the Face of Talent


Building upon the success of our Retained Search practice, CTE expanded its service offerings to include all things talent-related, from employer branding and sourcing strategy to performance management and succession planning. With a holistic approach to DEI, the Advisory Services practice integrates diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and best practices throughout all our engagements. The team is comprised of talented professionals with extensive in-house leadership and consulting experience in talent, people operations, and DEI.

The Advisory Services team helps clients design, create, and deliver talent offerings that optimize engagement, profitability, and company culture to accelerate and sustain growth. The function is a natural partner in CTE’s mission to Create a World Where Potential and Opportunity Meet.

Embodying DEI through curiosity, courage & commitment with Le Anne Harper

Embodying DEI through curiosity, courage & commitment with Le Anne Harper

Our Head of Advisory Services, Le Anne Harper, made an appearance on the SHE LEADS NOW podcast episode 45 with host Sabine Gedeon.

CTE Retreat | July 2022

CTE Retreat | July 2022

Our team has accomplished goals from all corners of the United States for the past five years.

In Conversation | Inclusive Talent Management

In Conversation | Inclusive Talent Management

Yesterday, I facilitated a conversation on inclusive talent management with my CTE colleagues Jared Cozart, Le Anne Harper (she/her), SPHR, and Barbara O. in collaboration with Mastry Ventures’ Richard Smith.

3 High-Impact Strategies for Reframing Your Recruiting

3 High-Impact Strategies for Reframing Your Recruiting

This week’s Featured TroopHR Blog Post addresses “3 High-Impact Strategies for Reframing Your Recruiting,” by Le Anne Harper (she/her), SPHR, Creative Talent Endeavors.




& Team Assessments

Gain insight into the behaviors and motivations of individuals and teams to support your hiring, on boarding, and leadership development goals. CTE administers well-known, proven assessments and can debrief your whole team.

HR Optimization
& Transformation

HR Consulting
On Demand

We offer flexible, high value HR consulting, so you can keep your team lean as you build. Leveraging 100+ years of HR expertise, we meet you where you are, providing everything from talent fundamentals (employee handbook, onboarding, hiring guides) to strategic people programs (employer branding, diversity, training). We do the heavy lifting, so you can focus on go-to-market and growth. We scale with you!

Talent Accelerator

During TAP sprints, we focus on your critical areas {e.g., recruiting, manager training, branding, DE&I) to identify risks, blind spots, and improvement opportunities. Our recommendations and ready-to-use resources keep you moving in the right direction. Time to level up your recruiting? Managers need training? Not as diverse as you’d like? Clueless about your employer brand? If you’re short on time or expertise, TAP delivers quick wins.


Are your people programs outdated or uninspiring? Do your talent policies need updating to integrate postpandemic realities? Our broad expertise, high EQ, and collaborative style make us the perfect partners for HR transformations. Whether you need a light-touch refresh or a complete reset, we tailor the change management strategy, implementation model, and communications plans to suit your organization’s culture and priorities.

Training &


In our most popular workshop series, we help teams put their "head knowledge" to work with their words and actions. These very interactive sessions will begin to develop the desired "muscle memory" for new behaviors.


We create safe spaces and invite your teams to have honest, workshop-style discussions about tough topics that impact how they work. Cut through the politics, guilt, and finger-pointing to address relevant issues with candor, compassion, and vulnerability.


We approach management training from a fresh perspective that reflects today's dynamic, competitive workplace realities. Leaders leave informed and empowered to inspire improved engagement and performance