New News: Certification As Growth Curve Strategist

Last month, I was certified in a strategic growth curve process. It is the first tool I have experienced that puts headlights on the future for the CEO to see what’s required for the next stage of growth simply based on the number of employees (brilliant). I do quite a few strategic planning sessions, quarterly offsites, culture alignment workshops, etc., but this give leadership teams the edge in planning.

First, I took my own company through it and found our top 5 (out of 27) challenges and the exact steps I need to take to get the business to its next stage of growth. It also showed me how many managers vs executives I will need in the near future as well as how my leadership style will have to change and when. We a took a battery of online assessments and the data that came out was, well, “telling.”

If you are interested I would love to tell you more about it. But thought I’d share the fun press release that came out last week!


 EEOC and OFCCP-compliant assessment company distinguishes Shandel Slaten with Growth Curve certification

SEATTLE, WA – March, 2013 – TTI Performance Systems, the world’s leading source for research-based, validated assessments has designated Shandel Slaten of True Life, Inc a Certified Professional Growth Curve Strategist on February 22, 2013.

With this certification, Slaten is qualified to perform an X-Ray to determine a company’s current stage of growth; critically assess a company’s past, present and future to get CEOs focused on the right things at the right time; and identify the hidden agents – defined as 27 Challenges – that are impacting the company’s ability to grow, and develop a plan to solve those issues.

Slaten is an executive coach with a proven track record of helping business professionals realize their personal and professional goals. Since 2000, she has worked with everyone from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 firms. Her specialty is the alignment of people and process to the strategic vision by way of streamlining best practices of big business to fast growth teams.

 TTI Performance Systems, Ltd. is the world’s leading source for research-based, validated assessment and coaching tools that enable organizations to effectively meet their human capital management needs. With a client base made up of Fortune 500 companies, its assessments and reports are at work in more than 90 countries and in 40 languages.