We’ve all felt the thrill of being part of an amazing team, if only for a fleeting moment. Synergy, flow, trust, clarity, and that feeling of being unstoppable - it’s like magic. So, how do you design a winning team? Is it about innate talent or natural chemistry? Once you find the magic combination of personalities and skill sets, how do you scale that design across the organization to maximize productivity and achieve a results-oriented culture where everyone can feel like they belong?

Kong Ren Consulting is a talent optimization firm that has for the last 10 years been helped executives build and manage diverse teams to achieve high-performing results.


Acting as a functionally integrated member of your team, we leverage the best talent optimization tools to help organizations hire the right people, manage and inspire them to achieve maximum business results as fast as possible. We use a data-oriented, proven methodologies to create organizational structures tailored to your business strategy that enable cross-functional teams to achieve business goals and objectives with ease.

We help transform team culture, remove blockages to collaboration and reactivate team alignment, mutual trust, and passion for the work. We offer coaching and leadership development to unleash individual potential to take on higher levels of responsibility and effectively engage other team members in achieving the vision for the organization. 

Kong Ren Consulting is a Certified Partner of The Predictive Index, the world’s leading talent optimization platform. Contact us to learn more.

We provide:

  • Talent Strategy

    • Strategic Planning

    • Organizational Design

    • Innovation Frameworks

  • Talent Optimization

    • Executive Coaching

    • Full life-cycle employee engagement

    • Predictive Index Candidate and Job Assessments

    • Talent succession and management

    • Performance management

    • Employee development solutions—Ask us about our executive coaching program!

    • Workforce strategy—esp. for distributed, cross-cultural, cross-functional teams

  • Learning and Development

    • Curriculum Development

    • Instructional Design

    • Workshop/Meeting Facilitation

    • Training Delivery

What is Talent Optimization?

The essence of leadership is aligning employees with business strategy—and that begins with taking an intentional and data-driven approach to getting the people part right.

Talent optimization utilizes quantitative data and analytics so you can comprehend job requirements, identify the best candidates, understand the team dynamics needed to accomplish business goals, and manage employees in a way that pushes everyone to the top of their game.

A talent optimizer knows that the way people behave and interact in organizations is in fact predictable given the business context. By using people analytics to ensure candidate job fit, a company saw a 1.2 percent increase in profit per customer, a 6.3 percent rise in engagement, and 43 percent reduction in turnover. Disengaged employees cost their company approximately $3,400 for every $10,000 in annual salary.

We provide a well-established, business-relevant, and scientifically-proven measure of behavioral tendencies in the workplace—the Predictive Index platform. For over six decades, thousands of organizations have used The Predictive Index in nearly every job and industry around the world. More than 25+ million assessments have been conducted since Arnold S. Daniels delivered the first Behavioral Assessment in the 1950s, and though the assessments have been refined over time, our mission has never changed.

It’s a platform whose tools are scalable and repeatable, so you can always stay ahead of the curve to stave off any issues that seem to be brewing. Contact us today to inquire more!

Recent/Relevant Projects:

  • Managed a distributed, culturally-diverse project team producing a MOOC projected to reach millions of users. We mediated vendor and stakeholder communications to ensure product was produced on budget and on spec.

  • Facilitated a team retreat for an innovation business unit based in Belgium to build better, more productive and collaborative relationships both internally and cross-departmentally. We provided the one-on-one executive coaching within the multiple day facilitation and for four months afterward. This improved adoption of the culture change and ensured team members received the individual support they needed.

  • Please download our more extensive consultant's resume here.

Differentiators of Kong Ren Consulting:

  • Experienced consultants and business executives—We know how to design and execute strategy. Our associates speak at international MBA programs as guest lecturers.

  • We are certified in Talent Optimization and a certified partner of Predictive Index.

  • Over 6 years of coaching (1000+ hours ‘in the chair’) and leadership development experience with demonstrated, quantifiable results.

  • Communication in intermediate Chinese with experience living and traveling all over the Asia-Pacific region. We can represent you on the ground there.

  • We work to strengthen the team, not fix the team—Our work is strengths-based and focused on positive outcomes.



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