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ISHR Insights Newsletter
  January 2014

Thank you!


ISHR Team June 2011

Thank you. You helped make 2013 our best year yet. Inspired by clients and friends like you, we have made a big difference in helping leaders better understand who they are, and how to leverage their authentic styles to be even more effective in the workplace, in the community, and in their homes.

New Clients.  We value all of our clients and enjoy working with each of you. We would especially like to welcome, and thank, the following new clients who invited us to partner with them in 2013.
New Clients  
New Team Members. Our team keeps growing. Check out our team here, and continue scrolling to the section below to meet two more of our incredible team members: Stacie and Shelly.

Thank you for being with us on this journey of growth, success and impact.  Our mission continues to be to "Develop Leaders.  Deliver Talent." Let us know how we can partner with you.


Here's to a fabulous 2014! 


Stacy, Monique & Ellen 

(Stacy L. Sollenberger, Monique A. Honaman, Ellen M. Dotts)
Defining Leadership     
After 15 years in business, we have assessed thousands of leaders around the world spanning different cultures, levels, functions and industries. We have spent tens of thousands of hours talking with leaders about what makes them good, what makes them extraordinary, and what makes them fail.

Just yesterday, someone asked me, "What one quality do all great leaders have in common?"  The answer? Authenticity. There are numerous competencies that make up a great leader (execution, influence, intellect, judgment, clear communication, inspiring others, etc.), but the one thing that will make a leader succeed or derail more quickly than anything else is if he or she isn't authentic. Emulating someone else's leadership style, when it's not your own style leveraging your own natural strengths, leaves you looking awkward, fake and untrustworthy.  Do you know your authentic style?   


"Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet - thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing - consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust."
~ Lance Secretan

Have you ordered your copy of GUIDE Coaching? 


"A great book! GUIDE Coaching offers a practical approach to coaching that will help leaders become better coaches! Use the GUIDE Coaching process and create a culture that engages and coaches your employees."
~ Marshall Goldsmith,
Million-selling author of the New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There.

Guide CoachingWe are still having a great time with GUIDE Coaching! Have you talked with us about delivering a GUIDE Coaching Workshop in your organization?

Want to learn more? Check out this video where we share some of our insights on the value of GUIDE Coaching.  


Getting to Know our Team
We are thrilled to introduce you to two more of our incredible team members ...(and if this seems like deja' vu, you're right! We do have another Stacy and another Shelley on our team. This can be confusing!)

StacieMeet Stacie
(Atlanta, Georgia)  


Joined ISHR: I met one of the partners at a holiday brunch in 2010, and was amazed at how aligned my passions and interests were with those of their talented team. Two years later, the timing was right for me to come on-board, and the rest is history.


Before ISHR: I led an Organization Development company specializing in experiential workshop design, team facilitation, and executive coaching to serve my life-long passion for leadership, growth, and potential. My career is driven by a curiosity about how people create and design a work life that is both deeply fulfilling and makes an impact in our world.


Favorite ISHR Assignment: Leading our Development courses as a facilitator gives me a huge high. The best part for me is meeting talented leaders, making authentic connections, and watching our course participants access their inner power to drive results. I treasure hearing, "This is the best leadership experience I've ever had," and "I have definitely uncovered things I am bringing back to my job." Pure gold!


Something about Stacie: I enjoy the arts! From improvisational theater and West Coast Swing to painting, photography, and interior design, I am usually engaged in some creative exploration. Also, our family adopted our first pet, "Hazel," a Boxer/German Shepherd mix a few weeks ago. The experience of training a dog is rich with leadership and life lessons!


ShellyMeet Shelly
(Louisville, Kentucky)

Joined ISHR: I joined ISHR a little over two years ago.  A close friend and colleague of mine began working with ISHR and thought I would be a good fit with the group.  She was absolutely right!  I get to do the work I love with flexibility that fits into my life.

Before ISHR: I worked for GE as a Human Resource leader for almost 20 years.  I had the opportunity to work in Europe and loved learning about new cultures and styles of leadership.  Additionally, I gained experiences in organizational effectiveness, mergers and team integrations, leadership development and talent assessment.

Favorite ISHR Assignment: I love working one-on-one with clients who have recently been promoted to their first big leadership role. In the words of Marshall Goldsmith, "What Got You Here Won't Get You There" and helping leaders transition from being an individual contributor to a leader is incredibly rewarding.

Something About Shelly: I love to travel, especially outside of the United States, and I am a voracious reader. My favorite exercise is yoga. It calms my mind and keeps me flexible.  Last year I spent one week in Mexico on a yoga retreat and will be making this an annual getaway with my husband. I have two daughters, ages 9 & 11, and spend much of my time volunteering in their school library.

Buy It Now!
GUIDE Coaching is available for purchase directly from Amazon.com  or as an eBook for your
Kindle, Nook, or iPad.
In the news   
Giving Back: Reflecting on 2013, ISHR Group is proud to have supported several worthy organizations with our gifts, our time and our talents. These organizations include:   Girls Inc., Emerge, Zoo AtlantaRonald McDonald House, Komen Atlanta,
21st Century Leaders, and Girl Scouts.

In the News: It's the New Year! Do you make personal resolutions? What about career resolutions? Time Magazine recently wrote a story on career resolutions to make in 2014. Read what Monique said about making a "Greatest Hits" list. 
Did You Know?  

ISHR Group is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Womens Business Enterprise National Council.

Learn More ...
Click here to read a sample chapter from GUIDE Coaching on our website!
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