Meet Our Team
Kellie is a motivational speaker who has flair for teaching business strategies and marketing approaches with humor and expertise. She has also written several articles for the American Society of Training and Development.
Our firm has been helping companies improve their human capital value for over 37 years.
The organization was founded in 1971. Kellie Chun, PhD, joined the firm in 1998. In 2001, she acquired the company and began to direct the focus of the organization on the principle that the consultants must measure their success in terms of their client’s financial results.
Organizations who strive to outperform the market choose to work with us; we are passionately driven to obtain optimal results through human performance.
Prior to evolve, Kellie served in corporate, education, state and non-profit sectors as Vice President of Operations, Corporate Director of Human Resources and Training, Vice President of Strategic Planning and as a Speech Language Pathologist.
Kellie has worked with over 400 CEOs, government executives and VPs from (partial list):
- Hewlett Packard
- Cisco Systems
- Sun Microsystems
- CA Conservation Corps
- Crowne Plaza Hotels
- Radisson Hotels
- Matson Navigation System
- Northwestern Mutual Financial Networks
- Oracle Corporation
- Nasssada Corporation
- Cadence Design Systems
- Stanford Hotel Corporation
- Wilner and O’Reilly, APLC
- Putnam Corporation
- Hyatt Hotel
Her background spans business ownership in the B-to-B and retail sectors, as well as expertise in managing both hard goods and service-focused sales teams, vendor relations, corporate event oversight, retail merchandising, and recruiting.
As a trained personal and professional coach, Kim emphasizes values-based business and life enrichment through exploration, goal-setting, and guided action. She is an active speaker, trainer, and consultant and works with evolve’s clients by offering a customized blend of high-impact solutions to help them achieve their goals.
Kim has worked with hundreds of executives, VPs and managers from (partial list):
- Fresh Express
- Oracle Corporation
- Turner Construction
- Dole Fresh Foods
- Napa County Offices
- San Mateo County Transit District
- RINA Accountancy
- Robert Half International
- Columbus Salame
- Northstar Ski Resorts
Kimberli Barker relocated to California 15 years ago, to work in the world of Corporate Hotel Sales. She worked with some of Silicon Valley’s top companies with all aspects of their meeting and conference needs for 7 years as a Corporate Hotel Sales Manager.
Kimberli later decided to expand her operational knowledge by receiving her certification in Human Resource Management. In her professional career, Kimberli successfully held positions as a Human Resource Coordinator and a Human Resource Generalist/Manager. Currently, Kimberli supports our team in the role of Office and Human Resources Manager.