a leading provider of performance improvement services (including custom
learning and cultural transformation solutions), is honored to announce
the company has joined the prestigious and exclusive 2019 list of
Freedom-Centered Cultures™ as certified by WorldBlu.
SweetRush counts many of the world’s most dynamic corporations,
nonprofits, and foundations among its clients. The SweetRush team works
collaboratively to develop tailored programs that help people learn and
improve their work and how they work together. These programs have
earned the SweetRush team and its client-partners premier
learning and development awards, and it now adds the distinction of
being named a 2019 Freedom-Centered Culture, joining Zappos, Hulu,
Glassdoor, and a shortlist of other organizations earning this mark of
A culture-forward organization since inception, SweetRush successfully
transformed to an entirely virtual company in 2009. SweetRush’s 175 (and
growing) teammates work in 12 countries around the world while staying
connected and engaged through its culture.
“Our culture of respect, support, and caring for all is what has enabled
us to be successful, even as a virtual company with teammates spread
across the globe,” said Arturo Schwartzberg, Cofounder and Chairman of
SweetRush. “Our people are highly engaged and ready to step in if a
teammate needs support; as a result, everyone knows their backs are
Over the past few years, SweetRush has advanced its vision of using its
tools and craft to bring about positive change in the world. With the
full support of the SweetRush team, its Good
Things service has helped over 19 nonprofits and foundations in the
past two years alone.
“From Day One, I have carried an aspirational dream that SweetRush could
make a positive impact on the world. But it all starts ‘at home,’ and
that is why we built SweetRush with a culture of caring and respect,”
said Andrei Hedstrom, Cofounder and CEO of SweetRush.“We have worked
with many client-partners over the years who share these values. Now we
are focused on expanding our aspirations to bring our skills, care, and
respect to teams working on social and environmental challenges. I
remain committed to the dream that this small but impactful,
freedom-centered team can make a difference in the world.”
While the company is best known for its custom
learning services—which embrace eLearning, games-based learning,
classroom training, and emerging technologies (virtual and augmented
reality)—SweetRush’s decision to offer cultural
transformation services is a direct result of seeing the power of
its positive culture internally.
“My passion is fostering thriving workplace cultures, helping our
clients create high performing, caring places to work. I feel fortunate
every day to be in a company where positive values are focused on and
spoken about daily. Our team consults from a place of integrity—we
practice what we preach!” said Ashley Munday, Director of Cultural and
Organizational Transformation at SweetRush.
“SweetRush has built a vibrant, high-growth, Freedom-Centered Culture on
a foundation of caring and commitment. We are delighted to recognize
their outstanding work with the WorldBlu Freedom-Centered Cultures
award!” said Traci Fenton, Founder and CEO of WorldBlu.
To view the full list of 2019 Freedom-Centered Cultures certified by
WorldBlu, please visit https://www.worldblu.com/certified.
SweetRush’s focus on team culture and mastery of performance improvement
is reflected in loyal clients, a near-zero turnover of teammates, an
18-year track record of success, and a remarkable portfolio. Our work
with clients has earned us gold awards from our peers and high ranking
on the top training industry lists.
We are over 175 people strong and have been in business since 2001. Our
five service areas include Custom
Learning (including eLearning, mobile, gamification and classroom
Solutions (temporary talent to augment our clients’ L&D teams), SPARK
(VR, AR, and emerging technologies), Cultural
Transformation (culture, change management and communications), and Good
Things (custom learning for non-profits and the social impact
space). Every day, we give thanks for the trust of our world-class