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Celebrating 20 Years!

This month we celebrate our 20th year in business and now coming to the realization that our firm is no longer a teenager. At the ripe age 20 we are just now coming into our own. We continue to improve our methodologies based on real…

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Grateful for the Triumph Cancer Foundation

At the end of each year, Highlands Consulting staff select a charity that has personal meaning, and the firm donates on their behalf. This was especially impactful during a year when fundraising was limited due to COVID-19. I am especially grateful for a local organization…

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Reflections

At times, my career has taken me to places that I never thought it would. I never imagined embracing change management as a profession when I was in college – I didn’t even know what it was. I didn’t think I would love teaching change…

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Our Differences Make Us Stronger

At Highlands Consulting we believe that being diverse and inclusive makes us more innovative, engaged, and productive. Three years ago, we formed a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) committee to: 1) define a our goals and objectives, 2) build our internal awareness, 3) expand our recruiting…

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Let’s All Rise to the Challenge

For over a year now, I’ve had the privilege of helping the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) respond to the COVID crisis. It’s been a colossal effort by CDPH and its partners to stand up new systems and processes to support the testing, contact…

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What Changes Will Stick?

I recently had the opportunity to lead a Change Management discussion with a local graduate school class.  During the Question and Answer portion, the discussion naturally turned to the changes that we are experiencing during the COVID-19 timeframe. The one question that stood out to…

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Unexpected Change

In just two short weeks, all of our lives have changed in ways we never predicted. This post from Jason Kottke offers a list of how we are all experiencing COVID-19 in different ways. It’s a 2-minute read that helped me think beyond my individual…

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Trees for a Cause

Highlands Consulting continued its tradition of donating decorated Christmas trees to the Sacramento Children’s Home this week. We organized into teams, brainstormed ideas, decorated the trees, and invited impartial judges to vote for the best tree! We were able to put our competitive instincts to…

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A Special Day with Make-A-Wish

On August 17, the Highlands Consulting team walked to support the Make-A-Wish | Walk for Wishes. It was a special day, indeed. We were inspired by a happy, courageous young boy who battled a critical illness. We witnessed firsthand the amazing work of Make-A-Wish, and…

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Thinking about Change Globally, Acting on Change Locally

I recently attended the 2019 ACMP Global Conference in Orlando with a new perspective this year. Having recently been appointed as Treasurer to the ACMP NorCal Chapter Board, my mission was twofold: to absorb the latest global thinking about change management, then to bring those…

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