The People Side

About Us

About Us

 

Our Philosophy

Over the years we have had the unique privilege of partnering with companies of all sizes, in many industries, in multiple regions around the world. We have built this company one satisfied client at a time, and we pride ourselves on making each of them feel like they are our only one. Our consultants go further than most to listen and understand before we recommend or design the best solution. We want to have a conversation, do the right thing and make a difference in the lives of the people we work with.  The world has enough followers.  We are developing a generation of bold 21st Century leaders who are ready to thrive in a rapidly changing world.  Give us the opportunity to help you and your team get ready for what is next! Get in touch with us today.


Our Leaders

Founded by Candyce Penteado in 2010, The People Side began with the purpose of promoting a deeper appreciation for the people side of business. Ingrid Tischler joined Candyce in 2015.  These two women instantly connected because they share a similar business philosophy and a recognition that they could revolutionize leadership development. Candyce is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Ingrid is based in Orlando, Florida.  Partnering with them is a highly talented network of facilitators and coaches living all around the world. Learn more about Candyce and Ingrid by hovering over their photos below.

Candyce is a highly regarded leadership development facilitator and executive coach. She is known for designing and delivering high-impact learning experiences and has personally taught over 10,000 leaders in the last 10 years. In addition to her work with The People Side she is a member of GE’s faculty at Crotonville, teaching and coaching hundreds of their top business leaders each year in New York and around the world. Her broad international experience and superior facilitation skills earn her a great deal of credibility with both participants and executives. People describe her as an entertaining storyteller who is able to masterfully engage employees in powerful conversations - inside and outside of the classroom.  She is a highly sought after speaker on 21st Century leadership topics such as Emotional Intelligence, Change Leadership, Resilience, Mindfulness, and Trust.

Candyce lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband and two daughters.  When she is not working, she can be found cooking, writing, and traveling the world with her family.

Candyce Penteado

Founder & LEADER

Mobile: 952-250-3321



LinkedIn: Candyce Penteado

 

 

why Candyce loves her job...

It is a privilege to develop leaders, because for better or worse, they change the direction of our world. This is so much more than a job to me. It is an opportunity to improve leadership, shape corporate culture, and have a positive impact on people’s lives everywhere I go.
— Candyce Penteado, Leader of The People Side
 

Ingrid has 20 years of success stories, helping clients around the world accomplish extraordinary results through her leadership development, team-building, and change management expertise. With a focus on skillful communication, facilitation, and powerful feedback, Ingrid applies cool tools to cool tasks to create a high-energy, interactive and fun learning environment. Her clients thrive with her dynamic approach and often request additional time with her on their leadership journeys.

Ingrid has spent time in Higher Education as well as in the Corporate Space, allowing her to infuse diverse perspectives and fresh ideas as she interacts with clients.  She is known for going above and beyond, often exceeding expectations in meeting their needs. As an External Faculty Member of GE’s Leadership Institute, Crotonville, she loves challenging her participants to think differently, learning through experiences and self-discovery. 

A native New Yorker, Ingrid and her two children now enjoy calling Celebration, FL, home. Outside of work, Ingrid is passionate about quality time with family, friends and community. She’s thrilled that her children share her love of travel and want to "see the world."

 

Ingrid Tischler

LEADER

Mobile:  315-212-2582



LinkedIn: Ingrid Tischler

 

 

why Ingrid loves her job...

I believe people are an organization’s most valuable resource. Maximize the potential of your people, and you maximize success. I love being a part of that incredible transformation for our clients, in business and in life.
— Ingrid Tischler, Leader of The People Side

Success Stories

Leadership Development, Program Curation, Executive Coaching Many of our consultants worked inside this dynamic company at one point in their career. GE was recognized at the top of the list of ‘The 2015 Best Companies for Leaders’ by Chief Executive Magazine. To ensure their continued success and retain their extremely talented workforce, GE spends over $1 billion each year on leadership development. We have supported the design and delivery of the GE Crotonville curriculum for nearly a decade, and are well-regarded faculty in their organization. We are proud to be a part of the development of hundreds of GE leaders inside and outside of the classroom each year. Learn more about GE's dynamic approach to developing leaders here.

Leadership Development, Program Curation, Executive Coaching

Many of our consultants worked inside this dynamic company at one point in their career. GE was recognized at the top of the list of ‘The 2015 Best Companies for Leaders’ by Chief Executive Magazine. To ensure their continued success and retain their extremely talented workforce, GE spends over $1 billion each year on leadership development.

We have supported the design and delivery of the GE Crotonville curriculum for nearly a decade, and are well-regarded faculty in their organization.

