitment to measurable impact, and the shared goal of creating a workplace culture where diversity is celebrated, equity is upheld, and inclusion is embedded in every aspect of the organization.

How many strategic restructuring projects have you or your firm been involved with?


Please describe your fee structure:

I have three different fee structures for clients: Hourly Rates: In this approach, my clients are billed based on the number of hours spent working on their projects. Project-Based Fees: For specific projects or engagements, I offer fixed fees based on the scope, complexity, and estimated time required. This provides my clients with a clear understanding of the cost upfront. Retainer Packages: I provide retainer packages where my clients pay a fixed monthly fee for a specified number of hours or services.

What percentage of your clients are within the nonprofit sector?


Are you open to remote engagements?


Briefly describe 1-3 examples of restructuring projects with which you have been involved. Please name all participating organizations. (Please prioritize NSI-funded and/or LA-based organizations).

Below is a summary of the restructuring projects I’ve been involved in as a human resources consultant: Organizational Redesign for Efficiency: I’ve worked on projects where my role was to help companies optimize their operations. This involved assessing the current organizational structure, identifying areas of inefficiency, and proposing a revamped structure that promotes smoother communication, quicker decision-making, and cost-effectiveness. The goal was to enhance overall efficiency and effectiveness. Mergers and Acquisitions Integration: In my consulting capacity, I’ve been a crucial part of mergers and acquisitions integration projects. My focus was on aligning the HR aspects of the organizations involved. This included tasks such as ensuring seamless job role transitions, aligning compensation and benefits packages, and facilitating effective communication to minimize disruptions and foster a cohesive workforce. Downsizing and Right-Sizing: I’ve guided organizations through challenging downsizing initiatives, making sure that the workforce is appropriately aligned with evolving business needs. My role included evaluating skill sets, pinpointing areas of redundancy, and devising a strategy to reduce staff while maintaining employee morale and overall productivity. Each of these projects showcased my expertise in navigating intricate HR dynamics during times of change, ultimately contributing to the organizations’ success in achieving their restructuring goals.

Add any other information you feel would aid in understanding the value you or your consulting firm can bring to a strategic restructuring exploration or implementation process:

Thrive Now HR is a progressive, client-centered organization driven by uncompromising principles and values. We specialize in providing high-quality Human Resources consulting and support services to a variety of businesses in many industries. Our team of highly skilled and experienced professionals is dedicated to helping our clients achieve their desired results. We take a collaborative and customized approach to each engagement, ensuring that our clients receive the most effective and efficient service possible. Empowered by 20 years of HR experience, we are equipped with the market knowledge and expertise to provide HR services to organizations in every industry, ranging from food and beverage to fitness, fitness, and nonprofits. We strive to build long-term relationships with our clients based on trust, mutual respect, and a commitment to always putting our clients’ best interests first. Therefore, our ultimate goal is to help our clients create and maintain a workplace where their employees can thrive.

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