Improving Michigan's executive talent base is one of those issues local leaders like to harp on. A new local company is working to fill that void and creating a number of new jobs in the process.
Barbara Allushuski started Blue Heron Talent
a little more than a year ago. The idea is create a company that helps the leadership in other firms both big and small maximize their potential.
"We simply help companies be the best they can be by focusing on their talent," Allushuski says. "We specialize in c-suite level coaching."
The Ann Arbor-based company does that by coaching the executives to maximize their strengths and improve upon their weaknesses. It also helps it client's businesses pivot when needed. For instance, if a firm needs to improve its community presence Blue Heron Talent will suggest what are the best non-profits to become involved in and what boards its executives should serve on.
Blue Heron Talent offers these sorts of services to any company. It has clients that are both large global accounts and small start-ups. What they all have in common is they all want to improve, and the demand for Blue Heron Talents; services to make that happen have exceeded expectations. The company now employs 22 people and is looking for more.
"I cannot hire enough qualified consultants to work the way I want them to," Allushuski says.
Source: Barbara Allushuski, president & CEO of Blue Heron Talent
Writer: Jon Zemke
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