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.

Time for a change?

How to slide into your next career adventure One of the recurring questions I get when I am talking to working professionals is, “How do I navigate a career change?” Great Question!  The first step is to ask yourself if you are really ready to make the change.  Let’s say you’ve been travelling a career

Desperation Hiring

At least 7 reasons why this is a bad idea I have the honor of working with dozens of Colorado’s most creative entrepreneurs and smartest business leaders every day.  One of the hardest things to tackle when you are a small, fast growing company is hiring.  I’m not talking about the mechanics of employment, but

New Year – New Job?

5 things to take care of before you hit the “GO” button Happy New Year!  So, one of your resolutions (or goals) for 2016 is to find a new job and re-energize your career?  Congratulations!  This is a great year for change – the economy is strong, unemployment is low, hiring and growing is on

6 ways Millennials are changing your workplace

For the better! This month I’m going to take sides in the generational debate.  I am really tired of hearing how lazy and entitled the millennial generation is.  I get the opportunity to work with brilliant young professionals every day and I believe that the struggle lies in the fact that we are trying hard

Never look for a job again!

How-to Guide for sliding seamlessly into each career move I was talking with someone the other day who was unbelievably unhappy and unfulfilled in her current job. She has been with the same company for 13 years and although she’s moved around and been promoted, she feels very stuck.  I asked her why she didn’t

Earn Their Loyalty Now…

Because someone else will be able to buy it If you are reading this article then you are probably leading a team or running a business and are curious what I mean by this title.  If you haven’t had to do any hiring lately – CONGRATULATIONS!  If you have, then you know how very difficult

So you think you want a raise?

Tips and tricks for approaching this very uncomfortable subject As many people are uncomfortably aware, the recession played havoc with a lot of careers and career plans.  It significantly impacted (mostly in a negative way) many people’s career direction, household income, position title and tenure.  If this happened to you, you might be one of

Leadership is a Participation Sport

You’ve gotta get your hands dirty! Now that we are enjoying a healthy economy and companies are growing again, I am seeing new leaders take the reins, and I’m also seeing experienced leaders struggling to retain talent.  I believe a major reason leaders lose their key players is that their “command and control” style of

Clean your closet!

Make room for career growth with these tips “The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get the old ones out.” - Dee Hock, Founder and former CEO of Visa The theme this month is clearing the path for mobility in your career.  I coach a number

The last step in the hiring process

10 really good reasons to talk to references You’ve done a great job of screening, interviewing, negotiating and courting your new hire.  You’ve done the background check and verified employment eligibility – everything is good, right?  Not so fast!  Did you talk to your new hire’s references? At least twice a week I talk with