What is an Integrated Foundation?

If you’ve taken the time to read just a few highlights from my background, you can see I’ve had a wider-than-average variety of experiences and I currently have my hands in many things. While this may seem like chaos to some, I’ve learned to apply my core skills across diverse interests. Here is a partial list of attributes that contribute to my integrated foundation:

  • Manage expectations
  • Align activity with core values
  • Ask questions that demonstrate understanding and achieve a greater insight
  • Listen to what is said, how it is said, and what is not said to understand what matters most to that person
  • Follow principles of ethical influence
  • Use repeatable processes and technology for greater efficiency
  • Be deliberate with continuous personal branding
  • Execute creative, goal-oriented thinking and prioritizing
  • Know which numbers are important and what they actually reveal
  • Identify which relationships are important and cultivate them
  • Silence and doing nothing are powerful tools
  • Be persistent and resilient
  • Wherever you are, be there
  • Read the Word of God and pray daily

By de-compartmentalizing and removing the silos in my life and in my mind, I have been able to work toward a “best practices” mindset. Applying the critical points of success or failure in one area to a completely unrelated subject matter not only saves time, but it also enables synergy and higher personal performance that benefits multiple areas of focus simultaneously. By applying my learned mistakes and experiences, I am better able to hear the inner voice required to navigate the challenges a new or current endeavor naturally entails.

Personal Milestones of Phil Wallner, Founder

I learned to recruit at the now defunct Systems One in Schaumburg, IL. During eight years there I was promoted four times and I came to be the most senior manager next to the owner. I’ve attended five NAPS conferences and eight Illinois Staffing Association conferences. I held both a CPC and CTS until they lapsed in 2004 due to my career move into selling IT services. I realized my passion was in recruiting, so I established Provident Link, Ltd. in 2006.

I hold a B.A. in Economics, awarded in 1994, from Lawrence University, in Appleton, WI. Lawrence is a nationally ranked top academic institution. I was first string as a Defensive Tackle on the Lawrence University Varsity Football team. I finished in second place in the state of Illinois Future Business Leaders of America competition for “Mr. FBLA.” I was the President of Beta Theta Pi at Lawrence. I led the transition of the membership into academic, athletic, and philanthropic campus leaders over my four years as an undergraduate.

I have been married to my lovely wife Lisa since June 14th, 1997. We met at our health club. We married at Wheaton Bible Church and we attend Bible study regularly. Grace arrived in April 2002 and twins Grant and Allison arrived in February 2005. This whole “getting a company started” thing has been a stroll in the park. Having twins, with very little help, is by far the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life.

Over many years I have enjoyed playing football, baseball, hockey, and exercising/weight training. I also enjoy investing in stocks, commodities, options, and early stage development companies.

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