About Us

Meet Our Team

Thank you for visiting the WorkBalance Consulting website. We bet you’re wondering just who we are now that you found us…

We started our company to serve organizations to help:

  • Employers to develop a highly engaged, productive, and satisfied workforce
  • Workers to gain the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs) to have the career they want and deserve.

Our Vision

We seek to become a recognized and respected leader in human capital consulting to enhance organizational performance through the development of KSAOs in employees of client organizations. We aim to improve employee engagement, job satisfaction, and retention by fostering an environment of continuous learning and self-efficacy among workers to support individual and organizational goals.

Our clients wish to improve talent management which we do through individualized training and development. We also aim to establish the firm as a trusted advisor to executives, expanding the firm’s ability to help more organizations and the people who work there.

Both principals hold MS degrees in I-O Psychology from Purdue University, and each has served in executive positions for various organizations in diverse industries throughout their respective careers. Each also creates content, including video, audio, graphics, and writing.

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Sharyl Volpe

Sharyl Volpe

Consultant, East

I have over 20 years of diverse experience in operations, conflict resolution, change management, and team building. As an executive advisor, I drive operational excellence, ethical best practices, and personal growth through professional development. Career highlights include managing creative production teams on Wall Street and co-producing the re-launch of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

  • Master of Science in Psychology from Purdue University – Concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • BA in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh
  • Active member of the National Society for Leadership and Success, the Society for Collegiate Leadership and Achievement, the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Rich Cruz, SHRM-CP, CMC

Rich Cruz, SHRM-CP, CMC

Consultant, Central

As an advisor and consultant to C-suite executives, I help organizations improve performance, develop self-efficacy among workers, foster organizational commitment through employee engagement, and lead change. I also provide highly effective training, education, and coaching to work groups to increase competencies for talent development. I have more than 18 years of experience as a management consultant and 25 years of managing people. I have designed and implemented customized business solutions for dozens of clients in various industries.

  • Certified Change Management and OD Professional, The Drucker School of Claremont University
  • MS in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Purdue University
  • Certified Management Consultant (CMC), IMC USA
  • Professional Certified Marketer (PCM), AMA
  • MBA, Capella University
  • BA in Visual Art, University of Chicago