Talent Curve Acquires Phoenix Based Leadership Development / Management Firm

Southwest location adds to Talent Curve’s capacity and reach.

We're excited to announce that we have acquired the leadership development consultancy of Leathers Milligan & Associates (LM&A) of Phoenix, Arizona. This acquisition positions us to bolster our reach in the southwest and along the west coast. With a long history of serving companies in the northeast, the mid-Atlantic and the south, this addition will not only expand the geographic reach, but will provide the additional expertise and capacity to better serve our clients across the U.S.

As a woman-owned small business, our CEO, Anne Brister, understands what it takes to be successful. Having made the Inc. 5000 and Inc. 500 lists of America’s fastest growing companies, Brister is no newcomer. Being recognized for one of the industry’s top products of the year by Human Resource Magazine, Anne knows all too well that success is based on being able to understand the needs of her clients, and then being able to meet and exceed those needs. In her pursuit to expand Talent Curve's capacity, she found that Leathers Milligan was a natural fit. Brister stated that similar client verticals, similar focus and a great team at LM&A were all considerations throughout the acquisition process.

“There is one thing that I have learned in all my years,” Brister stated, “and that is—life is very special, and in order to make a difference in the lives of others, we need to be willing to listen. It may seem basic, but listening is the foundation to understanding an employee’s strengths, and that is important in everything we do at Talent Curve.” In Gallup’s research for its book, Strengths Based Leadership, studies found that when leadership fails to address employee strengths, employee engagement is a mere 9%. Conversely, when leadership focuses on employee strengths, the level of engagement soars to over 70%. “Through this acquisition, we see a great opportunity to enhance ROI for our clients through both leadership and employee development,” said Brister. “We don’t anticipate big changes at LM&A, and we are really looking forward to spending some time getting to know our new employees and clients in the region.”


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