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About Success Trek

Since 2005, Success Trek has been helping companies to strengthen from within. Small to mid-sized businesses contact us when they are getting ready to take their business to the next level or in times of rapid growth. We provide solutions and ongoing support that assists everyone and everything working better together.

What Does a Business Consultant and Coach Do?

You know the road to success is not always smooth. As a leader or manager in your organization, change, transition, and rapid growth can have you scrambling to adapt. It doesn’t have to be that way.

 

As a business consultant and coach, I can help with your vantage point, offer perspective, and provide the tools to navigate obstacles with ease.

 

Success Trek’s 4-Step Process will get your company or organization back on track with improved business operations, empowered leaders & teams, and strengthened workflow processes.

 

For over 20 years, we have helped small to mid-sized businesses achieve their vision while getting the best from their employees and processes. We’ll work together so you can gain clarity & focus, create a plan, and execute the plan successfully. Success Trek stands apart from other consultative firms because we stay with you, evaluating and monitoring the implementation and beyond. That means tangible, positive results and outcomes for you.

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Over the last 20 years, we have helped small to mid-sized businesses grow and improve their leaders, and team members, through strategic and tactical planning.

Through Success Trek’s 4-Step Process of (1) gaining clarity & focus, (2) creating a plan, (3), executing the plan, and (4) evaluating and monitoring, we work together to achieve positive results and outcomes.

We spend more time on the most forgotten step - evaluating and monitoring. We don’t leave you to figure it out on your own!

Our Mission:

We help businesses work better together so people can contribute more of what they do best.

 

Our Vision – creating what will be:

  • People Succeeding
  • Businesses Prospering
  • Communities Thriving

 

Our Values – the principles that guide us:

  • Agility – we respond rapidly to changes without losing momentum or vision.
  • Resourcefulness – we find the most efficient/effective way to achieve positive results.
  • Teamwork – we work together to meet everyone’s needs.
  • Teams can’t keep up with the workload
  • Individuals don’t get their work done
  • Leaders aren’t sure how to get it all done
  • Personalities and work styles get in the way of results
  • Job roles and responsibilities are unclear
  • Organizations face internal change or rapid growth

Our clients say we achieve together:

  • Improved day-to-day operations
  • Empowered leaders and teams
  • Strengthened workflow processes

Your Success Trek Team

Theresa Valade

THERESA VALADE

CEO

Vicky

VICKY ODEGAARD

Office Manager

Mary Andersen

MARY ANDERSEN

Project Consultant

Are you experiencing absent team member stress?

Absent team members put stress on the rest of the team forcing management to figure out who must absorb the extra workload. US businesses lose up to $300 billion yearly as a result of workplace stress. Read how our work with a client reduced their stress during a team member’s unexpected and extended absence

Leading Through Change

This month’s article begins with a quote that we are certain will resonate with all our readers. We encourage you to click to continue to the full article and consider how The Solution tips can be applied.

The Successful Business Ingredient: Happy Employees

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” ― Charles M. Schulz
The good news is, the unemployment rate is at an all-time low – 3.6% as of January 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bad news is…

Five Steps to Better Workflow

A missed deadline, an overlooked milestone, or a lost order can derail not only your workflow but add to your anxiety and stress. Whether it started fine or was a crapshoot from the very start, what can help reduce the anxiety and stress? Getting everyone on the same page with a documented workflow.

Ready… Set… Project Management!

Statistics show that only 2.5% of companies complete all the projects they set out to do. What does the other 97.5% do? Waste time and money because they don’t have a solid plan when it comes to project management. Can’t get your project to the finish line? The Problem Project management is the way a …

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The Hidden Problems with Multitasking

Sure, that desk may look like that of an efficient multitasker. However, its what you do not see that is the problem! In the business world, employees often wear multiple hats. Their to-do lists are long, the days are short, and projects pile up. Factor in their home and social lives, and it is easy to see why multitasking is utilized. It is not uncommon to see an employee on their phone and computer, all while maintaining a conversation…

Negativity in the workplace affects the bottom line.

“There’s no crying in baseball!” Tom Hank’s famous line from the movie A League of Their Own may bring a chuckle, but it’s the crying in business that is the dark little secret nobody talks about.

