About

LaConte Consulting is a workplace strategy firm based in Vancouver, Washington.

Founded in May 2014 by consultant and speaker Grace LaConte, LaConte Consulting specializes in recognize the risks in a toxic workplace environment… a condition that often turns into high staff turnover, low engagement, and reduced effectiveness.

Our outside-the-box consulting approach includes:

Grace is a dynamic speaker and offers a variety of Keynote and Workshop topics.

Team building, group discussion, workshop, difficult people
Group discussion on the topic “Difficult People”

Read more about Grace

Want to know who we serve? Check out who we can help ✅ and who we can’t ❌ on this page.

 

LaConte Consulting’s Strategy

We believe that an effective organizational strategy includes a concise VMVOM: a statement of its Vision, Mission, Values, Objectives, and Measures. These serve to define where the organization is going, why it exists, and how everyone will know they’ve succeeded.

Here is what LaConte Consulting intends to achieve.

VISION

LaConte Consulting envisions a world where all organizations recognize the value of every employee and where all workplaces are equitable, flexible, and profitable.

MISSION

LaConte Consulting helps business owners to to recognize and minimize risks and to reverse toxic workplace environments.

VALUES

LaConte Consulting’s core Values spell out “CARE”:

Communication—Create a clear message using words, images, and behaviors with the goal of shared understanding

Action—Design future-focused solutions that result in positive outcome for both leaders and employees

Respect—Provide everyone with the invitation to express negative opinions with respect

Empathy—Recognize and vicariously experience the pain of others

OBJECTIVES

LaConte Consulting exists to:

  • Provide an honest, objective, and future-focused perspective on toxic workplace situations
  • Support owners by enhancing their understanding of Strategic Risk
  • Assist organizations in using a relevant, transformative, and easily implementable feedback process to engage with staff
  • Promote strategic decision-making that is ethical, empathetic, and responsible

MEASURES

We will know LaConte Consulting is successful when our clients:

  • See their workplace environment as participatory, integrated, and energizing
  • Make decisions using a high level of Strategic Risk Intelligence 
  • Demonstrate transparency, humility, and equity to their customers in alignment with their company Vision, Mission, and Values statement
  • Achieve their long-term business goals

LaConte Consulting Services

Which Industries Do We Serve?

LaConte Consulting supports businesses in a variety of industries, including

  • Healthcare and medicine (physician offices, surgery centers, hospital systems)
  • Professional services (engineering, architecture, accounting, legal)
  • Technology and software support services
  • Membership associations
  • Educational institutions and groups
  • Government agencies
  • Non-profit organizations

We specialize in serving licensed healthcare practitioner-owners and related specialists, including:

  • Medical Doctors (MD) focused on integrative medicine
  • Naturopathic Doctors (ND)
  • Chiropractic Doctors (DC)
  • Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) including Out-of-Hospital or Home-Based care
  • Lactation Consultants (IBCLC [International Board Certified Lactation Consultant])
  • Licensed Mental Health professionals (including counselors, clinicians, therapists, psychiatrists, physicians, and practitioners)
  • Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTBCTMB)
  • Movement therapists (using methods such as the Alexander technique, Feldenkrais method, Pilates, Rolfing Structural Integration, Trager psychophysical integration, etc.)
  • Licensed Acupuncturists (L.Ac. certified by NCCAOM®, or otherwise certified in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Oriental Medicine, Asian Bodywork Therapy, etc.)
  • Practitioners of Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine (AMVA section 2, #6) veterinary acupuncture, acutherapy, acupressure, manipulative therapy, and veterinary phytotherapy
  • Other integrative healthcare practitioners (such as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists)

Industries Not Served

We choose not to consult with the following industries:

Multi-Level Marketing

The multi-level marketing (MLM) business model is proven to be predatory and harmful to innocent consumers. MLM titles can include:

  • “independent contractors,”
  • “resellers,”
  • “distributors,”
  • “direct sellers,”
  • “direct marketing agents,”
  • “network marketers,” and
  • “wellness advocates.”

Any individual or owner who uses MLM sales and recruitment as a source of income would not align with LaConte Consulting’s core philosophy.

Read more about business models: What’s the Difference Between Brick-and-Mortar, Franchise, Direct Sales, and MLM?

business model, brick and mortar, franchise, direct sales, MLM, multi-level marketing, strategic growth, risk management


Unlicensed pseudo-science 

We also do not align with companies that rely on non-evidentiary techniques or treatment methods. Titles may include:

  • “hypnotists,”
  • “energy healers,”
  • “crystal and stone healers,”
  • “magnetism, aura, chakra balancing, and clearing healers,”
  • “qi gong healers,”
  • “mediums, psychics, or shamans,”
  • “Tarot or Oracle card readers,” and
  • “clairvoyants.”
Hobbyists

Companies that offer free services or that exist primarily for leisure rather than for profit are typically not in alignment with our philosophy.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss your services and methods, let us know.

 

Outcomes and Benefits

Our clients can expect a wide variety of fantastic results after using our services, including:

Improved Work Environment

  • Dramatically improved communication between executives, managers, and staff
  • Improved employee engagement as leaders demonstrate empathy, transparency, and trust
  • Higher retention of key employees due to rapid recognition of performance results
  • Decrease in undesirable behavior

Leadership Effectiveness

  • Greater understanding of strategic vulnerabilities
  • Reduced costs due to more efficient processes
  • More effective use of executives’ time and talents
  • Heightened awareness of waste, loss, and fraud

Organizational Change

  • Faster response to strategic vulnerabilities and opportunities for growth
  • Sustainable long-term growth due to clear goals
  • Stronger support of leaders’ decisions due to a culture of mutual respect
  • Increased customer repeat business and sense of loyalty
  • More efficiency due to specific and defined priorities
  • Fewer distractions and interruptions due to a logical, practical plan

Read more benefits here

What Clients Say

“Grace LaConte took the time to understand our purpose and values. She drew out the points of weakness and recommended effective and achievable solutions.”

– David L., Vancouver WA

“I’m so grateful for Grace’s impactful insight on using strengths to shape the future at our event.”

– Kelly F., Kansas City MO

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GRACE’S STORY
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