I had wanted to be a teacher since kindergarten.  I followed that path in college where one of my college professors required us to volunteer in a classroom.  10 minutes was all it took to know that was the wrong career for me! Career counseling pointed me to Human Resources.

I got a job placing temporary employees, then moved to a transportation and logistics company where I recruited truck drivers (ask me about that sometime) then worked my way up to manager of employee relations.  Later I took a job as a director of HR for a small company.  Clearly a sensible career path.

But I found that compensation studies and benefits calculations made me want to stick a pencil in my eye.  Employee relations and training were my thing.  I met a consultant who was doing very interesting work, got myself a role in a bigger company as a training and development manager, and hired the consultant to teach me.  Soon I went to work for him, then went out on my own.  Silver Business Solutions was born.

Ten years of leading workshops and follow on coaching and I was ready for a change.  I moved from the west coast to the deep south where there was family and cheap real estate.  All indicators were positive for establishing my business in Atlanta and I was a case study in making all the right moves to get connected to clients.

Alas, it was not a good fit.  I learned a lot about how the right actions can fail if you’re in the wrong place.  I gained massive clarity about who I am at the core, what’s important to me in my life and my business, and that you never, ever buy a house as soon as you hit town.

I survived two years in Atlanta.  The big question was, if California wasn’t for me, and Georgia wasn’t for me, where the hell was I going to live?  So I did what any practical, intelligent, professional woman would do:  I googled, “Where should I live?”

I took a quiz and Eugene Oregon was on my list of results.  “Eugene? (say it dripping with condescension) What the…?”  But something called me to look into it.  I found that I knew two people there.  I calculated the driving distance to my former home in California and found it good.  I made a trip out and fell in love with Eugene.  I moved at the start of 2018 and I’m finally in the right place.

Oh, you probably want to see my credentials here.  Bachelors degree from San Jose State, certificate in Human Resources from UCSC, trained in conflict resolution by the Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz, coach training from Coach Training Institute, public speaking training from Michael Port, and I’m preparing for certification from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM CP) summer of 2018.  And about a billion dollars spent on personal and professional development.

The Staff Meeting video below is an example of stage work for fun blended with actual work.



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  • Advantel Networks
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  • Bay Federal Credit Union
  • Renesas Electronics America
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • And many more


Christine Silver

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