Knowledge Transfer to Close the Gap

As some of the oldest Baby Boomers reach the traditional age of retirement, companies are faced with the potential loss of knowledge and skills. Transferring Boomer knowledge to a younger workforce does not come without challenges. … Continued

Assumptions Are Dangerous!

Assumptions contribute in a major way to workplace miscommunication. Assumptions are taken as fact when there is no proof. They are often preconceived misconceptions about a situation, person, group, or task – likely based on past experiences with others. More likely than not, you probably do this a bit more than you’d like to believe. …

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How to Deal When People Keep Interrupting You Mid-Task

“Stop interrupting me while I am interrupting you.” – WINSTON CHURCHILL The above image is a GIF from the movie The Darkest Hour. Churchill was played by the amazing Gary Oldman. This quote is sometimes written as, “Don’t interrupt me while I’m interrupting you.” Click here to tweet this quote! I know everyone has had …

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Complimentary Conversation

Reaching a goal is a journey, and Success Trek is here to take that journey alongside you. Whether we are helping you develop a strategic plan, facilitating a skills workshop, or writing a procedure guide, we will guide you through obstacles and challenges with the tools and support for success. The process starts with a 30-minute Complimentary Conversation.

What Our Clients Say About Us

As a professional stretched in many directions, I would recommend this workshop to my clients and colleagues. It helped me to focus on ways to do my job better to become more effective and efficient.

Brenda Scott Henry
Rural and Urban Consulting

Just knowing you are there has helped a great deal. Your voice gives me strength. All is good.

Barb Tracy
Marilyn's Bakery

Fast Pace. Clear Examples. Good Content and Activities to test/practice skills.

Annette Corbett
Long Beach Country Club

I think a few were skeptical coming into this program as to the point. Very good at keeping us organized and guiding the program.

Aaron McDermott
Latitude Commercial Real Estate

I think the workshop was very helpful in eliciting and making my personal and business goals specific and measurable.

Anna Rominger
IU Northwest

Thanks – Love your attitude

Amber Hensell-Hicks
Frontline Foundations Inc

Thank you so much! I know that it takes a lot of behind the scenes work to make these staff retreats run smoothly. Please know that we are grateful. Theresa, I was fascinated watching your ability to extract information while also making everyone feel validated and encouraged. That’s an art and you’re a pro! Thank you so much.

Amber Hensell
Frontline Foundations Inc

Theresa makes you focus on what you want and how you are going to get it. It sounds so simple, and at first I was skeptical of coaching. I’m not a touchy-feely person. The first workshop was a powerful learning experience for me. It opened my eyes to how much I was distracted from my goals and priorities by the everyday fires that ignited my desk. Now, I’m finding ways to keep the fires to a minimum and concentrate on the activities that will be most beneficial to my performance.

Andrea Proulx-Buinicki
Opportunity Enterprises

High energy, driven, intuitive.

Bob Wanek
Valparaiso YMCA

The workshop was a great use of my day. I have received very useful tools in setting and achieving business and personal goals. I am excited to see where I am with the information I received in 90 days.

Anne Van Keppel
Valparaiso University

I love the learning of optimizing your web traffic thru powerful keywords that inspire actions and emotions.

Amber Jung
Harrah's Entertainment

What an eye-opener! Although I was aware of the things I needed to work on, this pushed me to confront them directly and take active steps toward completing my goals. Thanks for the support and encouragement.

Aundrea Hoffman
Morse and Company

I expanded my mailing areas and with that I was like, ‘How am I going to manage?’ Theresa helped me put systems into place on how to maximize my assistant to be more of a support, to get more done and be more efficient. Theresa took a birds-eye view operationally of my business and helped me put some things into place. I had several ‘a-ha’ moments.

Beckie Guffin
Direct Mail Advantage

The Success Trek model is dynamic. The CEO is quick to shift align bases on the synergy of the participants. This yields itself to a champion outcome!

Alexius Barber
Mental Health America of Lake County, Board of Directors

It’s great to call a timeout in your busy life to see where you are at now and where you want to go next.

Alexander Saltanovitz
Met Life Financial Services
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