Together we will create a SMART Workplace!

We are current thought leaders who research, coach, facilitate, and consult with clients purposefully leveraging the 21st century digital workplace that makes available a global, distributed workforce. We work across the organization to introduce cultural and operational changes needed to become a high-performance, flexible, mobile workplace.

Our philosophy is to help you identify and learn the right skills, instead of forcing people through an inflexible process. We start where you are and work with training and performance management processes already in place when we can. Our approach builds collective action for shared success.

Meet Our Team

Trina Hoefling
Tranformational Change Agent

Trina Hoefling has been at the forefront transforming the workplace virtually since developing remote management training in 1984 for a DOD contractor. She believes work gets done through relationships – that technology is the enabler, but people are the key.

Trina is on a mission to elevate how to work together virtually, dedicated to unleashing talent and elevating relationships that aren’t limited by the boundaries of distance, difference, or silo. She helps people connect on purpose with the clarity and the resources they need to produce results and celebrate wins.

She is an organization development and transformational change consultant, faculty at the University of Southern California, strategic facilitator, and virtual team engagement expert and coach. In 2017 she rewrote Working Virtually: Transforming the Mobile Workplace, 2nd edition, nearly 20 years after the 1st edition and out of which grew her virtual team model, the Threefold Path for High-Performance Virtual Teams, by working with virtual teams and leaders for decades.
She has been transforming the workplace virtually with clients like Cisco Systems, National Association for State Legislatures, the Department of Treasury, AT&T, JP Morgan, Coca-Cola, McKesson, International Truck & Engine, and Blue Cross Blue Shield for over 35 years.
Trina is also an early adopter and expert educator in online learning and virtual engagement, as well as virtual strategic facilitator that helps organization leaders strategize how to adapt quickly to an increasingly virtual workplace and community/customer base.

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Kathy Kacher
Workforce Solutions Expert

President of Career/Life Alliance Services with over twenty-five years consulting on workforce transformation. Co-author of the National Workplace Flexibility Study, author of several articles and frequently requested speaker. Works with organizations to close the gap between strategy and execution, work effectively in a matrix organization and lead and collaborate in a virtual environment. Kathy is an organizational expert, content developer and workshop facilitator.

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Charlie Grantham
Futurist and Author

Army vet, college professor, corporate futurist and trusted source of knowledge. Besides the PhD, authored seven books related to the future of work, in demand on the speaker circuit and award winning author of several technical articles. At The Smart Workplace Charlie is a curator all things related to Self Leadership and organization assessment.

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