Why do we do this work?

Three little words:

Put Kids First

From The Hello Foundation founder, Sharon Soliday:

In 2005 I had to make a choice: dropping off my six-year old daughter at school or being at my SLP job. I believe kids come first. So I left my job and started this business. And walked my daughter to class everyday.

My personal talent has always been being able to see a variety of needs and understand how to orchestrate solutions. I understand the stakeholders involved and operate from a firm set of values. I don’t do it alone. I credit my dad for teaching me to surround myself with people smarter and more talented than myself. And as business grows, I continue to do just that.

Our Hello family has grown to now include thousands of individuals and families that share our beliefs and have benefitted from the stake we put in the ground.

Myself and the leaders of Hello stand at that stake between those we serve and our talented and committed staff. Our competition can keep their impersonal handbooks and 4 levels of management. We choose instead to operate from 4 values by which all decisions are made:

Put Kids First
Give
Practice Work Life Balance
Provide Quality

Our values drive our business. Because yes, we’re professionals (some of the best you will ever meet, in fact) but we’re also moms and dads, aunts and uncles, sons and daughters. We’re family. And dreaming a bigger dream for someone else matters.

Our Hello staff in the schools, clinic, and online love that they are a part of a work family that recognizes their own goals, commitments, and children. They love that we treat their kids as our own and supporting our work means aligning with a company that puts kids first in countless ways.

It’s why we do this. It is The Hello Story.

Really, it’s that simple.

Sharon Soliday, founder and CEOThe Hello Story Soliday and Daughter