Creating Space for Real Conversations: The Key to Cultural Transformation and Scale with Jamie Taets

September 05, 2023

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In this episode of the HR Mixtape, host Shari Simpson interviews Jamie Taets, CEO of Keystone International Group and host of Superpower Success podcast. Jamie discusses the exciting changes happening in the HR industry, the importance of creating space for meaningful conversations, and the power of bringing an outside perspective to drive innovation. HR professionals have the opportunity to become internal consultants, bringing valuable resources and perspectives to the table. By embracing this role, HR can truly transform the organization and contribute to its overall success.

As a CEO, public speaker, Amazon bestselling author, podcast host, and thought leader, Jaime Taets is focused on helping individuals and companies get past whatever is holding them back from achieving what they are capable of.

Jaime’s experience begins in a corporate role at the largest privately held corporation in the world. Thirteen years into that journey, she was comfortably uncomfortable. Having held various leadership roles, Jaime recognized that her strengths and approach would be better utilized outside the corporate world. Stepping out confidently while facing her own fears, she left that job and launched Keystone Group International in 2013.

Keystone Group International focuses on leadership development, organizational strategy, growth, and change. Jaime’s belief that strong leadership and a change-resilient culture are the foundation for sustainable growth drives her work with clients. Harnessing her own leadership experiences, she inspires real and sometimes challenging discussions about the crossroads between high-performance and healthy change.

Her approach is a combination of direct and caring. Not one to step around challenges, she helps leaders focus on their root challenges. As she puts it, “Stop mowing the dandelions.” Jaime pushes her clients to dig deep, calls out issues in their businesses, and never lets them off the hook. Creating “a-ha” moments fuels her – those instances where they see the change they need to make and understand the potential of creating those shifts.

In her free time, Jaime’s serves as a board member for several nonprofits, including the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Playworks Minnesota. She has been named to Inc Magazine’s 200 top Female Founders list, a 100 Women to KNOW in America, and Twin Cities Business 2022 Notable Female Entrepreneurs.


Shari Simpson

Senior Manager Thought Leadership

Jamie Taets

Author and CEO
Keystone Group International

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