I want to talk with you
about your team.
Fortress and Flourish takes a values-based, trauma and privilage-informed approach to organizational development that's based in aligned action.
I help you form and keep your dream team by creating an environment of safety.
I support leaders to build systems that
help people thrive.
Entrepreneurs / CEOs / Executive Directors / Operations Directors / Deputy Directors / Controllers
People and organizations that are changing the world by doing business a different way.
Let's elevate the impact you have with your team
Values-Aligned HR Best Practices
Is it time to take a step back to develop clear expectations, boundaries and goals with your team? Maybe you're about to go through a period of growth, or the growth has already happened and now you're a little discombobulated. The Groundwork HR Starter Package is a one-on-one, 3 month program that aligns your team with your goals and defines foundational systems.
I appreciate Candice’s professional and warm approach to project management. I enjoyed collaborating with her! She delivered a clear, grounded presentation to our audience of nonprofit employers with meaningful takeaways. She related the material to the pandemic context of today’s work world.
Susie Polnaszek, Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) of the Community Foundation for Monterey County
HR in Your Back Pocket
HR Strategy Session
Looking for some one-off support on an HR project in your company? I've got you! Strategy sessions include 1:1 time with Candice, a game-plan for you to implement, and two weeks of follow up through email.
Strategy Session I - here are some examples of what we can cover: benefits offerings, planning a termination, employee relations questions, having difficult conversation >> Book Here
Strategy Session II - here are some examples of what we can cover: recruitment strategy, harassment response strategy, co-creating an employee policy >> Book Here
VIP Days are a great opportunity for us to work in depth together on systems design and/or implementation. VIP Days are available for these projects:
HR Foundation 1:1 intensive
Training your supervisors on hiring, performance or having tough conversations
Are you looking for ongoing support? Back Pocket HR is a monthly coaching program that includes the following
Monthly 1-hour coaching call
Ongoing email support
Optional ongoing Voxer contact.
I greatly appreciate the information that I received from Candice Elliott, of Fortress and Flourish, during the webinar on nonprofit hiring, presented by the Community Foundation. The webinar covered lots of details on how to write a job description, a job announcement (I didn't know there was a difference before the webinar!), and what the hiring process should include. I also received a one-on-one consultation with Candice, which was fantastic. She helped me write the job description and announcement, and gave me other really valuable information. I look forward to working with her again, one day.
Shirmanie Jones, Director, Arts Habitat
Transparent Compensation Systems
Are you interested in developing a transparent system of pay? Something that you can show all of your employees so they know how pay works in your organization? Compensation Transparency is a three month one-on-one program which provides you with pay benchmarks for your positions based on those in similar organizations in your area, and a system of pay steps for each of the jobs in your organization. Interested in learning more? Book a call with me.
Our nonprofit organization has experienced tremendous growth over the last decade. As the number of employees grew, our internal processes were not keeping pace. We contracted Fortress and Flourish to prepare staff salary scales to create pay equity, pay transparency, and pay increase consistency. We also wanted to ensure that staff salaries were within industry ranges and that subsequent pay increases would be consistently applied throughout the organization.
The final report is exactly what we wanted – a helpful tool that we’ll use for a long time. It was a pleasure working with Candice. I was impressed with her knowledge of best practices and her ability to deliver such quality work on time!
Teresa Malone, Deputy Director, Land Trust of Santa Cruz County
Vice President, Pacific Cookie Company
Curious? Let's Schedule a Call.
This is our chance to get to know each other.
I want to know all about you and your project.
Then we can talk about the ways I can support you.
Here are some other ways I can support you. . .
Speaking & Trainings
Events & Podcasts
Looking for an engaging speaker for your event or podcast? I love talking about team building, aligning work with mission & values, introducing the wholistic approach to the workplace, and business as a spiritual practice.
Are you a leader in an organization who wants to have an HR specialist give your staff information and training on one of the following topics?
Recruiting and Hiring in a Competitive Job Market
Working Together: Goal Development with Your Team
Workplace Wellness: Supporting Your Team's mental Health