Holmes Connections

Experience the true meaning of teamwork with The Five Behaviors™.

About Us

Kathy Holmes, GPHR, SHRM-SCP
Kathy Holmes, GPHR, SHRM-SCP

I have a broad HR background and a desire to positively impact the way organizations engage with and develop their employees. I believe that HR needs to get much better at bringing humanity to the workplace and supporting management with common sense, employment-related solutions. Leadership teams need to listen more and talk less, even when listening is uncomfortable and challenges conventional policies and practices.

I have spent the majority of my career working in HR compliance, administration, and employee relations. I have come to understand that success isn’t about the policies companies write (which are often senseless and condescending), but sincerely listening to their Peoples feedback in a vulnerable, authentic way, then moving decisively in a manner that incorporates that feedback.

I am inspired by a vision of promoting humanity in the workplace and encouraging both leadership and employees through relationship building, easing idea flow, and getting the right people in the right jobs. This ultimately improves the organization’s performance, creativity, and agility.


  • Patrick Lencioni on Teamwork

    Listen to Patrick Lencioni on the power of teamwork. Using The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™model we can help you facilitate a learning experience that helps professionals and their organizations discover what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team. The Five Behaviors is grounded in the model described in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, the internationally best-selling leadership fable by Patrick Lencioni.


    Patrick Lencioni on Teamwork
  • What are the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team ?

    The single most untapped competitive advantage for organizations is TEAMWORK. For teams to be as engages as a HIGH FUNCTIONING TEAM and gain this advantage, teams must:

    1 - Trust one another
    2 - Engage in Conflict around ideas
    3 - Commit to decisions
    4 - Hold one another Accountable
    5 - Focus on achieving collective Results

  • How will the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Training help my team or organization?

    The program helps teams understand how they score on the key components of The Five
    Behaviors model: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results. Individual team
    members will learn about their own personality style and the styles of their team members—based
    on the Everything DiSC® model—and how their style contributes to the team’s overall success.

    A productive, high-functioning team:
    Makes better, faster decisions
    Taps into the skills and opinions of all members
    Avoids wasting time and energy on politics, confusion and destructive conflict
    Avoids wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting the same topics over and over again because of a lack of buy-in
    Creates a competitive advantage
    Is more fun to be on!