We Appreciate All Referrals!

We know that YOU are in the know!

And we’d LOVE for you to talk about us behind our back!

We know that Shockingly Different Leadership may not be in the room when a leader or an organization talks about their training or HR project needs.  But we know that you may be.

We at SDL want to be a resource you can refer when you hear of someone in search for a consultant or project support vendor partner for a “people” (Learning/HR/OD) initiative.

If your referral results in a booked contract, you will have your choice of receiving a referral bonus or a donation equal to the referral bonus in your name to the charity of your choice.   

We promise to handle your referral with white glove service. If we are not able to help your colleague, we have a huge network and likely know of someone ideal who can be of service.

Thank you in advance for your “ears on the street”!

What would be a good referral for us?

When . . . . .

  • An organization wants to create a new leadership program or improve on a current one
  • A senior executive wants to include some professional development in their next team meeting, conference or retreat
  • An organization is going through a major change and needs organizational development support
  • An individual is seeking a leadership or executive coach to improve their ability to impact and influence
  • An organization needs Learning/HR/OD project support personnel, on a contract, project, or ad-hoc basis


Or . . . . . . . 

if you know an HR, Talent Development, or Organizational Development leader and are willing to make a warm introduction, we will take it from there!


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For warm introductions, here is some sample verbiage you can use:

Hi [insert name of colleague],
Please allow this note to serve as the virtual introduction to two great colleagues.

Karan Ferrell-Rhodes is the CEO of Shockingly Different Leadership, a human capital professional services consultancy, which provides organizations consulting expertise in the areas of Talent Development, Organizational Development, and Human Resources – on an on-demand, project, or flexible basis. It is my hope that she and her firm can be a tremendous resource for you, if future needs happen to arise.  Karan’s LinkedIn profile.

[Insert 1-2 sentences, introducing your colleague]

I’ll let you two take it from here.  Hope you two are able to connect,
[insert your name]


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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.


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