Leep Forward

Your HR Matters, founded and headed by Debbie Gibbons, has provided Leep Forward with invaluable HR Support on a breadth of services including onboarding/offboarding, offer letters, contract employees, policy handbooks, paid time off, benefits administration and more.  Debbie is a highly trusted resource, extremely accessible, understands our needs, operates on a quick turnaround and puts the HR tools in place so we can focus on our clients.

Lorell Marin, Founder & Executive Director, Leep Forward

Individual Health Insurance Claims Services

Debbie is my go-to for all group plan employee benefit issues including COBRA, High Deductible Health Plans, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending and Workers’ Compensation.   She has assisted in complex situations and communicated straightforward options to all parties.  Debbie is always prompt and spot on in her direction, information and advice.

Carolyn Fellheimer, Founder, Individual Health Insurance Claims Services

Red June Cafe

I have been extremely pleased with the HR support Debbie has provided.  She has assisted me in pressing employee relations matters, onboarding/offboarding, documentation and compliance.  Having recently expanded from one to three locations, it’s a relief to have a responsive and seasoned HR professional to lean on.

Kim Blackburn, Owner, Red June Cafe

Shannon Davis Designs

I cannot thank you enough for all your help, guidance and support.  

Shannon Davis, Owner, Shannon Davis Designs


Thanks for all you’ve done for HHIO.  The company has a strong HR foundation because of all the advice you’ve given and the documentation you’ve provided.  I so appreciate your expertise.  

Jennifer Austin, HR Manager, HHIO

Flora Chicago

We bought a business that had no HR protocols in place. Debbie identified our needs and addressed them, leading the charge and keeping us on point and on target. We now have the HR protocols we need to move forward and upward.We know that we are in compliance with Employment law and that we are prepared for growth. We will definitely be in touch with Debbie again for HR questions when they arise.

Kate Prince and Sarah Leitten, Owners, Flora Chicago

Balance Chicago

Debbie has been instrumental in helping us gain clarity in our human resource policies. She walked us through our existing Employee Manual step by step to ensure all the policies we put in place made sense for our business. She helped us come up with a plan for implementation with our staff. She is always just an email or phone call away and responds to our concerns quickly and with great insight.

Michele Kehrer, CEO, Balance Chicago

Chicago School of Musical Arts

Debbie’s guidance is making a huge difference in the way we conduct business!

Fiona Hammer, CFO, Chicago School of Musical Arts

Iltaco Foods

We are a small business, growing year over year and our Human Resource Department was lacking.  We were referred to Debbie Gibbons.  We have been working with her for several months and it has been a positive  experience.  We have learned so much valuable information from Debbie.  We have reviewed important aspects of our HR and were able to tighten up and enhance our current program.  It was important for us to be compliant, ready for audits, and have the ability to deal with real time issues.  Debbie was able take us from start to finish through a process that seemed daunting before we started working with her.  We highly recommend working Debbie Gibbons because your HR does matter.   You should contact her If you don’t know where to begin, need some auditing, or simply need some advice.  She knows her stuff!

Alisha Shabaz, Executive VP of Sales & Operations, Iltaco Foods

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