About Ridgegate

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One thing I’ve learned in my years as an HR practitioner is that business success and failure always comes down to people. Sure product, or technology or sales strategy are critical components, but there are people at the core of each of those aspects of your business.

Success starts and ends with your people. So if you are trying to solve a people-related business problem and you don’t know where to start, give me a call. With 20 years of experience and a strong network, I have the know-how to tackle any HR problem.

I’ll spend the time with you to understand what’s going on, make recommendations for a fix, and provide a plan to execute on it. No over blown projects, no off the shelf solutions. Just working alongside you to get the best possible business result.

Talent Attraction

Finding the right people
    • Recruitment Process Review and Development
    • Recruitment Strategy and Planning
    • Employment Branding
    • Candidate Assessment
    • Technology Implementation
    • Recruitment Training

Talent Retention

Keeping the right people
    • HR Policy and Compliance
    • Employee and Leadership Development
    • Performance Management
    • On-Boarding and Orientation
    • Employee Coaching

Other Things I Can Do

Outplacement, job seeker support and meeting facilitation. Other talents I have also include cooking a mean turkey, taking great photos from the back of a motorbike and the ability to travel for weeks with one small carry-on.


... A pipeline of qualified candidates delivered to your inbox
... A performance strategy tailored to your workforce and your industry
... The planning processes and support you need, when you need it

Imagine working with Ridgegate Consulting. An HR partner who understands your business your customers and your people.

What My Clients Say

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Deanna Hunter, Consultant & Owner

My experience comes from 20 years in HR.  I’ve worked in different industries, in start-ups and well-established companies, in small and large organizations. I’ve worked with supervisors, senior executives and front line employees. I’ve fired, hired, strategized, acquired, facilitated, coached, trained, laughed, cried … you get the picture.

I’ve honed some valuable skills along the way. I have learned to assess and identify talent, I know how to keep a team engaged and excited about where the business is going. I am an excellent people coach, great at developing and executing on a project plan and I know a lot about the complicated world of HR.

I love helping business owners navigate the all-important people part of their business.

Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get.

Forrest Gump