Human Resources

Our compliance consultants are dedicated to delivering industry best practices to our clients. We have an approach that combines the implementation of these best practices with collaborative activities that help promote enhanced organizational management strategies and efficient operations.

Throughout this process, we collaborate with you to ensure that all regulatory demands, internal policies, external regulations, and applicable legislation are considered.

Human Resources Solutions

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Our staff includes a SPHR Certified Human Resources Professional and an experienced Labor and Employment Attorney. With an initial HR audit and ongoing advice and support we will make sure that you always stay legally complaint and also maximize your Head Start grants. Should you have an EEOC Charge or employment question or issue, you can call us first, before it becomes a problem. Consider us as legal and regulatory insurance, to help you resolve your issues before they impact your organization or your pocketbook.

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It is no secret that today’s greatest challenge is recruiting good employees. Simply put, we cannot find enough employees to allow us to fill our classrooms and serve our children and families. Southern Imaginations helps solve this problem in several ways. First, we can assist you in accessing funds for recruiting and retention bonuses and to deliver top-flight fringe benefits to your employees. We will also be your right hand in employee engagement to make sure that you keep the talent that you have worked hard to cultivate. Our employee engagement consultants have experience at the highest levels at the largest companies in the world. Let us help build your culture to allow you to recruit and retain your staff and build a culture that makes you the employer of choice.

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Our consultants will keep you and your staff up to date on the latest trends in the workplace. We will automatically provide all required trainings, employee manual updates, policies and procedures. Have employment or morale issues. We are only a click or a call away. Our service is unprecedented in the industry and will address your HR issues before they happen, allowing you to concentrate on serving your community, children and families.

How We Help

  • Employee driven recruitment and retention programming
  • Customized strategic resource planning to promote a healthy work environment
  • Creation of legally compliant employee handbooks, policies and procedures
  • Head Start specific training solutions
  • Risk Management services and employee benefits planning
  • Individual and organizational performance management solutions
  • Licensed Attorney legal counsel and advice

How It Works


Assess & Define

Our process starts by assessing and defining the current state of you and your business, giving us a good understanding of your specific needs. From there, we work to define operational standards and policies that are tailored to your unique organization.



Once everything is established and alignment verified, our consultants begin helping you implement the necessary systems and processes throughout the organization.



Through a combination of ongoing support, training programs, and regular audits, our compliance consultant ensures you maintain best practices while unlocking the utmost efficiency in your daily operations.

Hear What Our Clients Have To Say


I can honestly say that in all of my years with the Community Action and Head Start network, you have been by far the best consultant I have had the pleasure of working with.

Tres Hamilton

“Shelby provided fresh insight and guidance on payroll, personnel change notices (PCN’s) and procurement. He was down to earth, relatable, and well received by members of the fiscal team.
Shelby helped us sort through what Matrix should focus on as we prepare to be monitored in the future.
In addition, he provided very good advice regarding how we should move forward in amending our procurement policies along with the importance of Matrix following all updated policies with appropriate documentation.”

Brad Coulter

“Mr. Holman is a terrific resource, he is masterful in providing technical assistance and support to organizations specializing in fiscal management. He offers powerful and effective financial solutions that will make a game changing difference in the achievement of goals for your organization.
He has built an extremely diverse skill set working with government, private and non profit environments. He’s extremely masterful in designing and facilitating high impact training and technical assistance for Head Start leadership teams, fiscal staff, and governing bodies.
Mr. Holman has built a history of success in developing high performance fiscal teams that excel in meeting all organizational goals and compliance with complex federal reporting requirements. “

Mary Ann Cornish

“I had the privilege to work with Mr. Holman and can appreciate his professionalism, patience, and persistence. He has mastered the art in making other successful in their approach to service delivery. Mr. Holman has my highest endorsement.”

Dr. Landon B. Mason

“Shelby is a transformative force in the world of grants management and has a deep knowledge of fiscal administration and facilities. His ability to communicate complex issues is noteworthy and I highly recommend his services!”

Chris Barnes

“He is a great partner in the process and helped us set up three large DRS programs and successfully pass an Audit, We would not have been successful without his fiscal guidance.”

Louis A. Finney Jr.