What Makes Us Unique?

We have over 30 years of experience in the business of people including in the for profit, employee-owned and non-profit sectors. We’ve been on all sides of the table from operations to developing strategy.  Along the way we’ve partnered with boards, senior executives as well as working teams and consultants. We can help you envision your strategic future and translate the big picture into the details of an executable plan to make it happen.

Social Philosophy

We endeavor to live and employ the “pay it forward” philosophy in all our personal and professional interactions.  We believe every interaction provides an opportunity to share knowledge, learn something new, show kindness and generally improve the lives of others by simply choosing to do so and acting accordingly.



At Key Elements Consulting, we hold true to our values and promise our clients to deliver our products and services with these key values at the forefront in all we do.

  • Authentic - genuine · original · reliable · trustworthy · honest · true

    • We promise our clients to be honest and transparent in all our business dealings and only provide solutions that truly add value.

  • Curiosity - inquisitiveness · interest · imagination · learning · investigation · wonder

    • We approach each client with a strong desire to learn and understand your organization and the business environment in which you operate to provide solutions tailored specifically to meet your needs.

  • Simplify - remove complexities · unburden · manageable · streamline · reduce to essentials · ease

    • We help you gain clarity on core challenges your organization faces and develop action plans that remove the overwhelming complexity to help you achieve your goals.

  • Empowerment - confidence · courage · lasting change · take action · problem solve · strength

    • We believe in positioning people so they can take initiative and make positive decisions that improve their individual and organizational success. Capitalizing on the best in each of us can collectively enhance all of us.

Kim Peterson, MBA, SPHR, CPC

With over 20 years of experience in organizational development and financial roles, Kim is an experienced strategic business operation professional. She is recognized for successfully developing, implementing, and managing programs including large-scale strategic change initiatives that align business strategies and goals, ensuring progressive and sustainable growth organization-wide. Kim is an effective communicator with outstanding consulting, coaching, mentoring, and training skills. She’s a complex problem solver who works collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure widespread organizational support.

Kim has her MBA in Organizational Development and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting along with industry recognized certifications and licensure: Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®), iPEC Certified Professional Coach (CPC) with an emphasis in executive and corporate coaching, and Master Practitioner for Energy Leadership Index Assessments.


“I’m a self-proclaimed project management geek!  One of my favorite things to do is to walk into an organization where chaos reigns and use my (self-proclaimed) project management super power skills to create detailed plans, manage change, create efficiencies, and restore order – it just seems to make everything right in the world.” - Kim 

KC Claussen Tabor, MPA, PHR, SHRM-CP

KC has been in the human resources field for over a decade, primarily within the retail/convenience and healthcare industries. She has implemented successful people strategies including professional development, talent management, employee relations, training and workforce planning.  KC has experience on both small- and large-scale projects including implementing new systems, policy and procedure development and leading communications surrounding change.  She has effectively partnered with business leaders to identify and solution operational needs from a human capital perspective.

KC has her Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree with an emphasis in Human Resources from Drake University where she previously received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Psychology. She also has earned industry recognized certifications including: Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) along with the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) designation.


“I am unabashedly nerdy; I absolutely love learning new things and then sharing it, useful or random fun fact, with anyone and everyone. I am motivated to solve problems by looking at issues from a new perspective, to bring curiosity and creativity to every situation.  I want others to feel empowered so they can find their purpose and make a difference in their own way through doing what they are passionate about.” - KC