Our experts help HR functions scale up their capacity during peak periods of work!

Our Differentiating Value: We're a rare breed of consultancy

At Shockingly Different Leadership, we are changing the way HR functions scale up their teams during peak periods of work.

Let’s face it – we all need a helping hand at times, and HR functions are no different.  SDL is proud to be a global human capital services consultancy that provides organizations access to the best consulting expertise in the areas of Talent Development, Organizational Development, and Human Resources – on an on-demand, project or contract basis.

We help you execute business-critical, talent-related initiatives by solving the problem of quickly locating trusted consulting expertise.  Companies are using SDL to scale their talent development capabilities, source the perfect HR consultant, lead organizational change initiatives, flex their HR functions on-demand, reduce costs and better manage their human capital project spend.

SDL’s differentiating value to our clients is in offering skilled SDL staff and contract talent who have a proven work history with real SDL clients.  We have the best experts, made our services competitively affordable, and love to co-create solutions that deliver “shockingly different” results!

See why Shockingly Different Leadership should be your human capital vendor of choice!

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Having limited staff can make advancing your talent development and people initiatives quite challenging.

Finding a trusted consulting partner to help you scale up during peak periods of work is time-consuming, overwhelming, and filled with risk and uncertainty.

But what if you could have a vetted team of experts ready on-demand for your next project or initiative?

Shockingly Different Leadership is shaking up the world of talent development and HR consulting support, by providing you access to our best-in-class services, led by our internal staff of proven experts.

No more wasting time seeking referrals from strangers, wading through 50,000 unfamiliar bios in talent databases, or working 60-hour weeks yourself.

Our process is simple:  Complete our inquiry form and we will immediately partner with you to co-create how to best get the work done.

Let SDL be your first resource when you need an extra hand to develop your talent or execute an initiative.  Enjoy a partner who has the infrastructure of a large firm but the agility & customer service of a small one.

So contact us today.  Soon, the only difference between us and you will just be the color of our employee badge!

We Provide On-Demand Expertise For Talent Development, HR, OD, & OE Initiatives.

What Makes Us Different From Other Project Support Consultancies?

We Focus on Developing, Inspiring & Empowering Brilliant Individuals

We Roll Up Our Sleeves to Help You Execute Your Hot People Projects

Our Clients Have Us On Speed Dial For When Needs Arise

Trusted by happy clients both large and small


Let’s Get the Conversation Started!  Submit Your Initial Inquiry Below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of project opportunities do you support?

Answer:  We support Talent Development, Human Resources, and Org Effectiveness initiatives.
-Project Based
-Interim Coverage, due to occurrences such as personal leaves, restructuring, etc.
-Customized Programs or Solutions

How do you assign your experts to project opportunities?

Answer: Our consultants are tenured members of our team who’ve been assigned to numerous previous engagements. Prior to any new project engagement, we first develop a comprehensive understanding of the objectives of our client.  Then we select the top 2-3 experts in our consultant pool, to confirm their interest and true fit. We then present our prospective clients with a curated short-list of our staff who are ready, qualified, and excited to collaborate on your scope of work.

Why should I use SDL for my people-related contract needs?

Answer: Great question!  We’re here to earn your business. Top talent is critical to any business’s success and we’re proud to be your potential co-collaborators. We deliver execution-ready, vetted, high quality experts that fit within your budget and allow you to focus on best next steps.

What fees does SDL charge?

Answer: We do not charge any service fees.  Who wants those?  You should only pay a fair amount for the work we provide. We function similar to most company vendors who partner with organizations. When you meet with us, we will jointly discuss your project budget and SDL will send you a proposal for the scope of work. All payments are processed through SDL and are equal to the agreed upon project cost. We pay our staff and consultants directly.

How do I pay SDL?

Answer: Once a contract is agreed upon and signed by all parties, you select your desired form of payment. A purchase order may be opened or payments may be securely made to SDL via check or credit card. Note: For most contracts, a small deposit is required to start the project.

Does all talent work remotely?

Answer: It’s your call. When a company provides us with their talent needs, they can specify if the work is primarily in office, remote or a combination of the two.

Am I able to have the talent sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement before getting started on my project or assignment?

Answer: You better believe it!  They have already signed one with SDL, but we can have them sign your organization’s as well.

What geographies do you serve?

Answer: We are a global firm who support clients in all geographies.

I am a consultant who would like to work for SDL. How can I join the team?

Answer: We would be happy to review your credentials.  Please know that we are not a placement agency who accepts resumes from thousands of interested parties.

SDL’s differentiating value to our clients is in offering skilled, contract talent who have a proven work history with SDL.  If you would like to learn more about how to be considered for our expert team, please click here.


Shockingly Different Leadership is a talent development and HR project support consultancy. We provide organizations consulting expertise in the areas of Talent Development, Organizational Development, and Human Resources - on an on-demand, project, or flexible basis.


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Marietta, GA 30067


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