AGCP Talks: The Value in Empowering Employees

Empowerment. It’s been a hot topic lately, and for a good reason. It plays a crucial role in supporting the development of a career with purpose by setting expectations and shining a light on opportunities. At AGCP, we believe empowerment can unleash the creative juices that drive innovation and spark passion.

Giving people a chance to own their work and career path ensures they bring their best and authentic selves to work. Creating a safe place at our firm for open and honest dialogue gives our consultants a voice to shape the company. If this culture aligns with your values, join us as we explore what empowerment looks like at AGCP. 

The tone is set from the top by our core values, in which empowerment is deeply rooted. These values serve as a foundation to foster a collaborative environment where everyone feels energized and willing to help one another prosper. Our Principal Consultant, Michael Thomas, experienced this first-hand, stating, “I’ve turned to my AGCP peers as resources on many occasions, and everyone is always eager to help.”

The willingness of our consultants to help one another has manifested an undeniable team spirit and culture. It also takes work from our leaders for the value of empowerment to come to fruition. Alex Goldenberg, our CEO, emphasized that

“the leadership team maintains an open-door policy to make ourselves available and approachable to consultants at all levels of the firm.”

Access to leadership creates a safe space for employees to provide feedback that is used to shape and improve the firm. Our leaders also get involved with employee-led workstreams, which helps build stronger relationships and mutual trust among the team.  

Leadership regularly encourages consultants to make their voices heard by participating in our annual engagement survey. And they do! Their input significantly impacts the decisions made for our company, including benefits, programs, and policies. The annual engagement survey also doubles as a testament to our core values and culture. In our 2022 survey, 90% of participating employees agreed with the statement, “I feel that my peers care about me and have my best interest in mind.”  

We provide resources and guidance to empower our people to take ownership of their client projects and careers. These resources include access to mentorship and coaching, a curated list of recommended courses (for which AGCP has a continued education reimbursement program), and transparency into company operations. We also welcome employees initiating or joining workstreams they’re passionate about, such as analytics, philanthropy, or DEI.

Our consultants kickstarted some of our most successful events and initiatives: from professional development-focused brown-bag workshops where individuals share their expertise with colleagues, to social gatherings like game nights and AGCP radio. Through empowering our employees, we created an atmosphere where consultants are compelled to lead by example, driving the change they want to see at the firm. 

Ultimately, empowerment creates a place where we can all feel purpose and harmonize around a unified mission. It helps us maintain a tight-knit community where everyone is comfortable leveraging one another’s skills and working together to deliver the best results. After all, consulting is a team sport!  

If you thrive in empowering environments and our values resonate with you, we’d love to have you join our team! Learn more about a career in consulting at AGCP by visiting the careers page on our website. 

At AG Consulting Partners, we believe in taking care of our people first to enable them to bring their best to every client project. Our employees embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and embody our core values: transparency, stewardship, and intention. Founded in 2009, and headquartered in the Greater Seattle area, AG Consulting Partners is recognized as one of Inc 5000 and Puget Sound Business Journal’s fastest growing private companies.

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