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Our Story

How does a concert pianist become one of the most sought-after Forum facilitators in the world? Good question.

ForumSherpa-Ellie-Byrd-148x170I started my first business – a software training company – over 25 years ago. After taking the upstart from nothing to over $2M in revenues, I hit a plateau. My business was stuck. I was stuck. And I wasn’t sure how to move ahead. Then I heard about the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), and became a member of a Forum. With the support and sound wisdom of my executive peers, I got my business ‘un-stuck’, and the rest – as they say – is history.

My skills as a trainer and curriculum developer have allowed me to give back as much as I continue to receive through my Forum experience. In the 18 years since I joined EO, I’ve been President of the Atlanta EO Chapter twice, and have served in several positions on both the Chapter and Global EO Boards. I developed the EO Forum Trainer Certification Program (2003), and helped author multiple curricula and training programs for Forum Moderators and Facilitators. My Forum Retreat Planning Guide is one of the most comprehensive resources for planning and executing memorable Forum Retreats.

I started ForumSherpa to share knowledge and proven techniques that help leaders and members get the most value from their executive peer team experience. I welcome input, ideas and suggestions from all Forum members as I have learned that the evolution of Forum strengthens through the collective creativity of the entire Forum community.