Our Story

Root started in 1984 as a publishing company, sharing knowledge to spark a difference. But it wasn’t enough.

We wanted to better connect leaders, managers, and individuals to each other and to organizational change in meaningful and lasting ways. We created our first Root Learning Map® experience more than 20 years ago, with the intent to change the way people absorb information and activate change—a simple concept with far-reaching, transformational impact.

Today, we’ve grown into an organization built to help companies positively transform with a uniquely human approach. With multiple locations and more than 150 Rootsters, we are here to serve in ways that disrupt, define, and create change. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, client fanaticism, and a growth mindset, Root continues to grow its client base, which now includes two-thirds of the Fortune 50.

Open Positions

Business Development Specialist: Root Compass® Manager Development Program

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Director of Business Development, Root Compass® Manager Development

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Illustration Intern or Co-op

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Information Management and Systems Support Specialist (Full Time, 6 month Assignment)

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Senior Learning Designer

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Root’s values are a critical element of our culture, and we believe they directly connect to the success of the company. They’re so important, we annually give out awards to Rootsters who particularly embody those values.

Creative Excellence

We are challenged by pursuing a “better way” and assuming a spirit of “the way things are done today isn’t good enough tomorrow.”

Servant Leadership

We lead our clients and each other by being of service, making our clients and each other smarter, confident, and capable.


We know that having fun builds relationships, friendships, and business performance, and touches the human spirit.


We know that authenticity builds trust, and trust accelerates the process of achieving meaningful goals!


We believe engagement helps people understand, learn, contribute, become more valuable, and impact business results.


We choose to give back by enriching the lives of others by giving to each other and by giving back to our communities.

Collaborative Design

We are committed to joining passion, creativity, and knowledge, bringing together that which cannot be accomplished alone.

Why Work at Root?

Our clients are household names and we are client fanatics.

We get to work on meaty issues of transformation and culture change for well-known organizations.

Creativity all around!

The people, environment, and ways of working together are creative. We get to grow our own creative capabilities alongside colleagues and clients. We believe in the art of possibility

We can totally be ourselves around here.

We are kind, open minded, and performance driven. This allows everyone to bring their best and most complete self to the table.

Having fun is one of our values.

How many companies have fun as a value? We love to have fun, laugh, and work hard.

We make a difference.

At Root, we invigorate the power of human beings to make a difference. This cause engages us in something bigger than ourselves. We don’t just do business. We do life.

We’re Looking for People Like You!

Are you a learning junkie fuelled to create best-in-class integrated learning experiences? Or a consultant passionate about helping companies connect people and culture to their strategy using disruptive methods such as visual or cinematic storytelling? Are you a self-starter sales guru who thrives on creating something out of nothing and believes every person you meet is a business opportunity? Or a graphic design guru who bleeds CMYK, loves white space, and pushes the status quo? Do you have a wild imagination, enjoy creativity, and want to draw an engaging solution to drive conversations?

At Root, our people are driven, smart, curious, genuine, creative, and passionate about the work we do, and most importantly, the value we create for our clients and their people. Above is a list of our current openings. Check them out! If you don’t see an opening that fits your background, we still want to hear from you for future openings!

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