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Success Stories / Testimonials

Brandy Jinks, PHR
Brandy Jinks, PHR

I attended Elga’s 5 day PHR certification class in Miami and herexpertise and knowledge is top notch! She makes learning fun andI remembered specific examples of her training when I was takingmy PHR exam, which I passed in February 2019. Thank you forbeing so passionate about what you teach!!

Celita Boursiquot, PHR
Celita Boursiquot, PHR

Elga, You told me that you want to make people the best version of themselves by passing the exam. I’m happy to say I passed my exam 😁thanks to you. Your energy is contagious; weird to say this but I listen to your lessons so much I can hear your voice all the time. The materials you provided are on point, so I didn’t have to look elsewhere for details. I’m so happy to have taken investigation as well as the PHR classes with you. Thank you so much, Celita Boursiquot

Shane Sixsmith, PHR
Shane Sixsmith, PHR testimonial success story

I was told while working in the HR Department that it was time to go out and get my PHR certification. At first I was lost, not knowing where to look or where to go. Then I met Elga and HRTrainingClasses,com. Elga is a one stop shop for anything that you or your company needs for HR training and/or getting prepared for HR certifications. I joined Elga in a PHR training seminar in Nashville and was shocked at the little content that I actually knew. However, Elga was there with all the answers and support that I needed to pass the test. I cannot recommend the seminars enough, Elga has a way of making the content easy to relate to, and provides real life examples so that you actually comprehend the content. Now I have passed my PHR exam and owe a lot of it to Elga and her team.

HR Certification Exam Prep Classes like the one Shane took

Mike Penn, aPHR, PHR
mike penn aphr phr

Wow!!! We always joke around that I’m ‘Just an IT Guy’ but today I’ve become a ‘PHR® Certified IT Guy’! There is no doubt in my mind that you ARE the best HR instructor especially when it comes to preparing people for their HR Certification Exams! I’ve listened to many other speakers, both in the HR field and in many other fields and without a doubt, you will not find a more dynamic, charismatic, engaging, intelligent, effective and passionate speaker as you Elga! Thank you for all that you do and thank you for all of the knowledge that you have imparted on me that has enabled me to pass this ‘monster exam’ called PHR!!!

Romaine Scott, SPHR
Romaine Scott, SPHR

Elga is a true subject matter expert! With her unique gift of personality and presentation, one is sure to leave her session elevated in knowledge as well as confidence to not just pass the exam, but be a better HR practitioner!!

Sandra Medina, PHR
Sandra Medina, PHR

Today, I passed my PHR Test. It would not have been possible without the help and dedication of Elga Lejarza of HR Training Sometimes things in our life get in the way of us succeeding. I did not pass my first time around due to life getting in the way but Elga worked with me the next time around to make sure I passed. Without paying additional monies, I was able to sit in on the eight week webinars and she met with me and drilled me for the last six weeks before I took my test. I am indebted to Elga, Mike, Carmen and Annabel for their hard work and making learning fun. Elga’s stories of the different ideas she gave us to remember something were very helpful. Thank you, Sandy

Brandy Lee, PHR
Brandy Lee, PHR

Elga, thank you again for all of your support in accomplishing myPHR. You went above and beyond to ensure I had all of the resources to pass! I look forward in watching your business grow. XoXo Blee

Lydia Cruz, PHR
Lydia Cruz, PHR

I can not find enough words to express my gratitude to Elga andher team for preparing me take and pass the PHR exam. Elga isvery knowledgeable in the Human Resources field and providestop notch training. I highly recommend Lejarza HR Consulting forany HR training needs. #investinyourself

Franki Coulter, SPHR
Franki Coulter SPHR

Elga is an amazing trainer. She is passionate about learning and ensuring that her clients have everything they need to be successful. She sincerely cares about each of her clients and is proud of their achievements. I took Elga’s 5-day course to prepare for the SPHR Exam. As someone with a demanding job, I appreciated the compact days and the study tools to utilize after the course. I had everything I needed to be successful, and most importantly I passed on the first try! Thank you. Elga!

Jordan Phillips, SHRM-CP
Jordon Phillips

Elga took the time on a Friday evening to call me right before my SHRM-CP exam. Several of the items that we discussed at a high level were on my exam. I can only imagine had I reached out sooner how much more prepared I would have been. Not only did we cover material, but she gave me a confidence boost that I needed to hear. Would recommend reaching out to Elga to discuss your future plans for certifications. Thank you Elga.

