Our Foundation is

Built on Great Culture


Your unique culture is continually influenced by internal and external factors.

We are deliberate in how we define our culture, learn and communicate your culture and continually find cultural alignment.

Trustworthy: We believe in ethical and respectful behavior. We are accountable for our actions. We strive to embody the leadership characteristics that others find genuine.

Client-centered: We are focused on building long-term trusted relationships by delivering the highest quality of candidates and helping transform teams.

Transparent: The basis of our consultative approach is to provide direct communication, ensuring that the needs of both your organization and candidates are met. We appreciate suggestions from others and believe that even when we do not agree, we can still cooperate.

Accurate: It is our responsibility to not just take people at face value, analyze their behaviors more deeply and recognize that humans are complex. We understand that to have a cohesive team, it is important to know each other's strengths and weaknesses. We value consistent communications and work to get the “full story” when a behavior or idea seems odd to us.

Caring: We treat fellow employees, clients, and advisors as people first, and work colleagues second. Our colleagues' life events, concerns, and issues are deeply important to us. We trust in our competencies, and trust in our colleagues' faith in us.

Attentive: We pay attention to the details when focused on accomplishing the task at hand, and in determining talent strategies for your organization.

Empathetic: We value being kind and work to put ourselves in others' shoes. We recognize that everyone has different struggles, talents, and weaknesses, and we do not pass judgment before understanding the whole story.

Helpful: We operate in an ethical and compassionate way in everything we do. We are committed to philanthropic initiatives whenever possible.

We Keep a Positive Mindset & Enjoy Working Together

Our team finds enjoyment in the work-at-hand and strives to create a comfortable environment for everyone. We know that our individual mindset can positively influence the team.

We seek to partner with and learn from those who are different from us and work toward common goals through mutual respect.

Willard Powell is committed embracing the idea that we can all learn something important and useful from each other. Our team is motivated toward supporting the greater good by having natural empathy for our business partners and associates. This is our shared humanity.

  • We support each other in terms of conducting business and by fostering positive and meaningful relationships.

  • We recognize that issues outside of the office may affect how we feel inside it, and that by working as a team to support each other on both fronts, we can accomplish better results with higher morale.

  • We recognize and praise the accomplishments of our team members, but know and expect that there will be days where mistakes are made. We provide encouragement to each other to learn from our mistakes and grow individually and as a team.

  • We believe in leveraging technology to connect the world and build teams, but also that human compassion and empathy cannot be mechanized.

Research Driven: We conduct extensive research to provide you with competitive market intelligence, assist in developing a virtual bench, and further our understanding of your individual needs.

Curious: We are committed to continual improvement through social learning, and will collaborate with you and teammates in the pursuit of excellence. We find it important to take a step back and contemplate our actions and behaviors often. We facilitate feedback loops with our colleagues in an effort to improve through self-reflection.

Open-minded: We are committed to sharing our individual perspectives and ideas in an effort to elevate the team. We expect and believe that the team is as equally committed to our own individual development. We continually spend time reflecting on both our individual and team efforts to ensure there is continual learning, growth, and development.

Strategic: We weigh all the pros and cons before making decisions. We consider the short and long-term impact when setting strategy and working towards end goals.

Creative: We seek to try new things in an effort to identify innovative approaches to recruitment. Because we believe that we are building teams that build a better world, we imagine big dreams, but also recognize the constraints of reality.

Healthy: We are committed to our individual and team health. So that our memory remains strong, we work together to build tools that support a healthy memory. We document and communicate often.

Discreet: We operate with complete discretion and integrity at every stage of the search, developing mutual trust between candidates and clients.

Resourceful: We seek many data points, value critical thinking, and rationalize or weigh options before making decisions by listening to input from others. We are also ok trusting in our own intuition when others challenge our principles.

Capable: We understand we have the tools to solve any problem or puzzle that may come our way, and that this can and should benefit the team. We believe in our own ability to come to a solution. We trust that our coworkers want to help us find answers, and provide them for us if we cannot identify them on our own.

Generous: We believe in sharing ideas, goals, accomplishments, and dreams, and always maintaining a team mentality.

Highly Informed: An in-depth understanding of your business, culture, and strategy ensures that we are able to offer the most effective advice.

Responsive: We respond quickly with innovative candidate solutions that meet your specific needs, in whatever market or region you operate.

Strong-willed: We are committed to our values and recognize that all of our actions influence our team and collective will.

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