The Wellspring Group
Taking care of the teams that take care of us all
The Wellspring Group is a complete HR consultancy for social enterprises, healthcare providers and educational institutions. We provide full-cycle recruiting and talent acquisition services, workforce benefits, talent optimization consulting, and career coaching to organizations that function to care for people.
To strengthen your team, Wellspring partners with the Predictive Index® to implement the Predictive Index system (PI) of talent optimization, a practice which has been proven to improve retention and employee satisfaction outcomes.
Chris Conroy, Partner at The Wellspring Group, has over 8 years of experience leveraging the Predictive Index to improve personal and team performance.
After graduating from Amherst College in 2005. Chris began his career as a high school special education teacher. While teaching, Chris spent six years developing a unique all-grades, inclusion classroom model that focused on positioning students' learning pathways through their natural proclivities and strengths. This led to an increase in their overall academic success and ensured a 100% graduation rate.
After watching many of his students struggle trying to balance careers and continuing education after high school, Chris became interested in workforce development and moved into the job training sector.
During his time workforce development, Chris had the chance to partner some fantastic colleagues to create partnerships with government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and higher education institutions to train, recruit, and employ young adults with nontraditional educational backgrounds. He also had the good fortune of meeting and partnering with his wife, Kadesh, with whom he shares a love for developing people and teams.
Kadesh Simms Conroy is a certified Senior Human Resources Professional and Vice President of Global Human Resources for a multinational education firm. (You can see her bio here as well.)
In 2013, their shared experiences in workforce development and HR leadership eventually inspired Kadesh and Chris to open their own recruiting, workforce development, and employee benefits firm, The Wellspring Group. At Wellspring, we primarily serve clients in healthcare, social impact/nonprofit, and education sectors, helping care for the teams that care for us all.
Kadesh Simms Conroy, SHRM-CP
Kadesh Simms Conroy, SHRM-CP, is a senior human resources management professional who earned her MBA and Bachelor’s with concentrations in HR Management and Information Systems from Northeastern University. While at Northeastern, she earned the New England Human Resource Professional Excellence Award. Kadesh’s people strategy and leadership development career began with her role as a HR Generalist for Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Explorica (an educational travel company for students). She has since served as the National Human Resources Director for the B.E.L.L. (Building Educated Leaders for Life) Foundation, a leading national nonprofit organization for educational enrichment, as well as the Vice President of Global Human Resources for Ivy Gate International Education Group, a top higher education management company based in Shanghai, providing post-secondary preparation services to college-bound students in China and the United States. In addition to her work with IvyGate, Kadesh has extensive international business experience, beginning with an Economic Development internship in China and the former Czech Republic in the aftermath of the global recession as those countries continued their transition to market economies. Kadesh has earned several accolades as a top-tier competitive collegiate orator, winning the Dean Roland Latham Oratory Competition in three consecutive years during her career at Northeastern University. While at Northeastern, she also served in leadership capacities within a local chapter of the nation’s first African American sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Kadesh partnered with her husband Chris, himself a recruiter and a certified talent optimization consultant, to form The Wellspring Group in October 2013.