Meet The Founder:
Alana is a rare talent and unconventional leader who isn't afriad to talk about it. With a highly unique background as a 20 year Silicon Valley veteran scaling some of the worlds best cultures and a 13x world record holding athlete, Alana knows how to lead teams to victory. With her background in Sociology, love for all things People, heart of a social worker, brain of an engineer and deep work in neuroscience and behavioral science, she is a powerhouse. Her innate ability to identify patterns and inconsistencies allows Alana to diagnose root causes and create ground up and turnaround solutions that deliver real results, fast, withiout stepping on or over anyone.
Alana's expertise lies in connecting authentically with humans and identifying a company's strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and partnering with leadership to achieve goals, together. Companies hire her for their people-first approach and modernized solutions to Coach, Consultant and Train teams of people, increasing their success, and minimizing revenue loss, time, and spend.
Her focus on human-centric values drives her commitment to helping businesses create inclusive and unified cultures that foster growth, engagement, and success. Alana believes that true success comes from collective alignment and transparent communication. That's why she partners with leadership to ensure the integration of her innovative strategies across the organization. By focusing on non-HR hiring teams, we inspire the entire organization to operate as one unit, aligned and working together to achieve our goals from the outset. Our aim is to empower leaders to achieve self-actualization and create an environment where everyone can thrive.
Alana's philosophy is to build a "We" Culture within each client company with top-down alignment in authenticity, integrity, process optmization and high level communication through her guided execution.
After spending 12 years in the Silicon Valley scaling some of the world's most innovative early-late stage Startups, Alana knew she had to focus on the root cause of the challenges she was asked to solve. Despite being asked by seven different companies to put bandaids on "underperormaning hiring numbers" and "fix retention issues", Alana understood that there was a bigger vision to focus on.
But the Silicon Valley, and the world, weren't ready to put People-and-Culture First which left her at a crossroads. But in August of 2014, Alana quit her high paying job and turned the key on a "no plan" road trip around the United States to uncondition herself from the norm, clear her mind, alllow herself to be free mo explore what felt right to her. One day, in San Diego, she had a clear vision - to dedicate her career to helping early-late stage Startups succeed by empowering their non-HR experts to be great at what every company required them to do - Attract, hire, and retain the best talent, repeatedly - or as Alana says it "Execute the #1 most important business strategy without being a trained expert."
With this vision, Alana founded Pendulum in 2015 in Denver, CO. She identified core areas of focus and built unconventional people strategies, programs, trainings, and processes backed by proven systemization, data, behavioral, and human-centric methods.
Pendulum's proprietary "Hiring-System-in-a-Box", named Foundation, sits under Alana's umbrella of offerings in "The Higher Consciousness System" of comprehensive methods, programs and trainings, offering simplified solutions that are easily integratable into any vertical, at any stage. THE GOAL is to give hiring teams the capabilities and tools to attract, hire, and retain the best talent they need in the shortest time possible, with the highest ROI and retention rate and create thriving cultures of high perrforming happy teams of people that love where they work, who they work for and are champsions of the business.
Pendulum is the way you win. We all win. AS ONE TEAM.
She believes that systemization needs to be coupled with higher consciousness methodology to achieve efficiency and repeatability. Alana delivers sustainable transformation to ensure her clients can scale and succeed even after she has left. Her focus on recognizing blind spots and cracks in the foundation, coupled with her expertise in motivating teams to outperform the competition, sets her apart from others in the industry.
Strategies influenced by Neuroscience and Psychology
At Pendulum, we draw heavily from Maslow's hierarchy of needs to develop our proprietary solutions and methods. Our approach recognizes that understanding what motivates individuals is key to unlocking their full potential. We believe that by treating each other as "Humans-as-a-Resource," we can create a culture of collaboration and mutual support that drives success.