Wendi Kroll is an experienced Human Resources Professional that is passionate about aligning and engaging employees in their organizations.  Wendi began her Human Resources career as Benefits Manager for Mirage Resorts Inc.  Wendi worked for a Professional Employment Organization, as a Senior HR Consultant, and eventually served as the HR Consultant Manager, supervising a staff of HR Consultants. Wendi launched Essential HR Services in 2004 out of a desire to provide value added, customized HR. Wendi specializes in reducing liability through implementation of HR Policies and Procedures as well as structured Employee Relations Programs. 


Wendi has worked with hundreds of companies of various sizes, Non-Profit Organizations, and Churches, specializing in CA, and many states throughout the United Sates.  She specializes in assisting companies in creation of employee handbooks, policies and procedures manuals, recruiting and hiring, labor law compliance, discipline and termination, performance management, sexual harassment training, customized trainings, management coaching, employee relations, employee investigations, unemployment management, reduction in workforce, and many other employee related matters. Wendi enjoys creating and facilitating presentations in the various areas of Human Resources and Organizational Development. 

Wendi has helped many companies foster employee engagement through the use of employee satisfaction surveys.  She is able to take the results from these surveys and recommend and implement initiatives and other recognition techniques that ultimately increase employee engagement and productivity.

Wendi is passionate about coaching executives and managers to reach their full potential to become effective, motivational leaders. Wendi has developed many Human Resources personnel to levels of management, in which they have gone on to earn their PHR and SPHR.

Wendi earned her Bachelor of Arts in Industrial/Organization Psychology from California State University, Fullerton.  She studied for her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Vanguard University of Southern California.  Wendi has earned her PHR certificate through the HR Certificate Institute, and holds an Executive Coaching Certificate from the LORE Institute.  Additional, Wendi is a certified training of Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.   Wendi is currently a member of PIHRA, SHRM and NHRA.