Workforce Consulting For I/DD Providers

GoodLife U redesigns your schedules and compensation strategies to stabilize your workforce. Your agency deserves immediate relief from the pain of the staffing crisis.

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Say Goodbye to Staffing Shortages

The direct care workforce is in crisis. Non-profit agencies and their staff are burnt out and struggling to meet the increasing demands. GoodLife U’s nonprofit consulting team analyzes your DSP workforce and provides you with the tools and resources you need to thrive.

Results You Can Depend On

The GoodLife U research team analyzed the results of implementing its Labor Strategies in a study of 27 organizations across 15 states, potentially impacting over 340 homes and more than 1,582 individuals served. Imagine the impact our approach could have on your organization.

Reduce Your Reliance On Part-Time Staff

When your residents thrive on consistency, having a stable workforce of full-time staff is vital. GoodLife U staffing solutions reduce your reliance on part-time staff.

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In Annual Payroll Costs

Add more margin to your mission. Our pay strategies help you increase your DSP pay while remaining within the limits of the current payroll allocations.

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Average Increase

to the Hourly DSP Wage

We were able to raise the hourly DSP wage by more than two dollars, not including possible PTO savings, which can add another $0.67 per hour in most cases.

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Extra Shifts

of Added DSP Capacity Annually

While still guaranteeing at least 2 days off per week. Imagine being able to guarantee a healthy work-life balance for your DSPs in addition to stable, reliable care for the people you serve.

Providers Face an Ongoing Workforce Crisis

It is no secret that care providers face an ongoing workforce crisis. If you're feeling the pain of the nation-wide labor crisis, you are not alone--we can help and immediate relief is often easier to access than you might think.


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Your Agency Deserves to Attract Top Talent

Our research-based strategies combat staffing shortages, wonky schedules, and vacancies, empowering agencies like yours to enhance work-life balance and attract the top talent you deserve.


Stacy Soria, Chief Strategy & People Officer at Koinonia

"Staff are speaking up about how happy they are and about how their quality of life has improved tremendously. We even had a manager share that this week was the first time her schedule didn’t include direct care hours she had to cover. I am so grateful we didn’t let the challenges of change keep us from all of the rewards.”

How Does Partnering with GoodLife U Work?

We get it: Change is hard and if you feel like you’re drowning, it might be hard to imagine taking even a step in a different direction. The good news is, we’ve done this a lot. We’ll be able to ease your path through the process and provide you with messaging tools and transition support so your team and your workforce knows what to expect.

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Our 3-Step Workforce Consulting Process

Our 3-step process is designed to support your team step-by-step through EVERY change. Together, we can stabilize your workforce.


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To Start: Workforce 101

Workforce 101 is a free, no-commitment opportunity to learn about GoodLife U's strategies directly from our CEO. You'll learn about our research and case studies as we discuss how our strategies can help your organization thrive.

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Step 1: Site Review

Our consultants work closely with your team to understand your organization, programs, and homes. Then, we develop tailored proposals for your organization allowing you the flexibility to choose the best approach. Our listen-first approach ensures your proposals are customized to maximize your ROI.

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Step 2: Analysis

Once your team has selected a proposal, GoodLife U partners with your organization to help analyze schedules, optimize your payroll, and make other recommendations for improving the experience of your direct care workforce. We have years of experience in nonprofit consulting and we bring all our expertise into the process.

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Step 3: Implementation

Before your new workforce strategy can be put into practice, our consultants will meet weekly with you to help implement your new workforce strategies. We also provide templates for internal marketing and communication documents to help make sure your whole organization is on the same page and that the transition goes as smoothly as possible.


Tim Frey, President/Owner of VistaCare, Inc.

"What we learned from the GoodLife team about schedules and pay strategies has made a huge impact here. We are still facing an uphill battle with the DSP crisis, but we feel armed and ready. Next we are preparing for integration with iLink, which is extremely exciting. Our industry faces real challenges, but partnering with GoodLife has been positive and empowering."

Learn More About Our Strategies and Workforce Solutions

We've worked hard to provide you with tons of free, valuable content to help you on your path towards staff stability.

Our GoodLife U Video Podcast series is a great place to start. Watch the videos below or visit our GoodLife U Series Podcast page for even more in-depth information.

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Are you here because of iLink?

Don't worry, we'll talk about iLink, too.

iLink is one of the many tools that we use to help you revolutionize your agency. Our GoodLife U program offers a clear path towards next-generation service models where the use of iLink can help you better address intermittent care needs and support your staff all while offering greater independence, self-direction, and privacy for your residents.

To learn more about how our iLink infrastructure can help you refocus on your care mission, stabilize your staffing, and utilize technology to improve the quality of your care, visit the iLink Technologies website.

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Why GoodLife U?

It’s time to embrace change.

At GoodLife U, we know you are the kind of care provider who wants to provide incredible care for your residents and a balanced, healthy life for your DSPs. The way to achieve those outcomes amidst a nation-wide workforce crisis is to reexamine your traditional service models, schedules, pay strategies, and systems. The problem is, you’ve been so focused on bailing water to stay afloat that you can’t even imagine transitioning service models that could cause your already sinking ship to rock. You can’t afford to lose a single DSP and you’re feeling and seeing the stress on your agency, your DSPs, and your residents.

There is hope. 

We believe that every DSP and every organization leader should get to experience the GoodLife of reliable care, increased pay, desirable schedules, work-life balance, appropriate ratios of care, lower turnover, and fewer vacancies. We’ve seen the difference that reimagining service models and systems can have on an agency. That is why we have dedicated our GoodLife U team to working closely with care providers across the nation, like you, to implement research-based, lasting solutions.

When we partner with care providers, we approach each organization with our 3-step process.

The Plan:

1. Site Review: We’ll take a deep-dive into your programs, schedules, and systems. Then we’ll bring this information back to our team of experts and figure out the quickest way we can provide you relief and an immediate ROI.

2. Analysis: We use the information from our site review to break down all your programs and systems to build them back up again. Then, we’ll present you with a clear picture of how our recommended changes will impact your organization.

 3. Implementation: Finally, we’ll show you the ultimate goal and provide you with a step-by-step plan to accomplish it. Then, we’ll help you implement each strategy and provide you with support, guidance, training, our intellectual products, and important marketing materials to help you communicate the changes to your staff.

The reward is worth it.  

We can’t promise that the change will be easy, but it is worth it. Schedule your Workforce 101 workshop. Stop bailing water and start on the route towards stabilizing and improving the capacity of your direct support workforce.

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Welcome to the GoodLife!

Great news! After 44 years serving individuals with disabilities, CLO has expanded its mission under a new parent company called GoodLife Innovations, Inc. New name, new website, same belief: a purposeful life of choice, dignity, and independence is possible for those with diverse abilities. Come along as we continue to make a meaningful difference.

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