About Our Performance Consulting Firm

Helping your organization find the missing piece.

Performance Consultant Services Offering Change Management SolutionsSince 1994, High Performance Learning, Inc. (HPL) has provided performance consulting services and training programs to more than 300 manufacturing, financial service, healthcare, and government clients. We have helped companies change management leaders to ensure the success of their business during a transaction period.

Our performance consultant team helps our clients to improve their performance, quality of products and services, and organizational effectiveness – especially during periods of rapid change. There are more than 25 senior level professionals associated with our performance management firm in ten cities throughout the United States.


The HPL Team:


Steven Aronson is President & CEO of High Performance Learning, Inc. Steve is also the Practice Leader for HPL’s Change Management Services. His clients have included: Acme Packet, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Century Bank, eClinicalWorks, Hewlett-Packard, Middlesex Savings Bank, PTC, NaviSite, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to founding HPL in 1994, Steve was a founding partner and Senior Vice President of Organizational Dynamics, Inc (ODI). He received his B.S. and MBA from Boston University’s Graduate School of Management.


Wendy Barnes is HPL’s Practice Leader for HPL’s Sales & Customer Service training programs and services. Ms. Barnes’ clients have included: ASME International, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Brookline Bank, Century Bank, Ciba-Geigy, Clairol, Delta Dental Plan, LogMeIn, Middlesex Savings Bank, Manor Health Care, Nestle Corporation, NMTW Credit Union, Pegasystems, Pepsi Cola N.A., Polar Beverage, Prudential Insurance, PTC, Structure Tone, Texaco, UniBank, the U.S. Postal Service, EPA, State Department, Department of Veterans Affairs and the Library of Congress. Ms. Barnes received her M.S. in psychology from Indiana University and a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College.


Patrice Grant is HPL’s Client Services Director. She is responsible for helping client organizations drive business results by successfully implementing HPL’s performance improvement training programs and consulting services. Ms. Grant’s 20-year career has focused primarily in the human resource management, high-tech staffing and consulting industries as a business solutions provider. Ms. Grant earned her MBA from Bentley University and bachelor’s degree in economics from Westfield State University.


Ann Rogers: is HPL’s Practice Leader for HPL’s Assessment & Coaching programs and services. Ms. Rogers received her B.A. from DePauw University, M.Ed. from Boston University, and Graduate Certification in Executive Coaching from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Ms. Rogers’ clients include Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Bristol Myers Squibb, Citizens Financial Group, Delta Dental Plans, eClinicalWorks, EMC Corporation, Federal Express, Fidelity Investments, New Balance, Newton Wellesley Hospital, Organogenesis, State Street Bank, and Tufts Health Plans. Government clients include the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Department of Commerce, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Coast Guard.


Marc Spaulding, Ph.D. is HPL’s Practice Leader for HPL’s Lean Improvement training programs and services. Dr. Spaulding’s clients have included American Express Bank, ARAMARK, AT&T, Ciba Geigy, Citizens Utilities, Entergy Corporation, Eveready Battery Corporation, Federal Express, Federal Mogul, General Public Utilities, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, and Northrop-Grumman. Government clients include the State of New Hampshire, various DOD agencies, GSA and VA. Dr. Spaulding received a B.A in Liberal Arts, an M.A. in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Sociology: Work & Organizations from Bowling Green State University.


Susan Timmins is HPL’s Practice Leader for HPL’s Leadership & Management training programs and services. Ms. Timmins clients have included Acme Packet, Agilent Technologies, Bank of Canton, Comcast, eClinicalWorks, Gillette, MacGray, Mercury Computer Systems, Middlesex Savings Bank, NaviSite, Pegasystems, Proctor and Gamble, PTC, Sonus, and Unicco. Government clients include the Departments of Agriculture, Transportation and Veterans Affairs. Ms. Timmins received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts and her master’s degree from New York University.







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