Today FlashPoint is a boutique leadership consulting firm working with midsize to large companies, many of them with operations around the world. And since acquiring Sonoma Leadership Systems in 2016, FlashPoint is the No. 1 provider of The Leadership Challenge®

Our beginnings, however, are a bit more humble. They go back to 2002, when Krista Skidmore and Andrea Davis founded our company in Indianapolis. FlashPoint’s mission in the early days was to help organizations build effective human resource programs, and most of our clients were companies located in Indiana.

How did we so successfully evolve from a two-person HR shop to a global leadership consulting firm?

First we established a strategy, defining what we wanted to look like in the future and what it would take to get there. We assessed our strengths and focused on what we needed to do better in order to grow. We set out to build a team of top talent and invested in their development.

In other words, we did for ourselves what we help our clients do every day.

Over the years we’ve learned a lot about what makes a business successful. We’ve seen the positive impact of strong leaders and teams, both within our company and in organizations we work with. We want others to experience the same transformative benefits, which is why we’re so excited by the work we do to develop meaningful workplaces where everyone can achieve their fullest potential.