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C3 Executive Search


Welcome to the Future of Talent Acquisition for the Direct Selling Industry!

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C3 Executive Search


Welcome to the Future of Talent Acquisition for the Direct Selling Industry!

 

We believe in the

Company + Candidate + Culture

relationship dynamic approach to finding your ideal next Direct Sales Executive

 
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Your Executive Search Experts


in Direct Selling Talent Acquisition

Your Executive Search Experts


in Direct Selling Talent Acquisition

 
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Kate Gardner
Principal • Gardner & Co
View Kate's full bio.

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Michele McDonough
McDonough Consulting
View Michele's full bio.

Our access and connection to Executive Talent is supported by our extensive professional history of service in all capacities throughout the Direct Selling business model

 
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Our Team


 

Our Team


 

 
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Adria Parker
Resume Refresh Services
Marketing & Branding Strategist
View Adria's full services.

 

Refresh Your Resume

Personal branding for Executives is as equally critical as a ubiquitous company brand. The Resume Refresh improves how your unique background is portrayed to better catch the attention of your desired target, whether that be for potential employers or speaking engagements.


Testimonial

I recently engaged Adria Parker, to do a much-needed refresh of my resume. At my level of expertise, I know how vital it is for my resume to fully represent my 25+ years of experience and achievements in direct selling.

There is an art to communicating your successes without going overboard … Adria is a resume artist! For consistency, Adria transferred my updated resume content to my LinkedIn page and designed a professional signature line for my email communications. My personal brand and professional accomplishment are now in sync.

I am extremely impressed with Adria’s professionalism, insights and abilities. I highly recommend her to any Executive who is in need of an updated ‘hire me’ message and image.
— Debra Porszt, C-Suite Professional
 

 
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Diane Hopkins
Career Coach & Counselor
Certified Professional
Co-Active Coach (CPCC)
View Diane's full services.

 

Career Transition Coaching and Counseling

Career transitions are best managed with professional coaching customized to identify your individual Executive presence, accomplishment and self-awareness, with the end goal of landing your ideal job.


Testimonial

As a Senior Executive, I had an upcoming interview for a C-level position I was extremely passionate about.  Although I had a high level of confidence in my interviewing abilities, I knew the final interview would be extremely rigorous and detailed and I wanted to be at my best!

Diane Hopkins coached me through the process and provided critical feedback and direction making me feel very confident and well-prepared for the interview.  

Diane has a unique ability to cut through to the key elements that matter most, avoiding any possible negativity and enabling me to best mesh my vast personal and professional experiences with the expectations of the new position. 

I highly recommend Diane for any coaching needs and plan on continuing to work with her in the future.
— Anonymous, C-Suite Professional
 
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About Us


Direct Selling Executive Search Process

About Us


Direct Selling Executive Search Process

 

The C3 Executive Search Journey

The successful interface between the Company + Candidate + Culture is the prime directive and objective of the direct selling Executive Search process for our executive search firm

 

The Company + Candidate + Culture Relationship Dynamic

  • The Company is our Client seeking the uniquely skilled Candidate
  • The Candidate is looking for career advancement or new direction, placing his/her professional capital in our hands
  • The Company offers a unique Culture…the Candidate wants to join a purpose-driven Culture

Both are assigning their trust and confidence in our
direct selling Executive Search Services

 

To assure clarity of the Company’s Culture and staffing needs, there is a purposeful and extensive C 3 Executive Search Process Checklist to review in combination with the Job Description for the desired Candidate.

Equally essential is the C 3 Candidate Preview, a thorough pre-screening interview resulting in a Candidate Profile designed to provide insights not readily apparent on a Candidate’s résumé.

  • Positive Experience
  • Culture Match
  • Combining Company + Candidate Strengths for maximum ROI
  • Wise use of company time in the lengthy search & hire process
  • Clear short and long term expectations
  • Vested Employees
  • Strong Executive Retention
  • Mitigation of costly poor hiring decisions

 

The Benefit of the Prepared Candidate

  • Combining Company + Candidate Strengths for maximum ROI
  • Wise use of company time in the lengthy search & hire process
  • Clear understanding of job description roles and responsibilities to determine a good fit, building on their strengths and potential contributions
  •  Pre- and post-interview coaching and debriefing to optimize the interview experience and results
  • Follow up communications including salary advice relative to industry standards and company specific benefits packages
  • Access to professional résumé content and design services for candidates to clearly and concisely communicate their achievements and value and command optimal compensation packages
  • This is who we are. This is how we approach and support your growing Executive Team. Our search process is thorough and affordable

  

This is Who We Are

This is how we approach and support your growing executive team. Our search process is thorough and affordable. 

 
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Clients


Direct Selling Clients Who Use Us for the Hiring Process

Clients


Direct Selling Clients Who Use Us for the Hiring Process

Our Happy Company Clients Include

 

 
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What Our Clients Are Happy About 

 

To find the best available talent you use the resource with the broadest base of connections and deepest understanding of the direct selling/network marketing channel. My ‘go to’ executive search resource is Michele and Kate.
— Janice Jackson, CMO, WorldVentures
Growth occurs when our executive staff has the skills, the heart and the team spirit to lead and coach the field to success. Kate and Michele get that and deliver the talent to support that ‘must have’ growth-driver combination.
— Stephanie Lusk, Senior Director HR, Mannatech Inc.
It’s a huge bonus that Michele and Kate and are so connected throughout the direct selling industry. We can get insights on anyone in direct selling at any time. Not only do they provide significantly more qualified Candidates, they also share what’s happening in our direct selling world, keeping us informed and competitive!
— Client
We appreciate having executive search professionals who truly know and understand  the positions and roles/responsibilities we need to fill!  It makes a huge difference in the ultimate hire when the search firm we engage has been in the actual roles themselves. That experience provides adds critical insights and makes the search process far more successful AND so much smoother and quicker.
— Client
We do the background and reference checks, of course. However, the key to the successful search for us is having Kate and Michele who know the candidates’ true competency and value simply because they have worked throughout. They totally streamline our search process.
— Client

Our Grateful Candidate Placements Include

 
  • C-Suite
  • Managers/Directors/VP’s
  • Legal
  • Multilingual

 

  • Operations/Customer Service
  • Sales/Field Development/Training
  • Technology
  • Marketing
 
WOW! I’ve never been so thoroughly coached and supported throughout the interview and placement process with other search firms.  I felt like you were with me every step of the way! My success is ‘our success’!
— Candidate
Thank you for coaching, prepping and being my partner thru the interview process from beginning to end! You have given me a sense of confidence and value I’ve never received before through the placement process.
— Candidate
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Contact Us


We Can Help You With Your Direct Selling Executive Search

Contact Us


We Can Help You With Your Direct Selling Executive Search

 

Contact Us

For questions, conversation, search fee details or engagement about our direct sales executive search company, please fill out the form below or email KateandMichele@C3ExecutiveSearch.com

C3 Executive Search welcomes your résumé! Please forward via our email.

Name *
Name
 
 

Kate Gardner

Gardner & Co
M: (214) 908-7570
kate@gardnercollc.com

Michele McDonough

McDonough Consulting
O: (760) 771-5661
M: (949) 466-2707
mmcdon4946@aol.com


For open positions at direct selling companies, visit us on LinkedIn.