Performance Dimensions Group brings together the talents of other highly skilled consultants, coaches, and facilitators to ensure the highest level of success in helping our clients grow and be more effective. We can’t and don’t do it all for our clients but as your trusted advisors we certainly have some recommended resources that we know and trust to serve you well.

We love to give and receive referrals so let us know if we can provide you with an introduction to any of these resources. Or if you contact one of them, please let them know that you heard about them from us. And, of course, give us your feedback on them!

Click on the following consulting partners to read more about them.

Compensation Consulting

Compensation Works!
In many organizations, labor cost is the biggest expense, so getting pay right is critical. Paying too little means you will have difficulty hiring and retaining staff, while paying too much can create an inflated cost structure, impacting your competitiveness. Your organization is unique and has unique opportunities and issues. Bolting on a compensation program that has worked at another organization is like taking a muffler from a Ford and putting it on a Mercedes. It is unlikely to work well and will usually require a lot of bailing wire and duct tape. If you are an executive who is concerned about paying people right – Compensation Works can help. Contact Compensation Works today and let us help you get the best value for your salary dollars.

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David Lough-Ascend Consulting
David Lough provides executive and board compensation consulting services for small and medium-sized companies throughout the Pacific Northwest. After more than two decades with nationwide accountabilities at Towers Perrin and The Hay Group, he returned to Seattle in 1999 to found Ascend Consulting. His practice spans cash and stock-based awards, short-term and long-term incentives, private and publicly-held companies, most business sectors, and all stages of corporate growth. For board compensation, he assists in setting fees, retainers and equity participation for directors. Beyond executive and board compensation, Mr. Lough has a wealth of experience helping develop salary and incentive programs for staff in sales, marketing, management, R&D, production and at-large.

For more info: Contact David at (206) 525-7503 or by email.

Executive Search, Recruiting and Staffing

Chameleon Technologies
Chameleon Technologies is a technical staffing and professional services firm that expertly matches qualified candidates to open positions at well-known companies in the Pacific Northwest.  Chameleon is recognized for the quality of candidates and positions we procure, our reputation as one of the area’s top staffing firms, and our firm’s resourcefulness in strategically blending top companies and top talent since 2000.

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Herd Freed Hartz
Herd Freed Hartz is the Northwest’s premier retained search firm working on nationwide searches for VP to C-level roles across Technology, Health, Manufacturing, Consumer and Non-Profit since 2001. Clients range from T-Mobile, Starbucks, REI, Blue Nile, Disney, Premera, WTIA, Casey Family Programs to the Northwest’s top venture startup companies. 95% of their business comes from repeat or referred clients. They are a strategic resource if you have a key executive role you are looking to fill and looking for a team to partner with you on strategizing the search, driving the process for a professional and quick process, and finding candidates you would not find on your own.

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Another Source
Another Source is the source for providing the most qualified candidates to employers within three weeks at a flat rate-guaranteed. We are proud to be a Certified Woman-Owned Business serving entrepreneurial to mid-size businesses in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California. Another Source provides results-based hiring solutions for entrepreneurial-to-mid-size businesses. Say “goodbye” to hidden fees and welcome to a new approach to getting qualified candidates for your recruiting needs. With our time-tested methods, we are able to easily partner with you in the hiring process. Our programs are designed to compliment your current recruiting process and range from $700 to $5500.

For more info: | email or 206-241-8906

Dynamo Recruiting
Dynamo focuses solely on senior executive recruitment, consistently delivering unique and qualified candidates for Board-level, C-level, Vice President and Director level positions. Dynamo handles executive searches with Experience, Care and Communication. With more than 25 years experience we have developed a consistent & rigorous process for finding, screening and recommending the best possible candidates for your particular role, business challenge, and corporate culture. The Dynamo difference is personal, senior-level attention and commitment to the outcome, and a track record of building lasting relationships in the marketplace. We are your partners and provide ongoing, timely and comprehensive updates, to keep you informed and to ensure consistent feedback and a collaborative process. Our ability to deliver sustainable, successful candidates by virtue of this process has resulted in long-term recruiting relationships, and it has become the hallmark for Dynamo Recruiting.

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Big Wave Recruiting
Big Wave Recruiting specializes in placing professionals, both on an interim and full time basis, in all areas of human resources, communications and marketing. Big Wave principal Chris Englin’s professional background includes twenty-five years of experience in Human Resources, management, and recruiting. She brings an extensive network of contacts and prospects along with deep personal knowledge of the industry into every client relationship. Her approach is to truly become a member of her client’s team, learning their individual business and company culture so as to provide outstanding service and the best professionals for your organization. Big Wave’s clients include start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

For more info: email

Human Resources and Payroll Services

HRnovations, Inc., is a Bellevue based Human Resources outsourcing and consulting firm bringing our clients a full-service offering of HR, benefits and payroll solutions. Since 1990, HRnovations has helped positively impact the bottom-line for companies ranging from start-ups to some of the region’s leading employers. Focusing on practical, value added HR solutions for the region’s small and mid size companies, they can be your HR department or provide support to strengthen your existing HR function.

