Sarah Hathorn, AICI CIP, CPBS is an internationally distinguished leadership development mentor, executive presence coach, image and branding consultant, public speaker and presenter, and the founding CEO of her own successful company, Illustra Consulting.
A career acceleration expert, she created the innovative Predictable Promotion System, a 10-step proprietary process she uses to coach managers aspiring to be directors, directors seeking vice presidential promotions, and VP’s eager to ascend to the C-suite.
In response to the devastating personal experience of being turned down for a prized promotion early in her career, Sarah developed her own system for enhancing her marketable value and executive leadership presence. She designed a step-by-step process for quickly acquiring practical value-adding performance skills, and then developed efficient strategies to gain the positive recognition of influential decision makers. Meanwhile she creatively enhanced a variety of priceless intangible qualities that companies specifically look for in high potentials ready to rise to the top of the succession planning list.
A few years ago Sarah left her prestigious Fortune 100 position to follow what she considers her true professional calling and personal passion. She launched her own consulting company which now offers the Predictable Promotion System through intensive one-on-one executive coaching of private clients, developmental workshops for large corporations, and various customized consulting programs and interactive speaking engagements.
For the past 30 years Sarah has used her vision and insight to help promote leaders at all levels, and many of her clients and former protégés now occupy the highest positions within Fortune 500 companies. Her client list is a virtual “Who’s Who” of elite companies and top executives.
Holland R. “Dutch” Earle is the Managing Director of Executive Strategies, Inc., a national general management, retained executive search firm that he founded in 1994. Prior to forming ESI, Dutch had over twenty years’ experience in corporate human resources management. Additionally, Dutch is a partner at Career Synergies, a resume and career coaching business established by his wife, Kathleen.
His last corporate position was Vice President, Human Resources for ADP National Accounts Division. He started his career at NCR Corporation in human resources and then joined RCA Corporation where he worked in a series of management positions in labor relations, compensation and employment. Immediately prior to ADP, he worked for the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company where he was responsible for corporate staffing and established a temporary service business.
Dutch is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations from Saint Francis College. He is active in numerous community and professional organizations, and volunteers considerable time to help individuals in career transition.
Since 1992 Georgia Sales Development, a Sandler Training affiliate has been helping companies increase their sales, management and customer service effectiveness by focusing on the people and the processes. Our approach centers around using a systematic sales process throughout a company. To increase sales and sales management effectiveness, we focus on the whole person – attitude, behavior and techniques.
Prior to acquiring her Sandler Training franchise, Georgia Sales Development, Inc., Lissa had 19 years of sales and management experience in corporate America. Her experience ranges from direct sales at a local then national level, to sales management of a $40 million Region for a national managed care company. Today Lissa works with Presidents, CEOs and Business Owners helping them acquire and retain sales teams with consistently superior performance. This is done through a combination of evaluation tools, trained sales and management methodology based on a reinforcement model, and accountability based coaching. Her Psychology degree from the University of Georgia coupled with her leadership experience makes her uniquely qualified to help companies increase sales and management effectiveness using the Sandler System.
Lissa currently is involved in several networking and philanthropic groups in the Atlanta area and serves on the Board for Georgia Executive Women’s Network. She and husband Ron are blessed with a beautiful 10 year old son, Garrett.