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Since 1998, we've been creating and delivering customized interactive training programs, workshops, seminars, keynotes, and coaching sessions. Contact us today to learn more about how we can partner with you!

Welcome to peopleworks, inc.

About PeopleWorks

Since 1998, we've been creating and delivering customized interactive training programs, workshops, seminars, keynotes, and coaching sessions. We've had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of employees, managers, organizations, conference planners, and groups across many different industries from all over the United States.

Why PeopleWorks?

We stand out at events because we don't do generic programs or presentations (we do, however, incorporate a few magic tricks and meaningful/fun activities to illustrate key points). We believe in understanding our audiences and tailoring our programs to meet the needs of your unique group.

People Skills = Our Specialty

Our founder, Kathy Peterson, has a background in HR (she has earned the SPHR and the SHRM-SCP), in addition to her extensive speaking & training background. This combination means a focus on helping clients build people skills, because the people work is harder than the paper work!

Our Services

Keynotes

Conference planners know we are always top rated and will be a hit with their audiences. Kathy specializes in Ag audiences, since she is also a farm wife!

 

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Leadership and Management Programs

People often get promoted to management, but don’t know what it really means to lead. Having specialized in this training for the last 22 years, Kathy knows what you face and brings real world, immediately applicable solutions.

 

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Employee Programs

We know that because employees shape an organization’s culture, it’s critical we have leaders at all levels (not just in management). We can assist with building your team and your bench strength.

 

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Assessments & Profiles

We have found that many “ah ha!” moments (and behavior changes) come from people gaining deeper insights into their own thoughts and actions. These assessments are extremely impactful.

 

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Meet the team

From Some Of our best clients

"Our Landus Cooperative team called on Kathy Peterson to be the keynote speaker at our inaugural women in agriculture conference. This was an important event to us, and because it was our very first, we wanted to make sure our conference kicked off... Read More
Alicia Heun, Director of Communications, Landus Cooperative
"People from yesterday’s LDI (Leadership Development Institute) are still talking about how fun and informative your presentation was. They really enjoyed it and got a lot out of it! And, yes, we are already talking about when we can have you back... Read More
Rick Petersen, Director of Professional Development, Boone County Hospital
"I wanted to personally thank you again for coming and talking to our LAND participants. The overwhelming feedback I got from everyone is how great and engaging you were. They just loved your presentation! THANK YOU... Read More
Lauren Prine, Education & Producer Relations Director, Texas Corn Producers
"Words cannot express how much Kathy Peterson's training has made a difference at ARAG! Over the years, I have enjoyed partnering with Kathy as we have prepared for a variety of different training sessions. Whatever the training topic, Kathy works... Read More
Lisa Wolf, Director, Culture & People, ARAG
"Thanks so much for a great training session. I got a lot out of it - it is the best class I have ever attended. Keep up the good work. You motivate me to do a better job... Read More
Kurt Mitthun, Customer Service Supervisor, Winnebago Industries
"We enjoyed working with Kathy who tailored the leadership development message specifically to our organization and delivered it superbly. Her use of a variety of learning techniques makes the training engaging as well as so much fun! Everyone... Read More
Audrey Niemann, Human Resources Manager, Wild Rose Casino & Resort
"Your presentation was very informative, educational, and energetic. In my professional sales career which began in 1974, I have studied in small group sessions with Zig Ziglar, W. Clement Stone, Lacy Hall, and in many large group PMA rallies with... Read More
Mike Diercks, Sales Manager, The Storm Lake Times
"From start to finish I found Kathy to be highly responsive to our needs, outcome oriented, and focused on ensuring the trainee had the best possible experience. Kathy met with my team, listened, and made suggestions on how she could modify her... Read More
Michael Wilkinson, Bureau Chief, Iowa Workforce Development
"I met Kathy a few years ago in a training session and was impressed by her enthusiasm, creativity and her ability to work with and develop others. Kathy is a true professional who understands how to motivate others to produce results. I was so... Read More
Tim Wendel, General Manager, CMC Joist
"You did such a fantastic job of connecting with our staff. Your style is so inviting, that it was difficult, even for the most resistant employee to keep from participating in class! After your session, I heard comments such as: 'She is so... Read More
Heidi Worrall, VP – Human Resources, First Security Bank & Trust
"Just thinking about Kathy's work and the response of the attendees makes me laugh... and it makes me think. As a fellow speaker, I had the privilege to work with Kathy for a series of six meetings. At every venue I saw her engage the attendees... Read More
Jolene Brown, CSP, Professional Speaker, Author, Business Consultant
"When Kathy presents, the audience is always engaged in the presentation, had an enjoyable time, and leaves with new knowledge that they go to work and can immediately utilize. Kathy ALWAYS receives high evaluations from the participants and... Read More
Bill Burdick, Business Coordinator, North Iowa Area Community College Continuing Education
"Kathy was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was very flexible in creating the training we needed and took the time to get to know who we were as a company. The results of the training she facilitated were excellent, with many positive comments... Read More
Al Hogeman, Team Development Manager, Musco Lighting
"I cannot tell you how many compliments I had on your presentation. There's an excitement in the air and a comradery that we haven't seen for a long, long time. We really think it was due to your presentation...Everyone keeps commenting about how... Read More
Gina Myers, Director of Surgery, Mercy Medical Center
"Thanks a million for a very informative and entertaining training session! I must say, really… you are the... Read More
Mike Carlson, COO, Cadre Teleservices
"You took us to a deeper level of thinking today and that will help us as we chart the course for the future of Mason City. Thank you so much for your work with our team... Read More
Dr. Anita Michich, Superintendent of Schools, Mason City Community School District
“Kathy has provided our area businesses and their staff with variety of professional training courses. Her level of expertise and enthusiasm captivates the participants, along with her ability to get them involved is very effective. She is a very... Read More
Maureen Elbert, Executive Director, Kossuth / Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation
"Kathy got everyone involved...we especially liked all of the group projects and sharing. We appreciated how she helped us look at how we do things. She presented a new perspective on our interactions with others and how we can lead... Read More
3M Participant Evaluation
"Kathy brings a fresh and professional perspective to our training and development sessions. She is warmly received and our managers always look forward to her sessions. Kathy has been a great... Read More
Martha Gleason, Vice President of Human Resources, First American Bank
"Thank you for your time and the training. The material that was presented was excellent and hit home... Our attendees found the training to be beneficial to them for their daily responsibilities, the activities kept their interest, and you were a... Read More
Shelly Dunn, Organizational Development Manager, Eaton Corporation

We Want to Hear From You

Address: 224 Main Street, Alta, IA 51002

Phone: 712.284.2881

E-mail:  hello@peopleworksinc.com