Our Team

Sally Williamson

Sally Williamson President and Founder

Sally is a leading resource for improving the impact of spoken communications. She has developed key messages and coached leaders and their teams to deliver them effectively for more than thirty years. Sally specializes in executive coaching and developing custom programs for groups across company verticals. Her approach begins with listener expectations and helps a communicator learn to influence people with a compelling storyline and personal style that drives engagement in any situation.

Kimberly Gray Fess

Kimberly Gray Fess Lead Instructor/Business Development Director

Kimberly partners with our clients as both a business development resource and a lead instructor. She brings a holistic approach to understanding a group’s development needs and working with our team to customize a program that addresses those needs. In addition, Kimberly has more than twenty years of experience in communications, management, business development, operations and project management.

Lia Panayotidis

Lia Panayotidis Lead Instructor

As a lead instructor for our style programs, Lia focuses on raising awareness of individual brands and working with people to strengthen personal presence. She creates an insightful learning environment in each program and can make the most vulnerable discussions a little easier. She approaches each program with a natural joy of connection and fifteen years of diverse experience in training and development.

Francie Schulwolf

Francie Schulwolf Lead Instructor/Business Development Director

Francie’s focus is on developing strong, confident communicators. With close to twenty-five years of global, corporate experience in advertising, marketing and communications, she is intimately familiar with the demands executives face. This understanding, along with her honest and warm style, create a safe and comfortable environment for individuals to learn and grow.

Randy Donaldson

Randy Donaldson Executive Coach

Randy has been a lead communicator for more than four decades. He has held a variety of leadership positions across the communications spectrum, for most of his career advising CEO’s and business unit leaders. He has led media relations, financial report-outs, and internal and executive communications, both in the U.S. and internationally. Randy’s expertise is creating communication strategies that drive employee engagement and corporate performance across organizations.

Jeff Matteson

Jeff Matteson Executive Coach

Jeff has worked in multi-platform content creation for the past 25 years. His interest is in helping leaders and organizations think, plan and communicate. He has deep experience as a writer and editor in external and internal messaging strategy and execution; executive counsel and preparation; change management; and team leadership at the corporate, brand and community level.

Patti Wilmot

Patti Wilmot Executive Coach

Patti has over twenty years’ experience as a former-chief human resources officer. She has helped create award-winning leadership development programs focused on creating a “bench” of future leaders. She brings expertise in assessing talent, improving the effectiveness of leadership teams and helping leaders leverage their strengths to improve effectiveness and impact.

Tobi Lovelace

Tobi Lovelace Client Experience Manager

With a background in academia, Tobi brings a unique perspective to the role of Client Experiences Manager. She has worked with business leaders at all levels of an organization to develop, promote, and execute training and development programs. She uses her expertise to enrich the learning experience for clients and deliver training solutions that support an organization’s business plan.

Patricia Ford

Patricia Ford Client Experience Coordinator

Patricia supports the overall learning experience for SW&A clients. She works closely with SW&A instructors and coordinates client activities and communications, program development, delivery and logistics. Patricia brings a unique background to presenting and speaking to diverse audiences and is particularly interested in how communication can inspire people.

Robin Moroney

Robin Moroney Executive Assistant

With over 20 years’ experience supporting senior level executives, Robin works closely with Sally to manage relationships and coordinate logistics for our executive coaching clients. She operates with the utmost degree of integrity and discretion; and brings a professional background in client service, complex problem solving, project management and event planning.

Maria Rehmert

Maria Rehmert Business Development Director/Marketing Director

Maria has over twenty years’ experience in optimizing results. As a trusted advisor, Maria mindfully guides a new business conversation, working with clients to uncover a solution that is best suited for them. Her expertise as a consultant bodes well for clients who need to bring clarity to what they’re solving in order to achieve actionable outcomes.

Hurst Williamson

Hurst Williamson Business Development Manager

Hurst brings a unique blend of experiences in government affairs, academia and supply chain logistics to the team. He works with clients to discover new partnership opportunities and manages our open programs in both Atlanta and Redwood City. He also writes our blog, The View from Base Camp, which captures the early career perspective on corporate cultures and changing norms.