About Our Name

The name Silver Bear Group reflects both our value proposition and our founder's heritage. In Native American cultures, silver represents great value. The bear is a powerful symbol of strength, leadership, steadiness, and pragmatism--all of which we demonstrate as we produce real value for our clients. 

Dr. Karen McGraw

Years of experience: 30+

Role: President, Principal Consultant, & Mentor/Coach

Expertise: Karen is a senior-level human performance improvement (HPI) practitioner, solution designer, and mentor/coach. She is a published author with practical expertise in organizational and leadership development, human performance improvement, change management, training and e-Learning, personality type assessment, and user-centered requirements.  For more information, check out her bio.

Silver Bear Group Management


  • As independent experts with over 30 years experience, we bring an unbiased perspective and practical advice.
  • We focus on your most pressing challenges to close critical performance gaps
  • We collaborate with you to tailor solutions to your organization.
  • We use Performance DNA, EASE, and other high-impact methodologies to bring best practices to our clients.
  • As a certified Women's Business Enterprise, an SBA WOSB, and a Native American-owned business, we improve your results and diversity. View our certifications here.
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Contact us to find out how we can help you achieve better performance and business results today! 

Silver Bear Group is a research-based business and human performance consulting firm, and a leader in the integration of proven science and human performance improvement. Based in Austin TX, we study the scientific disciplines of social psychology, human performance, and cognitive psychology. We then take the repeatable and predictable principles of human performance improvement, which science has proven to enable success, out of the laboratory and academic journals and apply them to your workplace.


Silver Bear Group was founded in 2013 by Dr. Karen McGraw, a veteran business and human performance consultant with over 30 years of experience in the fields of human performance improvement (HPI), organizational development, and management consulting. Silver Bear Group is a certified woman-owned small business and WBE, and a Native American-owned business.


Silver Bear Group is performance driven. We help clients improve organizational results and eliminate barriers to peak performance. Unlike firms that offer cookie-cutter solutions, we apply our expertise in cognitive science and human performance to produce powerful results with real impact. 

 

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