“As a professional with both consulting and industry experience across world class organizations, I am pleased to offer strategic human resources consulting to businesses of all sizes. Let’s talk about how I can assist you with your HR initiatives. If you are a recruiter, let’s talk about how I can assist you in the short-term.”

Typical Engagements

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Why Work with LBellHR?


As a smaller firm, I choose to work with a select number of clients to make sure I can spend focused time with each and provide the level of personal attention clients are looking for.

My “boots on the ground” approach allows me to be onsite as often as clients need.


Tenure at large international consulting firms and businesses has provided a solid platform of professional expertise. With LBell HR you receive consulting at a level of quality equal to the big consulting firms without the big firm price.


One of the advantages of collaborating with a boutique firm is creativity. LBell HR approaches each project with both a tried and true perspective along with a recognition that change happens fast and solutions need to be creative to keep up with the modern workforce.

My “boots on the ground” approach allows me to be onsite as often as clients need.


As your trusted advisor, I can be counted on to provide candid feedback and direction that is in the best interests of your company.

My goal is to cultivate enduring relationships that can be maintained over the years.

Resources, Ideas, and Perspectives

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Is thinking counterintuitively the new leadership skill?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a typical engagement for LBell HR?

The five most common engagements involve:

  • Interim executive support
  • Merger and integration support; particularly compensation, benefits or change management
  • Functional support for the installation of PeopleSoft, Workday or Lawson
  • Program change or vendor change
  • A review and refresh of existing programs, including communication
What size engagements do you work on?

The typical engagement runs anywhere from 3 months to a year (on a part-time basis) but I occasionally assist with specific segments of a project that have a smaller scope and timeline.

What are your fees?

As a small firm, LBell HR Consulting does not have the overhead of the larger consulting firms. Therefore, professional consulting fees will typically be 50% of services by individuals with comparable credentials at big HR consulting firms.

What if I need several consultants?

LBell HR Consulting has developed a network of professionals who each own their own consulting business and can be called upon if a particular engagement requires multiple resources. Professional individuals with an HR consulting background such as actuaries, communication experts, project managers, market pricing analysts and others can be engaged to supplement a particular project. Because these individuals are deployed on an as-needed basis rather than incurring the overhead costs of permanent employment, this solution provides high quality at a lower cost.

We already have a relationship with a big consulting firm, would you be willing to work with them?

Of course! In fact, LBell HR Consulting can be engaged directly by clients or as a subcontractor to whichever consulting firm the client is working with. This solution provides the client with a cost-effective alternative but with the comfort and convenience of oversight and coordination with the larger firm.

Do you provide interim support?

Yes.  I’m available if you need someone for a few weeks or a few months; part-time, full-time or project based.  An interim executive can keep your organization going strong while you take the time to find the right permanent resources.  Or, I can step in as an extra pair of hands during a particularly busy period by coaching, training and assisting on-site staff in work that needs to get done. 

Are you willing to spend time on site?

Yes, my “boots on the ground” approach allows me to provide personalized service and support to the client as needed. I can work on site several days each month and sit shoulder to shoulder with the company’s staff to witness activity on the project and provide real time support.

What is your approach to an HR change project?

Click on the Resources tab for a fun infographic on How to Implement an HR Change Project. Often times, the work ends for a consulting firm once the programs are designed, but before they are implemented. LBell HR Consulting recognizes that implementation is where the real work begins. Because I have been in industry positions for many years during my career, I know what it takes to effectively implement and communicate new programs or changes to existing programs. I bring the right balance of practical knowledge and change management strategies to bear, and will be by your side from the initial implementation planning all the way through the development of the last policy or procedure to support the new programs.

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Lorraine Bell, Principal Consultant

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