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.
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Stop hiring for culture fit

Hire based on value fit If you’ve had an opportunity to engage in a discussion about culture with me then you know what this month’s blog is about. The word CULTURE as it relates to a company may be one of the most misunderstood words. It’s a big squishy word with as many meanings as

Job Searching in the Summer

Tips for keeping your job search going during the summer slowdown If you have a choice, you would like to embark upon job searching in the Spring and after Labor Day.  These are the best times of the year to build momentum and generate interest.  However, we don’t always have the luxury of selecting our

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Why Work for Intelligent Demand?

Why work for Intelligent Demand? Amazing Clients Work with marquee, enterprise, B2B and B2C brands National and global scope Learning & Development Practice real world modern marketing skills Catered lunch-and-learns Certifications and trainings Culture Have fun while doing amazing and innovative work A clear purpose and mission Autonomy Flexibility Work from home 1 day per

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Ten tips for building a sustainable business

Ten Years of profitable business operations and the lessons along the way April 1, 2018 marked our 10th year in business at Goldstone Partners.  I’m reminiscing a bit and planning a big celebration for later this year – watch for more information on this!  I was talking with Annie today about what I should write

  • Candidates are Pawns in the Games Recruiters Play

The games recruiters play

Manipulative tactics that some recruiters will use on you I really don’t like writing about negative subjects and I’ve put this off as long as I could.  Many of you are thinking about switching positions this year and may not have worked with a recruiter before.  These super friendly people who seem to be interested

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How will you keep your employees engaged this year?

Thoughts on keeping your employees engaged and happy in this market Happy New Year!  We’ve roared into 2018 with a lot of momentum – that’s great news!  I am hearing that the tight labor market is absolutely having an impact on companies of all sizes and in all sectors.  Some of you may not have

  • Denver is the Best Place to Work and Live

Top 8 Reasons WE LOVE DENVER!

Ready to make your mark in the Mile High city? Here are a few reasons we think you’ll find that the West is Best! 1. Vibrant downtown With the 10th largest downtown in America, the city of Denver boasts an assortment of top-notch art and history museums, an aquarium, a water and amusement park, river

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Entrepreneurs vs Leaders

Develop both entrepreneurship and leadership for business success For almost 10 years now I’ve had the honor of helping Entrepreneurs launch, build, grow and scale their companies. We have clients in our portfolio that have been with us since the beginning. Their journeys are fascinating to be a part of. I am amazed daily by

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The passive job search

Make your job search easier while you’re working Once again the labor department released record low unemployment numbers for Colorado – still sitting at 2.4%.  What that means is that most job seekers are looking for a new position while already working 40+ hours a week.  The task seems rather daunting!  Some of you might

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Hiring at 2.5% Unemployment

Increasing your odds for success in a tight candidate market I’m certain that if you are a small and growing company in Colorado you have experienced a wild and crazy ride with hiring candidates.  Just to ground us in reality, the U.S. Department of Labor considers 5% unemployment to be full employment for their purposes.