Let’s start working better. Together.

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.

 

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.

 

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 as part of our 4-Step Process.

 

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.

How Success Trek Can Help

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

How We Are Unique

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!

Why We Do What We Do

Success Trek’s mission aligns with yours: People Succeeding, Businesses Prospering, and Communities Thriving.

Why Clients Call Us
  • 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
Tangible Results

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

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…

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.…

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…

Quality & Continuous Improvement: Improve Your Processes in 3 Easy Steps

After the third step of executing your new plan to improve your processes, where do you end up? Quality. Quality is the outcome and the process is how you improve. There are two important pillars (in addition to the 3 steps above) that are also key to understanding process improvement: documentation (steps 1 through 3) and…

Recognizing employees goes deeper than dollars

Does your organization have a reward and recognition program in place? Recognizing talent takes small steps, doesn’t require major expenditures, and has a BIG, three-pillar impact: According to WorkStars, 69% of employees would work harder if they felt their efforts were better appreciated. “The common denominator that I’ve found in every single interview is that…

Complimentary Get To Know Conversation

If you sense an issue in your organization but you are just not quite sure what the problem is or how to go about resolving it, our 30-45 minute complimentary Get To Know conversation is a great way to start. You will get clarity on the issues you face and the next steps to consider whether or not we decide to work together.

Level of Investment: ‘No cost to you’

What Our Clients Say About Us

Trish Ramirez

I first hired Theresa as a personal career coach in 2008. She helped me immensely at that time gain clarity on my career direction and what to do next. Theresa has continued to be a highly valued colleague, most recently giving me great advice on how to distinguish myself from the competition and focus on View Full →

Laura Walker

Theresa was hired by our company to help our supervisors become Leaders. Theresa is a very high energy person which was very inspiring. She helped teach our supervisors various tools like: goal setting, mentoring, holding people accountable and most of all how to develop our employees. Working with Theresa was very instrumental in taking our View Full →

Diana Dibkey

It is very difficult to pick just “three” attributes for Theresa because I am most impressed by the “full” package. Theresa’s organization skills are much appreciated as she has helped my agency through a very strategic collaborative planning process. The work includes working with several committees of board staff members from different organizations. Theresa has View Full →

Seth Warren

Theresa always worked in the best interest of the Duneland facility. She stepped up after the departure of a manager that had created issues with both staff and members and took on the management role. Theresa made hard decisions to better the facility. She lacked administrative support at times, but weathered it admirably.

Melissa Westphal Benefiel

I met Theresa through my participation in the Valpo Chamber’s Leadership Academy. She served as a mentor and guide as I went through this program. Theresa is a “go to” person in our community. She is the consummate professional and shows great enthusiasm in all of her leadership roles. Beyond that, she is simply an View Full →

E. William Liedtke Jr

Theresa is one of those unique individuals that when you are around her, you just know she is something special. Tireless, ambitious, and highly driven to succeed and to bring success to those around her. She was a delight to have on several teams as we pursued our MBAs because she always came through with View Full →

Jon Schmaltz

Theresa is a very knowledgeable, focused, and driven professional whose strengths carry over to her clients. Her clients might prefer to keep Theresa their own secret, but don’t miss an opportunity to get to know her. Theresa’s determined to help anyone achieve success!

Jill E. Ritchie

Theresa Valade is one of the brightest individuals and hardest workers I know. She cares deeply about the State of Indiana and its potential. She grew up in Rensselaer and attended Purdue University. Small business success is critical to this state’s economy and not only is her business successful but she has been instrumental in View Full →

Tracy Traut

I was first introduced to Success Trek’s work at a fundraiser for Leadership Northwest Indiana, where I bid on a 45 minute coaching session. At that time, I needed to work on my resume, so I figured I’d get a couple of sample resumes and we’d be done, but that didn’t happen. Theresa did look View Full →

Garrard McClendon

I think Theresa Valade acts as a great silent partner for those trying to complete a task. Her energy helped us complete several projects including the completion of a diversity task, an enterprise task and a successful facilitation of a major research project. I will hire Theresa for all of our difficult tasks in the View Full →

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