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We enjoy sharing our experiences through blogs posts, as we continuously seek new ways to serve our clients.

Highlands Consulting Runs the CIM Relay!

A relay team from Highlands Consulting ran the California International Marathon last Sunday, December 7, 2014. The annual race starts in Folsom at 7 a.m. and winds through the towns of Orangevale, Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks and Carmichael and into the City of Sacramento for…

12 Quotes to Inspire Change

Life is all about change no matter how much we want things to stay the same. As human beings, we’re wired to stick with what’s comfortable. Change can bring about a lot of stress because we feel as though it interrupts our everyday lives. No…

Helping Transform Health Care in California

Health care is undergoing a sea change, and it’s hard to predict what the California marketplace will look like even a year from now. The Affordable Care Act is impacting both public and private health care sectors. New plans are entering the market and long-established…

Core Values in Action!

In keeping with our core value to volunteer locally, members of the Highlands Consulting team and their families spent last Saturday morning helping out at the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House provides a home-away-from-home for families of children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals.…

Finding the Fun

Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life, right?  Sometimes we get so busy or distracted that we forget to find the fun in what we do.  I’m going to use mowing the lawn (my favorite household chore) as…

Newly Certified Scrum Masters!

As the Agile methodology gains momentum on many of our clients’ projects, Highlands Consulting has been engaged to lead and support various Scrum activities. Last year, Michele Rickey-Pidd became a Certified Scrum Master, enabling her lead a Scrum team on a large State health care…

The Beauty of the Daily Standup

Life moves at a very fast pace, and work is no exception.  Often, we find ourselves hidden within cubical walls, working independently without much interaction, rarely taking a break to accomplish our fast-paced objectives.  Gone is the “office water cooler” where we used to discuss…

About Highlands Consulting’s Culture

I think many aspects comprise the unique Highlands Consulting culture. We have a passion to help our clients succeed, an innate curiosity, a quest for learning, and an esprit de corps about client service. Our people want their clients and colleagues to excel. We’re flexible…

Insights from the ACMP Conference

Jim Turko recently attended the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) conference in Orlando, Florida.  Over the course of three days, he participated in numerous events with people passionate about sharing their change management knowledge and ideas.  The sessions offered great insight about how change…

Run or Dye Fun Run!

Our Michele Rickey-Pidd and her State client staff had a messy-fun time at the “Run or Dye” 5K run last Saturday, March 22nd. Talk about teambuilding!  Plus, proceeds benefited four local charities.