Arlene Kaplan

Arlene Kaplan has a Masters in Human Resources/Organization Development from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Ohio State University. She is a Senior Birkman Consultant and has a Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) designation.

Her 20+ years as a Human Resources professional with a specialty in Employee Relations provides her with diverse experience solving people problems such as: resolving conflict, improving communication, building teams, career development and executive coaching. For the past 10 years she has used the Birkman Method® to help her clients understand and appreciate themselves and find solutions. It’s amazing what can happen from here!

Prior to her corporate career, she taught dance in Osaka, Japan. Her experience in Japan taught her that one can’t get “enlightenment” by sitting at a famous rock garden for an entire day, waiting for something to happen. Nothing happens when you sit and wait. In fact, gaining the ability to navigate and succeed with life takes an enormous amount of work.

Before teaching in Japan, she was a staff member at an outdoor self-development program called the Six-Day Training. During her two years on staff, Arlene learned that understanding and accepting ourselves, is the first step to freedom and happiness.

Continuing Education
For 25+ years Arlene has been and continues to be, a student of Arnold Siegel’s “Autonomy and Life” coursework. This private curriculum study is the overarching foundation of her understanding of the human condition and has taught her that to a large extent, fulfillment lies in our ability to fully blossom and find our place in the world.