Diana Darty, SHRM-CP, SPHR
Diana Darty SHRM-CP

Elga, I cannot thank you and your team enough for the magnanimous manner in which you supported my success on both the SPHR and the SHRM-CP. The materials were delivered quite proficiently. I was impressed with the registration process, materials, and follow-up from start to finish. I would also like to reiterate the importance of the one-on-one sessions. The personalized coaching is unheard of in most industries. Your passion, knowledge and follow through were greatly appreciated. Although, I am a veteran HR professional, your “associations” and the manner in which you presented the materials resonated with me throughout the testing process. Appreciatively, Diana Darty, Director of Support Services, UTLA

Tawnya Hall, PHR
Tawnya Hall PHR

If you are looking for a comprehensive, knowledgeable, in depth trainer with a personal touch, look no more, Elga & is for you. Elga and her team want you to succeed and the effort they put forth proves that true. I took Elga’s 8 week PHR/SPHR Exam Prep Webinar. After the initial webinar, I was thrilled whenever Elga offered for us to join another webinar if we felt the need to. I wholeheartedly appreciated this and took full advantage of it. Elga provided me with her wealth of Human Resources knowledge along with online resources, a manual, flashcards and personal one-on-one sessions leading up to my exam which fully prepared me to pass my PHR Exam on the first attempt. I cannot express my gratitude enough to Elga and her team. Thank you so much Elga & Team! Tawnya Hall, PHR

Dan Perkins, SPHR
Dan Perkins SPHR

I took Elga’s 5 day prep course for the SHRM exam in mid December 2018. I felt it was especially helpful to drill down in the specifics of union regulations and laws that were unfamiliar to me while also revisiting general employment law as a refresher among other topics. I also appreciated her insight into how the exam was structured and some tips on how to successfully anticipate the exam’s approach to evaluating knowledge. Elga’s training style also helps a participant remember the material because she interlaces humorous stories from her HR experience and provides memory cues, that combined with repetition, was helpful to me. She has an amazing energy level and she exhibits care for participant learning and mastery. I give her credit for helping me thoroughly prepare for (and helping me pass) my exam utilizing her study materials and classroom instruction. I highly recommend her to you if this is your objective.

Diana Darty, SHRM-CP
Diana Darty SHRM-CP

Elga, I want to thank you once again for the fantastic preparatory course that assisted me with successfully passing the SHRM-CP examination today. Your workshop materials, coursework, one-on-one sessions, skills, knowledge and expertise were noteworthy contributions to my success! Kudos to you and your entire team! Diana Darty, Director of Support Services, UTLA

Michelle Vidal SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Just a few days after wrapping up Elga’s on-line course, I passed my SHRM-SCP on the first try and 5 days later, I also passed my SPHR on the first try! I cannot thank Elga enough for her support and guidance. I learned so much from her on-line classes but in addition, she also spent several hours on one-on-one sessions with me in order to ensure my success. I’m very grateful for her dedication and again would highly recommend her courses for anyone seeking a professional certification in HR!

Michelle Vidal, SHRM-SCP

Today I passed my SHRM-SCP certification on my first try. I have been taking Elga’s on-line courses for the last 10 weeks and she did an amazing job of preparing me for the exam. Her classes have been engaging and filled in all the blanks I needed to know to pass the exam. I highly recommend her courses for anyone seeking a professional certification in HR!

Rachel Cantrell, SPHR
Rachel Cantrell SPHR

Today I passed the SPHR certification exam on the FIRST time to take the exam. I could not have done this without Elga’s workshop, instructions, and continual care that she gives each one of her students.

Thank you so much Elga!!!! You are the best!

Marybeth (Wittekind) Sharpe, PhD
Marybeth (Wittekind) Sharpe, PhD, PHR

There is no better teacher and coach of the HR Body of Knowledge than Elga. Elga has an unbelievable understanding of HR and how to apply it and teach it (she uses real life scenarios and provides the “why” behind laws and policies so that you comprehend and remember them). She is committed to ensuring that her clients and students truly understand this body of knowledge and have what it takes to pass their HR exams (PHR, SPHR) with flying colors. When you take a course from Elga, you are not just signing up for a course – you are signing up for a coach/mentor who will coach you outside of course hours and well after the course. With Elga, you will have a HR coach and mentor for life! Thank you so much Elga for coaching me and enabling me to pass my PHR with confidence!!!

