About Us

We Help You Control the Chaos 

  1. Is something getting in the way — keeping you stuck?
  2. Are you struggling to find enough hours in the day?
  3. Do you feel like you have to explain things too many times?

"It's Lonely at the Top"

Leaders like yourself often find themselves feeling like they have to do everything themselves — like nobody is capable of making simple decisions or following basic instructions.

It's frustrating. It's exhausting. And at the end of the day, you can't help but take that mental fatigue home with you.

There's good news.

Your situation isn't unique... at least, it isn't unique to us. We help leaders like you every day. We know what tools, tactics, and techniques to use to overcome almost every obstacle.

I've never known anyone with such a perfect combination of skill, experience, compassion, and raw talent. If you have the opportunity to work with Bench Builders, you should take it! From the workshop to the day-to-day business troubleshooting, they know how to cut through the chaos and get results.

- Christina Hooper

We Have a Comprehensive Plan to Get Results

Getting Started is Easy

#1. Request a Free Coaching Call

This non-sales call helps us chat about what you need and what we do to see if we're a match.

#2. Build a Plan

We'll develop a step-by-step Execution Plan to give you an exact blueprint for success.

#3. Execute the Plan

We'll be with you every step of the way to ensure that your plan goes — well, according to plan.

We're YOUR Coaches

Mike O'Neill

Before making the leap into entrepreneurship himself, Mike held senior HR roles with two Fortune 500 companies (Shaw Industries and Mohawk Industries). 

He saw the difference that can be made in a company when you put a focus on building up a strong team of dedicated employees. Mike formed Bench Builders to bring that same game-changing impact to businesses of all sizes — to help you improve your Bottom Line by improving your Bench Strength.

Mike is committed to learning & growing. He has a B.S., Psychology from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and an M.Ed., Human Resource Development from Vanderbilt University. Mike is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP). He is also certified to administer and facilitate DiSC® Profile Workshops and Assessments.

Rhonda Beard

Rhonda's experience aligns fully with the Bench Builder's mantra to help businesses of all sizes grow their bottom line. She joined Bench Builders after spending two decades leading HR teams & functions across multiple sites in small, family-owned businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

Rhonda has helped companies just like yours build stronger teams, improve their leadership, plan for succession, improve employee relations, and develop policies ensuring HR compliance. She is equipped to help companies through a wide range of challenges, including acquisitions, divestitures, rebranding, and reorganization.

Her education includes a B.A., Business from the University of Michigan, as well as being a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Mary Malek

Mary isn't afraid to jump in and get hands-on. She has helped build training organizations from the ground up — developing and implementing leadership, focused teams, and locking in technical training.

She is able to translate complex information and principles into pragmatic and easily-understood learning. Her strong graphic skills and expert use of group exercises makes training fun and interesting for your employees. Mary's experience includes a robust training career at Saturn Corporation that continued in leadership and development roles at manufacturing, warehouse, and financial firms.

Her education is thorough with a B.A., Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, M.A., Photojournalism from the University of Missouri, a M.Ed., Human Resource Development from Vanderbilt University, and she is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

The Get Unstuck & On Target Workshop

Move Forward With Confidence

  1. Do you struggle with constant challenges?
  2. Would you like your team to get on board with solutions?
  3. Do you need a proven method to get results?

Then our workshop might be a good fit for you...