I have built Challenger brands in technology and financial services sectors. This includes helping CEO's & CMO’s to develop a brand strategy (positioning, identity) and then align their organization and go-to-market execution with the brand strategy. I work with a team of ex-Landor/Interbrand strategists and researchers to build your brand strategy and then I guide the brand alignment (operationalizing the brand roll-out) to ensure you deliver on the brand promise. This includes sales, marketing, operations, customer experience, billing, support, etc.
Created sales for 70,000+ trucks in a channel-based SaaS environment, $20 million sales to an automotive company via opening up that new market, winning Vendor of the Year in China, first for a foreign company turning around a consumer wireless business from subscriber losses to gains and cah flow from negative to positive. Having run sales, marketing and business development teams in the US and worldwide, I am ready to help develop sales and marketing plans that encompass direct sales, channel-based sales along with supporting marketing plans to both drive and augment sales efforts. I can help evaluate current sales teams, help create new ones, and work on innovative marketing plans to complement sales programs. Indirect, or channel-based sales in particular need a different approach to sales, marketing and support for channels. I can help design these programs and create a seamless operation from strategy through sales and marketing, through support. In one engagement, for example, I created and deployed a sales channel and all the requisite marketing programs for a company with no prior experience in the industry which resulted in sales of a SaaS-based product deployed on over 70,000 trucks. I also won vendor of the year from one of China's largest companies, first for a foreigner, and working with them to deploy the software and services throughout Africa and the Middle East. I also developed unique marketing programs and became a staple for call-ins and interviews on Sirius/SM, for example in addition to speaking at conferences, featured in publications, managing trade shows and more.
I will provide you with the knowledge needed on how to develop your career further to maximize your influence within the company you currently work while gaining outside recognition by companies seeking executives who have your values and expertise.
With over a decade of international experience in making founder CEO’s and leadership teams "Pivots" for their business, I have leveraged mastery in “Entrepreneur DNA”, “Whole brain Thinking”, “Emotional intelligence”, “Applications of neuroscience”, “ Advanced communication" and “Business strategy” to enable these leaders to “Pivot” their life and business for achieving remarkable success. Deep has coached tens of CEOs in the global business arena (US, Singapore, India, Australia and Sri Lanka) and is acknowledged for his deep understanding of business environment and its complexities. His knowledge of "Entrepreneurial DNA" helps in taking founder CEOs to the edge of possibilities in business. His learnings from the CEOs is 'Gold dust', which puts him in a very superior position to coach CEOs of start-ups and early stage companies. Focus of coaching is to engage the 6 core areas that remarkably successful entrepreneurs demonstrate in leading and creating high value businesses from virtually nothing. Assessment: Saville (Wills Towers Watson) Entrecode Whole brain thinking- Neethling brain instruments
I help start-ups and established companies and founders to create names for their new products, companies, apps, and websites. Taglines, too!
To be truly effective – in good times and in times of great challenge – leaders must master the ability to influence others. This coaching/development work allows individuals to explore what areas of their influencing skills to strengthen.
How Will Strategic Advisory Services Add Value To You? Sonya's experience and passion is to facilitate 'strategy to action' focusing on ‘Potential’, ‘Performance’ and ‘Progression’ through partnering with you to: - Undertake Strategic Reviews of Organisational and Board purpose/direction/positioning - Lead Learning and Organisational Development Initiatives or Reviews [program managing design to implementation/review of leadership programs] - Lead Development Planning for individuals and teams - Facilitate Design of Collaborative Partnerships - Develop Community of Practice networks for leaders and alumni - Facilitate Stakeholder Engagement Reviews - Develop Philanthropic Frameworks for scholarship and advocacy funds As your Strategic Advisor, Sonya will both partner with you, and challenge you, committing to be change-flexible, enable your visioning of opportunities and overcome challenges.
Kurt Uhlir is a globally-recognized marketer, operator, and speaker. He’s built and run businesses from start-up to over $500M annual revenue, assembled teams across six continents, been part of the small team leading an IPO ($880M), and participated in dozens of acquisitions. As a dynamic and charismatic speaker on marketing and innovation, Kurt’s speaking experience includes speeches across the United States and Europe in addition to presenting at prominent industry events such as PPAI, GDC, the White House, and private company/team workshops. He advises leaders, from startup founders to private-equity backed CEOs to the President of the United States. Kurt is a popular and entertaining commentator and has appeared on national television shows and periodicals including the Wired, TechCrunch, Thrive Global, USA Today, Business 2 Community, WGN Radio, NBC, and ABC. Reach out to him for a guest on marketing, real estate, or growing American based businesses. Kurt serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Showcase IDX, which has helped real estate agents and brokers bring more than 3 million visitors to their websites in the past year. You’ll find him regularly sharing modern marketing strategies and tactical tips with agents - as well as pointing out the tools and trends to skip. Prior to working with Showcase IDX, Kurt was part of the small team that created the spatial data and navigation industry that grew NAVTEQ (now called HERE) from $85 million in revenue to $1.2 BILLION. He later joined Vitrue, one of two companies that created the social media management industry used by brands from Fortune 100 to tens of thousands of SMBs. Kurt then co-founded Sideqik, one of the first influencer marketing platforms. He is also the lead inventor of disruptive technologies in 5 industries, with 16 granted patents.
