When Lisa Varga started Phoenix Energy Technologies 12 years ago, she was motivated by a desire to establish a company that was as focused on the bottom line as it was on nurturing and investing in its employees. The Irvine, CA based company was recently acquired by the leading energy corporation Duke Energy and has been voted one of the Best Places to Work in Orange County. Needless to say, Varga seems to have accomplished both ends with her growing company of 75 employees.
Leadership coach JoAnn Corley has over 20 years of experience working with companies, helping them align employee behavior to business process and strategy. According to JoAnn, fulfilling an effective leadership role can be a huge indicator of a company’s success, as well as employee satisfaction.
Ronald Blue & Co. is not just a financial planning firm, they are a “financial peace of mind firm” – they strive to leave their clients feeling no conflict, anxiety, or fear when it comes to money. The company provides comprehensive financial planning, investment management, and estate planning services for individuals, multi-generational families, and professional athletes all with one goal in mind: empowering their clients to live enriched lives.
Keeping employees motivated and engaged is becoming a top priority for business leaders. Gold Acceptance is just one example. The Orange County-based financial company is led by a vision and set of core values that emphasize employee engagement and a positive workplace culture.
Moving companies often get a bad rap. The LA-based NorthStar Moving Company gets it, and they arrived on the scene over 20 years ago to shake those preconceptions and prove that a “smooth move” isn’t a pipe dream. In fact, providing local, long distance, and international moving services is just the tip of the iceberg for NorthStar Moving.
MobilityWare, Inc. is a mobile gaming company located in Orange County, California and most famous for their card game-based app Solitaire, among others. According to their website, over 50 billion games of solitaire have been played on their app and more than 255 million games downloaded over multiple operating systems, and now the company is turning their attention to building wearable apps.