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Company Profile 

Harkcon, Inc. is a dynamic, internationally recognized, service-disabled veteran-owned business committed to providing comprehensive organizational and workforce performance analysis, training development & delivery, intelligence analysis, and comprehensive performance support with a variety of customized, innovative solutions in the public and private sectors. Harkcon was established as a limited liability company in 2005 and incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2009.

Working with clients such as the U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Defense, and Department of State, and partnering with other businesses such as PricewaterhouseCoopers; ABSG; ICF International; Innovative Technology Partnerships, LLC; Leidos; and more, we have established a reputation for consistently delivering high-quality, customized solutions that improve worker, workplace, and organizational performance.

Using a variety of proven techniques and tools, including our proprietary software product Mainstay, we can help you identify the needs of your workforce and the appropriate organizational, leadership, and management interventions required to bring motivation and performance to unprecedented levels. With ADComP™, our Executive Coaching Model, we can help your corporate executives enhance their performance in the workplace.

We also bring exceptional capabilities and experience in performance based training development and delivery world-wide. We have a solid track record of delivering superior training, learning, and performance support products. Our products meet all SCORM [Sharable Content Object Reference Model] and Section 508 requirements, and include developing, producing, and implementing organization conformant e-Learning.

With our headquarters in Fredericksburg, Virginia plus additional corporate presence in Washington, D.C., New England, and the West Coast, and team members in over 15 states, we are well positioned to respond to your needs regardless of your location, organization's structure or the size of your project. Each of our technical experts has significant practical workplace experience and brings both professional expertise and ambitious, passionate commitment to every project we undertake.

Whether you are looking for a front-end analysis of one position or an organizational assessment of your entire workforce, or anything in-between, Harkcon is confident we will meet your needs and exceed your expectations.


our history

There are some instances in life when the stars truly do align, and the formation of Harkcon was one of those times. Following his retirement from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2004, Harkcon founder and CEO, Dr. Kevin Harkins, started his second career as an independent contractor focusing on human performance technology and competency modeling. In so doing, he became acquainted with other retired military members also working in the same field. The group discovered many shared talents and interests and, in the spring of 2005, Harkcon was formed as a limited liability company. The company won its first work in 2006 as a sub-contractor on a Coast Guard Human Resources contract. Harkcon has continued to maintain a relationship with the Coast Guard since then.

Since its inception, Harkcon has enjoyed steady growth and we now have over 100 employees and core contractors on our team.


Harkcon and its people are regarded as the best and most sought after human performance experts in the nation.


Corporate Culture.

What's it like to work at Harkcon? It's mentally stimulating and personally fulfilling. It's fast-paced and challenging. It's collegial and professionally satisfying. It's everything you ever wanted a rewarding work experience to be. As a result, our team of exceptionally talented people consistently goes above and beyond to meet our clients' needs.

As soon as you are near Harkcon team members, you sense the difference. Harkcon people love the work they do, enjoy the people with whom they work, and believe in and perform by the guiding principles that set Harkcon apart from other consulting firms.

With a core group of team members located in the greater Washington, D.C. area, it is not uncommon for spontaneous lunch groups and after-hours social events to take place. At Harkcon, we truly believe the more we enjoy being together as a team, the better our product is for our clients.

We respect our team members' life outside the office and understand the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between personal lives and Harkcon work. Telecommuting and flexible scheduling are not only encouraged; our Board of Directors routinely practices them.

Harkcon's management style is "open door" and our structure is more flat than hierarchical. Harkcon team members have access to all levels of management and management both encourages and values the input received from team members.

At Harkcon, we benefit from the flexibility of a small business that is often impossible to maintain in larger firms.

Harkcon Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Statement

everyone has a voice. every voice matters. all voices are welcome.


At Harkcon, we value and encourage different perspectives.

We cannot achieve our mission – improving organizational and human performance – without those different perspectives. We strive for a culture based on teamwork, trust, and collaboration. We empower our Associates to tackle problems, identify solutions, and make decisions. We celebrate their diverse talents, experiences, and backgrounds. Above all, we appreciate the unique contributions each one of them brings to the team. Together, we make better decisions and create better results for our clients.


At Harkcon, our Associates matter.


Community Involvement & Corporate Social Responsibility.

As a company built on years of service to our country and to others, it is only natural that we continue to give of our resources, time and talents. We are pleased to be among thousands of companies who give back to their community.

Harkcon supports Hope for the Warriors™, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is "to enhance quality of life for U.S. service members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty. Hope for the Warriors™ actively seeks to ensure that the sacrifices of wounded and fallen warriors and their families are never forgotten nor their needs unmet, particularly with regard to the short and long-term care of the severely injured." Harkcon provides ongoing financial, professional and volunteer support to Hope for the Warriors™, its programs and events.

Additionally, recent contributions of financial resources were made to:

  • American Cancer Society

  • American Red Cross (Haitian Relief)

  • Bishop O'Connell (VA) High School

  • Catholic Charities

  • Coast Guard Foundation

  • Connecticut Food Bank

  • Ducks Unlimited

  • Ferry Farm Baptist Church, Domestic Ministries (VA)

  • Foundation for Coast Guard History

  • LEAF (Ledyard Education Advancement Foundation) (CT)

  • Madonna Place (CT)

  • Maryland Special Olympics

  • Monterey (CA) High School Girls and Boys Soccer Teams

  • Shark's Baseball (FL)

  • SmileTrain

  • Stafford (VA) High School Baseball Boosters' Club

  • Young Life

Harkcon supports team members' community involvement through a variety of policies including flexible work schedules and recognition programs. We are active in our community through direct volunteer work for a number of important causes:

  • AcademyWomen

  • BEAM (Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry, Inc.) (FL)

  • Disabled American Veteran

  • Fairfax (VA) Trails and Streams

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

  • Ferry Farm Baptist Church, Domestic Ministries (VA)

  • Habitat for Humanity 

  • Immanuel Christian School

  • Miriam's Kitchen (DC)

  • National Parks 

  • Toys for Tots

  • United Service Organization 

  • United Way 

  • Wounded Warrior Program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

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