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Happy Anniversary

Earlier this year, we celebrated our 2nd anniversary and we want to thank you for your support and involvement in our early successes. It is quite satisfying for us to be involved in such a creative and motivating community of clients and consultants as we seek to address the new challenges that work in the 21st century presents to all of us.

This Spring we suffered an unexpected loss when one of our Ashton212 Associates and dear friend Eric Nance passed. Eric joined us here in our HQ office for a period of time last year as we refined our business model, and his thirst for the best solution was evident every day. Whenever Eric was around there was joy, brilliance, and a dash of mischievousness in the air. Our hearts go out to his family and circle of friends around the globe.

Spring is well underway and we thought it a good time to put a fresh face on our Bold Assertions™ eNewsletter. We hope you appreciate the simplicity of its design that quickly leads you to the information you are looking for. We’d love to hear what you think.

Here’s to a Spring to remember. Keep up the good work and we will do the same!

On The Lookout

Ashton212 is lucky to have access to some really big business brains—our Lookout Team. Meet Jon Turner and Sally Crawford.

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The importance of interviewing for adaptability

Tips for successful delegation

How do individual contributors fit in a team-oriented workplace? 

5 career lessons from the Grateful Dead

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Ashton212 Associates to Present at The International Association of Interpreters' Conference in San Francisco  Four Ashton212 Associates were invited to facilitate two key workshops.

Being a Great Consultant (Not Just A Good One)  Check out how to make life as a consultant a good life for you!

Independent Contractors and the IRS. As tax time approaches, we take a look at how the IRS defines the difference between independent contractors and employees.

Are You Paying Enough Attention to Your Contingent Workforce? When it comes to contingent workers, businesses often forget about engagement. While it’s a hot topic for full-time workforce, contingent staff are often seen as a “quick fix” or a short-term solution, so they aren’t included in the kind of engagement behaviors that managers try to model for other employees.

Are Companies Ready for a Changing Demographics? It’s expected that by 2050, Hispanics will represent over half of the US working population. Are companies doing enough to understand and attract Hispanics?

Is Bite-Sized Consulting a Taste of Things to Come? Google Helpouts allow people to pay for video calls with experts. Is this going to catch on for consulting?

In The News

Union Bank’s Richard Chacon to Receive 2014 Latin Business Advocate of the Year Award  We are always happy when good things happen to good people.

Mary Ann Mancuso Named as a Powerful Woman Leader in American Canyon, California  We celebrate the success of our Director, Talent Strategy & Client Relations

Ashton212’s CEO to Judge Community Involvement Contest. Ashton212’s CEO Sheila Lewis will join a prestigious panel of judges at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s 85th Far Western Regional Conference.

Ashton212 Client Wins Family Wealth Report Award. We are proud to share the news that our client, Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank, recently was recognized for the most effective and innovative brand launch in the”Brand Launch or Relaunch” category.

Ashton212’s CEO Sheila Lewis to Close Conference at Mills College. On Friday, February 7, 2014, Sheila Lewis, Ashton212’s CEO will provide closing comments for the Mills College Graduate School of Business Black Success Conference.

Ashton212’s CEO Sheila Lewis to Emcee Women’s Health Conference. Sheila Lewis, our CEO & Navigator, will serve as emcee of the 2013 Women’s Health Conference hosted by the African American Community Health Advisory Committee, the community outreach initiative for Sutter Health Mills-Peninsula Health Services.

In the Neighborhood -- Old Oakland

We are happy to feature some of the local businesses doing great things here in Old Oakland. Stop by and let them know you heard about them here!

Cosecha restaurant where you’ll experience the communion of California and Mexico

Liege Spirits Lounge a gathering spot for the young and the young at heart

Miss Ollie’s restaurant offers a market-driven menu inspired by foods of the Caribbean

OB’s Cafe offering a taste of Bayou country in Oakland.

Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana mixes an old concept into a new experience of eating Mexican food

The Cook and her Farmer oyster and wine bar is Old Oakland’s newest dining hot spot

The Floral Cultural Society where heirloom, antique varieties and herbs are grown and cut flowers

Where Talent Matters

Ashton212 Associates are among the coolest people on the planet. Get to know them here.

Inclusivity ChoiceTM

Description of Inclusivity Choice™ is an initiative developed by Ashton212 to ensure that we have among the most talented and diverse consultant communities in the United States. And our definition of diverse doesn’t stop at race. Just consider the possibilities!

See pictures of our latest event here!

Recap: Ashton212’s Inclusivity Choice Initiative – March 13, 2014

Panelists Announced for March 13 Inclusivity Choice Initiative! The Deep Dark Secrets of a Successful Consultancy

Announcing our 2nd Inclusivity Choice Program on March 13

Panelists and Facilitator Announced for our October 24th Inclusivity Choice™ Initiative!

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