Kierston Hobaugh

My organization worked with Dr. Ann Gatty for both the employees and the Board of Directors, each with different focus areas. Before working with Dr. Gatty for the employees, some of the issues we were facing was a lack of and/or misunderstanding of communication internally and focusing as a true team entity. Having Dr. Gatty work with the Board of Directors stemmed from both having a large number of new board members, as well as having leadership transition within the organization, causing there to be a need for better understanding of roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors.

After the employee retreat, I see the employees actively using what was learned and discussed in our session with Dr. Ann as they work together and communicate with one another. The team spirit and functionality has improved internally, also. After the board workshop, the directors are much more engaged, and actually excited about making some changes,refreshing the governance documents, and restructuring the committees to become more of a working board, which is phenomenal for the organization.

Kierston HobaughExecutive Director, United Way of Butler CountyButler, Pennsylvania

Dr. Ann Gatty is president of Strategic People Solutions, a business consulting firm, helping businesses add value-assets to their businesses. For the past twenty years she and her husband, Gene, have been providing leadership development programs, business implementation strategies, and solving HR employment issues. Ann has recently created The Business Sphere of Excellence® a strategic business planning model used to construct annual and long range business plans helping businesses run more efficiently and profitably. Dr. Ann Gatty is an expert in understanding and improving the workplace culture which is fundamental for implementing any successful strategic initiatives. In order to better explain the importance of employee engagement, Ann partners with Beretta, her Great Dane therapy dog to present her key findings.
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