Are you prepared for the next business disruption?

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.  If you had told me at the end of the year that the government would shut down nearly every business for weeks, I would have told you to go clear your head for

By |May 6th, 2020|Categories: Business, Entrepreneur, Financial, Leadership Trust|Comments Off on Are you prepared for the next business disruption?

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

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Career Development, Job Search, Personal Branding, Professional Development, Resume, Social Media|Comments Off on Six ways to move your career forward

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

By |February 26th, 2020|Categories: Entrepreneur, Goldstone Partners, Hiring, Interviewing, Leadership Trust|Comments Off on Seven common hiring mistakes that entrepreneurs make

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.

By |November 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kimberly shares her story with the Denver Business Journal

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,

By |September 19th, 2019|Categories: Goldstone Partners, Interviewing, Job Search, Networking|Comments Off on Karma lessons for the job seeker

Bad Job Seeker Behavior, Episode III

Sometimes you just gotta wonder... It’s summertime! Feeling like I’ll take a lighthearted theme this month. One of the coolest things about my job is that I get a firsthand recall of the best—and the worst—things that candidates do during the interview process. The following are actual occurrences—I’m fairly certain that the individuals who are

By |July 24th, 2019|Categories: Interviewing, Job Search|Comments Off on Bad Job Seeker Behavior, Episode III

Creating a white glove candidate experience

When you’re a startup and don’t have a budget Hiring top talent and the experienced professionals you need when you are a small company is hard.  It’s also hard to really stand out in this candidate-driven market when you don’t have a big recruiting budget.  Let’s face it – you can’t foot the bill for

By |May 21st, 2019|Categories: Goldstone Partners, Hiring, Interviewing, Relocation|Comments Off on Creating a white glove candidate experience