Inflection Point

Inflection Point By Russ Levanway, President Throughout the course of a human life, our brains are constantly changing. This neuroplasticity is very good news for anyone hoping to take up the ukulele or overcome a phobia. But at certain stages, the brain makes especially big leaps. One of those leaps happens in adolescence, between childhood… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Keeth “CrowHawk” Hershman

NAME Keeth “CrowHawk” Hershman Crow, which later evolved to CrowHawk, was a name given to me while I was focusing on healing, introspection, and re-connecting in a spiritual way.   JOB TITLE Remote Support Specialist   LOCATION San Luis Obispo Tell us a little about yourself! Outside of work my main passion has always been… Read more »

Where Planning Has Its Limits

Where Planning Has Its Limits By Russ Levanway, President With the new year, I’ve been thinking a lot about where we are now versus where we were this time in 2020. This might be stating the obvious, but many assumptions we had going into 2020 have been turned on their head.  Going into 2020, everything… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Hass Sadighi

NAME Hass Sadighi JOB TITLE Senior Systems Administrator LOCATION Santa Barbara Tell us a little about yourself! When I was growing up, playing sports was my favorite thing to do. Now that I am getting older, I am trying to learn to play piano. Where are you from? Glastonbury, CT How long have you been… Read more »

Client Spotlight- Ghitterman, Ghitterman, and Feld

  Name Kaylen Steele Position Firm Administrator Company Name Ghitterman, Ghitterman, and Feld   Company Name Ghitterman, Ghitterman, and Feld Year Founded 1956 Industry Law What does your company do/what service does your company offer? Our law firm is focused on serving injured and disabled people. We handle workers’ compensation, Social Security, Disability Retirement, personal… Read more »

An unexpected trick to becoming a successful manager

An unexpected trick to becoming a successful manager By Russ Levanway, President In January, when our leadership team picked up the book Under the Hood: Fire Up and Fine-Tune Your Employee Culture by Stan Slap, we had no idea how important it would become later in the year. The book addresses how to keep a… Read more »

Client Spotlight- Collaboration Business Consulting

  Name Michael Gunther Position President/Senior Consultant Company Name Collaboration Business Consulting Company Name Collaboration Business Consulting Year Founded 1995, moved from Atlanta, GA to the Central Coast 17 years ago Industry Business Consulting What does your company do/what service does your company offer? Exceptional business consultants offer more than advice to their clients. At… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Tina Hernandez

NAME Agustina Hernandez JOB TITLE Service Supervisor LOCATION Fresno Tell us a little about yourself! Born and raised on the central coast & the oldest daughter of 4 siblings, yes a household of women! Moved to Fresno in 2006 at age17 where I met my now husband, Salvador. I live and breathe Disney, it’s in… Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Joseph King

NAME Joseph King JOB TITLE vCIO LOCATION Santa Barbara Tell us a little about yourself! I was born and raised in a small town in Ireland, lived and worked in Corporate IT in Dublin for about 12 years, and moved to Santa Barbara in 2014. I’ve worked in just about every IT role from helpdesk,… Read more »

Client Spotlight- Peoples’ Self-Help Housing

      Company Name Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Year Founded 1970 Industry Nonprofit, Housing What does your company do/what service does your company offer? We support low-income families, farmworkers, seniors, and veterans and provide welcoming environments for those living with disabilities and for the formerly homeless. Along with building and managing beautiful and accessible neighborhoods,… Read more »