What do you do?
We assist clients through any or all of the four distinct stages of a successful hiring process.
What kind of clients do you work with?
We work on behalf of the individual job seekers, contracting with them to perform services that will help them in different aspects of their executive job searches. Most of our clients are between the ages of 35 and
Generally speaking, our clients are humble, top-performers -- those who are self-motivated, not afraid to roll up their sleeves and "get stuff done" but who aren't the best at tooting their own horn. Our processes are proven to work for those who put these strategies to work for them.
What kind of results do you achieve?
Since the pandemic began (April 2020), we have helped our clients gain an average of 53.2% more in total compensation, as compared with their current or most recent compensation (not including equity). Dollarwise, that's an average compensation increase of $126,327.
However, it is important to note that "more money" is not usually the primary objective of our clientele. They cite their 1st priority as finding the right fit and having more ability to make an impact. More money is usually the 2nd priority, followed 3rd by the length of time it takes to find their next position.
**It is important also to note that we cannot guarantee a specific dollar amount or return on investment. There are many factors in a career search, and some are out of our control. Past performance with other clients does not guarantee what we can do in your situation. Learn more about our income and earnings disclaimer.**
How much do you cost?
Our three main programs start at $4,900, and combining all three programs to guide you through all stages, until you start your next role, ranges from $15,200 to $17,700 depending on your circumstances. Because we are very aware that those amounts are a significant investment for an individual, we never propose services until we know enough about your circumstances to offer our recommendations for your situation and are confident that we can provide a multiple ROI for you personally.
We offer extended payment options and upfront payment discounts, and if you are likely to receive a severance package, we have successfully helped negotiate with employers to pay for part or all of our services.
Are you Recruiters/Headhunters?
No, we are a full-service executive search firm, but we do not have hiring contracts with specific employers. Instead, we work on behalf of you, the job seeker. This will allow us to work in your best interest; Recruiters, on the other hand, work hard to maintain the relationship with the companies that contract with them, so in essence, they are working in the best interest of the company. Therefore, it is not always in their best interest to get you paid what you are truly worth in the marketplace. It is our #1 goal to find you a career position that is a perfect fit in all aspects and pays you what you are worth. Think of us as a "buyer's agent," like in the real estate market, instead of "seller's agent."
Do you introduce me to companies?
We certainly have ways of getting you introduced to the hiring managers or the talent acquisition folks in your target companies, it's our recommendation that you do not focus on just a few companies, as job seekers will often end up playing a waiting game to get into a larger company with which they are familiar. Instead, we recommend focusing on search criteria, such as target industries, size of companies, geographic locations and the job title of the person that will be the hiring manager or someone who can create a position for you. You will find this will help guarantee a great fit
How are your services delivered?
We work personally with you, one-on-one, and usually support you using a small team of our trained coaching staff that gets to know you personally and is highly accessible to you. Our training is done through recorded video coaching
Do you make connections with target companies on my behalf?
No. We teach you how to fish, and not do the fishing for you. However, we give you the lifelong skills to successfully contact target employers, Recruiters, VC and PE firms and Boards of Directors to further your career. When you engage us to help you in your active search, we can help you grow your personal network by thousands of the right people in the right companies with the power to hire you now and for the rest of your career.
Do you have existing connections within market-leading companies?
Though we have been able to help our clients get into nearly all of the top companies in the U.S. and abroad, we do not rely on these relationships to help you enter a company. Instead, we have developed successful methodologies
Do you write resumes?
Yes and no. Though our Executive Branding program does supply you with two different styles of resumes, we do not consider ourselves merely resume writers. Your personal brand, to be complete, needs to include a robust online presence, a networking
Where are you located?
We are headquartered is in Lee's Summit, MO, a suburb of Kansas City. However, we have coaches based in Newcastle, England in the U.K., New York City, Connecticut, & San Francisco. We work with clients worldwide, primarily via video conferencing, although some clients do opt to fly into Kansas City to receive coaching in person -- especially for interview training.