To be the premier partner for performance strategies and source for industry expertise.


Performance Strategies is dedicated to providing organizations with the knowledge, methods, and expertise necessary to

achieve optimal performance.

Client Centered Philosophy

The Performance Strategies team provides superior advice and service consistently—with the highest regard for quality and customer satisfaction.  Performance Strategies will work with your organization to ensure that your needs are met. We are confident that you will find us to be professional, committed, and devoted to the quality and well being of your organization.

Shawn Talley, MS, PHR, of Performance Strategies, LLC, provides management consulting and human resources services to start-up and small to mid-sized organizations.  With more than 15 years of strategic and tactical human resources expertise in various industries, Shawn has developed an extensive toolkit. He has significant experience creating strategies compliant with the Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contracts and Compliance Programs, and United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He currently serves on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Chesapeake Human Resources Association.  Shawn is Adjunct Faculty at Towson University’s College of Liberal Arts graduate program in Human Resources Development. His Introduction to Human Resources course teaches graduate students how to apply the key concepts, theories, practices, laws and regulations in the field of human resources management and development, and organizational behavior and change.

A three-time degree holder from Towson University, Shawn earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both Political Science and Mass Communications and a Master of Science in Human Resource Development. He obtained Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification and Leadership Architect Facilitator Certification in 1998, and also acquired Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification in 2009. Shawn’s insights have been quoted in several leading and industry publications including US News and World Report and Society for Human Resource Management.


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class products


Implementation skills to ensure self-reliance and sustainability


Expertise to implement your programs with certainty


Customized solutions to meet your needs