The Growth Company Team

The Growth Company has been assisting owners, managers and employees since 1978. Offering a comprehensive list of services, our consultant team offers over 110 years of combined expertise in the areas of human resources, strategic planning, complaint investigations, employee training, and mediation. Our mission at TGC is to heal the work place, one business at a time.






Lynne Curry, Ph D. SPHR

President of The Growth Company, Inc., Lynne Curry brings her clients a track record in management consulting; Board, manager and employee training; human resources and organizational strategy consulting. 

 

 

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Curry has provided more than 55,000 consulting projects to more than 3,700 organizations in Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, Connecticut, Arizona, Washington D.C., Illinois, New York, Arizona, Texas, Japan, Korea, China, Guam and England.

Curry’s clients include a diverse variety of private sector companies (oil & gas; construction; finance; medical & dental; real estate; retail & hospitality; professional services firms [legal, engineering, architectural, accounting & other service firms]); utilities; Alaska Native corporations; governmental organizations (federal, state, municipal & tribal) and non-profit corporations and agencies.

Curry’s clients attest to her professionalism, her results-orientation and her commitment to exceeding client expectations. In addition to her doctorate, Curry has a Senior Professional in Human Services certificate.
The following organizes Curry’s background in specific areas.

Training and facilitation

Curry provides dynamic, professional, results-oriented training sessions in more than 200 areas including: leadership; management and supervision; Board of Directors’ work; training, presentations, facilitation and mediation; coaching; marketing, sales and customer service; personal and professional development; memory; time and stress management; team-building; diversity; GenX/Y; media; ethics; communications, conflict management and negotiation; motivation and change management. Curry has been awarded the Trainer of the Year award multiple times by the Anchorage chapter of the American Society of Training and Development.
Curry teaches facilitators and also provides facilitation, meeting management and team-building for a large variety of organizations.

Human resources

Curry and her team provide HR On-call (a la carte HR) services. These include HR trouble-shooting; 360 reviews; employee surveys; recruitment (hiring & reference checking); disciplinary and termination assistance; performance review & coaching assistance; legal aspects of management assistance and leadership development.

Legal and investigative work

Dr. Curry has testified at trial and served as an expert witness in legal cases involving sexual harassment, downsizing, management response, age and sex discrimination, wrongful discharge, overtime, grievance channels and many more issues.

Dr. Curry regularly provides neutral third party investigative services in the areas of sexual harassment, fraud, union/management relations, and other workplace issues. She has completed several hundred investigations.
Dr. Curry has provided multiple presentations to the Alaska Bar Association, the Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Alaska Association of Legal Administrators and more than twenty-five law firms.

Strategic planning, mediation and change management

Curry has provided over 30,000 strategic planning, change management, facilitations and mediations to clients in both public and private sector organizations.

Curry’s unique strategic planning process, Results, has produced solid, detailed strategic plans for organizations ranging in size from small professional service companies to large governmental agencies (including key groups with the U.S. Army and state organizations).

Curry teaches mediators and also provides mediation services to private sector clients (managers/employees, co-worker/co-worker) and attorneys with clients interested in settlement. She has successfully - from both parties standpoint - mediated more than 450 situations. Curry's mediation style has been described as professional, objective and impartial.

Executive and professional development coaching

Curry coaches CEOs, COOs, managers, supervisors, professionals, employees and individuals in a wide variety of industries.

Writing

Curry has authored four books, Managing Equally & Legally (McFarland & Company, 1990); Solutions; Won By One; A Supervisor's Desk Manual on Performance Appraisal.

Curry’s “Dear Abby of the Workplace” business column has been published since 1983 in the Anchorage Daily News, since 1999 in the Tri-city Herald (Washington) as well as in the Morris Daily Herald (Illinois), the Anchorage Times and the St. Petersburg Times (Florida).

Her articles have been featured in more than 100 publications including Entrepreneur, Yahoo!News, CBS MoneyWatch, and Supervision. Curry is a weekly columnist for HRC Suite.

Organizational strategy assistance

Curry provides client surveys; organizational audits, process improvement and organizational and marketing strategy.

 

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Marcus Bobbitt, B.S.B, MiM

Marcus Bobbitt serves as The Growth Company’s COO, responsible for finance management, strategic business development, and operations management. Marcus has experience in Asset & liability management, Corporate finance, and Strategic & change management. Bobbitt has many years in the Banking industry as well Retail development.

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Marcus Bobbitt serves as The Growth Company’s COO, responsible for finance management, strategic business development, and operations management. Marcus has experience in Asset & liability management, Corporate finance, and Strategic & change management. Bobbitt has many years in the Banking industry as well Retail development.

While serving in the financial industry, Marcus has gained exceptional experience in financial risk mitigation, Liability default, operations management, and bankruptcy. He has also served as Franchise General Manager of Alaska Operations for a Fortune 500 company focusing on Retail Business Development and Strategic Management.

Marcus Bobbitt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Management, a Masters in Management and is currently in pursuit of a Doctorate of Management degree in Organizational Leadership.

In addition to his COO role, he provides clients with financial data, analysis of wage & salary /benefits surveys, assist clients in change management initiatives, stakeholder & business 360 feedback appraisals & strategic planning.

With strength in quantitative statistics, Marcus also partners with Senior Consultants to offer a comprehensive approach to reporting and research.
 

 

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Richard Birdsall, J.D., B.A.

Richard brings with him twenty years of trial experience representing the California Department of Transportation and its engineers; three years in the legal field of environmental remediation; nine years of criminal investigation experience; and, two years conducting investigations for the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights.

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Birdsall brings TGC clients years of legal experience with special emphasis and training in legal compliance, risk assessment, settlements, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. He has served as a court appointed mediator in large litigation cases. He is particularly skillful and adept ferreting out troublesome HR problems and then finding creative ways to solve them.

Birdsall also brings considerable experience as a law instructor at the college and professional levels. He loves teaching with an interactive model promoting student participation and involvement using hypothetical fact patterns to make it fun, real and practical. This skill set offers TGC's clients cost effective team building, training and coaching.

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Stephanie Dufek

Stephanie Dufek took on the adventure of moving to Alaska from Indiana in April 2014. She is extremely excited to join the beauty of Alaska and all that the City of Anchorage has to offer. Stephanie is responsible for project coordination and management from establishing and clarifying project scope to feedback and review, ensuring client satisfaction and project efficiency.

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Stephanie is available for recruiting projects and coaching on various topics. She has assisted in the coaching of several clients in the areas of communication, conflict resolution, and confidence. Stephanie has also been received by TGC clients as a trainer in topics such as business etiquette and customer service.

Stephanie has a diverse career background making her a well-rounded team member. She has extensive customer service experience and has excelled in training and management positions. Stephanie most recently worked in the Public Safety sector as a 911 Emergency Communications Officer. Stephanie's dedication to help others and ability to communicate with a variety of personality types guarantees that each client has a remarkable experience with The Growth Company.


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Marcia Templin

Marcia Templin serves as the Growth Company‘s Client Services Coordinator & Senior Administrative Professional, responsible for providing administrative support to the CEO and consultants. Additionally, she manages the social presence TGC has within our respected industry which includes strategic marketing and company branding.

Marcia has lived in Alaska for 24 years and has served the community in a volunteer capacity for many of those years. She brings extensive experience with people – teaching, training and conflict resolution – and is committed to TGC’s mission to, “improve the world, one workplace at a time."

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