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Pay Northwest
PayNorthwest is a customer-centric payroll service bureau designed for mid-size organizations. So what does this mean? PayNorthwest is designed specifically to solve problems for organizations that have unique or complex payroll requirements, require software systems that are highly configurable AND easy to use, and expect personalized, person-to-person service. Contact us today at 866-729-6920 or to find out how we can save you time and money, while having happier employees, every payday.

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HR Professional Certification

Seattle Research Partners
PHR/SPHR/GPHR: Our award winning program is consistently recognized by SHRM as one of the top programs nationally offering the SHRM Learning System. We are the only program in this area to receive this important recognition. We strive to offer Human Resource professionals a high quality, practical learning experience to help them prepare for the PHR, SPHR or GPHR examinations, or earn HR re-certification credit hours. Our comprehensive 10-week learning experience is offered twice each year to coincide with the national testing cycles and will give you the tools you need to not only pass the exam but be recognized as a top HR professional. We are an HRCI Approved Provider for many courses that count towards HR professional recertification.

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Marketing & Sales

Extra Mile Marketing
Extra Mile Marketing is an award winning marketing firm specializing in marketing strategy, consulting, training, and execution for enterprise-level companies seeking to increase the effectiveness of their sales and marketing programs. We provide strategic guidance to help internal teams define those marketing objectives that will achieve their overall business goals – and then assist in developing programs to meet those objectives. For clients with a partner channel, we improve partner lead generation efforts by providing marketing consulting and oversight directly to the channel partners, via funding initiatives such as marketing development funds (MDF). We also produce custom in-person and web training courses to help sales, marketing, and product teams understand marketing fundamentals, emerging marketing trends, and industry marketing best practices. Finally, we provide flawless execution of a wide variety of marketing vehicles – including sales collateral, events, websites, contests, social media, and market research – paying attention to every detail, to assure that our clients’ communication represents their high quality standards.

For more info: Or contact us via email or 425-746-1572.

Seica Systems
Seica Systems has been helping company owners, presidents and CEOs build overachieving sales and business development teams based since 1990. Initially formed as a “sales training” company, Seica Systems has grown our expertise into the five major areas of the sales development process from pre-employment screening of sales candidates to evaluation of your sales force and sales team accountability programs. Our clients tell us this multi-pronged approach to the process of sales development sets us apart and provides consistent, measurable results which show up for them as continual increases in top-line revenue.

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Outplacement, Career & Life Coaching

Career Horizons
Matthew Youngquist is President & Founder of Career Horizons a Bellevue-based career coaching and outplacement consulting firm.
Matt specializes in helping Puget Sound professionals navigate successfully through today’s challenging employment waters. In his current role, he consults with clients at all levels on how to strategically manage their careers, explore their occupational options, generate interview opportunities, and package their qualifications effectively via their resume and in relation to the emerging social media universe. To date, he has personally assisted over 6,500 clients through the job hunting process, in addition to the audience he reaches through his blog and his “Conscious Careering” column in the Puget Sound Business Journal.

For more info: email

Career Max Group-Kelly Harrington
Kelly Harrington is a Career Coach for professionals and Founder/President of Career Max Group. Kelly has the deep experience, passion, and commitment for helping successful professionals get more. More what? More career success, happiness, satisfaction, fulfillment, income, balance, etc. She works with employed and unemployed experienced professionals to create a plan to achieve the next most ideal phase of your career. If you’re job searching, she’ll help you create a truly well rounded job search strategy and approach to accelerate your results towards your mot ideal job. If you’re employed, she’ll help you to identify ‘what’s next’ for you in your most ideal career path and create a plan to get there. In addition to one-on-one coaching, Kelly is also available for resume writing and hosts a variety of teleseminars, classes, and group programs on career / job search success issues.

For more info: You can find more information at: | | or you can contact Kelly at 310-909-7040 or email. Tell her you heard about CareerMax from us for a special discount and offer.

Promotional Marketing/Branded Merchandise

Lasting Impressions
We work with companies to transform their great ideas into brilliant corporate gifts and sales tools. Our products drive revenue, customer loyalty, and employee pride. Our clients tell us we provide gifts they love to give as well as receive. We specialize in helping our clients select the perfect branded merchandise to complement their sales initiatives, company meetings, client events, sports teams or to simply say “thank you.” Our wide range of imprinted products include corporate and team apparel, executive gifts and office essentials.

For more info: or call 425.822.6651

Real Estate & Mortgage Professionals

Sally Clinch – HomeStreet Bank
I have 12 years of experience as a Mortgage Consultant. Working for HomeStreet Bank I have a variety of loan programs to offer new homebuyers and those clients who are refinancing. I take the time to explain the choices available to each client, ensuring they fully understand their options before making a final decision. I believe in building a lasting relationship with my clients that is based on trust and integrity. Through my hard work I have earned one of the leading spots for Presidents Club each year and also the achievement through Seattle Magazine each year of being voted one of the top 7% of Mortgage Consultants in the area.

