Your HR Problem Solver host is Mark Mitford, a strategic HR leader who is business and HR focused. Mark is a management team advisor with 20+ years working as an HR executive in mid-size to Fortune 50 companies. He brings in depth, hands on experience successfully leading and advising company and business leaders through all life cycle stages. Mark is viewed as a key advisor to C-Level Executives and has strengths in Improving Company Culture, Performance Management, Compensation Benchmarking, Employee Engagement, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Coaching, Succession Planning and Mergers and Acquisitions.
Strategic Planning helps you look ahead and define where you want to be three to five years in the future and then you can understand the steps that you need to take today in order to achieve your goals. So many businesses and business owners operate day-to-day without thinking about what the future holds. Strategic planning is taking a step back from working in your business and clarifying where you want to go with your business. Because once you have a clear direction then you can communicate that direction to your employees, then everybody can help row the boat in the same direction. Strategic Planning is the basis of growing your business and defining your course going forward. Figure out where you are going and then drive with intent to get there!
Today, I visit with Tom Bronson, Founder and CEO of Mastery Partners. Tom knows what it takes to prepare a business for transition because he’s literally completed 100 transactions in his own businesses. Now, he’s passionate about helping other business owners achieve the same success.. Mastery Partners developes exit strategies for its clients worldwide . Tom willingly shares his knowledge with everyone who will listen through his books, his podcast -Maximize Business Value podcast, his blogs and the free content on his website – MasteryPartners.com.
During his career, Mark has successfully held HR executive positions in companies such as PepsiCo, Ericsson, Nortel, Telmar, Texas Instruments and Safeco. Mark has also worked for private equity backed organizations, S Corporations, and publicly traded firms and has lived and worked extensively overseas. He has led several Enterprise wide transformations including Cultural Change and IT transformational change at Fortune 500 companies. He holds two Masters’ degrees, one in Organizational Psychology, and an MBA in Strategy and International Management.
In 2013, Mark transitioned from a Corporate HR career to start his own HR Strategic consulting company, HR Catalyst Consulting with the goal of helping small to mid-market companies in growth or change and in need of Human Capital leadership to drive their continued growth and success.