We help organizations be the one employees never want to leave.

We help build teams employees never want to leave.

About Us

Colene and Jim Rogers - Retention Architects
We help organizations become the one employees never want to leave by creating great teams!

Retention Architects is a consulting company that specializes in employee retention by
improving relationships and the environment in which these relationships live.
In 2017, Colene Rogers left the security of working for others, and started her
own company. It was clear that her career aspirations lay outside the scope of
what could be accomplished in the employment of others. Her certification as
a John Maxwell Leadership Trainer and coach, along with 20 years of HR experience, her SHRM-SCP and PHR Human Resource certifications and a Crucial Conversations Trainer provided the credentials to attract clients. And something started to brew. Colene had spent much of her time specializing in talent recruitment. She was very familiar with the challenge of not only finding qualified candidates to fill positions, but keeping them as well. It didn't take long, and the brew was complete. By developing leaders employees want to follow, Colene would help companies be the one employees never want to leave.
Jim is Colene's right hand man. First and foremost, as her husband. But also, as Colene's full-time partner in running the business of Retention Architects. As Director of Content, nothing makes it into a video, keynote, blog, or workshop without first passing over Jim's desk or originating there. While Colene is more the face of the company, Jim and Colene together are delivering some of the services that Retention Architects has to offer. Colene and Jim are certified consultants in the DISC model of Human Behavior as well as Wiley 5 Behavior of Teams Partners. Together, they train leaders and teams within organizations to achieve high performance through greater interpersonal understanding. Together, Colene and Jim facilitate the meetings within organizations that lay the foundation for high performance teams.
Colene and Jim are also the authors of RETENTION: KEY MINDSETS THAT RETAIN TOP TALENT.
Every organization is unique, in different stages of development, with their own goals and challenges. Through our proven process, Retention Architects discover and then meet the client at their point of need, often using a blend of the following services:
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Testimonials For Retention Architects

  • “There is real value in working with Colene. She has helped our leaders identify and tease out the tough issues and then incorporate the change necessary. Her touch and wisdom benefits the entire organization while coaching our managers responsible for leading our teams.”

    Denver Stutler Chief Executive Officer, US Submergent Technologies
  • If you are looking for high-energy, never dull, completely pumped training – look no further! Jim and Colene are full of liveliness and are very knowledgeable in their field. They keep staff focused and involved.”

    Lori Gamble HR Director Nassau County Clerks of the Court and Comptroller
  • "I am proud to give Colene my highest recommendation. Whether speaking from the stage to the large crowd of in a more intimate one-on-one conversation, Colene was highly professional and refreshingly thoughtful in her delivery..."

    Dan Holland CEO Softwash Systems


  • The Five Behaviors of A Cohesive Team, Personality Based

    This new product was created to harness the power of The Five Behaviors® across the entire organization. The Five Behaviors® Personal Development solution teaches individuals to become better teammates by integrating Patrick Lencioni’s model at the organizational level. The goal is to completely redefine teamwork and collaboration. Personal Development was designed specifically to work for individuals; participants do not all need to be part of the same team. Rather, participants can carry the takeaways of this program from one team to the next, enabling a culture of teamwork. Learners at all levels of an organization can benefit from this program and adopt its powerful principles, shape behaviors, and create a common language that empowers people to work together.
    The program includes:
    A computer-adaptive, psychological assessment
    Personal Development Profile and one-on-one Comparison Reports
    Half-day facilitation that includes activities, video, and a handouts plus activiteis

  • Leadership Development

    Waking the Leader Within
    For even the most talented individuals, the journey to become an exceptional leader is a challenging one.
    This workshop benefits any company that is tired of the employee revolving door because the #1 reason people leave their job is their boss.
    Companies often promote individuals into leadership positions without equipping them to lead others. They were standout individual performers so it is assumed they are the right person to put in charge. But that isn’t always the case. The good news is that leadership is a learnable skill. There is an exceptional leader in all of us. With skilled leadership, your employee are far more likely to stay.

