About Sagency

We’re a leadership coaching and executive search firm helping leaders, teams, and organizations multiply greatness.

Our Methods Reflect Our Mission

At Sagency we believe an organization’s success depends on effective leadership. We know that healthy, thriving companies lead to healthy, thriving people—and vice versa. 

Whether you need help filling a leadership position or your existing team could use coaching on how to be more effective, we give you the science-backed insight and tools you need to multiply greatness.

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Living Our Core Values

At Sagency, we follow three principles:

  • Earn Trust: Trust is the most precious commodity, and we don’t take it for granted. We strive to earn it every single day.
  • Be Curious: Finding the best solution requires moving beyond what we already know, asking the right questions to find the truth.
  • Own It: We take personal accountability for mindsets, behaviors, and results that contribute to our shared results.

Watch this video to learn more about our company culture and how we apply these values to everything we do.

Meet Your Guides for Growth

Whether you’re looking to find the right person for a leadership role or want to unlock the potential of your existing team, let our collective decades of experience multiply greatness for your organization.
Founder and President

Mike Meagher

Mike has dedicated himself to creating solutions that help executives overcome the complexity of building top teams that achieve their desired results...

Mike Meagher is the founder and president of Sagency. Under his leadership, Sagency was the winner of the 2020 ChamberChoice Small Business of the Year award.

As a highly-regarded coach and speaker on the topic of healthy and high-performance executive teams, Mike has worked with hundreds of top executives to help them achieve their goals through effective leadership. His insights have been featured in leadership and business publications such as Forbes, Prairie Business Magazine, and FargoINC.

For nearly a decade, Mike has dedicated himself to creating solutions that help executives take the complexity out of building top teams that achieve their desired results. As a coach and advisor, Mike can help any executive overcome team complexity and achieve greatness.

Partner

Tom Iverson

Tom believes strategic alignment is critical to an organization’s success, and he is passionate about seeing individuals and organizations do better, reach higher, and go further than they think possible...

Tom Iverson is a partner at Sagency with over 35 years of experience working in strategic planning, executive and performance coaching, succession planning, employee engagement, and organizational and team development. He is a certified Hudson Institute Coach as well as a member of John Maxwell’s team of coaches, trainers, and speakers.

Tom is passionate about seeing individuals and organizations do better, reach higher, and go further than they think possible. His clients can rely on him to develop plans for success that can be replicated, improved, taught, tracked, and measured to provide a productive and more profitable path forward. Through his executive and performance coaching, Tom’s clients grow and develop as individuals to perform at a higher level in their jobs and to be able to contribute more to the community.

Tom believes strategic focus and alignment are critical to an organization’s success and viability, and he uses his expertise to ensure his clients have the clarity, unity, and strategy they need to thrive, prosper, and engage in work that really matters.

Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant

Jill Steinhaus

Jill specializes in executive leadership coaching, succession planning, change management, and strategy development while balancing mission, strategy, passion, and results...

Jill Steinhaus is an executive coach and leadership consultant at Sagency. She specializes in executive leadership coaching, succession planning, change management, and strategy development.

Prior to joining Sagency, Jill worked for Microsoft Corporation, where she was responsible for driving strategic alignment, executive communication, and designing high-impact leadership training. In this role, she was recognized for her global leadership by Microsoft Worldwide Operations and also received the Microsoft Fargo Leadership Excellence Award.

Throughout her career, Jill has also held various leadership roles within the non-profit healthcare sector, where she discovered that her most rewarding experiences came from pairing mission with strategy and passion with results. She brings this passion and expert experience to Sagency, where she aims to support the growth and development of talented leaders as they plan for and navigate change.

Executive Recruiter & Career Coach

Tami Kilzer

Tami is inspired by what drives, motivates, and leads people throughout their careers and enjoys helping them develop a strategy for taking the best path forward...

Tami Kilzer is an executive recruiter and career coach at Sagency. In this role, she matches top-level candidates with companies that know the impact and value of their team members, so they can reach full potential together.

After years of working in management for a national non-profit organization in recruitment, marketing, and community outreach, Tami realized that she received the most joy and inspiration from aiding in the career growth of others. Whether through advisory roles, identifying growth opportunities, navigating through conflict resolution, or helping someone find their voice and path, she enjoys helping people develop a strategy for taking the best path forward.

Tami is perpetually curious and inspired by what drives, motivates, and leads people throughout their careers. Through her work at Sagency, she finds it a privilege to work with individuals who are intentional about their personal and professional growth, and she is excited to begin that conversation with new clients and candidates

CEO of Upland Talent, A Sagency Company

Bob Moe

Bob prides himself in his ability to provide a positive experience for candidates pursuing a career change, as well as guide his clients in the hiring and retention of the best employees...

Bob Moe is the CEO of Upland Talent, a talent recruitment firm in the upper Midwest Region. Upland Talent is a Sagency company, specializing in recruiting talent to fill positions in heavy equipment, agriculture, construction, trucks, power generation, material handling, and mining.

Throughout his 30 year career, Bob has developed many partnerships throughout North America, effectively recruiting the right talent for industry-leading clients.
He has extensive experience in education, sales, organizational development, headhunting, owning a successful business, and corporate recruiting division operations management at a large publicly traded company in the heavy equipment Industry. Bob is skilled at developing relationships and building trust because he knows the industry and is an expert in the field.

Bob prides himself in his ability to provide a positive experience for candidates pursuing a career change, as well as guide his clients in the hiring and retention of the best employees

Free Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring With Science

At Sagency, we know that using science within a robust hiring system is the best way to predict performance, job satisfaction, and retention. Our proven process for hiring the best leadership consists of 4 key steps:

  1. Benchmark the Role
  2. Assess the Whole Person
  3. Explore the Gaps and Predict Performance
  4. Accelerate New Hire Profitability

With our Ultimate Guide, we’ll walk you through each step so you can reduce the risk of a mis-hire, decrease the amount of time it takes to fill open positions, and create environments that drive growth and engagement.

Download your copy today and start seeing a difference in your leadership hires.

Science-Based Hiring and Recruiting Resource PDF

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