The right team is the difference between making plans and Making a real impact

What We Do

Talent Strategy and Management

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As your organization grows, you need to become increasingly strategic about building a high-functioning team. If your organization is too small to hire someone to lead talent work, TalentED Advisors can step in as the talent arm, taking on whatever you need at a fraction of the cost of a full-time employee. We offer a full suite of outsourced talent management services spanning recruitment, retention and reward, compensation, career pathways, and more. Our team will become part of your organization and tailor our support to your needs.

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Performance Management Health Check

Performance management is one of the best ways to “optimize” your team ― so your organization meets its goals! But is your organization’s performance management system working well for your organization?
Answer just 6 questions to take stock of your organization's approach to performance management and get our recommendations ― tailored for you! ― about where to take it next.

Talent Acquisition

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Hiring the right team is absolutely essential but easier said than done. The good news? We’re pros at recruiting and hiring. We’ve found a great candidate for every single search we’ve completed. And we’re skilled at all parts of the process — from writing job descriptions, to developing screening and interview processes, to sourcing candidates, to conducting interviews.


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High-functioning teams are too important for coaching to be an afterthought. Your team must thrive so your organization can truly fulfill its mission. Our coaches are experts in supporting education and nonprofit professionals. They’re able to coach the work because they have done the work — as teachers, school leaders, district leaders, nonprofit leaders, and more.

Why Us?

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We can do it all. We don’t just tell you what needs to be done — we actually do it. We build the strategy and implement it too. You’ll see the best results when we move our plans into action, but we can do as much (or as little) of the work as you need.

We’re fearless. We developed our expertise in talent and operations while working across the public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors, so we’ve seen it all. We particularly love navigating complex, fast-moving situations!

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We’re nimble and speedy. We can get results in any setting — from the largest school district to the smallest nonprofit. We stay as flexible as possible in terms of project scope, timeline, and working style so we can provide exactly what you need. And we work fast because we share your urgency to better serve kids and families.

We’re committed to equity and inclusion. We recognize the power dynamics that talent management systems typically perpetuate, and we aim to disrupt that cycle. So we use our knowledge and expertise to provide greater access to opportunity for members of marginalized communities. That means you gain a more diverse team, more innovative ideas, better decision-making, a welcoming workplace where your people want to stay for the long term, and strong performance and results.

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How We Work

Learn: You share all the context about your organization and the project. We’ll do some additional work behind the scenes to get a sense of your needs and your team.

Design: We’ll use all of our research to develop a strategic plan. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to weigh in, of course. At the end of this phase, you could put the plan into action yourself, but most of our clients hire us to implement.

Implement: Even the best plans are only meaningful when used, so we’ll put the plan into action. We can be as embedded with your team as you want and can provide support on-site or off-site to make sure everything gets done. 

Assess: We’ll gather all the right data and make sure everything is performing well. When it’s not, we’ll make the necessary adjustments, allowing you to stay focused on the work that makes a direct impact on children and families.