About Goldstone Partners

Kimberly Lucas is the Founder and Chief People Connector at Goldstone Partners, Inc., a Colorado-based search and talent advisory firm specializing in recruitment strategy and engaged search for privately-held companies. As a seasoned entrepreneur and career coach, Kimberly is committed to helping founders build strong, profitable companies that stand the test of time. As a Certified StrengthsFinder coach she works with individuals and teams to help them achieve their stated objectives. Kimberly is an active mentor for MBA students at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business, serves on the board of the Rockies Venture Club, is a founding member of RVC Women and facilitates a Thinking Partner Mastermind group.

Leading Forward

Are you looking thru the windshield or the rear-view mirror? The end of the year is that horrid time when you are crunching numbers for the new budget, trying to figure out how you are going get everything accomplished with limited funds, and also working out some weird calculation for “rewarding” your employees for their

Career in Review

Reflection and planning for the new year Thankfully, the election is behind us so now we can all get back to our lives.  The end of the year – in between your holiday preparations, festivities, travel and celebrations – is a great time to do some reflecting and planning for you and your career. Something

Expert tips for showing well during the interview

Some simple preparation is the key By the end of this week alone my team will have interviewed, coached and screened over 100 job seekers.  This is how we spend our days – talking with job seeking professionals about how to do their best to get the job.  Unless you spend 40 hours a week

Managing Performance

No longer an annual event Naturally, I am fascinated by how businesses operate and what management styles work in certain situations.  Recently, I have focused my attention on how postindustrial age hierarchy is not working and what that means for companies who are conventional in their human capital management structure. Early in my career I

Redefining how we develop talent

Focus on strengths, not on weaknesses I had the opportunity to attend Gallup Accelerated Strengths training this summer – something I’ve had on my wish list for a few years now and it finally bubbled to the top.  The experience far exceeded my expectations, and I’ve found myself very tuned into daily conversations in a

Stop being the runner-up candidate

Close the deal! Often when I receive a phone call from an executive it’s because they have been “on the bench” for a period of time and are frustrated with their job search.  Much of the time it’s because they are spending most of their energy searching on job boards for a new position.  Let

So you want to address the gender thing

It starts at the top! This is a tough subject for me to wrap my head around because, while I understand that there is a wage gap, and gender diversity is an issue in some companies (especially in the executive ranks and corporate board seats) I have only encountered it once in my career.  I

I Want to Move!

Tips for conducting a job search in another market I get to talk with talented professionals every week who are interested in moving to another city but want to do so with a job in hand.  Making the decision to move could be based on the desire to be back in their hometown, to have

Ask the Expert!

New feature added to goldstonepartners.com You have an important interview coming up and need help preparing questions to ask the hiring manager. Maybe you haven’t updated your resume in 10 years. Perhaps you love your job but would like to negotiate a raise in pay. Do any of these sound familiar? If so, you probably

Character, Competency, Chemistry

Interviewing for the sustainable hire I’ve had a number of conversations this month with hiring managers who feel like their interviewing techniques aren’t getting the desired results.  One CEO in particular said, “We aren’t doing a good job of interviewing for the long term.  We’re getting to the baseline skill level, but we aren’t finding