Denise Combs and Laura McAndrews Sammel are both Executive HR Coaches at Combs Consulting Group. They have several decades of executive-level business and HR experience between them.
They first met as colleagues in the HR Department of a local business in 2007. After working together and developing a strong rapport and mutual respect for each others work ethic and HR philosophy, they moved on to different companies only to come together again in another HR Department in 2010. They worked together for another year before moving on again.
During that time apart, they both earned advanced degrees in business administration and human resources and became certified as human resources professionals by the nationally recognized Human Resources Certification Institute. They gained a tremendous amount of experience in the human resources management field as well.
In 2018, Denise asked Laura to join her newly formed company, Combs Consulting Group. They now come together for a third time to serve Lake County employers and help them attract and retain an engaged and skilled workforce.