Where does Leadership come from? ISHR Group has built its leadership consulting organization, and its reputation as HR leaders, by providing fresh insights that answer that essential question for Fortune 1000 companies across the United States and around the world. Our practice of leadership development, whether leadership in individuals, groups, or organizations, is a mission that infuses everything we do. With a passion for leadership, we’ve built an organization focused on developing leaders through a variety of assessment, development and coaching solutions. To us, leadership is about taking action and achieving results. Our interactive leadership experiences and business simulations reflect real-world challenges and provide an environment for participants to develop self-awareness and receive personalized coaching to hone their leadership capabilities.
Our Key Services
“Do what you love.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
Before joining the ISHR Group in 2003, Ellen was a Director of Talent Assessment & Development for Spherion’s Human Capital Consulting Practice. Prior to consulting, Ellen spent 10 years with GE in a variety of Human Resources roles in the US and Europe. She began her career in Pharmaceutical Sales. Ellen designed ISHR’s Executive Assessment methodology and has traveled the globe coaching Human Resources and Business Leaders in how to effectively assess and develop their internal leadership talent. Ellen’s clients range from mid-size portfolio companies to large global enterprises. She is certified in the Birkman Method, Hogan Inventory, the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) and is a trained DiSC facilitator. Ellen is a graduate of The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Ellen’s “Incites on Leadership” article appeared in Enterprising Women. She is the co-author of “GUIDE Coaching: A Leader’s Guide to Building Alignment and Engagement.”
Ellen holds a BA in Psychology from Gettysburg College and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University. A recent empty nester, Ellen is an avid hiker, traveler and yoga practitioner. She resides in Atlanta with her husband Kevin and is on the Board of The Global Village Project, a school for refugee girls.
“Action expresses priorities.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
She started her career with General Motors, and later joined General Electric’s Human Resource Management Program. Experiences include expertise in global executive assessment, leadership development, and team effectiveness. Monique earned her certification as a Six Sigma Quality Program Black Belt. She is a certified practitioner of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) and the Birkman Method, and is a trained DiSC facilitator.
Monique received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan, a Masters of Labor & Industrial Relations from Michigan State University, and a Juris Doctorate cum laude from Albany Law School. She is the co-author of “GUIDE Coaching: A Leader’s Guide to Building Alignment and Engagement.” She was named one of “40 Under 40” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle (2004), an Enterprising Women Magazine Woman of the Year (2007), a WBE Star by the Greater Women’s Business Council (2011), and a Womenetics POW! Awardee (2012). She is a member of the Women Presidents Organization (WPO), an alumna of Leadership Atlanta (2016), Leadership Georgia (2018), and the Atlanta Women’s Foundation Inspire Program (2019). She is on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and chairs the Board Development Committee.
A hiker, diver, photographer, and traveler, Monique lives in Atlanta with her husband, Justin, and three rescue dogs.
“When you know better, you do better.”
~ Maya Angelou
Stacy earned her BA in Social Science and a Masters degree in Labor Relations/Human Resources, both from Michigan State University. She graduated from GE’s Human Resources Leadership Program, was a certified Six Sigma Quality Black Belt, and an auditor for GE’s Audit Staff. She is a certified practitioner of the Birkman Method, Hogan Inventory, the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), and Learning Agility, and a trained facilitator of the DiSC assessment. She is a trained coach through The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and a Results Certified Coach through the Neuro Leadership Institute (NLI). Stacy is the co-author of “GUIDE Coaching: A Leader’s Guide to Building Alignment and Engagement.”
Stacy lives in Atlanta with her husband, Alan, and three children. She is an avid runner, completing nine marathons and numerous half marathons. Stacy loves adventure and enjoys traveling the world, most recently to Zambia on safari, on expedition to the Galapagos Islands, and scuba diving in Belize and the Virgin Islands.
“Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen, but thinking what nobody else has thought.”
~ Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
“Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; they are just the stepping-stones to success.”
~ Louis Zamperini
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart.”
~ Colossians 3:23
“A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”
~ Willie Nelson
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
~ John Quincy Adams
Our Global Presence
Bangkok · Basel · Brussels · Calgary · Delhi · Eindhoven · Kuala Lumpur
Lagos · London · Melbourne · Mexico City · Paris · Sao Paolo · Shanghai
Singapore · Stavanger · Sydney · Tokyo · Toronto · Winnipeg
We bring a strong global awareness to our services. Our perspective is unique. Having worked with leaders across six continents, we understand the implications of global leadership and the nuances of cultural differences. Our ability to work alongside global leaders provides us with a broad perspective that is a critical asset to any business operating in today’s global economy. We recognize the world is getting smaller every day, and we value our ability to understand what that new orientation means.
Building a sense of community is important to us. We recognize the need to give back and are active volunteers sharing our experience and expertise. Over the years, we have provided pro bono consulting to organizations such as WellSpring Living, Zoo Atlanta, the Susan B. Komen Foundation, and Girls, Inc. We have volunteered with 21st Century Leaders to provide leadership skills training to high school students and have sponsored scholarships for women whose education has been interrupted by significant obstacles. We currently serve on the Board of Directors for Emerge, the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, and the Global Village Project.
ISHR Group is certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Our clients with formal Supplier Diversity programs recognize the value of our WBE certification. We are active members of the Women President’s Organization (WPO) and the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Your partner team at ISHR Group can best be described as energetic, talented, and innovative. I’m Monique Honaman. I founded Incite Strategies in 1999 to leverage my corporate HR career, focus on my passion for leadership development, and exercise my entrepreneurial spirit. The next few years brought steady growth to the company. As business grew, so did the need to bring on additional resources, and Stacy Sollenberger and Ellen Dotts became partners in our firm. Stacy brings creativity and innovation to our team. Her strength lies in her ability to translate the needs of our clients into the design and delivery of challenging and interactive leadership programs. Ellen brings a practical, no-nonsense approach which clients truly appreciate. Her strength lies in her ability to quickly assess leaders and their organizations and provide feedback on ways to operate more effectively.
Our trio quickly discovered how well we complemented one another. Our business reflected that synergy and we continued to bring on additional talented resources. In 2006, we formed HR OptIn to provide HR project management services. By 2008, we merged Incite Strategies and HR OptIn to create ISHR Group. This means our clients benefit from a stellar team with focused expertise in leadership assessment, development and coaching, and our clients reap the benefit of tapping into HR talent who can hit the ground running and make meaningful contributions.
Our work has taken us around the world. We have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the NY Post, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and HR Executive, to name but a few, and have been recognized with numerous awards. We are a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE). Our commitment to our community is evident through our active involvement on various non-profit boards and organizations. In 2012, we published our first book after getting a Query letter review and sending the letter off to a few publishers. We managed to attract one with our experience and published “GUIDE Coaching: A Leader’s Strategy for Building Alignment and Engagement.” It’s been an incredible 16 years. We look forward to partnering with you.