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Help for Where You Are, Strategy for Where You're Going.


Talent or Culture Challenge?

We are talent consultants who take the time to understand your current state, then we design custom solutions ranging from assessments to fully functional playbooks.

We take a comprehensive approach to talent management and organizational development, incorporating best practices throughout the entire employee life cycle.

How We Add Value

Change Behavior

Workshop: Accelerating Bold Conversations

We empower teams to talk about important and uncomfortable topics with honesty, courage, curiosity, and respect. We incorporate icebreakers, videos, and short activities to build empathy, deepen camaraderie, and spark conversation.

Who you'll meet

Our Consultants

Elliott Davis Elliott-1

Elliott Davis

Director of Advisory Services - Charlotte

Elliott Davis

Director of Advisory Services

Elliott Davis believes that work should be meaningful and workplaces should feel like a community where colleagues support and challenge each other. Elliott is an alum of UNC Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School (BSBA) and Harvard Business School (MBA). His career began in Atlanta as a global strategy consultant and speaker at IBM and continued in Korea as a DE&I and HR talent development leader at Samsung Electronics. He has now struck an attractive balance between his consulting roots and HR interests as CTE’s Head of Advisory Services practice. Those that know him best would describe Elliott as a “cool dad”, empathetic listener, compassionate coach, relentless problem solver, and perpetual traveler.

Ally Johnson Ally Johnson

Ally Johnson

Associate Director, Advisory Services - San Francisco

Ally Johnson

Associate Director, Advisory Services

Ally's career has been driven by a fascination with how organizations function and believes that people do their best work when enabled to grow and develop. Ally brings a mix of experience from nonprofits, tech, and talent consulting, with specific knowledge in talent operations, organizational effectiveness, talent acquisition, and leadership development. She has a successful track record as a trusted advisor and partner to a broad range of clients. Ally holds her MS in Organization Development from University of San Francisco. A Californian through and through, Ally is based in San Francisco, where she spends her time enjoying the city’s many parks, cooking, reading, and playing basketball.

Becky Aldaz Becky-1

Becky Aldaz

Consultant, Advisory Services - Los Angeles

Becky Aldaz

Consultant, Advisory Services

Becky has experience in project management, learning and development, marketing, onboarding, community engagement and DEI initiatives. She is an effective communicator and excels at executing program concepts by identifying areas of improvement to ensure efficiency. She is also a believer that traveling enriches your soul and opens your mind. She is enamored with hopping on a plane and exploring the next destination.

Do you need support?

Signs you know a talk with CTE is in order.


Missed Deadlines

When work falls behind schedule or quality dips.


Tension & Avoidance

If interactions turn awkward or folks dodge each other.


Persistent Misunderstandings

When messages keep getting crossed.


Energy Drain

When you feel drained or stressed after interactions with a team that is not in harmony.

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