About Sherri Elliott-Yeary
Sherri Elliott-Yeary is known as the Generational Guru and a leading expert on the generational differences in the workplace. She consults with C-level leaders on organization-wide strategies to reduce attrition costs, increase profitability and create agile workforces able to adapt to ongoing change. Sherri’s clients gain a competitive advantage in attracting, retaining and managing top talent. Her strategic expertise as the generational expert helps her clients refine their business model and practices by integrating cross-generational market trends into the company strategy.
Sherri advises CEOs, executives, business owners and Boards of Directors, often serving as an external expert and coach to create cultures of agility and innovation. She consults to Fortune 500 companies, privately held businesses and not-for-profit organizations from a variety of industries. Her expertise in the field of generational differences ensures her clients’ increased profitability, productivity and the ability to adapt in today’s changing market place.
Successes include costs savings of 2-3 times employees’ salaries through reversal of current turnover trends; recruitment and retention of key talent to prepare for leadership transition; strong cash position during "great recession" and readiness for sale of business; competitive advantage through accelerated workforce adaptation to business model transformation.
A thought leader, strategist and change agent, Sherri’s work includes strategic workforce consultation, cultural transformation, diversity, workforce planning, talent management, recruitment, retention, employee engagement, leadership development, succession planning, and board development.
Sherri’s clients say she is "an expert and thought leader in her field," "at the forefront of some of the most interesting work in workplace and demographics." "An extraordinary communicator and keynote speaker," Sherri "translates complex workplace trends into executable business solutions, winning her the trust and respect of business and HR executives alike – and providing a powerful ROI." She is a "tremendous change agent for companies facing generational crossroads in their workforce” and is “both professional and entertaining, a powerful combination."
Sherri's expertise has positively impacted companies worldwide like Nissan Ameritus, Bank of America, Chickasaw Nation, JCPenney, Capital One, CVS/Caremark, Brinker International, Gaylord Entertainment, Medical Center of Plano, Tenet Healthcare, etc.
Sherri graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Human Resource Management, and has earned numerous professional certifications, including Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Associate designation in Risk Management (ARM). Sherri is an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified executive coach and is certified in many key assessments and instruments including DiSC and Strengths Finder. Sherri possesses a license in group benefits, workers compensation and is an adjunct faculty member supporting Corporate Education programs at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Ties to Tattoos: Turning Generational Differences into a Competitive Advantage
Sherri’s publication of “Ties to Tattoos: Turning Generational Differences Into A Competitive Advantage” is endorsed by The Dallas Mavericks and The Society of Human Resource Management Her book established her as the leading voice in an HR movement on the generational differences. Sherri is commonly known as the Generational Guru because of her expertise in helping employees and employers bridge the generation gap to work more productively and achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Sherri has seen her share of on the job squabbles and learned from experience what works and what doesn’t in an era where four distinctly different generations must all work together and get along.
You Can Have It All, Just Not All At Once
Sherri’s second book titled “You Can Have It All, Just Not All At Once” endorsed by Ms. Ebby Halliday is for women everywhere who are striving to have it all. Inside, you’ll find the personal stories of lessons learned by the top women executives and entrepreneurs across the country. The contributors have shared stories from their hearts about how they climbed the corporate ladder and balanced family obligations while also overcoming challenging obstacles. You Can Have It All, shares the the intimate secrets of their successes and setbacks on the road to building and living life to the fullest.
Awards and Community Involvement
Sherri’s innovative consulting techniques and business savvy earned her a nomination for The Dallas Business Journal’s Women in Business Changemaker Award in 2009. She is extensively involved in her community, where she serves on the board of the Richardson Regional Medical Foundation, the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. She is also a member of C.E.O. Netweavers and is an active mentor in the community. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Mason. Mason and Sherri are both board members of The Bridge, an organization that facilitates access to health care for low income breast cancer patients. They are both avid cyclists and world travelers.
Sherri is a member of the International Coach Federation, Texas Diversity Council, American Staffing Association, National Speakers Association (NSA), and WBENC. She is talented professional keynote speaker and is widely published on the impact of generational shifts in the workplace.
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