At People Pinnacle, we facilitate strategy and HR process design, develop leaders, coach teams, and manage the “people” side of your business. We customize solutions to the needs of your organization, offering a range of professional, people-based services.

We are experts with extensive experience driving radical change through culture design, stakeholder engagement, and organizational change management. We design customized processes for intentional, measurable leadership development; succession planning; performance management and other talent management initiatives through a collaborative approach. 

Why Choose Us?

Susan Rogers loves to see organizations thrive.

Her expertise lies in partnering with leaders of small and midsize businesses to empower their teams through executive coaching, facilitation, and customized process design and implementation. Susan’s 25+ years of experience as a classically-trained management consultant – paired with her innate ability to connect with others – drives her work to effectively implement organizational change. Her career includes decades of strategic HR work, leadership development, and enhancing employee performance at Deloitte Consulting, Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, and Lexmark International.

When she isn’t inspiring and engaging clients, Susan might be cooking for her kids and husband in Lexington or indulging her passion for interior design (the cow painting in the People Pinnacle office is a must-see!). She moved frequently as a child before settling in Kentucky and still loves to travel, enjoying the experience of new cultures and food.


  • Business graduate of Miami University in Ohio
  • Bregman Partners Executive Coach


  • Prosci Change Management Practitioner
  • Development Dimensions International’s:
    • Targeted Selection
    • Maximizing Performance and Facilitation
    • Employment Learning Innovation

Bethany Denning helps solve problems.

Equipped with over 15 years of experience in HR and organizational development, she specializes in solving client problems through an HR-focused lens. The advantage of Bethany’s experience lies in its breadth: she has expertise with both publicly-traded and privately-held companies; she has driven strategy on the global level as well as guided localized HR efforts; she consults on key HR functions like recruitment and performance management; she is skilled at redesigning organizational structure and people processes to support strategic goals. A management consulting expert, her work supports client success by ensuring leaders, managers, and employees are aligned in their pursuit of company goals.

A Lexington native, Bethany finds herself back in the Bluegrass after some time in North Carolina, Florida, and Chicago.  She loves good food (shout out to Martine’s coconut macarons!), travel (hello sunny beaches!), and watching her three kids play sports.  She dreams of being a helicopter pilot in her next life.


  • Bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University
  • Master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from DePaul University


  • Certified Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute

We work with some pretty great people.

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