Take a Pause: The Unexpected Source for Community Engagement. Advice. Assistance. Navigation & Education.


TAP provides Business Consulting on Human Resources and Operational Mgmt systems. Our organization is an unbiased third party for-profit firm. Offering assistance, advice and educational services on diverse human resources in the workforce arenas of government, private and non-profit sectors on issues of equity and inclusion. ALL services have competence and proficiency assessments. ALL training is custom to meet specific needs of companies in a variety of industries. TAP leverages diverse resources and talents combined with partnerships to develop tactical support services for each project.  TAP takes advantage of Fair-Minded Critical Thinking Methods. The Diversity Navigators assist in seeking resources to engage, market, navigate and educate various teams. Our goals strive for positive outcomes and realizations that balance internal and external cultural climates with various communities for our clients and companies. TAP’s TEAM is diversity in action; aiming to ignite diverse possibilities and social awareness for individuals and companies. The Diversity Navigators provide consulting services, training opportunities and public speaking covering topics ranging from Diversity & Inclusion; Recruitment & Retention Tactical TrainingLife Skills & Work ReadinessCultural: Respect & ProficiencyTargeted Marketing and Community Engagement

Over the next 15 to 20 years, a major crisis in the workforce will be caused by the mass exodus and cyclical employment trends. Baby boomers are exiting in droves due to retirement. Millennials, Generation X and Generation Z (ages approximately 16-34) are increasingly entering the workforce. Companies oblivious to these trends will face two challenges.  (1) Repairing the damage caused by the crisis; and (2) creating quality employment opportunities. Solely targeting steps to create welcoming workplace environments or targeting recruitment and retention of young prospects both strategies independently WILL NOT slow the employment crisis. Tactical steps to combine both target issues CAN better equip succession plans and potentially close some workforce gaps.  ALL industries should focus on the large numbers of Diverse Populations with Diverse Talents from Diverse Communities. These are areas with untapped commodities for in-demand labor. Minnesota ranked 14 out of similar metropolitan cities for vastly diverse populations. Minorities are not on a rise in exodus. However, top level executives of color are on the rise due to the lack of quality professional career pathways.

    • MN losing residents to other states
    • Young people leaving the state for other opportunities
    • MN gaining people from immigration
    • Young people come to go to college; same numbers are leaving the state for college


“Diversity Navigators”. Take A Pause to collaborate in ventures with businesses and educational entities in your community. Let’s TAP the gap in the workforce one step at a time!