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We recognize the next couple of weeks will be some of our most challenging and perhaps, the toughest in our professional lives. Many of you have shared with our Progression Partners’ team, the devasting results and angst with the tougher decisions in separating employees, continued job loss, furloughs, and restructurings. As your Leadership team continues to course-correct, shift business models and navigate new plans, you are in a position to advise on workforce dynamics to obtain positive business outcomes.Read More
Many of us have gotten used to working from home from time to time, perhaps calling in for meetings when we’re a bit under the weather, or home with a sick loved one. We put off any non-essential meetings and often find we are more productive than ever. Yet now that anyone and everyone that can work from home is working from home, how do we lead with intention and ‘everyday’ leadership rather than put things off till we’re all back in the office?Read More
Bobbie recently was interviewed by Nikki Lewallen from the podcast Gut + Science where she and Nikki discuss how having regularly scheduled one-on-one meetings with your employees can increase efficiencies 68% by improved accountability, engagement and communication. Learn more here.Read More
For quite some time now we’ve heard about the gap when the current generation of leaders retire. With 3.9 percent unemployment (August 2018), competition for talent will be even tougher. The article, Leaders at all Levels identified that “a leadership shortage is one of the biggest barriers to growth at companies around the world. In…Read More
Be sure to join us for the 4th Annual Women of Distinction Conference Tuesday, February 6th from 8AM to 4PM. To join Click here to register.Read More
Our Strengths Are In Our Differences Have you experienced the fact that although people may have a lot in common, what often trips us up in relationships is our differences? Nowhere is this more true than in your role as a leader. Common ground, good intention and effort will only get you so far with…Read More
Hear Gretchen Tell Her Story Gretchen was recently interviewed for a podcast that you podcast lovers may know.. Experience 50 ~ The Podcast That Kicks Your Midlife Into Gear. Radio personality and business owner, Mary Rodgers is the host. Speaking to a worldwide audience, Mary explores life for those of us that my be reaching…Read More
Wow, Wow and WOW! As I reflect over the past 2017, I am proud of all our small yet, mighty team, has accomplished in one year. As many of you know, Progression Partners LLC was started with just two Senior Partners – Les and me – on a dream, a handshake and a passion to grow…Read More
Anti-racist and Inclusion Statement
In collaboration with Nancy S, Ahlrichs, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, this is a message from all of us at Progression Partners, LLC.
Our world is forever changed—ultimately for the better. In our lifetime, we have never seen so many people of all races, generations and socio-economic backgrounds united to not only halt police brutality, but to erase the written and unwritten practices, rules and laws that have held back Black and Brown people. The awakening is happening worldwide.
We are called to humbly listen, ask questions, and learn about things that we were not taught in school. We are expected to be proactive, not merely reactive, to seek knowledge and understanding so that we can be part of the solution. As Maya Angelou said, “…when you know better, do better.” We must do better!
Now is the time for all individuals and organizations to stand for true fairness and justice. We must learn to collaborate with others whose backgrounds we do not share. We must recognize the immediate and long-term benefits of differing opinions, experiences, and knowledge being fully heard. We must see how our White Privilege has blinded us to the difficulties of others including the damage our dominant society has wreaked on its non-dominant members, be they women, Black, Brown, LGBTQ, differently able, older, of another national origin or learned a language before learning English.
We cannot wait. Our children are watching us and counting on us to get it right.
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WHO ARE WE?
Progression Partners is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) focused on elevating business performance through customized leadership development. We are based in Indianapolis, Indiana with service hubs in San Diego, California; Portland, Oregon; and Denver, Colorado. We believe that every leader can be successful given the right tools and development.
Progression Partners’ commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity continues to be foundational and directional, as evidenced by our values statement: In our differences are our strengths. We are inclusionary in learning new paradigms and approaches to equity and finding ways to honor the differences in all people. We continue to develop and educate ourselves as we listen, learn and lead on issues for the betterment of all people, with a passion to help women and minority colleagues and partners be successful in all aspects of leadership and business.