We are proud to be a part of the development of hundreds of GE leaders inside and outside of the classroom each year.

Learn more about GE's dynamic approach to developing leaders here.

Change Leadership, Instructional Design, Facilitation Bank of America is one of the most execution-orientated companies we have ever worked with. They are masters of rigorous project planning and management. Because of this, they were surprised at the number of initiatives that were failing to be adopted and sustained in this large organization. Bank of America was losing money every day on projects that did not realize their intended business results. Through an analysis of numerous successful, and unsuccessful projects, they realized they needed help leading the people side of change. Working in conjunction with the Quality & Productivity Team, we built a customized change adoption model, toolkit, and learning strategy and helped them develop the competency of leading people through change. The toolkit helps a project manager ask critical questions and develop intentional communication messages to promote buy-in and acceptance for change. The learning strategy focused on change practitioners as well as change leadership and sponsors. Years later, this program has been integrated into the bank’s project management/Six Sigma process and continues to make a significant impact on their organization’s bottom line.

Change Leadership, Instructional Design, Facilitation

Bank of America is one of the most execution-orientated companies we have ever worked with. They are masters of rigorous project planning and management. Because of this, they were surprised at the number of initiatives that were failing to be adopted and sustained in this large organization. Bank of America was losing money every day on projects that did not realize their intended business results. Through an analysis of numerous successful, and unsuccessful projects, they realized they needed help leading the people side of change.

Working in conjunction with the Quality & Productivity Team, we built a customized change adoption model, toolkit, and learning strategy and helped them develop the competency of leading people through change. The toolkit helps a project manager ask critical questions and develop intentional communication messages to promote buy-in and acceptance for change. The learning strategy focused on change practitioners as well as change leadership and sponsors. Years later, this program has been integrated into the bank’s project management/Six Sigma process and continues to make a significant impact on their organization’s bottom line.

 
Executive Coaching, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategic Leadership TechMix is a small entrepreneurial business that develops hydration products for animals. They have been very successful but reached a point in their maturity where they needed to add organizational structure to ensure sustainable growth in the future.  Like many small businesses, TechMix didn’t have an HR department but had real HR challenges. The owner of the company recognized a need to share his leadership role with others so we created a Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to support the growth they expected.  Working with their new SLT, we helped them design their organization, create cultural values, define role accountabilities, launch a performance management process, define operational metrics and dashboards, identify talent gaps, and provide ongoing coaching and training to their team.  We have become a trusted advisor to the owner and partner with his company on a regular basis to ensure they reach their potential from a people perspective.

Executive Coaching, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategic Leadership

TechMix is a small entrepreneurial business that develops hydration products for animals. They have been very successful but reached a point in their maturity where they needed to add organizational structure to ensure sustainable growth in the future. 

Like many small businesses, TechMix didn’t have an HR department but had real HR challenges. The owner of the company recognized a need to share his leadership role with others so we created a Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to support the growth they expected.  Working with their new SLT, we helped them design their organization, create cultural values, define role accountabilities, launch a performance management process, define operational metrics and dashboards, identify talent gaps, and provide ongoing coaching and training to their team.  We have become a trusted advisor to the owner and partner with his company on a regular basis to ensure they reach their potential from a people perspective.

New Employee Onboarding Program Post Consumer Brands is an organization dedicated to being a “great place to do great work.” In response to internal feedback, they recognized a need to improve their new employee onboarding process. Working together we designed a 90-Day onboarding experience that was consistent, branded, and promoted employee engagement. The “Great Start Program” features New Employee and Hiring Manager Portal websites, a 4-hour in-person orientation program, plant tours, networking events, a "Partner Program", and ensures all employees have basic system and facility needs met on their first day of employment. Because we conducted focus groups with numerous new employees and hiring managers we clearly understood the organization's needs and expectations. The client has been impressed with the amount of positive feedback they receive and the difference it is having on new employee engagement.

New Employee Onboarding Program

Post Consumer Brands is an organization dedicated to being a “great place to do great work.” In response to internal feedback, they recognized a need to improve their new employee onboarding process.

Working together we designed a 90-Day onboarding experience that was consistent, branded, and promoted employee engagement. The “Great Start Program” features New Employee and Hiring Manager Portal websites, a 4-hour in-person orientation program, plant tours, networking events, a "Partner Program", and ensures all employees have basic system and facility needs met on their first day of employment. Because we conducted focus groups with numerous new employees and hiring managers we clearly understood the organization's needs and expectations. The client has been impressed with the amount of positive feedback they receive and the difference it is having on new employee engagement.