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.
For over eighteen years, Myra McElhaney has been a speaker, writer and corporate trainer. She has worked nationally with corporate clients, universities and professional trade associations designing and presenting keynote speeches, training programs and workshops on issues relating to workplace relationships.
Myra is author of Mama Always Says… and Musings on Major and Minor Matters that May or May Not Matter and has contributed to three anthology books including CLIMB: Leading Women In Technology Share Their Journeys To Success. Additionally, her writing has been featured in various business publications including Atlanta Woman, Customer Relationship Management, Competitive Edge, and USIndustry Today. Currently Myra writes a blog for ArtsCard on arts and entertainment. Her personal blog, “Enjoy Life and Do Good” emphasizes three areas: Work with Purpose, Live with Passion and Make a Difference.
Dr. Sally Jamara is a partner and the Leadership Practices Leader in the Atlanta office of Traversa Consulting. She has been consulting and leading major organizational change in global organizations for over twenty five years. Sally is retained to consult with Board of Directors, CEOs, senior executive team members and high potential leaders. She works with executives as a trusted advisor to align their teams to support the efficient and effective delivery of the corporate strategy. Sally provides the road map to make organization change successful for both the organization and the individual. She is the author of Culture Leverages Innovation Capability™ and has recently released an assessment series that helps individuals and companies understand their innovation style and capabilities.
Dr. Jamara has been consulting with companies in the consulting, consumer product, financial services, high technology, hospitality, non profit, and real estate industry. Previously, Sally was Senior Vice President of America’s Human Resources for Bass Hotels & Resorts, Inc. In addition to her significant Human Resources experience, she has been Vice President of Customer Service and Sales, managing the P&L and overseeing client development. Sally has been the recipient of numerous executive leadership awards including: Executive Committee Award, Outstanding Teamwork Award and multiple Top Performer Awards in a number of different companies.
Dr. Jamara obtained her masters and doctorate degrees in organizational psychology from Professional School of Psychology in Sacramento, CA. Her B.A. is in Economics from Simmons College in Boston, MA. Sally is active and on the board of a number of non profit organizations.
Tamara O’Neill, President of Careers On Course, is a professional consultant and coach who specializes in career transition and executive development. In this role, she works as a “campaign manager” to help executives secure new careers. Additionally, Tamara coaches business professionals within organizations to achieve personal and professional success.
Her education and training include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Arts, Master of Science Degree in Management and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College. She is a Registered Corporate Coach and certified to administer and interpret the Hogan and DiSC® assessments.
Tamara is the 2012 Immediate Past President of SHRM-Atlanta, an organization that serves 2,600+ HR practitioners and affiliated resource partners. Tamara has served SHRM-Atlanta since 2004 in various leadership roles, such as Chair of “HR Helping HR.” SHRM-Atlanta focuses on education, skill building, the promotion of the profession, and creating better work environments.
Also, Tamara is an Innovation Coach for Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Leading Innovation and Growth, a mentor for Pathbuilders and has volunteered as Co-Chair for the Promotions Committee, NetWeaving – Pay It Forward, The Lost Boys Foundation, and the City of Atlanta’s Work Force Development Agency: Mayor’s Youth Program.
Elisha Bailez’s story began with art. She has been painting since she was a little girl, her mother who is an artist had a studio in the house so she grew up painting. Elisha would be next to her mother in a small wooden easel. Today, the roles have reversed, Elisha is now on the big wooden easel and her children are on the little one right next to her int he studio. Peek a Boo Rooms Collections is a passion of Elisha’s, and each one has its own story; how it was inspired can be seen in all the details of the products.
Elisha’s style is an updated traditional that looks relaxed, practical and effortless. One of Elisha’s beliefs is that rooms don’t need to be “perfect”, they need to be “perfect for their use”. When designing new collections, it always begins with a story that inspires color, texture, tone, and playfulness. Art is a major player in Elisha’s work and it is clearly the center of all her designs. Elisha Bailez’s work take on a life of their own in a child’s room. Peek a Boo Rooms Collections makes everything from bedding, window treatments, pillows, and décor to fabrics that are tasteful classics and grow from infant to preteen easily. They are created with soft textures that never go out of style and can easily be updated with accent colors and more trendy pieces that reflect today’s Mom’s personal style.
Although Peek a Boo is thriving and Elisha is at her busiest, she walways makes sure to make time to paint and create with ehr kids at her studio.