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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

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…

Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire Prevention Month, How to Keep Great Employees

For jobs earning less than $50,000 per year, or more than 40 percent of U.S. jobs, the average cost of replacing an employee amounts to fully 20 percent of the person’s annual salary.   Fire, Fire, Fire! In honor of fire prevention month, I’d like to talk about firing employees, or rather how to not get…

Definition of Workplace Culture

The Definition of Workplace Culture: Work culture is the environment created by the concepts established and embraced by the firm and the employees alike. Working culture involves the principles and ideologies associated with the business, company or firm itself, and on the employee side, working culture is thought processes, attitudes and beliefs of the workers. A…

Seasons Greetings

We wish all of our clients, readers and colleagues a wonderful Holiday season! In lieu of sending individual gifts and greetings, we are making a donation to several charities in our community. We hope that you too can extend the spirit of gratitude. Happy Holidays to Early Learning Partnership of Northwest Indiana, Frontline Foundations, Humane Society…

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If you have been feeling as though there is 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.

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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

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Jon Schmaltz

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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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