David Sahargun - Partner, Grant, Herrmann, Schwartz & Klinger

When we first met Deidre and decided to hire the team at PEAR, we were a firm in crisis and without any clear path forward. There was substantial dysfunction at the management level of the firm which, among other things, negatively impacted firm morale and our ability to grow and succeed as a business. We had high employee turnover and the firm was suffering from a deficit of identity and direction. There were truly moments when we saw no viable path forward for the firm and the management team.


Deidre and PEAR were instrumental in helping the firm breakthrough what seemed to be insurmountable obstacles to success. We are now a firm with clear identify and direction, as well as effective leadership. Employee morale and retention have also made a significant turnaround. I have never been more excited about the future of the firm as I am today, and I can say without a doubt that our success today would not have been possible without the involvement of Deidre and PEAR.

Jason Smith – CEO, Valley Farm Management

We hired PEAR after listening to Deidre speak at a Vistage meeting. The topic was about drama in the workplace and the triangle people play in it (Victim, Bully and the Rescuer). The presentation hit home and for me, really dialed in to the emotional intelligence or lack thereof in our company. We are a 2nd generation family grape growing and winery business with 60 full time employees including family and employees that have worked with us for 30+ years that are like family. While this is a strength it can also be extremely difficult to address problems. We hired Deidre and PEAR to help us reboot and align to move our company forward.


The use of the Kolbe tests, team settings, one-on-one coaching and goal setting have been the cornerstones to our success and transformation. While always a work in progress, the productivity, respect and teamwork has never been higher. Watching the transformation and growth of our company has been satisfying. But more gratifying has been watching the awareness and changes in employees and them taking this home to their families as well.


PEAR has been the best investment for our company’s growth and success. Personally, the coaching provided has been instrumental for me and my leadership as I lead a 50 year old company to transition to the 3rd generation. If we don’t work on ourselves we will never be able to lead improvement in others.

Carlos Lopez – CEO, Ear, Nose, & Throat Associates of NY

My team and I have worked with PEAR on several occasions, partnering to address difficult employee situations their clients were experiencing. Deidre and her team have always been a pleasure to work with and are clearly committed to delivering the best outcomes for their clients. Deidre is a consummate professional – smart, quick and skilled in a wide variety of organizational and people development programs. You can count on her to come through for you, every time.

Andrew Zwerman – Senior Partner, Wagner & Zwerman

Deidre knows my Company well and I consider her a part of my senior management team. She is readily available, provides intelligent actionable advice, and has helped to develop several of our executives and significantly improved their performance. She has also developed and improved our hiring process. Her billing approach is fair and her personal touch will help both small and large organizations.

Nancy Schess – Partner, Klein Zelman Rothermel Jacobs & Schess

The PEAR Core Solutions team has transformed the way we approach our business, they put the “human” back in human resources. Through working with PEAR, my team is more accountable, productive and happier. I thought we were hiring for simple HR services, employees handbooks, insurance benefits administration, payroll, what we got was a full on team of Human Resources professionals who are always available to us. All of our managers, use PEAR Core Solutions for career development, team development and personal enrichment.

Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard – Partner, Pegalis & Erickson

I have known Deidre for a number of years through business networking . When the occasion arose wherein we needed to hire a bookkeeper immediately, I called Deidre. She provided qualified candidates fit to our needs and we had someone in place very quickly. More recently, we had the need to outsource our Human Resources department and I turned to Deidre. Her partner, Karen and their staff, especially Stephanie, have taken over the multiple responsibilities associated with HR in current business society all to the betterment of running our firm.