Ten years ago, I was having a networking lunch with an old boss, Ethan G., as I contemplated what my next move would be after leaving my last corporate gig. I had many advising me to go out on my own, I was the final candidate for a Chief Human Capital Officer, I was home to see Kate’s very first steps the month before, and realized working 60-70 hours a week with a 1-year-old was not in the cards. I had a lot to consider.
At this life-changing lunch, Ethan was contemplating a move himself and asked if I might help him with a leadership development strategy as a consultant. It was at that moment I declared going out on my own. I drove to the bank and opened a business account. Not having seriously thought about a company name, I followed my dad’s lead. He went out on his own in 1983, and called himself The Evans Group. On January 10, 2008 at about 3 pm, The Ermi Group was born. My Georgetown peeps, Janus Development Group and Magus Group inspired and guided me. Many friends and family supported me. By February, I had a website and branding, thanks to Pinix Design Studio. My first paying client was US Wellness, and we were on our way to making an impact on leadership.
In 2017, we had the privilege to serve 250 Leaders through 1:1, team and group coaching engagements. Over the last ten years, we have served over 1500 Leaders in150 organizations!
Thank you all for believing in The Ermi Group for a decade!