Jill Alarcon, SPHR
Jill Alarcon SPHR

I attended Elga’s PHR/SPHR workshop in DC this past August 2018. She is not only extremely thorough in helping her students prepare for this certification exam, but she goes above and beyond to ensure you are prepared. She was personally invested in my success, providing me with video recordings, practice exams and even taking time out of her busy day to prep me by phone. I would recommend Elga 1000 times over to ANYONE interested in obtaining their HR certification or attending any of her other training offerings in the field. Outside of the course and preparation for my exam, I have found Elga to be an incredible mentor in the HR industry. Aside from her insane expertise, she is a captivating story-teller. Her path to success one I’ll take with me and I plan to stay in touch with Elga on her journey, both professionally and personally.

Thank you, Elga, for being my instructor, cheerleader, supporter and (hopefully) forever mentor!

Shawn Marie Irula, PHR
Shawn Marie Irula PHR

I took Elga’s prep class the beginning of August. I took what I learned and the study materials she provided and studied for the next three months. I took my book and flashcards everywhere with me. It all paid off! November 1 I took my certification test and passed on my first try. I credit that to Elga! Thank you so much for your passion for HR and your dedication to helping HR professionals, like me, earn their Certification. Please excuse me while I go change my name and add my PHR credentials!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼

Anabel Saunders, PHR
Anabel Saunders, PHR

I have so much to say about Elga. Saying how knowledgeable she is in her field and how wonderful she is might be repetitive (which by the way she really is!) I want to share something more about her. Elga is a real mentor. The type of mentor that we read about in the books but if we are lucky enough we might find in real life. She not only helped me be more successful in all different areas of HR but she always was really there for me. She made sure that I stayed strong in this challenging journey to get my PHR certification. Her classes are the perfect balance of in depth learning and fun.
Elga, thank you truly

Mike Penn, aPHR
Mike Penn aPHR

How fortunate am I to be married to the best HR Instructor in the industry?!?!  I’m just an ‘IT Guy’ but after sitting through some of the PHR and SPHR Workshops I’ve become an expert in HR!  I took the aPHR Exam and passed with ease and high scores.  I can tell you that everything that Elga teaches and the way that she teaches it is way more effective and far above and beyond ANYTHING I’ve seen from the competition.  Not only that, the care and attention that she gives each and every participant to make sure they have the knowledge and skills to pass their exam(s) is far above and beyond any instructor in any industry that I’ve ever seen!  Thank you Elga for being such a great instructor, mentor and role model not only for the HR Professionals but for all people.

Katherine Rinaldi, PHR
Katherine Rinaldi PHR

I took Elga’s PHR/SPHR training class at the end of July 2018 and sat for my exam two weeks later. Thanks to Elga’s teachings and the materials she provided, I was able to pass my exam on the first try! Thank you, Elga!

Laura (Whittaker) Didonna, SPHR
Laura (Whittaker) Didonna SPHR

Elga is a top notch instructor! She not only teaches the material but she has no problem pausing her lecture and answering specific questions to make sure you are comprehending what she is teaching. She is a great source of encouragement and support prior to your test and one of the first to Congratulate you when you pass.

Christina Reising, PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP

If you have attempted the PHR and/or SPHR and did not pass, you know that painful feeling—the one that knocks you down and basically paralyzes you with fear of failing again—I experienced that in 2015. I finally decided to try again so I attended Elga’s 5-day workshop in Nashville in March 2018. I could tell very quickly that Elga knew the material, was invested in seeing all participants pass and was committed to boosting our confidence. Elga achieved this by explaining the concepts behind the material and by providing great test taking tips. After the workshop, I submitted my SPHR application. However, I waited until September 2018 to test because I was still scared. A week before my test date, I reviewed all the materials that Elga provided during class and it was as though I could hear Elga right there reviewing the material, giving the tips and cheering me on. Not only did I pass, but I received very high marks on each area. I remember thinking during my test, “this is easy,” and “this wasn’t like the last time.” I believe that Elga’s training and support played a huge role in what I was feeling and why I passed. So, if you’ve taken either test and did not pass—connect with Elga. If you haven’t taken either test and want to pass–connect with Elga. Thanks, Elga!

Tamara Lawrence, SPHR
Tamara Lawrence, SPHR

Elga, Great news! I am so excited… I passed the SPHR exam on Friday! Your webinars were very instrumental! Your dedication to preparing others for this exam, as well as having a keen interest in our professional development, is outstanding! I will be sure to recommend my colleagues! Thanks again!

Ray Brewster, SPHR

I recently completed the SPHR certification process, and truly believe the training Elga gave me was the primary reason I was able to pass the test. I would recommend her training program to anyone who is seeking their HR certification as the lecture, training material and practice tests will prepare you to meet the challenge. Thank you Elga. I could not have done it without your help.

