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Two Leaders In Corporate Knowledge Transfer Combine Forces

Kathy L. Hagen Joins The Steve Trautman Co.

(JUNE 5, 2014—SEATTLE, WA)  Kathy L. Hagen, formerly of K. L. Hagen & Associates and a thought leader in the field of knowledge transfer, has joined The Steve Trautman Co.—pioneers in knowledge transfer for two decades—as Director of Account Management.

Hagen will shape a new account management methodology at The Steve Trautman Co. and ensure a richer, seamless client experience.

With Hagen joining forces and networks with the company’s founder and Principal Steve Trautman, the move partners two of the U.S.’s top thought leaders in knowledge transfer—a field focusing on the methodical replication of the expertise, wisdom, and tacit knowledge of critical professionals into the heads and hands of coworkers. (more…)

Career Partners International and The Steve Trautman Co. Announce a Strategic Partnership

CPI and Steve Trautman Cosponsor a Knowledge Transfer Webinar December 12th to Focus on “The Power of Knowledge Transfer”

(NOVEMBER 25, 2013; SEATTLE, WA) – Career Partners International, a leading global provider of high-quality talent management solutions, and The Steve Trautman Co., pioneers and experts in knowledge transfer, announce their strategic partnership.  Through the partnership, Career Partners International—via their more than 200 offices worldwide—will bring organizations the recognized gold standard in knowledge transfer solutions.  The Steve Trautman Co.’s 3-step Knowledge Transfer Solution helps organizations to assess talent risks, internally share knowledge, and reduce the loss of talent and expertise. (more…)

Steve Trautman is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Montana State University’s College of Business

Steve Trautman’s In-Residence Program Runs Feb 20 – 24, 2012

(FEB 20, 2012—BOZEMAN, MT) Steve Trautman, founder and principal of The Steve Trautman Co., is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Montana State University’s College of Business for the Spring 2012 semester.

Chosen for the role by the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship for the New West and the Alderson Program in Entrepreneurship, Trautman will spend a week in February with students and faculty, sharing his experiences and expertise earned from more than two decades of entrepreneurial endeavors.

The program, which hosts a successful entrepreneur in residence each semester, provides students with learning opportunities for real life, practical wisdom on starting and running businesses. (more…)

Gearing Up the Workforce for the Next Wave of Prosperity

More Companies Will Struggle to Find the Right Kind of Employees

(JAN 26, 2012—SEATTLE, WA)  In the U.S., regional and state unemployment rates were little changed or slightly lower in October, according to the latest report from The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The unemployment rate decreased in 36 states and the District of Columbia, while five states posted increases. There was no change in the rate in nine states.

BLS reported: “The national jobless rate was little changed at 9.0 percent, but was 0.7 percentage point lower than a year earlier.”

As U.S. companies prepare for the beginnings of the recovery, more companies will struggle to find the right kind of employees, says Steve Trautman, Founder & Principal, The Steve Trautman Co., (more…)

The Steve Trautman Co.—the Leader in Knowledge Transfer—Rebrands and Changes Its Name to Match Growth

The Pioneer of Knowledge Transfer for Nearly Two Decades Rebrands and Announces New 3-Step Solution

(SEPT. 29, 2011—SEATTLE, WA) The Steve Trautman Co.—formerly known as Practical Leader—has changed its name and rebranded itself in response to growth and to corporate America’s rising interest in the field of knowledge transfer.

The 16-year-old Seattle based company, known for its knowledge transfer expertise, provides blue chips and Fortune 1000s—such as Boeing, Microsoft, Nike, Electronic Arts (EA), Kodak, Kraft, Cadbury, and Honeywell—as well as many in public sector, with workforce risk management and knowledge transfer tools.

The company officially rebooted its brand image on September 29 with the announcement of its name and brand changes and the launch of its new website (more…)


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About The Steve Trautman Co.

Steve Trautman—Short Bio

Steve Trautman is corporate America’s leading knowledge transfer expert. For more than two decades, he has provided executives at blue-chip companies and those in the nonprofit and public sectors with the simplest, most relevant and quick solutions for knowledge transfer. His pioneering work in the field of knowledge transfer and related risk management tools—which he began at Microsoft in the early 1990s—is now the nationally-recognized gold standard used by companies ranging from Boeing to Nike, Kraft to Zynga. And he continues to innovate. He has written two books, speaks internationally, and provides business leaders with consulting, presentations, and executive retreats. He is known for his high energy style that combines humor, street smarts, and board room wisdom.

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