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 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.

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Our Partners

Ellen Dotts
Ellen DottsPartner

“Do what you love.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

Ellen is a partner with ISHR Group with 25 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. She is certified in the Birkman Profile, Hogan Inventory and the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) assessment tools, and is a Trained DiSC Facilitator. Ellen is a graduate of The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and is a Conversational Intelligence Core Skills Coach. Ellen’s “Incites on Leadership” article recently 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. An avid hiker and traveler, Ellen resides in Atlanta with her husband, Kevin, and daughters, Alex and Cori, who attend Atlanta International School. She is the Board Chair of The Global Village Project, a school for refugee girls.

Monique Honaman
Monique HonamanPartner

“Action expresses priorities.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Monique is the founding partner of ISHR Group. With over 23 years of experience, she has developed an expertise in global executive assessment and leadership development.

Monique started her career with General Motors, and later joined General Electric’s Human Resource Management Program. In 1999, she had a vision to create a niche consulting firm focused on providing targeted and customized solutions for developing authentic leaders and ISHR Group was launched. Monique earned her certification as a Six Sigma Quality Program Black Belt, is a certified practitioner of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) and the Birkman Profile, and is a Trained DiSC Facilitator. She is the co-author of, “GUIDE Coaching: A Leader’s Strategy for Building Alignment and Engagement.”

Monique received her BA 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 was named one of “40 Under 40” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, an Enterprising Women Magazine Woman of the Year, a WBE Star by the Greater Women’s Business Council, and a Womenetics POW! Awardee. She is a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), an alumna of Leadership Atlanta (2016), and is a Board Member for the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. Monique lives in Atlanta with her husband, Justin, their children, Kendall and Harrison, and two rescue dogs. She loves to travel and experience new adventures. She thrives on challenge and brings an extraordinary amount of energy to every endeavor.

Stacy Sollenberger
Stacy SollenbergerPartner

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

Stacy is a partner with ISHR Group. With over 23 years in human resources as an HR leader, business owner, strategic consulting partner and executive coach, Stacy brings a wealth of practical, hands-on knowledge and expertise. As a Coach, Stacy balances her naturally empathetic style with an orientation toward goal achievement to drive transformational change. Her coaching clients range from individuals striving for personal and/or professional change to senior executives of multinational corporations seeking to become more effective in their broader, more strategic roles.

Stacy 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 designed the full spectrum of GUIDE Coaching and Leadership ROI courses. She is certified in the Birkman Profile, Hogan Inventory, and the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) assessment tools, is a Trained DiSC Facilitator, and is a graduate of The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). She is the co-author of “GUIDE Coaching: A Leader’s Guide to Building Alignment and Engagement.”

Stacy earned her BA in Social Science and a Masters degree in Labor Relations/Human Resources, both from Michigan State University. Stacy is the Board Chair of Emerge, a non-profit that provides scholarships to women whose educations have been interrupted. Stacy lives in Atlanta with her husband, Alan, their three children, Emma, Brennan and Gavin, and two rescue labs. She loves adventure: she is an avid runner and enjoys traveling the world.

Our Team

Stephan Gross
Stephan GrossExecutive Coach

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”
~ John F. Kennedy

Stephan brings over 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 focused on corporate strategy, organizational re-design, change management and restructuring. In 2008, Stephan shifted gears and became Director, People Development, 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. He received his MBA from Northeastern University in Boston, and his PhD. from the University of Leipzig in Germany. Stephan holds a coaching accreditation from the Coaches Training Institute and is certified in the Birkman, MBTI, and Hogan Profiles. Stephan, his wife, and their two children, live near Munich. His passions include outdoor adventures and global travel.
Shelley Hammell
Shelley HammellExecutive Coach

“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.
Lisa Hart
Lisa HartExecutive Coach

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart.”
~ Colossians 3:23

Lisa brings over 20 years of diverse Human Resources and Finance experience. She is passionate about working hard to value, coach, energize and advocate for people: the lifeline of every company. As a graduate of GE’s Human Resource Leadership Program and Corporate Audit Staff, Lisa gained a global perspective successfully navigating audit and people challenges through multiple countries, languages and cultures. Lisa is a data guru, with a passion for organizational development, and is a certified Six Sigma Quality Black. She is also a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Lisa earned her Bachelors Degree in Finance from Siena College. She resides near Boston with her husband and their four children. Her passions include running marathons (D.C., Chicago and NYC) and traveling.
Kelly Sack
Kelly SackExecutive Coach

“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.
Stacie Torres
Stacie TorresExecutive Coach

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
~ John Quincy Adams

As an executive coach, Stacie inspires high-impact business leaders to consciously create sustainable high performance and meaningful success. She is a skilled facilitator, writer, speaker, and executive coach. Stacie works with organizational leaders and entrepreneurs to crate more profits, higher individual and team performance, and more enjoyable and fulfilling lives. Her strengths include her enthusiasm for growth and development and an intense determination to achieve results. Certified by the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coaches Federation, Stacie graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Furman University and studied Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the Ph.D. level. Stacie lives in suburban Atlanta with her husband, Frank, and their two sons. Her passions include improvisational acting, outdoor adventures, reading, hip-hop dancing, and travel.
Sherry Woodry
Sherry WoodryExecutive Coach

“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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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.

Our Community

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).

Our Story

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, “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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