SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the fourth time, Fierce, Inc., leadership development and training experts, has earned a spot on Inc. magazine’s 500|5000 list, an annual feature of America’s fastest-growing private companies. Fierce, Inc. ranked no. 4,208 on the national list and no. 96 in the Seattle metro area. The training company joins an elite group of businesses that have been honored multiple times, including Microsoft, Intuit, Oracle, and Zappos.com.
Fierce, Inc. collaborates with organizations ranging from regional start-ups to global Fortune 500 companies and helps improve workplace communication in ways that significantly impact business performance. Fierce tools and conversation models can be tailored to any organization, including techniques to strengthen leadership skills, boost employee engagement, and foster authentic, rewarding workplace relationships.
Companies on the Inc. 500|5000 list are ranked according to percentage revenue growth between 2009 and 2013. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent as of December 31, 2012. Fierce, Inc. has added 13 employees and has realized a 61 percent growth during the past three years.
“Making this prestigious list for the fourth time validates our approach to attracting, keeping, and motivating our employees to achieve more,” said Halley Bock, president and CEO of Fierce. “We invigorate our staff by building a foundation of continuous feedback and appreciation, and by soliciting input. Feeling recognized and valued can be more meaningful than extra flextime or even a boost in compensation.”
Fierce, Inc. is an award-winning leadership development and training company that drives results for business and education by improving workplace communication. Fierce creates authentic, energizing, and rewarding connections with colleagues and customers through skillful conversations that lead to successful outcomes and measurable ROI. Tailored to any organization, Fierce principles and methods translate across the globe, ensure individual and collective success, and develop skills that are practical, easy-to-learn and can be applied immediately. Fierce’s programs have been successfully implemented at blue-chip companies, non-profits, and educational organizations worldwide, including Ernst & Young, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, CARE, and Crate & Barrel. Fierce has received numerous industry and business accolades. The company has been honored as an Inc. 500|5000 company four times, has been named to Seattle Business magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in Washington list three years in a row, and in 2011 was named to TrainingIndustry.com’s “Companies to Watch” list.