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Newsletter – September 26, 2022

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Our Strategic Business Partners and Markets

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm

Korn Ferry works with clients to design optimal organization structures, roles, and responsibilities. They help them hire the right people and advise them on how to reward and motivate their workforce while developing professionals as they navigate and advance their careers.

10,000 experts in more than 50 countries deliver on five core areas: Organization Strategy, Assessment & Succession, Talent Acquisition, Leadership & Professional Development and Total Rewards.

As a Mind Shift Business Partner Korn Ferry helps bring diversity to the workforce.  Mindshift has partnered with Korn Ferry to identify talent who can  provide high quality data cleaning and processing capabilities to the organization. Korn Ferry has appreciated the strong onboarding and development support which has led to high quality, efficient work and a strong partnership between the two organizations.

Our Amazing Talent

Meet Specialist Athen Osterberg

We are happy to introduce Athen Osterberg, Mind Shift Specialist at Korn Ferry/Minneapolis. Athen has worked at Korn Ferry for one year and three months as a Data and Analytics Ambassador. At Korn Ferry, Athen has substantial client data spread out over many sources.  He pulls data from these different sources and combs through it in a uniform manner. He also does quality assurance on the data to be presented to clients.

When asked about favorite things in his current positions he responded “I’ve been learning a lot of software I was not previously familiar with”.  He says his biggest challenge is “There’s a lot of sources for data to remember with different means of accessing it”. Special skills he has acquired are shortcuts for Excel and “R” for combing data into one spreadsheet.

Athen has a black belt in Taekwondo. He says his biggest support person at Korn Ferry is a coworker who gave guidance when he first started. They have been working together on a large project for a client over the past few months.


While creating a self-sustaining model, businesses benefit from the detail-oriented skills of people on the autism spectrum while providing meaningful, sustainable employment.


A world of work where all people are valued for their different ways of thinking.


Value Focused, Respect, Clarity, Accommodation, & Accessibility

Our Operations

Mind Shift Receives 2022 Best of Fargo Award

FARGO August 19, 2022 — Mind Shift has been selected for the 2022 Best of Fargo Award in the Employment Consultant category by the Fargo Award Program.

Each year, the Fargo Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Fargo area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2022 Fargo Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Fargo Award Program and data provided by third parties.


About Fargo Award Program

The Fargo Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Fargo area.

Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.


The Fargo Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.


SOURCE: Fargo Award Program

All the best,

Joy Kieffer
Mind Shift Executive Director