Government Capabilities Statement

Proud Partner of Federal, State and Local Governments

Our capabilities statement is provided below to help procurement officers understand how Shockingly Different Leadership can best provide essential services to their governmental entities.

Capabilities Statement Overview: Shockingly Different Leadership is a talent development and HR project support consultancy that helps organizations solve the problem of quickly locating trusted expertise to help them get their “people projects” done. We partner to implement practical ways for  individuals to be more effective in the workforce in a way which both excites them and delights their employer.

Point of Contact (POC) / Title: Karan Ferrell-Rhodes, CEO

Phone: 770-384-1103


Mailing Address:  4480-H South Cobb Drive,  PMB 219, Smyrna, GA 30080

Physical Address:  2121 NewMarket Parkway, Ste. 108, Marietta, GA 30067

Social Media:

Registered Company Name:  Shockingly Different LLC

DUNS:  080264998

EIN:  46-2750674

Cage Code: 7MYC9

Business Certifications: Economically Disadvantaged Woman-owned Small Business, Minority-Owned Small Business

Company Background: 
– Founded in March 2013 to service the talent development, organizational development, and human resources market
– Expanded to local, state and federal marketplace in 2016
– Prime contractor for major international, national, and local firms
– Founder possessing >20 years experience in HR business strategy and professional development
– Staff of >150, who each average 15+ years experience
– Founder awarded as one of the top influential women in Atlanta by Rolling Out magazine
– Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with staff in the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and South America
– Travels globally to client sites Regions Served:  Primary- USA; Availability- USA & International
– No job to small or large

– Global network of staff members
– Dedicated Account Managers
– Track record of delivering innovative, practical solutions
– Best practices and lessons learned applied to every work engagement


We would be pleased to discuss how to best partner on your next contracting opportunity.  Contact us today.  We are just a phone call away.ies.  


We actively seek subcontracting and teaming opportunities.  
Core Competencies:




NAICS Codes:

611430 – Professional And Management Development Training
541612 – Human Resources Consulting Services
923130 – Administration Of Human Resource Programs
561330 – Professional Employer Organizations
561320 – Temporary Help Services


NGIP Codes:

91800   – Consulting Services
91838   – Education and Training Consulting
918-65 – Human Resources Consulting
91883   – Organizational Development Consulting
92400  – Educational and Training Services
92416   – Course Development Services, Instructional and Training
92435  – In-Service Training, Employees
92441   – Instructor-led, Classroom Training, Non-Technical
95258  – Human Resources Development Services
95290  – Training and Instruction Services, Clients
95800  – Management and Operations Services
95874   – Human Resources Management Services
97255   – Training, Non-State Employees

PSC Codes:

U005 Education/Training- Tuition/Registration/Membership Fees
U008 Education/Training- Training/Curriculum Development
U009 Education/Training- General
U099 Education/Training- Other
U001 Education/Training- Lectures
U002 Education/Training- Personnel Testing
R408 Professional Services/ Program Management


Sample of Major Clients:

–  Microsoft Corporation
–  Facebook
–  National Society of Black Engineers
–  British Petroleum (BP)
–  eSecuriel Corporations
–  Brightstar Corporation
–  Coca Cola
–  Spelman University
–  National Association of Black Accountants
–  Atlanta Area Compensation Association
–  Emory University
–  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated
–  Target Corporation


Shockingly Different Leadership is a human capital professional 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.


4480-H South Cobb Drive
PMB 219
Smyrna, GA 30080


2121 NewMarket Parkway
Ste. 108
Marietta, GA 30067


Customer Service Email:

Call or Text: 770-384-1103

#Office Hours

8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Weekends By Appointment