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about Hilary potts

Hilary Potts specializes in strategy execution. Her work is built on a strong foundation of practical business experience, extensive consulting expertise, and deep transformational practices.

With over three decades of experience in leading and advising organizations, Hilary knows firsthand the importance of creating and implementing strategies to grow healthy companies. Hilary serves as an advisor and coach to some of the world’s most prominent companies. She works as a catalyst for change taking delicate, complex situations and mapping out strategies to turn challenges into viable business solutions.

Whether she’s advising organizations in the preparation or implementation of a strategic initiative, fast-tracking an executive into a new role or navigating the cultural aspects of pre- and post-merger integrations, Hilary encourages leaders to go beyond the obvious to achieve positive outcomes.

Drawing on her expertise, Hilary is the author of several leadership books including; The Executive Transition Playbook: Strategies for Starting Strong, Staying Focused, and Succeeding in Your New Leadership Role. The book offers senior leaders powerful principles and practices to achieve a smarter, smoother transition during a leader’s first 90 days and beyond. Her recently published book, The Truth About Change provides insights for leaders to lead themselves and others through strategic initiatives. 

Hilary’s unique professional background makes her an invaluable resource as both a mentor and a coach. She is no stranger to leading and transforming businesses. She served as CEO, President and Board Member for a global leader in performance-based consulting. Under her direction, the firm grew revenue and profits, expanded into new markets and developed the next generation of partners.

She spent the first fifteen years of her career at a Fortune 500 chemical company where she held a variety of sales and marketing positions in the company’s commodity and specialty chemical divisions. She rose through the ranks to run the Polyethylene Business. Hilary earned her B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University.

Whether she is working with an executive in a one-on-one setting or engaging with a team, Hilary focuses on bringing out the best in people. Leaders develop a clear direction for their teams and individuals work together to make better decisions and execute plans more efficiently. Hilary becomes a trusted advisor and confidante who is sought out long after her formal consulting engagements are complete.

What Clients Say...

"I am the leader I am today because of Hilary's support and guidance." 

"Hilary helps us think differently in our approach to implementing strategic initiatives. She helps us take the complex and make it seem simple."

"I am better equipped to lead through challenging times."

"We were able to achieve our results with minimal disruption. The leaders were aligned around a common framework, we communicated with one consistent voice and people were engaged in the solution.”

"I feel much more prepared now than I have ever felt in all my time in this role. Thanks!"

"I feel like I am more intellectually organized, like the information in my brain is neatly organized and filed and I am ready to go."

Transforming Business through Leadership