COACHING credentials

  • Certified high-performance coach through the High Performance Institute
  • Trained as a High Performance Advisor through the Arête Academy
  • Member of the  International Coaching Federation and the National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Protege of Dr. Tom Hill, who is the author of “Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneurs’ Soul,” “Living at the Summit” and “Blessed Beyond Measure.”


  • Author of “Living at the Summit"
  • Author of "From AuotoPilot to Authentic" 
  • Author of “Busy is Bad" (coming soon) 

EDUCATIONAL executions

  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan
  • MBA from Tennessee State University
  • Studied Japanese language and International Business at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan
  • Pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology from Capella University

CAREER completions

  • 20-year career with Alcoa, with progressive career growth to General Manager in the firm’s automotive electrical division.
  • Seven-years experience in global human resources leadership roles
  • Ten years of experience in Executive Search
  • Founder and owner of Sanford Rose Associates- Blair Leadership Group, an executive search firm.

COMMUNITY collaborations

  • President Elect and member of the Board of Directors for RTP Rotary Club 
  • Board member for the Helius Foundation
  • Member of New Hope Church