Our Philosphy

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 Key Services


Our Partners

Ellen Dotts
Ellen DottsManaging Partner

“Do what you love.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

Ellen is a Partner with ISHR Group with almost 30 years of experience in assessing and coaching global leaders. As an Executive Coach, Ellen’s direct but supportive approach, combined with her sense of humor, has enabled Ellen to have a track record of success with leaders across industries and with a variety of leadership challenges.

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.

Monique Honaman
Monique HonamanFounding Partner

“Action expresses priorities.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Monique is the founding partner of ISHR Group bringing over 30 years of experience as a business owner, an HR leader, and a strategic thought partner to both corporate and private equity/portfolio company clients.

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.

Stacy Sollenberger
Stacy SollenbergerManaging Partner

“When you know better, you do better.”
~ Maya Angelou

Stacy is a partner with ISHR Group bringing over 30 years of experience as an HR Leader, business owner, strategic consulting partner and executive coach. As an Executive Coach, Stacy balances her naturally empathetic style with an orientation toward goal achievement to drive change and fulfillment. Her coaching clients range from individuals striving for personal and/or professional change to senior executives of multinational corporations seeking to become most effective in their more strategic and complex roles. Stacy also designed and developed the full spectrum of GUIDE Coaching and Leadership ROI courses.

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.

Our Team

Kelly Sack
Kelly Sack

“Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen, but thinking what nobody else has thought.”
~ Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Kelly is a skilled executive coach and organizational development consultant with over 20 years of experience. 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 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. Her passions include reading, biking and hiking.
Kimberly Tye
Kimberly Tye

“Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; they are just the stepping-stones to success.”
~ Louis Zamperini

Kimberly is a talent specialist with a passion for helping organizations maximize their people investments. She began her career in Organizational Effectiveness and Talent Management at The Home Depot before moving into talent consulting. She holds experience across both the corporate and non-profit arenas and specializes in executive assessment, leadership development and coaching, and talent acquisition. Kimberly leverages her talent expertise, engaging style, data-driven approach, and project management rigor to drive results for clients. Kimberly holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia, and a M.S. in Counseling from Georgia State University. Kimberly lives in Atlanta with her husband, Steve, and their three sons. She is actively involved in the community and has held a number of volunteer leadership positions. From chairing Spotlight on Art at Trinity School, the premier art series in the Southeast that mobilizes over 100 volunteers and raises over $1 million annually to benefit the school’s operating budget, to serving on several non-profit Boards, Kimberly engages meaningfully and deeply with her community. Additionally, she enjoys exercise, reading and travel.
Shelley Hammell
Shelley Hammell

“A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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 helps her clients translate their business goals into executable plans. Shelley received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Denver and her coaches accreditation 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. Her passions include cooking, skiing, hiking, biking and traveling.
Sherry Woodry
Sherry Woodry

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”
~ Willie Nelson

With over 25 years of global human resources experience, Sherry has a proven track record for delivering business results by bringing out the best in others through action-oriented executive assessments and leadership coaching. Clients value her broad experience and ability to find the opportunities in some of today’s toughest challenges. She served as a senior human resource leader for several GE businesses in a variety of industries and geographies. She is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and earned a master’s certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching from Fielding Graduate University and Coaches Training Institute. She is a certified practitioner of the Birkman and Hogan Profiles. Sherry graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Women’s Director Development Program. Sherry resides in Chicago, Illinois, and Birmingham, Alabama. Her passions include running, traveling and researching and writing stories of her women ancestors.

Our Global Presence

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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, in person or virtually, 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 our clients value our ability to understand what that new orientation means.

About Us--Leadership_Executive_Atlanta_ISHR_Partners_Our_StoryYour 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.

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