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The Yakima Valley is our home. 


Layci Nelson, our TLC founder,  is raising the 4th generation of Yakima kids.

Dr. John Reeves, our institute director and namesake, became the inaugural CEO of Yakima Chief Inc. in 1997 after a lucrative career with Frito Lay, Earth Grains and Anheuser-Busch. 


We are personally invested in the success of our hometown and farming is the lifeblood. 


We believe our Valley deserves access to top-shelf AgriBusiness Leadership Development resources anchored in HHART First Leadership principles.  A rising tide raises all ships and our desire is for all individuals connected to farming,  from admin to the fields to the packing houses, to thrive. Everyone deserves to show up to work and be inspired, engaged and motivated and every leader deserves the opportunity to learn how to make that a reality. 


All of our services are developed and curated with a lived understanding of the unique culture and challenges of farming. We also offer every service in English or Spanish. 

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 services We Offer

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Strategic Planning and Execution

Assisting organizations in developing clear and actionable strategic plans.

Establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure progress and success.

Implementation support to keep the plan in motion.

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Leadership and Development Training

Executive Coaching:  Personalized coaching for senior leaders to enhance their leadership skills.

Leadership Training Programs: Workshops, intensives, and seminars aimed at developing leadership capabilities across different levels of the organization.

360-Degree Feedback: Implementing comprehensive feedback systems to provide leaders with insights into their performance.

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Operational Efficiency

Process Improvement: Identifying inefficiencies and implementing improvements in business processes.

Project Management: Providing expertise in managing projects to ensure they are completed on time and within budget.

Team Building: Facilitating activities and programs designed to strengthen teamwork and collaboration.

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Guiding Executive Team Alignment Post Mergers 

Change Management: Supporting organizations in managing and adapting to change effectively.

Mindful Norm Setting: Guide the newly formed team in understanding the phases of team development and creating new dynamics with intention.

Culture Transformation: Helping the new leadership team to create and communicate a shared culture to align with strategic goals and values.

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Succession Planning

Identifying and preparing future leaders to ensure a smooth transition in leadership roles.

Facilitating conversations to ensure people are stubborn about the right things.

Surface underlying concerns and relationship dynamics that can derail the process if not addressed directly.

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Communication and Conflict Resolution

Effective Communication Training: Enhancing communication skills within leadership teams and throughout the organization.

Conflict Resolution: Training leaders to manage and resolve conflicts effectively.

...And More!

To learn more about what we do and how we do it, or explore working together, reach out today.

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