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Kathleen Quinn Votaw

Kathleen Quinn Votaw

Solve the People Puzzle

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Fee Range: 5000-9999, 10000-19999
  • Speaker & Author of Solve The People Puzzle
  • Founder and CEO of TalenTrust a human capital consulting and recruitment company
  • Has over 30 years experience in the Recruitment field
  • Specializes in teaching business owners how to adopt a people centric approach to business, focusing on engagement, culture and retention.

Kathleen Quinn Votaw is the Founder and CEO of TalenTrust, a strategic recruiting and human capital consulting firm that has helped companies nationwide address immediate needs and drive long-term growth since 2003. She is the author of Solve the People Puzzle and a regularly published columnist and popular speaker on topics related to HR strategies and workplace culture.

Kathleen has overcome a multitude of personal and business challenges in becoming a strong leader who was able to exceed TalenTrust’s growth goals throughout the Great Recession and become one of less than 2% of women business owners to break the million-dollar mark. Along this journey, she has formed the core belief that people-centric, relationship-based workplaces are the key to attracting and retaining the talent to take businesses to the next level. Based on her knowledge and experience, she is a key disrupter in her industry, with a mission to help HR professionals attain the skills needed to provide strategic value to their companies.

She has helped more than 1,000 companies across multiple industries navigate uncertainty and continuous change to develop purpose-based, inclusive cultures; targeted recruitment strategies; and, most importantly, inspired employees who want to come to work each day.

From proactive hiring processes to human-centric leadership, Quinn Votaw’s practical insights and actionable recommendations have impacted diverse organizations, including: John Hancock, Kaiser Permanente, the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Renaissance Executive Forum, EO, the Association of Corporate Growth, and Vistage International.

Kathleen recently completed a Stanford Graduate School of Business program focused on strategy, innovation, and organizational design. She has received many awards, including the coveted Inc. 5000 for two consecutive years; 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year from Enterprising Women Magazine for her work to fuel lasting change in companies across the nation; and multiple achievement awards from Colorado Women’s Chamber, ColoradoBiz Magazine, and Denver Business Journal.


Posting ads online and praying for a bite isn’t enough. It’s time to approach recruitment with the same zeal as customer acquisition. Learn how HR and marketing teams can collaborate to boost your employment brand and target your desired talent pool.

  • Your culture exists whether you know it or not. It sets the tone for your entire employment brand –– and you simply can’t fake it. Get the tools to establish an environment that’s irresistible and irreplaceable to top talent. Don’t settle for culture by default. Take an active role and build a culture by design.
  • No one can argue that technology is disrupting the way we do HR. But it’ll never replace the need to develop people-centered workplaces. When employees feel they belong, have opportunities to grow, know their work has meaning, and trust their leaders –– that’s when you create success. Put people first. Everything else will follow.
  • Are some of your employees singing off key? Identify the cause of dissonant chords with an honest look at your culture, engagement, and recruitment processes. Organizations thrive when all members of the team have a voice. It’s up to you to foster workplace harmony by championing an environment of respect and understanding.
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