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Five Named to Million Dollar Consulting® Mentor Hall of Fame
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Thursday, November 16, 2017


November 16, 2017


For Immediate Release


Alan Weiss




Five Named to Million Dollar Consulting®

Mentor Hall of Fame


Five outstanding global consultants from diverse disciplines have been inducted into the Million Dollar Consultant® Hall of Fame, and will be formally inducted at a ceremony early next year at The Bernardus Inn, Carmel, California conducted by Alan Weiss, PhD, the globally-acclaimed "consultant's consultant." 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:


Dr. Liz Bywater helps C-Suite leaders rapidly increase influence, catapult innovation, accelerate growth, build exceptional teams, and thrive amid the pressures of a 24/7 world. Her clients include top executives at Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Thomson Reuters and more. Dr. Bywater provides expert commentary for the Wall Street Journal, NY Times and Fast Company and has been a featured guest on CBS radio's Philadelphia Agenda and Remarkable Women. She sits on the Editorial Advisory Board for Life Science Leader magazine, for which she writes a monthly column, Dr. Liz on Leadership. A longstanding member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for the Advancement of Consulting, Liz is the founder and president of Bywater Consulting Group and the author of Slow Down to Speed Up: Lead, Succeed and Thrive in a 24/7 World.


Connie Dieken www.ConnieDieken.com is the founder of Influence 360º and The Dieken Group, a strategic advisory firm to C-Suite executives on five continents. Connie was recently named one of the world's Top 10 Executive Coaches and has been honored as one of the Top 10 Female Business Owners in her region in the United States.

Connie honed her insights about executive presence and how to influence in all directions as a former network newswoman. She's a five-time Emmy Award® winning journalist, a two-time Telly Award Winner® and the only woman to have been inducted into both the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame® and the Speakers Hall of Fame®. She's the author of two best-selling business books, Talk Less, Say More and Become the Real Deal.  Her advisory services help leaders at the world's most influential organizations, including Apple, HP, Nestlé, and The Cleveland Clinic, to change minds in changing times.   


Mark Levy is the founder of Levy Innovation LLC (www.levyinnovation.com), a positioning firm that helps consultants and other thought leaders to increase their fees by up to 2,000%. His clients include a former department head in the White House, CEOs of major organizations, a former head of the Strategy Unit of the Harvard Business School, a member of Major League Baseball, and TED and TEDx speakers. Mark has written for the New York Times, and has written or co-created five books, including "Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content," which has been translated into ten languages.

Lisa Miller, the CEO and founder of VIE Healthcare, is a proven hospital financial and operational performance improvement expert with a specialization in healthcare costs.  Since founding VIE in 1999, she and her team have achieved over $547 million in non-salary cost savings and revenue improvements for clients globally.

Lisa is constantly at the forefront of extracting unnecessary costs for her hospital clients and increasing their profit margins through her proven cost reduction strategies utilized by leading health systems. In 2016 she developed a patent pending system; Invoice ROITM, which extracts, reconciles and analyzes transactional spend data for purchased services and provides line item insights and analytics into this challenging category of spend for hospitals and all organizations. Visit www.viehealthcare.com


Corrie Shanahan is the CEO of the Beara Group. She is a sought-after coach, facilitator, and expert in teamwork and more productive performance. Her clients include Deloitte, UNICEF, Mars Inc., Discovery Communications, World Bank and United Nations. She is the author of "Do it, Mean it, Be it. The Keys to Achieve Success, Happiness and Everything You Deserve at Work and in Life". She has been quoted in the New York Times, Financial Times, and Harvard Business Review. A native of Ireland, Corrie graduated from Trinity College Dublin and speaks five languages. She lives in Washington D.C. with her teenage son and their well-meaning beagle, Patsy Cline. More here www.corrieshanahan.com


The announcement was broadcast to a global community of consultants and coaches, where Dr. Weiss 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 them, and delighted that this is truly a worldwide class of inductees." The award inscription includes 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:



More details can be found on the Summit Consulting Group, Inc. web site: http://www.summitconsulting.com.


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