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ISHR Group Leadership Team

Monique A. Honaman, Partner

Monique HonamanMonique has built an esteemed reputation in the key human resource areas of leadership assessment and development and applies her expertise as CEO of ISHR Group. A graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelors degree, Michigan State University with a Masters Degree in Labor and Industrial Relations, and Albany Law School with a Juris Doctorate, Monique has dedicated her career to her passion for people development.

After starting her HR career with General Motors, Monique joined GE’s Human Resource Management Program where she gained valuable HR experience and earned her Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Monique is a certified practitioner of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), one of the world’s leading assessment tools.  Monique opted to export her entrepreneurial skills to her own firm and started Incite Strategies in 1999 and HR OptIn in 2007 (collectively, the ISHR Group).  Monique serves on the Enterprising Women National Advisory Board, the Advisory Board at Emerge, the Zoo Atlanta Leadership Council, and the Alumni Relations Board at Michigan State University's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations.  She is a member of  the Atlanta Women President's Organization. Monique lives in Atlanta with her husband, Justin, and two children. She thrives on challenge and brings an extraordinary amount of energy to every endeavor.  In her spare time she enjoys sports, reading, writing, photography and traveling.

Contact Monique: Monique@ISHRGroup.com - Full bio (PDF)


Ellen M. Dotts, Partner

With 20 years of global Human Resources experience, Ellen worked with numerous GE businesses and as a Senior Consultant for Spherion's Talent Management Consulting practice prior to joining Incite Strategies in 2003.  Having lived and worked extensively outside the US, Ellen's passion is helping companies increase the effectiveness of their global leaders.  

Ellen has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Gettysburg College, and an MBA in Management from St. Joseph’s University.  She is a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute, and is a certified practitioner of the HBDI, the Birkman, and the Hogan Assessment Profiles.  She lives in Atlanta with her husband Kevin and daughters Alex and Cori, who attend Atlanta International School.  Besides consulting, Ellen's passions include running, pilates, and international travel.

Contact Ellen: Ellen@ISHRGroup.com - Full bio (PDF)

Stacy L. Sollenberger, Partner

Stacy has over 17 years experience in human resources and business with companies such as General Electric and Honeywell. Her passions include organizational effectiveness, leadership assessment & development, facilitating teams toward maximum performance, and personalized career & team coaching.

Stacy has never been averse to trying new things and taking on adventure. This is evident in her broad personal and professional experiences: she graduated from GE’s Human Resources Leadership Program, is certified as a Six Sigma Quality Black Belt and a practitioner of the HBDI, the Birkman, and the Hogan Assessment Profiles, and was a corporate auditor for GE’s Audit Staff. Stacy earned her Bachelors degree and a Masters degree in Labor Relations / Human Resources, both from Michigan State University.  She lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children. Stacy loves adventure: She has completed an Outward Bound course in Montana, biked through the Canadian Rockies, and traveled throughout Europe and Asia.

Contact Stacy: Stacy@ISHRGroup.com - Full bio (PDF)

Our Consulting Team

Stephan GrossStephan Altena

Stephan brings a decade of top management executive and business consulting experience with clients in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. As a senior project manager for Booz Allen Hamilton, he worked with large international companies with a functional focus on corporate strategy, organizational re-design, change management and restructuring. In 2008, Stephan shifted gears and became Director, People Development/Talent Management with a focus on executive coaching. Stephan’s passion is to help his coaching clients to ‘change the good for the better’ while always focusing on measurable results.  Stephan received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Reutlingen in Germany, and the West Brabant Hoogeschool in Breda, Netherlands. In addition, he received his MBA from Northeastern University in Boston. In 2004 in received his PhD. from the University of Leipzig in Germany. Stephan holds a coaching accreditation from the Coaches Training Institute and is certified in several different personality and profile assessment tools including the Birkman Profile, BaronEQ, MBTI, and Hogan. Stephan lives near Munich.

Shelley HammellShelley Hammell

Shelley brings over 20 years of business and executive management experience with such companies as MCI, BellSouth, CheckFree and NCR. She leverages her extensive business experience and straight-forward communications approach to get to the heart of the matter in helping business leaders maximize their goal achievement. Shelley’s passion for working with people and her innate ability to provide powerful insight through leadership assessment and development, team facilitation and executive coaching help her clients translate their business goals into measurable and executable plans. Shelley received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Denver in Denver, CO and her coaches accreditation from CTI, The Coaches Training Institute. She is a certified practitioner of the Birkman Profile and the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI). Shelley resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband. 