For more info: Ph. Direct: (206) 691-2914. | email

Jerry & Mary Vice – R/E Max
Mary and Jerry help nice people find their “next” dream home on Seattle’s Eastside. They have lived, raised children, and owned homes for many decades on the Eastside – Bellevue, Sammamish, Issaquah, Kirkland and Redmond. They are recognized for employing their business experience and expertise to help clients succeed. They are involved in the Eastside Community through their membership in the Rotary Club of Sammamish.

For more info: RE/MAX Eastside Brokers, Inc. 425-557-7641 email |

Training, Coaching, Orginizational Development, and Facilitation

360 Solutions
PDG has been a Strategic Partner with 360 Solutions since 2003. Our partnership allows us to offer the widest range of training topics and largest number of training seminars available today for business professionals. 360 Solutions’ is continuously tracking the latest business trends and monitoring employee attitudes to ensure our content is relevant, practical and useful. Our training is led by the very best consultants in their fields who are highly engaging Training Professionals. They truly make your learning come alive.

For more info: Email Lynda Silsbee

NetSpeed Learning Solutions
At NetSpeed Learning Solutions, we are learning architects who develop learning solutions that drive business results. We provide tested content (NetSpeed Leadership and Blazing Service), sound platforms (NetSpeed Fast Tracks), and solid services (instructional design and virtual learning) to help our clients develop fast, effective training solutions. NetSpeed Learning Solutions helps clients develop better leaders and more engaged employees with face-to-face and virtual learning. We make it possible to quickly launch programs, develop skills, reinforce learning, and measure the impact.

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Seattle Research Partners
Seattle Research Partners is an outgrowth of the passion we have for helping others learn the value of approaching all business situations and challenges from a strategic and critical perspective to achieve excellence. We provide a strong link between real world business experiences and academic theory. The business expertise and technical solutions we offer are designed to fundamentally alter organizational thinking and practices in ways that optimize the whole organization. We take pride that our business is built primarily on referrals from our clients and our strategic business advisors. We strive to provide high quality, customized service that is predicated in authenticity, trust and reliability.

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Pathwise Leadership
Pathwise Leadership is a development program for the next level of leadership – leaders who want to learn, understand and leverage the subtle but powerful dynamics beneath the surfaces of all human and organizational behavior. Members of Pathwise learn advanced and highly effective skills gleaned from depth and neuropsychology. When acquired, these skills transform leaders and organizational consultants and, in turn, strengthen their companies and enhance their client relationships.

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Personal Safety Training Group
Larry Kaminer is a personal safety and security consultant who helps companies maximize the safety of their employees with practical strategies focused on the avoidance of crime. Our company works with human resource, security, and safety and risk mitigation personnel on enhancing the intangible: the level of situational awareness of each individual. Our programs emphasize the importance of increasing your awareness of your surroundings, gaining knowledge of crime as a process, understanding the victim selection process and formulating sound safety strategies all with the goal of teaching people to present themselves as “harder targets.” The company offers onsite trainings and live webinars in the following areas.

    • Corporate Safety Awareness Training
    • Active Shooter
    • Travel Safety & Security Awareness
    • Realtors & REO Brokers
    • Working Away from the Office
    • Working From Home
    • Workplace Violence / Security Consulting

For more info: Larry Kaminer d.206.420.1808 c.206.372.7682 | Email Larry |

Profound Results Consulting
PROFOUND RESULTS CONSULTING is a Kirkland, Washington based firm that specializes in strategic planning, group facilitation, executive coaching, leadership development, performance management, team communication, customer service training, change management and organizational systems improvement. PROFOUND RESULTS, led by founder and President, Ron Morey, has assembled an outstanding team of professionals with strengths in strategic business systems, professional development and corporate education to serve our client organizations. These skilled specialists deliver innovative products and services designed to enrich & enhance overall business results. The outcome is profound organizational improvement in the key areas of strategic design, tactical implementation and professional business relationships.

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Travel – Business & Personal

Tangerine Travel, Ltd.
Tangerine Travel, Ltd. is a much awarded, 22-year, full-service travel agency. We are the largest privately owned travel agency based in the Pacific Northwest, encompassing every kind of travel, from corporate to vacation, from group to elite. Our goal is top-of-the-line, world-class service, day or night, giving you the finest travel experience and the best value. From the moment you step through our doors you will experience a refreshing difference not found in other travel agencies.

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Other Professional Services / Consulting

Approach Management Services – Sam Lipoma to send 10/8/10
AMS is a full-service, risk management consulting firm specializing in workers’ compensation for all types of industries. Our services include Retro Administration, Claim Management, Safety & Health Consultation, Vocational Services, Multilingual Services, Online Safety Training, and Nurse Case Management.

For more info: or call 800.626.0846


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Falco Sult & Company, P.S. is a Financial Success Network of professionals that provide advanced financial management services for business owners and their companies. We offer an assortment of both traditional and niche accounting services, while remaining compact and personal. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive solution for the business owner to help them achieve their long term financial freedom.

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Johnstone Advantage

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McKay Wealth Management

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Financial Management Services

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Pacific NW Law Group

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Shamrock Consulting

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Visse & Co. CPA’s

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Vistage Chairs – Tom Leonard & Alison Whitmire

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