Patricia Jacobson, PHR
Patricia Jacobson, PHR

Thank you Elga for hosting the 5 day PHR/SPHR prep class. The training and materials you supply were so helpful in passing my exam. You are so passionate about helping people advance their knowledge. If anyone is struggling with studying please check out all the options Elga and Mike offer. They have a program that could fit your schedule like week long class or evening 8 week webinar and more. Again thank you so much.
Patricia Jacobson, PHR (look at those lovely letters after my name😀)

Coleen Stelter, SHRM-CP
Coleen Stelter PHR / SPHR Exam Prep Testimonial

I took Elga’s 5 day SHPR/PHR Certification prep class in March 2016. Elga is extremely knowledgeable and communicates very well – her method of teaching isn’t just reading she give examples from her vast experience which makes learning so much easier if you can apply to a real life situation. Her passion for the field of HR is addicting. I would highly recommend this class to anyone pursuing their SPHR/PHR Certificate. Everything you need to pass is in this class – and with such a great teacher you can’t fail! I took the test May 16, 2016 and passed! THANK YOU ELGA!

Dr. David W. Guess, CDS, SPHR
David Guess PHR / SPHR Exam Prep Testimonial

Rarely would one find a formal written endorsement from me regarding testimonials. I try and only do this when I feel the person is clearly above and beyond in their professionalism and ability to influence others through their leadership.

One such person, Elga Lejarza of Lejarza HR Consulting is a person of influence in the field of human resources. In May of 2017, I attended the SPHR preparatory course led by Elga. I routinely refer to this course as a “Total Emersion Course.”

The course is designed with one primary goal: to successfully navigate and pass the rigorous SPHR exam. You will not have a single wasted moment with Elga, every minute of her workshops is spent with you, the client, and your success. Upon completion of this “emersion experience,” I sat for the SPHR exam in Lexington, KY. one week later. Result: PASS! It is with great pleasure and deserved distinction that I personally recommend Lejarza HR Consulting.

In my opinion, Elga has no competition at her level; there are just other people teaching PHR/SPHR courses.

Thank you, Elga. You represent our profession in a mighty way.
Dr. David W. Guess, SPHR.

Crystal L.B. (Bagnardi) McBride, SPHR
Crystal McBride PHR / SPHR Exam Prep Testimonial

I highly recommend Elga’s PHR/SPHR course to all HR professionals aspiring to achieve their certifications. Elga’s passion for HR and her ability to relate study material topics to real world HR situations was instrumental in my preparation for the SPHR exam. She has helpful and mindful tips and learning tricks to help students grasp and retain the information presented in her seminar. Because of Elga’s effective teaching methods I was able to pass the SPHR exam (my first attempt) 3 days after completing her course. Thank you, Elga!

Melissa Evans, PHR
Melissa Evans PHR / SPHR Exam Prep Testimonial

Elga creates a learning experience that is for all types of learners. Her positive upbeat energy is contagious and you will remember information she presents. I had the opportunity to attend Elga’s PHR/SPHR Exam Prep Workshop in October of 2017, and have bragged about Elga’s extensive knowledge of Human Resources to all of my peers practicing HR since leaving her class. I am truly confident in stating I am a Human Resources Professional because of the knowledge and tools Elga shared with me. Most of all I appreciate the passion Elga has for everything she does, she followed up with me after her class to make sure I was studying and keeping a positive attitude. Elga was the first one to call and congratulate me after I received my preliminary PASS results a week after her Workshop. Elga genuinely wants others to succeed and follow their passion in life. I would recommend getting to know Elga, she is an amazing person!

David Lilly
David Lilly PHR / SPHR Exam Prep Testimonial

I have just about completed Elga’s training on employment law. I must say this may be the best training I’ve ever attended. Elga is such a good communicator and she has wonderful presentation skills. She makes the training very interesting. When I was told I needed to attend this training my first thought was I don’t have time for more boring training on employment law. It didn’t take long the first day for Elga to have my complete attention. This lady is amazing, she knows what she’s talking about because she’s lived it. I would highly recommend any training that she is offering. Thanks Elga.

Audra Augustin, PHR
Audra Augustin PHR / SPHR Exam Prep Testimonial

I’m happy to say after attending Elga’s PHR/SPHR 5-day workshop, and receiving the training materials to study for my PHR exam, I passed on my first attempt! I would definitely recommend her workshop for those wanting to obtain their certification. She is extremely thorough and knowledgeable because she has real world experience. Elga is also very encouraging and makes the learning experience fun. Thank you Elga!