  • Tough Talk Training

    Part of a company’s success is dependent on the way their people handle conversations where there are differences of opinion about an issue that needs to be addressed. Typically, the higher the stakes, the stronger the emotions.
    With training, you can collaborate rather than divide. This allows you to make better decisions while preserving and even strengthening relationships, and keep more of the employees you worked so hard to find.
    There are 2 common responses to conflict, fight or flight. But neither of these ever really resolves the issue.
    Workshop attendees learn:
    To create an environment of mutual respect
    Techniques to stay in the conversation until all relevant facts and opinions are out in the open
    To recognize and disempower false assumptions
    How to craft an opening statement that fosters collaboration

  • Retention Talk Training

    Distilled to its core, a Retention Talk is a supervisor sitting down with each of his/her direct reports and asking, is there anything I or the company can do to make your job better? Infused with authenticity and backed by action, it is hard to find a better retention tool.
    A Retention Talk is a power tool. As with any power tool, a manual is needed on how to best handle for safety and effectiveness.
    Learn the definition, purpose, and benefits of Retention Talks
    Learn the logistics that make the conversation work for the supervisor and the employee
    Learn the scripted questions to ask and how to then go off-script to find out more
    Learn the do’s and don’ts to protect the integrity of Retention Talks

  • DISC for Leaders

    No skill is more important to a leader than their ability to influence those they lead with their words and tone. When leaders learn to adapt their communication style to fit the needs of the different personalities on their team, high performance becomes possible. This makes employees want to stay.
    DISC reveals that each person is a unique blend of 4 personality styles, and that one of those of styles will be your dominant most natural way of communicating and receiving information. The power comes in understanding yourself and others through your own personalities, then adapting your style to the person or situation to create better relationships and results.

  • DISC for Teams

    Surveys show that poor communication and a lack of collaboration are the biggest contributors to workplace failure. When teams understand their different personality types and the communication styles that go with them, their ability to collaborate and work together greatly improves. This influences employees to stay.
    DISC reveals that each person is a unique blend of 4 personality styles, and that one of those of styles will be your dominant most natural way of communicating and receiving information. The power comes in understanding yourself and others through your own personalities, then adapting your style to the person or situation to create better relationships and results.

  • Laying the Foundation for High-Performance

    Expecting your leaders to deliver high-performance results when processes are undocumented, and goals remain undefined is expecting too much.
    It isn’t that uncommon, a team of people who would otherwise complement one another, are hamstrung by a poorly built organizational infrastructure. In such cases, high-performance is not even a possibility.
    When a foundation for high-performance is in place, all the lanes are open for achieving big results.
    Identify the vision, purpose, and values of the organization which will inform everything you do
    Implement a system of goal-setting that makes the unthinkable, possible
    Document all processes to create a powerful system of accountability
    Identify key metrics that keep you running at a high level
    A system to find and retain the people who fit the vision

  • Retention Architecture - Installation

    It is rarely for just one reason that employees decide to stay and work for you. Typically, there are many. Retention Architecture addresses the many so that you can be the company employees never want to leave.
    There are 5 pillars in Retention Architecture: Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, Communication, Talent Development, and HR Best Practices.
    Retention Architecture produces 5 desired outcomes:
    Find and hire the right people for the right seats
    Develop trusted leaders employees want to follow
    Candid communication that resolves issues and keeps you competitive
    Increased employee engagement
    HR practices that keep you out of court

  • Leadership Based Executive Coaching

    Top performers seek feedback and accountability to reach the top and stay there.
    Executive coaching has become popular with CEO’s, leaders, entrepreneurs and managers. Because it works!
    Often people are promoted into leadership positions because they were accomplished individual performers. At that point a new skill set is required as they realize it is one thing to lead themselves, and something altogether different to lead others.
    People who receive coaching report many benefits such as increased self-confidence, improved work performance, more effective communication skills, and better relationships. With such results it makes sense that companies receive more in return than the money they invest in coaching their leaders.

  • 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Development

    5 Behaviors® helps teams apply The Five Behaviors® model of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results to drive team effectiveness and productivity. The program uses Everything DiSC, a tool that helps build effective team communication and relationships, to help participants understand their individual DiSC® style and discover how each style brings value to the team.
    The program includes:
    Flexible Facilitation: 7 modules with over 40 minutes of video and annotated facilitator reports. Choose the One-Day Facilitation Program or Three-Day Facilitation Program
    Individual Profiles, participant handouts, take-away cards and activities
    Podcasts, online resources, and a research report
    Progress Reports and an Annotated Team Report for the Facilitator