What We Do

Essex Consulting, LLC delivers people strategies and services to help organizations achieve business solutions. Essex Consulting supports organizations by helping leaders create people strategies that support business goals; and executing on initiatives for companies that have limited resources or time.

Main clients: start-ups, small to mid-sized companies, for-profit and non-profit organizations


Primary services

HR Consulting & professional services including:

• HR leadership consulting

• Strategy development

• Performance management

• HR compliance audits

• HR file audits

• Specialized support for non-profit organizations and start ups

• Benefits planning & administration

• Compensation analysis and design

• Coaching and advisory services

• HR outsourcing and temporary replacement

• HR department assessment and efficiency audits and recommendations

Who We Are

Essex Consulting, LLC is an Atlanta based, minority owned HR and business consulting firm, that provides human resources consulting and project work by utilizing senior level business and HR expertise, and talented HR professionals to resolve business challenges. Our consultants are informed professionals, with a focus on providing excellent customer service. At Essex Consulting, we pride ourselves on being responsive, and building strong relationships. We consider ourselves as your business partner, there to help advance your organization, and assist you in achieving your strategic goals.

Stephanie Hodge, M.S., PHR

CEO &Principal Consultant

Stephanie Hodge is Founder, CEO and Principal Consultant for Essex Consulting, LLC. She has over 20 years of global HR experience leading teams in North America, Canada, and Latin America, in the financial services, software/technology, and non-profit industries. Her diverse background examples service as facilitator for executing new processes and developing employees at all levels. Stephanie is known as a transformational leader with experience facilitating change and growth in performance management, talent development and succession planning, and strategic HR management. Stephanie serves as a trusted advisor and coach to CEO’s and senior leadership. Under her leadership, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta was the proud recipient of the “2016’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” award. Stephanie’s philosophy is to help businesses develop and execute strategies that achieve organizational success, through the development of their people. Stephanie enjoys aligning people strategies that support business goals, adding a personal touch, by utilizing her HR expertise to resolve business challenges. Stephanie is a certified professional in human resources (PHR), holds a Master’s degree in Organization and Management; and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Business Administration. She is a former board member of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of African Americans in HR (NAAAHR); and is an active member of the Society for HR Management (SHRM) Atlanta and National Chapters. She was named one of 2017’s “Who’s Who is Black Atlanta”, and is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.