The recent Connections to Success search was a highlight of our year and one we will always remember. We wanted to share feedback from this search as it really speaks to who we are and what we strive for in every interaction with our clients and candidates.  It’s why we are here!

“You all have been absolutely amazing and from day 1 of this process I knew you “got us” – our mission and our hearts!! I can’t thank you enough for the incredible gift you have given us. This has truly been a Divine Appointment and one we will always remember! Your leadership, care and thoughtfulness for this process was incredible, we could not have done this without you and the Team!”

Kathy, CEO Connections to Success

“I want to recognize the awesome ROI team for leading us to such an exciting conclusion. We are so grateful for your skills and dedication (and hand-holding) to get us through this. I can’t think of an area in this process where I wasn’t pleased with the outcome.”

Brad, COO Connections to Success

“Your firm was the absolute best executive search firm I have ever worked with! Jenny Rogers was efficient, very knowledgeable about the CtS, on top of all communications and simply a very bright light during my entire process! It is rare to truly work with such a dynamic individual and firm for a career search. Thank you for the support and incredible representation! Top notch all the way!!”

Ruth, Incoming CEO Connections to Success

Highlighting our clients and non profit organizations

2020 was a trying year for many, and we wanted to find a way to give back in a meaningful way to our clients and our community. Typically as a team we would volunteer throughout the year, but some of these opportunities were limited due to COVID-19. So like many of you, we pivoted. We reached out to several very good clients and asked what non profit was special to them. We then made year-end donations in each client’s respective name. You will learn more about each of these organizations in the coming months as we share both the mission of the client and the non profit they selected. 

This month we are starting with Nora Black, SPHR, Vice President of Human Resources at Lanter Delivery Systems and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Our commitment of humble excellence to our clients, candidates and community remains unchanged in the New Year, and we look forward to growing stronger together.

What was your organization’s biggest learning in ’20? Your personal biggest learning?

Managing through COVID at Lanter really showcased our leadership style/culture.  At the outset of the pandemic, our leadership team came together to find ways we could continue to serve as the world was changing around us… seemingly every day!  Our CEO, Steve Lanter, made it clear our goal was to stay viable and asked (and empowered) all of us to identify how we would accomplish that goal.  Looking back, it is remarkable what we’ve accomplished and I’m so proud of how the organization showed up.  We always kept our cultural “non-negotiables” top of mind as we made decisions and sought solutions. 

Personally, I learned so many new skills!  Being thrust into different situations can force growth… and it unified our leaders since we were doing it all together.  Things were different and I honestly felt I was on uneasy footing at times both at work and home.  I didn’t experience the “slow down” in the way some others did, but rather found myself needing to allow space for intentionality; pausing to define what I felt about a certain situation before responding.  It’s certainly a practice I will continue to develop even post-COVID.

What good news came out of 2020 for your organization? For you personally?

At Lanter, we are humbled and grateful for accomplishing the goals we set forth to achieve even before the pandemic.  We were certainly tested, and it was incredible to see our teams pull together.  Personally, my best 2020 memory is potty training my 4th and final kid… The decade of diapers has come to an end! 

What are you excited about for 2021? 

I’m most excited to continue to build on all of the leadership growth we accomplished in 2020.  Out of necessity, we built out more ways to “connect” as leaders and opened dialogue that we may not have done prior to COVID.  (At least not so quickly!)  We are continuing to deepen the communication around our cultural values and how we work together.  One thing about working in a crisis… it’s especially clear who is “on the team”, we want to go further in recognizing those special people that embody our culture.

Why did you select Ronald McDonald House for your nonprofit donation? Why are they special to you?

I’ve been a part of the Ronald McDonald House HR Committee for over 10 years.  As a mother of four, their mission has always held a special place in my heart and I’ve had the opportunity to see the special impact the staff and volunteers have on families during what I imagine is the scariest moments of their lives.  Providing some normalcy during a time that is anything but, is so important. 

We are looking forward to partnering with you in the new year to hire and develop key talent! 

Get to know our story, our services and what makes us different. 

You will quickly learn that we are not your typical recruiting agency – we are humble, hardworking, creative and collaborative. We are committed to the success of our clients and candidates. We are transparent, authentic, and dedicated to improving the lives of everyone we come into contact with and we want you to come back to us again and again!