Business Consulting

Our Calibrate service will measure and adjust the people and processes in your organization through detailed research, strategic development, and collaborative implementation.

- Team Audit:  assessing personality, emotional intelligence, talent of each staff member to determine the right role and development plan to align with your company goals

- Training:  training you and your staff to communicate from the strengths of personality and an increase awareness of how to have the best interactions with others.  Additionally, we will explore behaviors that tear down a team, and use exercises to build the dream team.   

- Coaching:  6 sessions with the aim of contributing to and assisting in the development of strategies that favor your personal and professional growth.

- Strategy:  crafting a specific, easy-to-follow development plan to improve your team's performance and reduce turnover, saving you $37,000 a year per employee.

What could the future look like if it was fully aligned and focused around what you believe about yourself, your business, and the contribution it can make in the world?

Executive Coaching

Coaching is a tool with the aim of contributing to and assisting in the development of strategies that favor the personal and professional growth of managers, providing them with permanent transformative learning in one or more of their visible behaviors, which in turn affects the behavior and performance of their direct collaborators.

Through a process of questions and action plans, you will discover what’s next and how you can best get there. This is not a quick fix; this is not you being told what to do!  There is not a cookie cutter answer for the plans and purpose for your life.  From this coaching relationship, you will go places that you would not have seen any other way.

We have helped people discover how to live their life on purpose, setting boundaries, reaching career goals, identifying roadblocks in their relationships and how to overcome them.

 

After completing our sessions, people have learned more about themselves and are equipped to accomplish goals for being all that they are purposed to be.

Through a process of questions and action plans, you will discover what’s next and how you can best get there.

Recruiting

Finding the right staff takes time - time to write the job posting, time to read through resumes, time to interview candidates without any guarantee that the one you have chosen is even the right one.  Wouldn’t you rather invest your most precious commodity in doing what you do best … leading your company?  

Our workforce solution includes

 

- A consultation to create the position’s profile

- A targeted job posting designed to attract candidates who will most likely succeed in the position

- Actively looking for candidates 

- Reviewing resumes with human eyes

- Pre-interviewing candidates with questions designed to explore situational responses, providing insight beyond the words of a resume

Let LINK take away the frustration and apprehension!  You can go about your business knowing that we are working behind the scenes on your behalf.  

-> Do you want to stop trying to motivate underperforming staff and instead work with employees that have an ownership mindset?

 

-> What if you could feel certain you have the right people in the right roles instead of losing profit from employee turnover?

 

-> Are you trying to figure out how to split 100% of your focus on people, systems and pipeline and wishing for there to be some way to catch up on your workload?

 

If your company is not meeting your goals 

If you don't seem to have the right staff

If there is so much for you to think about and get in place 

 

🌟 I'm going to work with you to develop your staff from underperforming to amazing ... You're going to be more certain about the future! 🌟

 

My passion for helping companies has led me to the launch of LINK Consulting. Now I get to work with small business service providers just like yours in improving company culture, teaching staff how to best communicate with each other and their clients, directing managers to effective hires, and so much more. 

 

Ready to get your amazing team in place? Send me a DM to tell me what’s going on 👈🏻

 

When Keith started working with LINK, he had only one contract staff member. Even though he had recently hired two others, one of them he let go almost immediately and the other did not show up for the job. They were sustaining operations, but it was tight and Keith was doing marketing and sales instead of providing specialized customer services and leading his organization. 

After working with LINK, Keith had hired two employees and was implementing new onboarding practices, along with staff development processes following their first 90 days. Two years later, both of those hires remain with Keith. One has completed training and will be opening his own office. The other has flourished and is being promoted to office manager. 

 

LINK bases its services on transformational leadership theory.  Just as it sounds, transformational leadership theory (TLT) maintains that leaders - actually anyone - can transform themselves and the team around them to the next level of performance.  We believe that all people possess the capability to elevate areas of their life to the next level, transforming to achieve the best results.

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About our Founder

Jill Valdez is the Founder and COO of LINK, providing strategies for small business owners and managers to optimize performance and productivity.  Jill frequently appears on various podcasts, speaking on a variety of topics to educate and inspire audiences to overcoming obstacles.  She is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Bringing Out the Best In Your People.

Jill has been helping people for over 18 years … helping with better systems for their company, helping with better communication, helping with overcoming obstacles that keep them from being all that they are purposed to be.  For 16 years, she was in the non-profit sector, at both a start-up and an established corporation.  In 2016, a corporate restructure caused Jill to have to figure out what she wanted to do for her new career.  She went back to school and finished her BA in Psychology, got a job as a project manager, started her MS in Industrial Organizational Psychology (which she completed in November, 2018), developed to Director of HR and realized everything she did in the non-profit world was relevant in the for-profit sector.

 

In 2000, Jill Valdez joined a start up team for a non-profit organization and was thrust into creating all of the systems and processes necessary to grow the organization.  Eight years later, they were operating on two sites with a 30% increase in clients and a simple operations plan that was successfully passed on to the next director.  Her next position was for an established organization that had been doing things the same way for over 40 years.  Her empathy, combined with her aptitude for assessing people and connecting their passion to a purpose, allowed her to introduce updated processes in order for the team to enjoy greater success at accomplishing their mission.

Jill’s passion for helping companies has led her to the launch of LINK Consulting.  Offering three main services - business consulting, executive coaching, recruiting - Jill has assisted various companies through LINK in improving company culture, teaching staff how to best communicate with each other and their clients, directing managers to effective hires, and so much more.  You can also connect on LinkedIn or Instagram.

 

Jill may sound like a serious business woman, but you will quickly find she enjoys people and loves to make their day brighter.  Along with LINK, Jill is an ordained minister and works alongside her husband in pastoring a small church just east of Portland.  Her free time is filled with reading, crocheting, hiking, and spending time with friends.