Lisa Hart

Lisa brings over 18 years of diverse Human Resources and Finance experience. She is a graduate of GE’s Human Resource Leadership Program and continues to be very involved with various functional Leadership Programs.  She led the GE Communications Development Leadership Program, and currently supports the GE Experienced Commercial Leadership Program.  In the past, she has also designed military officer and experienced financial leadership programs.  While on GE’s Corporate Audit Staff, Lisa gained a global perspective, successfully navigating the audit challenges through multiple countries, languages and cultures. She is a data-guru, with a passion for organizational development based on competency model design, complimenting her certification as a Six Sigma Quality Black Belt.  Lisa is also a Coaches Training Institute graduate, coaching leaders and leadership program participants.  Lisa’s strong platform skills and her cross-functional experience in both finance and human resources allow her to add unique perspective and value to our customers. Lisa is passionate about working hard to value, coach, energize and advocate for people: the lifeline of a company. Lisa earned her Bachelors Degree in Finance from Siena College. She resides near Boston with her husband and four children.


Rachel Levy

Rachel brings over 20 years of progressively responsible talent management and professional services experience serving clients and leading teams in the U.S, Europe, Africa and Asia. As a senior manager for Deloitte’s Human Capital consulting group, Rachel led multi-national teams of senior HR practitioners to assess and re-design business critical  Human Resource Management practices within leading global organizations.  She designed and had responsibility for the delivery of Leadership Development programs, developed global Competency Models and led the roll-out of their implementations, and designed organization-wide Performance and Succession Management programs. She served as Chief of Staff and as a Talent Management Director, acting as an advisor and subject matter expert in the areas of Leadership Development, Competency Design and Performance Management, Succession Management and Coaching.  Rachel has a Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University in Atlanta, has completed two graduate programs in Organizational Behavior and Leadership Effectiveness from Columbia University in New York and the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.  Rachel recently located from New York to Atlanta.


Kelly Sack

Kelly is a skilled executive coach and organizational development consultant with over 15 years of experience in executive coaching, succession planning and inclusivity/diversity in the Fortune 500 business environment. She combines genuine respect and positive regard for her clients with a laser focus on business results. Kelly’s successful track record includes the delivery of both individual and team –based coaching services, with over 700 coaching hours with senior level executives. Kelly started her business career with IBM followed by 8 years as the Director of Organizational and People Effectiveness for Ernst & Young, LLP. She was an undergraduate at the Georgia Institute of Technology and completed her graduate work at the State University of West Georgia. She holds an MA in Psychology and Organizational Development and a BBA in Management.  She completed her training as an executive coach with Corporate Coach University. Kelly currently resides in Atlanta with her husband and three children. 


Shelly Tomaszewski

Shelly started her consulting career after 20 years in human resources with GE, a company known for its leadership development.   A graduate of GE’s Human Resource Leadership Program, Shelly has a broad background of experiences working with clients in manufacturing, customer service, quality and sales both in the United States and in Europe. She brings many skills, experiences and best practices to consulting including talent assessment, leadership development and coaching, succession planning and organizational design and effectiveness.  An advocate for life-long learning, Shelly helps her clients develop actionable plans that capitalize on their strengths and develop areas enabling them to become the most effective leaders they can be. Shelly earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Haven and an MBA from Boston University.  She is certified in Six Sigma and the Birkman Assessment Method.  She resides in Louisville, KY with her husband and two children.


Stacie Torres

Stacie brings a passion for individual, team, and organization development to ISHR Group. She is a skilled facilitator, writer, speaker, and intuitive coach. Her strengths include her enthusiasm for growth and development and an intense determination to achieve results. Since 1996, her clients include United Parcel Service, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates, and Buck Consultants Communication Practice. Stacie’s work spans: experiential learning design, process consulting, mentoring, conflict resolution, career development, and team/individual assessments. She obtained an honors-level Bachelors of Psychology at Furman University and studied Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the Ph.D. level at the University of South Florida. Stacie currently is pursuing her coaching, Hogan, and AOGPE/Associate level certifications.  Her interests include tutoring dyslexics with the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading, fitness/yoga, dance and art. Stacie lives in Atlanta with her husband, Frank, and their two sons.


Sherry Woodry

With over 25 years of global human resources experience, Sherry has a proven track record for executing business results by bringing out the best in others.  She served as a senior human resource leader for several GE businesses in a variety of industries and geographies including financial services, consumer products, and engineering plastics.  Sherry delivers action-oriented executive assessments, succession plans, team and leadership training programs.   Clients value her broad experience and ability to find the opportunities in some of today’s toughest challenges.  She is a certified Six Sigma Quality Black Belt, graduate of the Coaches Training Institute, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Women Directors Development Program and certified practitioner of Birkman Assessment Profiles.   Sherry graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and has served on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Mentoring Partnership, and a coach for Girls on the Run.  She is a member of the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, International Coach Federation and the Society of Human Resources Management.   Sherry has traveled all over the world and currently resides in Chicago.