Success Trek® was born out of Theresa Valade's entrepreneurial vision. After working in various corporate settings, Theresa first began in 2005 as a business coach, providing direction and strategy for individuals and small business owners. She became a catalyst for community improvement by lending her expertise to various non-profit organizations in the Northern Indiana/Chicago area.
By 2008, Theresa had captured the attention of Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Magazine, which named her runner up in the Best New Business Category.
As she listened to coaching clients, Theresa realized her strengths matched their needs in the area of workflow and process improvement, organizational redesign and strategic planning. In 2009, Theresa changed her business and coaching approach, establishing Success Trek as a consulting firm. The move immediately paid off as Success Trek was recognized by The ISBDC EDGE Awards for the Emerging Category.
Additional accolades came in, including being named as Top CEO 2010 by Inside Indiana Business and a MIRA Award Nominee for Excellence and Innovation in New Media.
The client base grew as did Success Trek's roster of employees. Theresa continued to refine her business model and align her vision and goals to help other businesses and organizations manage growth and sustainability.
In 2011, Success Trek was recognized as the Top Woman owned business by Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center. Individually, Theresa received the 2013 Up and Coming Influential Women of Northwest Indiana award.
In late 2013, Success Trek opened a second location in Chicago. Today, Success Trek is in its 8th year serving a broad base of clientele including C-level executives, organizational directors and successful business owners, helping them to manage change, growth and sustainability.