Brian Walch provides services to help empower managers to lead themselves, their teams, and their organizations. His 25 year career includes experience with people and systems to support growth from the inside out.
Sherrie, retired now, keeps active by traveling, teaching drivers safety, membership in two book clubs, an investment club, four Toastmasters clubs, and Alaska Professional Communicators, and personally learning how to use ChatGPT.
Brian is the owner of Shiftfocus Coaching and Consulting. He provides services to help empower managers to lead themselves, their teams, and their organizations.
During his 25-year career, he has worked with employees and leaders across HR, IT, Finance, Operations, and the C-suite. He led HR as a partner in a growing national consulting firm and has extensive experience in recruiting, retention, and employee development. In addition to his business experience, he has been the technical lead or project manager for projects that have transformed small businesses, modernized government agencies, and improved enterprise-wide systems and processes.
Brian uses his experience with people and systems to develop tools and processes that support growth from the inside out. He has developed proprietary frameworks such as the Integrated Life Framework and Integrated Business Framework to support managers and leaders. He provides executive coaching, business coaching, consulting, and public speaking services.
Sherrie Simmonds retired from Alaska Housing Finance Corporation in 2011, where she served 16 years as Corporate Communications Officer, overseeing all internal and external communications.
Since retirement, Sherrie has enjoyed traveling and participating in church activities and numerous clubs and organizations. She teaches drivers’ safety classes for AARP, is a member of two book clubs, an investment club, and four Toastmasters clubs, along with Alaska Professional Communicators. She has served numerous terms as both president and treasurer of APC.
Sherrie seizes every opportunity to learn new things and was instrumental in keeping APC continuing to meet during Covid when she dove headfirst into learning Zoom.
In light of ChatGPT’s current popularity, she has been learning how we might personally embrace this technology.