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Welcome to Training Solutions

Hi! I’m Harriet Cohen, Business Consultant, Coach, Mentor, & Advisor

Helping Build and Maintain Your Business Foundation or Transition Your Career

New Business

You have a dream! A passion to start a business. Training Solutions can help you make your new business a reality!

Existing Business

Every business goes through stages and changes. Training Solutions helps you grow and flourish!

Career Coaching

Starting, transitioning or climbing, it’s more than a resume. Training Solutions helps you accomplish your dreams!

How is the foundation at your business?

Your answers could indicate a crumbling foundation.
Call 805-262-2603 to discuss ways to fix this.

Let’s explore the strength of your foundation and shore up any cracks. 

Can you define your target market and attract them before your competition?


Are your employees engaged and meeting performance expectations?


Are you able to take advantage of opportunities?


Are your customers your best or worst advertisers?


Are your managers causing staff to leave?


How’s the cash flow?

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
~Henry David Thoreau


Target Marketing

What is your unique selling proposition, your brand? How do you differ from your competition? 

Target marketing is more than demographics; it’s psychographics which explains what motivates your customers to use your services and buy from you.

We can help you understand the psychographic and how to use it to your advantage.

Talent Management

Is your turnover higher or lower than industry standard? Do you have the people with the skills to help you grow?

Hiring and firing can be expensive!

Ask about the templates we offer to help you assess your current and future human capital needs.


SWOT to Goals

Opportunity is knocking are you ready? When was the last time you looked at who you are, what you have, what you need, and the trends? 

Don’t miss opportunities to set and prioritize  SMART goals to stay focused on what matters most.

 Not sure what that is? Ask us.

Starting/Growing a Business

There is an old adage if you fail to plan you plan to fail. This is true whether you are starting a business or growing it.

You need a simple but actionable plan.

At Training Solutions we guide you through the process step by step; keeping you focused.

What Is Coaching?
Who is Coaching For?

Training Solutions works with start-ups to mature businesses, small to corporate companies making sure they have the foundational nutrients necessary to enable them to grow and flourish. We provide consulting, training, speaking, ongoing development and strategic programs.
Call us to learn more and see your business flourish.

Growing Staff Effectively
A company grew from 10 to almost 100 employees but they didn’t have systems in place and needed to develop managers. Their hiring process was refined to improve the quality of new hires and reduce turnover. Additionally their managers learned the skills they needed to develop their staff and a succession plan was created.
Avoiding Costly Mistakes
A small business making over a million dollars needed a trusted advisor to help them grow and avoid costly mistakes. They set and achieved many of their yearend goals including financial and staffing. They created procedures and job descriptions and continue to increase revenue
Defining Target Markets
Target marketing is a concept that is a necessity but many businesses have difficulty defining. Every one of our consulting/advising clients knows how to define their target and has saved money on advertising and attracting customers.
Building a Mentor Program
A company wanted a mentoring program which was so successful that all 22 pairs stayed for the 1 year duration and was endorsed by the CEO to continue
Optimizing Recruitment and Retention
• It costs 3 times a yearly salary every time a new person is hired. All of our clients are taught how to follow a process that is effective from job descriptions to interviewing process to development from day one. Every time each client is excited about the positive impact on recruitment and retention.

About Me

Growing up in my father’s hardware company, I learned key foundational tools for business success: customer service, target marketing, management development and more. My learning continued throughout my career including a master’s degree in performance management. I fine tuned and expanded my knowledge as the Vice President of operations for a specialized national retail company.

I received a BA from the University of Massachusetts and M.Ed. from Boston State College. For the last 12 years I have had the privilege to be an instructor in Management, Training, and Human Resource Development at the University of California Los Angeles: and for the last 7 years a business advisor for WEV ( Women’s Economic Ventures)


The name says it all, "Training Solutions", and Harriet Cohen provides REAL SOLUTIONS for employers and their teams. My company was faced with a challenging situation when we lost a key manager and needed help. Harriet identified the issues, and we experienced positive results immediately. Most importantly, she provided the tools that keep everyone accountable, which has further driven our success. Harriet's ongoing support allows me to work ON my business because I know my management team has an empathetic, result-driven consultant to provide assistance when challenges arise. I would recommend Training Solutions to any business, regardless of size or industry, to help your company achieve successful results.
Betsy James

CEO, Oak Tree Gun Club, LLC, California Gun Girls, LLC

"Hiring you is the best business decision I EVER made! You have helped me save money in the business... as well as make it! People can't afford to NOT work with you!"
Julie Harvey

Founder, The Space Masters

"Thank you for leading our Board Officers' Retreat... we began the retreat with all the excitement of having the best deck chairs on the Titanic. By the end of the day, you had assisted us in finding the life preservers... improved our swimming skills... and sailing a course far south of the icebergs."
Curtis M. Roe

Training Manager, Las Vegas Hilton

"After my first consultation session with Harriet, my business immediately began to take off like a rocket, and I have never been so confident about my continuing success."
Tom Alleeson, CHST

Owner, TWA Safety LLC

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Training Solutions Will Ensure You Have A Strong Foundation.

You can’t afford not to hire a consultant. A consultant who has the expertise and resources you don’t have; who has successfully assisted businesses, who listens to you and focuses on your needs.

Imagine for a modest investment having consultants who can help you with your business plan, introduce you to resources, teach you how to hire people, create procedures manuals, teach you the laws you need to know, identify your target market and more. In other words people who save you time, money and frustration and get your business started or moving forward with the personal touch. Isn’t that worth it to you, to your dream?

Don’t Wait Any Longer. Start Fortifying Your Foundation Today!