Our success in bringing out the best in people, teams, and entire organizations is often the result of being able to tap into strong, symbiotic relationships. Herriford Consulting partners with the experienced and qualified professionals below to meet the specific needs of our clients.

Sandy Kolberg, PhD

StrataGems LLC

sk_portraitDr. Sandy Kolberg is the President and Strategist of StrateGems LLC  and a certified Gazelles International Coach.With over 30 year’s experience and business background, Sandy brings solid business strategy to organizations in culture, communication, leadership development, and strategic thinking. Sandy developed a series of workshops called; The Essential Business Growth Tools utilizing personal profile assessments and current™ One Page Plan and Four Decisions process has provided her clients multiple ways to develop leadership and culture for their organizations.

Sandy joined the Renaissance Executive Forums as a forum leader facilitating the only business partners forum in the system. She has a long-term relationship with the Arizona Public Service (APS) Academy for the advancement of small, minority women owned enterprises (AAAME), a 2-year business-mentoring program as a presenter, advisor, and curriculum designer. She has received awards from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) in the categories of Unsung Hero and Innovation.

Sandy holds a B. A. in English, Psychology, and Secondary Education. Her M. A. degrees are in Secondary Developmental Reading and Social Foundations. Sandy’s Ph.D. is in Philosophy, with emphasis on the social psychology of learning. Sandy teaches and mentors in doctoral leadership programs, coaches executives, is a certified mediator, and Gazelles International certified coach.

Sandy has combined her wealth of knowledge and consulting expertise developed out of StrateGems LLC, a consulting firm specializing in organizational and leadership development to bring both consulting and web based learning together for organizational and personal results.

Kirsti Tcherkoyan




The Co-Founder of Options4Growth, Kirsti provides the inspiration and direction for the creation and execution of strategic plans for their clients. An experienced Chief People Officer, she is known for creating corporate cultures based on values, customer service excellence, and employee engagement. Prior to founding Options4Growth, Kirsti served as VP of Human Resources, Operations and Administration at several start-ups in the telecommunications, video game and Internet industries. She has experience in mergers and acquisitions, and has worked with a number of venture capital firms.Before starting Diablo Business Solutions in 2005, Kirsti held successful executive level positions with several Bay Area start-ups including Alloptic, ThirdAge Media and CNET.



Assessments and Profiles

Herriford Consulting and our associates are certified to administer the
following assessments and behavioral profiles as part of our services:

  • BarOn EQi (Emotional Quotient Inventory)
  • Discovering Diversity Profile
  • Everything DiSC Management Profile
  • Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders
  • Everything DiSC Workplace
  • Kouzes & Posner Leadership Practices Inventory
  • MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator)
  • TalentSmart Emotional Intelligence Appraisal
  • Taylor Protocols Core Value Index
  • TKI (Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument)