We are Ascend Talent Strategies.
We immerse ourselves in your business and culture to help leaders, teams, and organizations of all kinds and sizes harness the power of people.
Transform your culture
- Strategic planning
- Cultural assessment and transformation
- Merger and acquisition planning and integration
- Employee engagement
Develop Your People
- Leadership assessment
- Leadership development planning
- Leadership coaching
Build A High Performing Team
- Team assessment
- Team effectiveness workshops
- Team coaching
- Conflict resolution
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA
JAMES L. CLARK, CEO
Ascend Talent Strategies has been an invaluable partner in helping to build the talent needed to align a transformational agenda and accomplish steady yet significant growth along the way. Talent is the defining ingredient to success and Ascend Talent Strategies has helped us develop people and build initiatives that leverage our human assets, achieving remarkable and previously unseen results.
RON BECHER, PRESIDENT
We use Ascend Talent Strategies to provide pre-hire assessments, leadership development plans, and coaching. Their approach was to understand our organization before recommending changes. Ascend Talent Strategies ensures we are both selecting the right candidates and challenging our leaders to grow. I recommend Ascend Talent Strategies to anyone looking for a business psychologist.
WYMAN WINSTON, FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
I have had the opportunity to use Ascend Talent Strategies assessment work for my managers. Their work has helped me strengthen emerging and new senior managers by providing them and me with a deeper understanding of what motivates and hinders their success. Ascend Talent Strategies’ service to my organization has been invaluable.
SCOTT FREDERICK, CEO
Working closely with Ascend has enabled Phoenix to more professionally lead and manage our workforce because we have a level of knowledge and insight that didn’t exist before. I believe our hiring, onboarding, development, and promotional decisions are well above what they would be without the advice from Ascend.
MARK STRECKERT, CO-OWNER AND VICE PRESIDENT
Working with Ascend Talent Strategies (ATS) to screen potential engineering hires was a game changer for us. ATS took time to really learn about our business and what makes an engineer successful at Creative Automation. Since we started working with ATS, our hires have been much more successful. Pre-hire testing with ATS has given us a remarkably powerful tool to hire engineers who are both technically competent and the right personal fit for a long career at Creative Automation Inc.
, CLIENT FEEDBACK
Ascend Talent has really taken time to learn our business and has been a great asset in screening our candidates to help us hire someone that is a fit for both our culture and the position. This has helped confirm our decision-making in the hiring process with all levels of our staff. When we have a “gut” feel on someone, Ascend’s team can verify and qualify our decision through their assessment and interview process. The assessment reports we receive are thorough and enlightening, which enhances our decision-making process on candidates
SUSAN SCHMITT, GROUP VICE PRESIDENT AND HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Our talent program is benefiting from Ascend’s skills in assessing and identifying ways to develop a leader’s capacity to comfortably deal with the challenges that exist in today’s global business climate. They also help us better understand the suitability of candidates and employees for critical positions concerning their team role, conflict style, work style, learning approach, personality, and managerial style. Ascend has helped us make key talent decisions that will continue to fuel our organization’s ability to set strategic direction and achieve our business goals.
WENTHE-DAVIDSON ENGINEERING CO.
FREDERICK M ANDERSON, PRESIDENT/CEO
Wenthe-Davidson has enjoyed the service of Ascend for over 10 years. We have used them to assist us with strategic planning, talent fit and proper placement of top executives as well as middle management development. I feel they know our company’s personality and philosophy and steer us to maximize our effectiveness through teamwork and management cohesiveness.
ALICIA KISER, VICE PRESIDENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
M3 Insurance has worked with Ascend Talent Strategies for 5+ years and they have become an extension of our team. I most appreciate their ability to help M3 hone in on the root of what is holding our employees back from a performance or development perspective vs. fixing the actions. Between their work with our team on everything from Executive Coaching to acting as a sounding board in one-off situations, the insight and expertise of their industrial/organizational psychologists have provided to the M3 team is invaluable.