Launching a business is difficult and requires skills across all areas of business. Consultation and coaching services focus on providing entrepreneurs with the necessary skills to successfully launch their business while ensuring they are prepared for long term growth and success. Areas of focus include relationship management, strategic planning, product and service development, marketing and sales, and project management.
CXO level coaching, cross-industry experience, hands-on senior leadership experience globally and a Tier 1 MBA along with ICF-PCC, EQI2.0, Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered coaching certifications are what I bring to the table as a coach. I will challenge you, while being empathetic and supportive
HR motivation and productivity enhancement through employee branding and internal entrepreneurship initiatives. Enhancement of corporate culture & image. Support of organizational processes through effective communications.
Empathetic and intuitive; skillful listener • At ease conversing with executive-level individuals, facilitating insightful self-criticism, situational analysis, decision making, the handling of stress and complex challenges
Whether you are new to role, have been promoted or have inherited a new team, at the forefront of your mind is the performance of the team. You may have an exceptionally small team or it may be a global workforce, either way, you need to make your mark and demonstrate your ability to drive results in a positive and sustainable way. Build a clear team ethos and operating rhythm takes time and the earlier you engage in clear strategy to do this, the quicker the results start to roll in. I have worked with organisations from the US, across Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and Japan to enhance their team capability and build outstanding team results through their leader. There is no greater risk to any business than a dysfunctional team so get on board early and ensure success is a key component of what you deliver.
I support clients through all aspects of professional and leadership development as well as small business coaching. I have over 30 years of practical hands on experience as a business and technology executive within large corporate environment as well as consulting firms.
International Certified Organizational and Career Coach with 20+ years of facilitating leadership and career development globally - Achieved Fellow Global Coach status in 2019 having coached mid-senior leaders in global programs, achieving consistent excellent (9-10/10). As your accountability and coaching partner, I will add value to you in addressing these questions: Do you need to determine your business strategy? Are you no longer progressing and in a space that is 'stuck'? Have you lost your creative flair when leading? Are you struggling with being proactive in facilitating 'strategy to action'? Do you find yourself challenged in connecting with your team? Have you lost clarity on how to manage and lead 'change'? Are you seeking to tap into your potential, performance and positioning as a leader? Do you need a deeper understanding of how your approach, attitude and behavior impacts on others? Have you lost 'zing' in your career and want to find a better way to work; enriching each day? Are you considering a new career but unsure what direction to take? Have you identified your career blockers/barriers that are hindering your growth? Do you really know your strengths, how to leverage these, and which are transferable for your next career? Have you identified your key focus areas lining up with your values, motivators, and interests? Are you facing a challenging situation at work and need support to consider and analyze possible approaches/solutions? Are you undertaking your development planning and seeking to assess any skills or knowledge gaps, and then align how to develop these? Are you preparing for interviews and wanting to role play scenarios and pitch yourself effectively? Do you need input into your resume to maximize the impact of how you position yourself? Are you transitioning from a technical specialist to a manager role, or, a manager to leader role, and challenged by the space you now find yourself in? Are you struggling with achieving the work-life balance you most want? https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonyadavies/
Sonya has extensive proven capability as a Senior Leadership Advisor. She has consulted across small-medium-enterprises, higher education, government, pharma and corporate with both a unit and whole of organization focus. Sonya has successfully developed tier leadership frameworks, being responsible for end-end scope, design, delivery, evaluation and reporting of leadership programs. She has co-designed 70 leadership modules, organizational capability surveys, policy guidelines, stakeholder engagement strategies and onboarding strategies for leaders. She has a broad depth of impactful experience in leadership development including core responsibility as project and program manager. Sonya has held several Board and Advisory Committee roles, developed project governance frameworks and led philanthropic and collaborative partnership initiatives for a community foundation/fund. She is grounded by the Guiding Principles of her consultancy Strategic Effective Development Solutions. https://www.sedsolutions.com.au/guiding-principles
Executive coaching is a one-to-one relationship that allows a leader to gain deeper awareness of themselves in their role, how they affect others, how they communicate, how they are perceived by others, and how to strengthen blind spots that could be creating greater challenges.
Communication skills allow you to understand and be understood by others. These can include but are not limited to effectively communicating ideas to others, actively listening in conversations, giving and receiving critical feedback and public speaking.