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Talent is the multiplier.
The more energy and attention you invest in it, the greater the yield.

Marcus Buckingham | First, Break all the Rules

Talent Development and Retention

More and more of our clients are talking to us about the need to build more strategic talent development and retention programs and activities, as leaders realize that their people — and their ability to build engaged and high performing teams — is of the utmost importance to exceeding outcomes and driving revenue growth.

Talent Retention Topics

  • Onboarding – Research suggests that an employee’s first 90 days will in large part determine his or her performance, longevity, and contribution to the company. New employees want to know the right people and processes and deserve to have an onboarding plan. Let’s build an onboarding plan for your team that starts your new employees on the right track, and keeps them there.
  • Competency-Based Recruiting Development and Training – From memorable job descriptions to focused interviewing skills, we can help your hiring managers access best practices for hiring the best talent.
  • Manager and Leadership Development – We ask our best individual contributors to manage people and/or lead a team, but often provide them with no management or leadership skills training. Having a plan for the training and development of your people managers will increase the success AND retention of both managers and their teams.
  • Career and Professional Development – Many of your team members know that they want to advance their careers, but few know how to do so. Whether for your entire organization, or for one employee,let’s build a career development or professional development plan that keeps your team engaged and thriving, and creates a talent pipeline for your more senior roles.
  • Sales Leadership – Optimizing revenue growth begins with developing your sales leaders. We believe that front line sales managers are the most important role in any sales organization, and we can help you develop that talent. Sales leadership takes a “secret sauce” that combines vision, alignment and execution, mixed with creating an atmosphere where salespeople feel like they can win. We can help you redesign your processes to accelerate performance.
  • Connecting Sales and Marketing – The most successful sales managers understand that the lines between sales and marketing are blurred, with shared accountability, a common sales and marketing pipeline, and customer-centric marketing campaigns and sales tools. We can help you build a strong sales and marketing connection that will close deals and drive revenue.
  • Selling Skills Training – Whether for inside or field sales, hunters, farmers, or customer experience reps, we can build a practical selling skills training plan that is customized to your product, market, and customers.
  • Building Self-Awareness and Winning Cultures – A company’s culture can have a powerful impact on its performance. Culture is the glue that binds an organization together and it’s the hardest thing for competitors to copy. As a result, it can be a lasting source of competitive advantage and starts with the Senior Leadership Team. We can help you maximize your team’s potential and build that kind of winning culture.

“Having worked with David in the past, I knew he would be the best person to help us develop a learning and development program for a new sales team, which included a plan for our national sales meeting. David exhibited superb leadership and vision, not only for the training plan, but for other core issues, such as pipeline management, role definition and clarity, and sales team development and structure.”
~ Jerome Grant, CEO, Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

“David’s work with us began as a need to create a day of selling skills training to a disparate sales team. He quickly jumped into our business, and discovered other organizational needs where he offered advice, including connecting sales and marketing, sales leadership development, and alignment of our mission with our value proposition. Our sales team indicated the training was the most impactful and useful they had ever received. In addition, our leadership team benefited greatly from his counsel in strategic areas.”
~ Rachel Amy, Director of Sales, Coton Colors Company