East Greenwich, RI
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
March 24, 2009
For Immediate Release
Seven Inducted Into
Million Dollar Consultant® Mentor Hall of Fame
Seven outstanding consultants from diverse disciplines have been inducted into the Million Dollar Consultant® Hall of Fame. Criteria for membership in this elite group are:
• Serving as an exemplar to others in the profession.
• Manifesting the highest levels of integrity, ethics, and accountability.
• Achieving significant annual revenue and profit improvement.
• Contributing intellectual capital to the consulting profession.
• Engaging in continuing, challenging, personal and professional development.
• Taking prudent risk and demonstrating resilience.
The inductees and an excerpt of their citations are:
Suzanne Bates, Wellesley, MA: The owner of a powerful business focused on improving executive presentation and communication skills, with two superb books on executive performance, a member of the Million Dollar Club, and a former network news anchor. (Bates Communications, Inc.: http://www.bates-communications.com
Seth Kahan, Bethesda, MD: An outstanding organization development consultant who constantly contributes to the Mentor Community by selflessly sharing his victories and setbacks, and is an exemplar of lifelong learning and growth, formerly with the World Bank. (Performance Development Group: http://www.visionaryleadership.com
Patricia Lynch, Long Beach, CA: A human performance and productivity expert who has worked with highly effective results in public sector and highly politicized environments, nevertheless driving clients toward demonstrable and repeatable results. (Business Alignment Strategies: http://www.businessalignmentstrategies.com
Linda Popky, Redwood City, CA: A marketing and message expert, who helps clients clarify their message, who is one of the most frequent and powerful contributors to Alan's Forums, honored as one of the top women of influence in Silicon Valley, and the president of Women in Consulting. (L2M Associates, Inc.: http://www.L2Massociates.com
Katherine Radeka, Camas, WA : An outstanding professional in lean management and business processes, who has created significant intellectual property and become the "go to person" in her field through her highly effective promotion of her value in her marketplace. (Whittier Consulting Group, Inc.: http://www.whitierconsulting.com
Scott Simmonds, Saco, ME: An insurance expert who selflessly shares with the community of professionals he joins and supports, and who constantly experiments with more effective ways to reach and assist clients, generously sharing effective techniques with those around him. (Scott Simmonds: http://www.scottsimmonds.com
Phil Symchych, Regina, Canada: An expert in business growth who literally traveled the globe, from Australia to Germany, from the UK to the US, to discover best practices to make him more valuable to clients in an ongoing perpetual learning quest. (Symchych Consulting Inc.: http://www.symchychconsulting.com
The awards were announced by Alan Weiss, Ph.D., who conducts a global mentoring program for consultants. Dr. Weiss himself holds multiple awards in the consulting and speaking professions, including the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Press Institute and membership in the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame®. He has written more books on independent consulting than any other author.
The announcement was made in front of a capacity crowd at the Platinum Hotel in Las Vegas, where he noted, "These people are readily acknowledged by their world-class peers to be fitting inductees. I'm proud to have been associated with all of these people" The award inscription included the notation of "…the distinction of being regarded by peers as one of the world leaders in consulting, as evidenced by empirical accomplishments in client results, professional contributions, and intellectual property"
Honorees are chosen from the global participants in the Private Roster Mentor Program. The Hall of Fame and all members can be found here: http://summitconsulting.com/hall_of_fame.html
More details can be found on the Summit Consulting Group, Inc. web site: http://www.summitconsulting.com
Further info and/or photos:
Alan Weiss, Ph.D.
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