Life Management Services
Life Management Services is an innovative human resource consulting firm based in Cary, North
Carolina. Hal and Marilyn Shook co-founded their company in 1976 in the greater Washington, D.C. area on the
premise that “Success is people working and achieving together.” They provide a wide range of programs for
enhancing the life of individuals and helping organizations achieve objectives through the productivity and
alignment of people. The LMS approach has evolved from over 50 years of experience in increasingly responsible
positions and as consultants to a wide range of small and large, private and public sector organizations.
LMS Leadership Services and Products
Widely known for their expertise as a “training team,” Hal and Marilyn care about people and
organizations and are dedicated to enhancing the life of the individual and the corporation. They have conducted
workshops and seminars for people from most every state in the country as well as a number of foreign nations.
Custom-tailored programs have also been developed and conducted for a wide variety of public and private
organizations and institutions.
In addition to their services, they have written four books which clearly illustrate their
beliefs and talents.
* Flying Spirit: A Leader’s Guide to Creating Great Organizations is a
leadership and team building classic, endorsed by five bestselling authors, that continues to earn accolades for
its “people-centered approach” to leadership and management.
* Fighter Pilot Jazz: Role of the P-47 and Spirited Guys in Winning the Air/Ground War
in Normandy 1944 is a squadron commander’s view of fighters in combat and the human element that kept birds in
* Christ in My Cockpit: My First 90 Years of Experiences and Lessons, with WISDOM and
STRENGTH from God is an inspiring look at the author's 90 years--from the beaches of Normandy to a
faith-filled mission of mentorship and patriotism.
* Working Happy: Dodging Bullets, Making Changes, Finding Joy is a
breakthrough tool for employees and employers alike – critical to professional and personal success in today’s
The Shooks’ unique and time-proven approaches to leadership, management, and life and career
planning have been recognized nationally. In recent years, Life Management Services has been cited for its
professional achievements in the press, radio, television, and in the following publications:
Reinventing the Corporation
What Color Is Your Parachute?
Winning the Salary Game
Ki: Practical Guide for Westerners