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From Utah to Dallas - Chadwick's Story

At Partners in Performance, we pride ourselves on attracting, retaining and developing the very best talent around the world. With that, we recognise the importance of building a workplace that is welcoming, inclusive and promotes a sustainable lifestyle. We’re focused on four key areas to help our people unleash their potential, both in and out of work:

  • Unleashing flexibility

    Everyone’s needs are different when it comes to balancing work and personal life. Our goal is to ensure each person is given the resources and flexibility to make that balancing act work for them. In some regions this means offering additional short-term unpaid leave, allowing a total of six or eight weeks of annual leave. Whether it’s taking a ‘career break’ to fulfill personal goals such as travelling the world or having the ability to work from home to spend more time with family, we work with each person to put in place the best solution for their lifestyle.

  • Unleashing family

    If expecting a new family member or serving as a primary caregiver, we want to make life as easy as possible. We do this through paid parental leave (up to 16 weeks for Primary Caregiver and 3 weeks for Secondary Caregiver) and offering ways to balance work and family commitments. In some situations, where partners and family members need to be together and there is a requirement to travel on engagement, we work with them on a case-by-case basis to find a solution that works.

  • Unleashing diversity

    Diversity isn’t just a buzzword - it’s vital to our culture, policies and systems. We recognise that diversity is imperative to a great work environment, and it’s part of what makes our people so interesting to work with. Our ethnic, gender, religious, political or sexual orientations may be different, but it’s these differences that allow us to bring new and unique ideas to the table. Whether it’s working with our senior women to support women in the workplace, or reviewing our hiring practices, we are continuously striving to improve our initiatives in this area.

  • Unleashing inclusiveness

    As part of our extensive internal training, we strive to ensure every person is aware of what it means to be inclusive and how unconscious bias can affect those around them. We actively coach our team so they understand the importance of their words and actions being fair and fact-based.

 

Now hear from our team

Meet Chadwick, Senior Associate from our North America region. Chadwick recently made the move to Texas and has shared his experience with us, from planning his family's move, adjusting to life in a new city, and the perks of being able to live anywhere while working at Partners in Performance. Read on to hear Chadwick's full story...

I have been with Partners in Performance since mid-2018, and I have to say that I am enjoying it more now than ever. My family and I recently moved to the great state of Texas and I wanted to share the experience on the Life at Partners in Performance Stories blog. 

When I first considered joining the firm, one of the most attractive aspects to me was the flexibility to live pretty much wherever I wanted. After growing up in the frigid Rockies of Utah, then moving to an even colder Michigan, my wife and I decided that we’d had enough of the cold and were only going to join a company that would bring us to a warmer location. When I learned that I could live anywhere with Partners in Performance, I was sold.

 Chad and the fam

My family taking one last picture of our home in Michigan – goodbye cold!

Even though I had never lived in Texas before, it seemed like (and is turning out to be) the perfect location. The weather is great year-round, the cost of living is among the lowest in the nation, and the airport is huge and central to the US. Once we decided where we wanted to go, it was as easy as sending an email to People & Culture letting them know that my home address had changed – that was it!

In addition to being flexible as to where I could move to, the leadership team was also very flexible as to when I could move. Even though my move was scheduled while I was on an engagement in Sudbury, Ontario, my development leader was very understanding of my situation and accommodated my needs appropriately. I headed home on Thursday afternoon, packed my things on Friday, loaded the moving van on Saturday, and my family left for our new home on Sunday. Luckily for me, I did not have to make the drive with them and my airport code only changed by one letter – I flew out of DTW (Detroit Metropolitan Airport) Sunday night and returned home to DFW (Dallas Fort Worth International Airport) the following Friday. My team was very supportive of the move and was excited to hear all about it.


Chad's healthy breakfast

On engagement while my family made the trek to Dallas – very healthy meal I might add

In a few short weeks after relocating to Texas, my work-life balance has improved drastically! The weather is consistently positive, so, when I am home, I can actually do things outside. The airport flies direct to most major cities in the US and Canada, so I have fewer layovers. And my favourite restaurant (Costa Vida) happens to be 15 minutes from my new house. I am really happy that I made the choice to join Partners in Performance because I am not sure if this would have happened otherwise.

 Chadwick eating Costa Vida

Costa Vida – happiness in a meal

 Chadwick relocating to Texas

Welcome to Texas - big wheels, on big trucks


Chadwick taking his daughter to legoland in Dallas

Taking my daughter to Legoland Dallas

I am very glad to work for a team that is so accommodating of each person’s choices and lifestyle. This is only one experience of many where Partners in Performance has made it so easy for me to be me!

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