Kimberly Lucas is the Founder and Chief People Connector at Goldstone Partners, Inc., a Colorado-based search and talent advisory firm specializing in recruitment strategy and engaged search for privately-held companies. As a seasoned entrepreneur and career coach, Kimberly is committed to helping founders build strong, profitable companies that stand the test of time. As a Certified StrengthsFinder coach she works with individuals and teams to help them achieve their stated objectives. Kimberly is an active mentor for MBA students at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business, serves on the board of the Rockies Venture Club, is a founding member of RVC Women and facilitates a Thinking Partner Mastermind group.

Six ways to move your career forward

While sitting at home during COVID Hey everyone! Stop moping. Yes, I know your sporting events, social gatherings and concerts have been cancelled for a few weeks. The world has NOT ended, commerce is still happening, work is still happening and you have a beautiful opportunity to do some of those strategic career improvements that…

Seven common hiring mistakes that entrepreneurs make

This article was published as part of the Denver Business Journal Leadership Trust, an invitation-only network of influential business leaders, experts, executives and entrepreneurs.  I specialize in helping founders, entrepreneurs and small business owners find, attract and hire the talented professionals they need to be competitive in their respective markets. The types of positions my…

Kimberly shares her story with the Denver Business Journal

At the beginning of 2019, Kimberly Lucas, Goldstone Partners’ Founder and Chief People Connector, was invited to join Denver Business Journal Leadership Trust–an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in the Denver area. As an invited member, Kimberly contributes articles to the DBJ website, and participates alongside fellow members in Expert Panels.…

Karma lessons for the job seeker

Your character and your reputation The current job market is absolutely tilted in favor of the job seeker.  Especially in Colorado, where the unemployment rate is barely measurable, most early and mid-career candidates can name their price and perks. This phenomenon also leads to some bad behavior that during the recession (you remember the recession,…