Veronica Reveron, PHR
Veronica Reveron PHR / SPHR Exam Prep Testimonial

Elga is the best on what she does. I participated in one of her 5 days workshop to get ready for my PHR Exam. She not only gave us all the materials and and all the practice exams but she also shared with us all her knowledge and experiences in all the subjects. I’ll definitely recommend her to anyone looking to have the best and more complete PHR/SPHR workshop possible. I passed my PHR test on the first try. Thanks Elga!

Lauren Ryerson, SPHR
Lauren Ryerson PHR / SPHR Exam Prep Testimonial

I took Elga’s PHR/SPHR course in October 2017 and it was incredible! Not only did I learn a ton, but I felt really confident in taking the SPHR exam after the course. I am usually not a good test taker, but Elga is a wonderful instructor and so knowledgeable in the HR world that she really helped calm my nerves. She will help you in any way that she can and can answer any question. She gives you great tips on what to watch for in the exam, what material will most likely be on the exam that you should focus on, and a TON of study materials to use and review after the course. I had a wonderful experience and I really and truly think anyone who is going for their PHR or SPHR should spend the time and money and take Elga’s course. You will not regret it! I am also happy to say that I passed the SPHR exam in November 2017! THANK YOU ELGA!!!

Nicola White, PHR
Nicola White PHR / SPHR Exam Prep Testimonial

Elga, I just took the PHR exam and passed!!! I attended your workshop in Nashville at the end of August and finally felt confident enough to take the exam. The resources you gave to me really helped prepare me for the exam. The process was intimidating, but the exam was not as difficult as I thought it would be, because I was thoroughly prepared! I’m now going to start preparing for the SPHR certification. I hope to make it to your next Nashville workshop! You’re awesome!

Amber Evaro, PHR
Amber Evaro PHR / SPHR Exam Prep Testimonial

I took my PHR Exam just 4 short days after I attended Elga’s Exam Prep Workshop and passed! Elga is an amazing instructor and all around great human being. It is EXTREMELY important to her that others succeed in really anything that they do. I was amazed that she took such a huge body of knowledge and was able to cover and help actually retain the information she was teaching. When I felt overwhelmed, she reassured me with confidence that we would cover all the material needed and she kept her promise! As soon as I began the exam, I smiled, answers were coming to me with confidence and ease. I think the most unique thing about her course is that not only does she teach you the knowledge and concepts, she really helps you understand how to take the exam. I would recommend this workshop to anyone including someone who has very little HR Experience or knowledge. Thank you Elga!! next stop, SPHR!

Shari (Kroningold) Hahn, PHR
Shari Hahn PHR / SPHR Exam Prep Testimonial

I recently attended Elga’s PHR/SPHR exam and recently passed the exam. I would without a doubt recommend her class to anyone looking to take one of these exams. She is a wealth of knowledge and genuinely cares about you understanding the material, doing well and passing. She is very patient and brings a lot of enthusiasm to her class which I really appreciated. While the course was an intense 5 days, she made it enjoyable and was extremely engaging. The classes are small which made for a positive learning environment. I would recommend Elga – she knows her stuff!

Gina Lopez PHR, FPC
Gina Lopez PHR / SPHR Exam Prep Testimonial

I attended Elga’s class in Los Angeles at the end of January 2018. So excited to say I passed the PHR test! Her class provided all the essential tools needed to pass the exam. Elga’s tips and materials prepare you fully to take the test. Her course is easy to follow and entertaining! I found the test not to be as difficult as I thought it was going to be. Due to Elga’s teachings you have all the resources needed to be successful. Thank you Elga!

Blake Brown, FPC, PHR
Blake Brown PHR / SPHR Exam Prep Testimonial

I took Elga’s week long PHR/SPHR certification prep class and a week later passed my test!!! She is very high energy and gives you a great foundation. Definitely recommend her class to strengthen your knowledge before the test.

Melinda Tipton, SPHR
Melinda Tipton PHR / SPHR Exam Prep Testimonial

I would recommend attending Elga’s 1-week PHR/SPHR prep course. It was the perfect way for me to prepare for the test. I was able to escape my normally hectic life and focus my attention on my career goals for five days. Elga was very knowledgeable as well as entertaining. I scheduled my test date for shortly after the class and I PASSED the test!

Robert Parker Jr., MPS, SPHR
Robert Parker Jr PHR / SPHR Exam Prep Testimonial

Elga’s knowledge and guidance throughout the SPHR preparation process was invaluable. Her understanding of the body of knowledge and her instructional skills enable her clients to learn the material and more importantly, apply the concepts to human resource situations. I would recommend Elga to anyone who is preparing for the PHR or SPHR certification.