Our Methods Reflect Our Mission
At Sagency we believe an organization’s success depends on effective leadership. We know that healthy, thriving companies lead to healthy, thriving people—and vice versa.
Whether you need help filling a leadership position or your existing team could use coaching on how to be more effective, we give you the science-backed insight and tools you need to multiply greatness.
Living Our Core Values
At Sagency, we follow three principles:
- Earn Trust: Trust is the most precious commodity, and we don’t take it for granted. We strive to earn it every single day.
- Be Curious: Finding the best solution requires moving beyond what we already know, asking the right questions to find the truth.
- Own It: We take personal accountability for mindsets, behaviors, and results that contribute to our shared results.
Watch this video to learn more about our company culture and how we apply these values to everything we do.
Meet Your Guides for Growth
Whether you’re looking to find the right person for a leadership role or want to unlock the potential of your existing team, let our collective decades of experience multiply greatness for your organization.
As a highly-regarded coach and speaker on the topic of healthy and high-performance executive teams, Mike has worked with hundreds of top executives to help them achieve their goals through effective leadership. His insights have been featured in leadership and business publications such as Forbes, Prairie Business Magazine, and FargoINC.
For nearly a decade, Mike has dedicated himself to creating solutions that help executives take the complexity out of building top teams that achieve their desired results. As a coach and advisor, Mike can help any executive overcome team complexity and achieve greatness.
Tom is passionate about seeing individuals and organizations do better, reach higher, and go further than they think possible. His clients can rely on him to develop plans for success that can be replicated, improved, taught, tracked, and measured to provide a productive and more profitable path forward. Through his executive and performance coaching, Tom’s clients grow and develop as individuals to perform at a higher level in their jobs and to be able to contribute more to the community.
Tom believes strategic focus and alignment are critical to an organization’s success and viability, and he uses his expertise to ensure his clients have the clarity, unity, and strategy they need to thrive, prosper, and engage in work that really matters.
After years of working in management for a national non-profit organization in recruitment, marketing, and community outreach, Tami realized that she received the most joy and inspiration from aiding in the career growth of others. Whether through advisory roles, identifying growth opportunities, navigating through conflict resolution, or helping someone find their voice and path, she enjoys helping people develop a strategy for taking the best path forward.
Tami is perpetually curious and inspired by what drives, motivates, and leads people throughout their careers. Through her work at Sagency, she finds it a privilege to work with individuals who are intentional about their personal and professional growth, and she is excited to begin that conversation with new clients and candidates
For nearly two decades, Matt has instituted and executed leadership programs within businesses, nonprofits, and educational systems. Matt is known for his dynamic facilitation and speaking engagements. He pairs his energy and passion with smart frameworks and psychometric instruments to fully understand the depth and breadth of each client he serves.
Before joining Sagency, Matt was the head of learning and development for Aldevron, an international biotechnology company and one of the fastest-growing businesses in the United States. Matt successfully built and scaled a learning and development framework to accommodate the 600+ new employees onboarded during his tenure. His role also consisted of leading teams, coaching employees, and developing of 180+ people leaders within the organization.
Matt's work history also includes more than a decade of higher education experience as an administrator at North Dakota State University (NDSU). There, Matt collaborated with strategic partners, helped to shape strategy, and developed team and leadership capabilities throughout the university and community. While at NDSU, he was honored to receive two prestigious institutional awards: the Mary McCannel Gunkelman Recognition Award in 2018 and the Doctor of Service Award in 2019.
Matt strongly believes in the value of continuous learning and personal growth. As a first-generation college student, Matt received a football scholarship to North Dakota State University and earned his bachelor's degree in business administration. Matt has a master’s degree from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in Institutional Effectiveness from North Dakota State University.
Family and community are paramount to Matt. He has a wonderful life partner in his wife, and they are raising three beautiful children together. He serves as a board member (past chair) of the American Red Cross Minnesota and Dakotas Region, is active in other boards and advisory committees, and volunteers at his local church. As someone who takes nothing for granted, giving back to the community is a top priority, and he works diligently to instill strong values in his family.
Before coming to Sagency, Amanda worked in nonprofit and higher education in career services functions. It was through working with individuals at all stages of their professional growth and career journeys that she truly discovered her passion for helping people navigate career growth and find the “right seat” for their passion and talent.
Amanda also has a keen interest in leadership development and organizational strategy which contributes to her enthusiasm for her work at Sagency and the company’s mission. Amanda is community-minded and sits on a committee with the FMWF Chamber of Commerce, volunteers at various local nonprofits, and strives to find new ways to network and serve as the connector to help people find fulfilling roles and opportunities.
In her current position as the Operations Manager at Sagency, Kayla fully leverages her multifaceted skillset. She seamlessly navigates the realms of data and project management, actively contributing to the creation of excellent Leadership and Development content, and providing valuable guidance to her teammates and clients alike as they strive for organizational success.
Kayla's creativity and analytical mindset serve as catalysts for her pursuit of innovation and continuous improvement. She possesses a natural inclination for embracing fresh opportunities that foster personal and professional growth, demonstrating an eagerness to implement new ideas and strategies. Her unwavering dedication to learning and development propels her to consistently seek to integrate cutting-edge concepts and practices into her work.
As a dedicated team player, Kayla goes above and beyond to support her colleagues. Through meticulously crafted and organized project plans, she ensures that the team members are equipped for success. Moreover, her talent for developing engaging and impactful content contributes significantly to the overall success of Sagency. Kayla creates and maintains open lines of communication with clients and teammates, fostering strong and lasting relationships based on trust and reliability.
Her vibrant spirit and unwavering dedication are truly commendable. Her positive and robust approach to her work exemplifies her commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.
The Ultimate Guide to Hiring With Science
At Sagency, we know that using science within a robust hiring system is the best way to predict performance, job satisfaction, and retention. Our proven process for hiring the best leadership consists of 4 key steps:
- Benchmark the Role
- Assess the Whole Person
- Explore the Gaps and Predict Performance
- Accelerate New Hire Profitability
With our Ultimate Guide, we’ll walk you through each step so you can reduce the risk of a mis-hire, decrease the amount of time it takes to fill open positions, and create environments that drive growth and engagement.
Download your copy today and start seeing a difference in your leadership hires.