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 Meet Zach — your holistic transition navigator.

Meet Zach — your holistic transition navigator.

If you’re in HR or manage a lot of people, you’ll want to know Zach Danko. If you’re looking to transition into a new career, you’ll also want to know Zach. He's a career management consultant at Right Management in Southfield. In addition to career management, the organization also provides Talent Management and Leadership Coaching.

Tell us about your business.

Right Management is in the business of people. We are career experts that have over 35 years of experience providing career transition and talent management solutions. We help organizations attract and retain talented individuals, develop their current talent, and successfully transition exiting employees. 

Our spirited and entrepreneurial teams are located across Michigan in Southfield, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo. We have a one-size-fits-one philosophy and strive to customize our solutions to fit the needs of our clients. Our services include:

Our mission is to inspire and enable human potential so that your company can succeed in an agile economy.
— Zach Danko
  • Outplacement Services
  • Career Management
  • Talent Assessment
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Leadership Development
  • Encore Career Life-Options
  • Engagement

What’s unique about how you do what you do?

My professional identity began in a clinical setting as I set out to complete my Masters in Counseling degree. I gravitated towards the career counseling/coaching side of therapy and have worked hard to blend my clinical background into the outplacement/talent management industry. I take a very holistic approach to my coaching, cultivating environments and relationships that allow my candidates to grow professionally and personally. In outplacement, the candidate’s transition is an intensive and emotional process that is much more than just helping them create a resume.

From a business perspective, we differentiate ourselves from the competition by being a high-tough and high-tech talent management company. Our proprietary technology allows us to provide our portfolio of services on a global platform, while our diverse and highly talented coaches and consultants form strong bonds and partnerships with our clients and their employees.

In a world where technology has certainly shaped the way businesses and their employees can be successful, we have not forgotten the innate desire and importance of relationships. This is where we shine.

What’s the one thing most people don’t know about your industry, but should?

When it comes to purchasing outplacement solutions, many companies are unaware that by purchasing these services it actually has a positive effect on the companies bottom-line. We call this “Intelligent Outplacement.” Outplacement services mitigates financial and legal risks, but also reduces unemployment insurance taxes/claims, keeps the companies culture intact, and reflects the company positively to the surrounding communities.

Our Right Management-Great Lakes Region is also proudly a Veteran Owned business and nationally certified through the NVBDC.

Where should readers go to learn more about the business?

The Right Management-Great Lakes Region website contains additional information about our team and company: www.rightgreatlakes.com

You can also follow us on LinkedIn.

I would personally enjoy answering any additional questions as well: zach.danko@right.com.


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