Michelle Kohlhof

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Michelle Kohlhof is the Director of Human Resources for ExecuTech Strategic Consulting, an IT government contracting firm. She has over 12 years of diverse human resources experience supporting small to large-size organizations. Her experience includes leading HR initiatives in the areas of policy design, compensation, performance management, compliance reporting, HRIS implementations, HR workflow development, learning and development, and benefits administration. Michelle leads the talent acquisition and talent management initiatives for ExecuTech. 

Prior to joining ExecuTech, Michelle held HR leadership positions for various government contractor and commercial organizations. While at these organizations, Michelle honed her skills and has tailored them towards supporting federal government contractors. She has a strong passion for working with people, and partners with senior management in building their employer brand, while supporting front-line managers with developing their teams.

Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management from University of Maryland University College. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Northern Virginia Society for Human Resource Management (NOVA SHRM). Michelle is the blogger behind Pocketful of Chelles, a personal blog inspiring you to discover your own new adventure that will make you smile - because there is more to life than the nine-to-five grind. You can connect with Michelle on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter at @MKohlHR.



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Articles by Michelle Kohlhof


 How to Transform Your HR Department Through Technology, even if Your HR Department is Just You


April 3, 2019


We all know the drill; an employee completes their self-appraisal. Then, their manager reviews it, writes a performance appraisal, and sends it to a higher-level manager for approval. The meeting between manager and employee takes place, both sign off on the appraisal, and now what? Let’s see, the exchange could have been worse:



August 15, 2018



On February 14, 2018, the world witnessed a tragedy that has become all too familiar, another school shooting. On a day that was supposed to be about love and peace, turned dark and cold for so many.

February 21, 2018