What does Medallion Partners look for in a great client partnership?

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Our Most Asked Questions series will familiarize you with Medallion Partners and clarify anything you might be wondering for your complimentary consultation, deciding to work with us, and kicking off our partnership.

At the heart of every successful collaboration lies a mutual understanding of goals, challenges, and the path to transformation. Our firm, specialized in executive search and leadership solutions, operates on the principle that the best partnerships are born out of shared ambition and the readiness to tackle the unforeseen together. Whether it’s organizations on the brink of change or those facing distinctive talent acquisition hurdles, our experience shows that that there are some key attributes of clients that love working with us:

Your organization is at a point of inflection or transformation.

When your organization faces a significant change or is on the brink of transformation, it’s imperative to make strategic, proactive, masterful leadership decisions. We most enjoy the difficult challenges that come with building a team to achieve something new.

There is a new hurdle that has cropped up.

Even the best planned strategies run into issues in execution sometimes, and that means even the best organizations encounter difficult hurdles. When you’re faced with a new problem to overcome, you need a new kind of leader. Doing what you’ve always done will unfortunately not work. Some of our best partnerships have come from helping organizations solve their biggest problems.

There is a new big goal to reach.

An audacious goal can be daunting, but with the right leadership your organization can rise to new levels of success. We love finding just the right executive to charge toward a goal that is tailor fit for their skills, personality, and motivations. We specialize in finding the kinds of leaders who not only execute against big goals, but challenge and inspire others to do so as well.

Your organization has hard-to-find talent needs.

Some roles are just difficult to fill for various reasons. We enjoy the challenge of searching for just the right person. When no one else has been able to find the right leader, that’s when we do our best work.

You are trying to hire for very niche, specialized roles.

In executive search, the challenge often lies in filling niche, specialized roles. You’re not just looking for any leader; you’re on the hunt for someone with a unique blend of skills that are rare in the market. We leverage our network and look in places no one else would think to look in order to reach your most complex and specialized needs.

The location might be hard to convince top-tier talent to relocate to.

Finding the right talent is challenging enough, but sometimes the job that needs to get done is in a less desirable location. That can make the work of finding top-tier talent eager to sign on even more difficult. We are experts at communicating the unique benefits of working at your company, highlighting the way the opportunity fits with their desires and motivations, and even in becoming passionate about the community where the role is located. Market understanding, emotional intelligence, and persuasion are key. We work to ensure potential candidates see beyond the geographical challenges.

The partnership has long-term growth potential.

We find a lot of satisfaction in watching our partner organizations grow. Our favorite working relationships often grow along with talent we’ve hired into executive positions in the past.

There is an appetite for a long-term partnership upon success.

When you find success with an executive talent partner, it naturally leads to a desire for a lasting relationship. A strong foundational relationship signals a match in vision and understanding, making a long-term alliance mutually beneficial. Every role we fill within your company deepens our understanding of where your company is going and what it will take to achieve those goals.

Scalability of the business and growth of talent pipeline.

As your business expands, your talent pipeline needs to scale accordingly. We ensure you have a dynamic strategy for not only identifying but also attracting and retaining top-tier leadership. As your executive talent partner, we work with you to develop a tailored plan, ensuring your talent pipeline is robust and capable of supporting your evolving business needs.

A great client partnership, to us, is more than just a transaction or a temporary alignment of interests. It is about sharing a vision for the future, facing challenges head-on, and growing together. Whether it’s navigating organizational transformations, overcoming new hurdles, achieving audacious goals, or filling niche, specialized roles, our firm thrives on the complexity and richness of doing good work together.

The ideal partnership embodies a commitment to long-term growth, scalability, and the development of a talent pipeline that propels both our clients and us forward. By focusing on these key areas, we not only aim to meet immediate leadership needs but also to foster enduring relationships that contribute to sustained success.

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7e4f30a7f6f0cd324150454914e1c426?s=90&d=mm&r=g What does Medallion Partners look for in a great client partnership?Abby Marshaus is known for optimizing operations and driving organizational growth. With an MBA and strategic acumen, Abby excels at crafting and executing cross-functional operational frameworks. Her expertise spans organizational development, talent acquisition from board to senior executive leadership levels, career management, and fostering innovation through connection. Abby is Hogan-certified with a track record of delivering impactful results.

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