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Seattle, WA 98116
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Tandem Powered offers a full suite of Professional Resume Writing, Career Development, and HR / Business Consulting services.

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Change at Tandem Powered

Kent Nolen

Tandem Powered has been thriving for over a decade!

Tandem’s evolution has always been focused on:

Championing career development and job-search momentum by helping individuals uncover strengths, remove barriers to success, and move into more fulfilling careers.

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Providing a broad range of organizations – from F500 corporations and government agencies to agile start-ups – with comprehensive, new-school HR guidance and tools.

A huge part of Tandem’s success is thanks to past clients – both individuals and organizations – who have referred other people and businesses. Approximately 70% of Tandem’s business comes from referrals. The power of a referral is taken very seriously, and we strive to live up to and exceed past clients’ high expectations.

Another foundational practice critical to Tandem’s success is a bias for change. That should come as no surprise, as change is at the heart of the work we do with both individuals and organizations. That being the case, we tend to level up our service offerings every year. Most often, the leveling up involves deepening core service offerings – leaning further into what we are best at. For individuals that has meant improvements such as providing a bit of insight into strengths for all clients (not just coaching clients). And for corporate clients that has meant improvements such as providing more narrowly focused consulting so that we can even more effectively hone in on whatever problem the company is trying to solve or change they are trying to navigate.

Autumn is the season of change and rejuvenation, so that’s when these service improvements tend to take place. And, in the lead up to a creating a fantastic 2020, 2019 is no exception. In fact, the improvements being implemented this year are, perhaps, the most significant in Tandem’s history.

Historically – due to limited bandwidth (thanks to all those referrals!) – we’ve been unable to offer the level of consulting that our individual and corporate clients have asked for. Over the last couple of years, we’ve been working to slim down our service offerings and client base in order to cultivate these deeper consultative relationships with current clients. It’s been a slow process, but now – Autumn 2019 – we have hit a milestone moment. We’ll now be offering robust consulting for all of our clients (with priority given to past clients and those on the waiting list).

Here’s what that looks like:

For individual clients:

  • Consulting Sessions focus on sharing expertise on a specific topic (interviewing strategy, salary negotiation strategy, etc.). Each session is 50 minutes.

  • Spark Sessions (i.e. shorter consulting sessions) focus on providing quick advice, addressing clients' pressing issues – a career crossroads, a workplace dilemma, tips on approaching a difficult conversation, etc. Each Spark session is 20 minutes.

  • Coaching Sessions focus on increasing awareness and prompting discovery surrounding a topic (career growth/mapping, change management, strengths discovery, etc.). These sessions are not focused on problem solving or providing answers. Each session is 50 minutes (and coaching typically requires multiple sessions).

  • We’re especially excited to offer a Career Trajectory package that includes a call 4 times a year (each quarter). On each of these calls, we’ll ensure that you have documented your wins, discuss workplace successes/dilemmas, strategize the quarter ahead, and ensure that you are exceptionally prepared for performance reviews.

For corporate clients:

  • Business Consulting offerings will delve much deeper into strategy-bolstering HR, Marketing, and Brand initiatives. With more time allocated to ongoing projects, we’ll be able to dig deep into helping organizations find the sweet spot where happy, motivated, fulfilled employees fuel the success of leading-edge strategies.

We’re so excited to be able to provide all of these new services, but we’re not done yet. We’re also going to get a foot firmly planted in the Personal Consulting arena – a space that our clients have requested support in for years. As most of our career consulting touches on the personal, it makes fantastic sense to more officially offer services aimed at personal growth.

No matter the specifics of the service, there is always one constant: Change. Providing tools for effectively navigating positive change and confidently navigating your path is the cornerstone of everything we do.

Is something happening in your world that fits the above? Get in touch and let’s see how we can get you or your organization geared up for success in 2020 and beyond.