Sarah Hathorn, CEO of Hathorn Consulting Group, has partnered with executives, C-suite leaders, and companies in 40 industries across 39 countries − including leading organizations like Deloitte, Kimberly-Clark, Sherwin-Williams, and Home Depot. She is the preeminent expert in creating successful corporate DNA, utilizing her proprietary Creating Successful Corporate DNA™ approach. Sarah focuses on ensuring that vibrant DNA permeates the organizational ecosystem and leadership deck – to optimize individual and team potential, productivity, and performance as well as engagement, impact, and revenue. As a trusted advisor, she develops sustainable talent pipelines, prepares executives to succeed in the C-suite, and strategically collaborates with senior leadership teams. Blue-chip organizations hire Sarah to rapidly prepare their leaders for next-level career success through her unique, trademarked Predictable Promotion® process.
Sarah is known as a real-time, high-impact consultant and coach who creates profound organizational progress and game-changing individual results. Whether working with individuals, teams, or entire organizations, her targeted focus is on maximizing success. Her specialties include executive coaching, leadership development, team dynamics, management consulting, and overall communications effectiveness. Sarah works with diverse clients, hailing from Fortune 100s to small and mid-sized organizations, dramatically enhancing their efficiency, adaptability, and impact. Her results ensure successful alignment of vision, inspiration, innovation, and collaboration with senior decision makers, external clients, strategic partners, and major stakeholders.
As a former Fortune 100 senior-level executive, Sarah has an uncommon depth and breadth of experienced, insight, knowledge, and capability. That unique vantage point of understanding real-world business challenges and how to constantly adapt to them contributes extraordinary value to her individual and corporate clients. Sarah consistently delivers measurably improved performance, productivity, and profitability – while creating sustainably powerful corporate DNA. Many of her former protégés now occupy the highest positions within Fortune 500 companies, and her client list is a virtual “Who’s Who” of top leaders and elite companies.
In 2023, Sarah was inducted into the global Million Dollar Consulting Hall of Fame®. Inductees are peer-selected as world leaders in consulting, based on client results, professional contributions, and intellectual property. She is also an active member of the National Speakers Association, The Society for the Advancement of Consulting, and an Alumni member of Leadership Gwinnett.
Sarah’s leadership tips, insights, and advice have been published by the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes.com, and many other major publications and media outlets. Sarah is in high demand as an international keynote speaker and facilitator. Her presentations and workshops have inspired, educated, and engaged audiences in the USA, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and Mexico.
Sarah holds a BA in Business Administration from Otterbein University, and is a graduate of the Federated Department Stores Leadership Institute. She lives with her family in Atlanta, GA, where she enjoys pursuing her interests in philanthropic work, international travel, gourmet cooking, and music.