From a statistic to an influential businesswoman, Gloria Strauthers capitalized on opportunities that allowed her to retire at 40 and become the Founder/CEO of Exodus Management and Consulting, LLC in 2016. As a management consultant, she provides an outside perspective on problem-solving, best practices, and strategy to help companies improve their performance. Gloria is a highly sought speaker, business coach, and multi-credentialed professional who applies her 25-year expertise and relentless energy to solve her client's issues. She has been featured in several well-known industry publications, podcasts, and events.
As a prolific entrepreneur who believes in building capacity for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, Gloria shares her business acumen through entrepreneurial education and technical assistance to small business ecosystems. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Atlanta SCORE Chapter. In 2023, she was appointed Chairman of the City of Statesboro Business Commission and to the Board of Directors of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce. In 2022, she was named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation's oldest small-business advocacy organization that promotes the interests of small businesses to policymakers in Washington, D.C. She was recognized in 2020 by Savannah SCORE as one of their top five business mentors. In 2019, she was co-recipient of the Chapter President of the Year Award given by IEHA for her outstanding leadership as Chapter President of Georgia Coastal IEHA.
Gloria's unique ability to collaborate and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds, capabilities, and perspectives has equipped her to work effectively with others, listen to their ideas, and help implement the changes necessary to drive optimal business performance. She is a Certified Speaker, Teacher, Coach, and DISC® Trainer of the world-renowned John Maxwell Team, a Certified Human Resources Professional, and a Registered Environmental Services Executive.
As a Cleaning industry consultant, she authored Cleaning for Health: The Emerging Pathogen Threat in 2020. This book serves as a resource guide to aid families and businesses in adopting a Cleaning for Health mindset to break the chain of infection to minimize the impact of COVID-19, which is available on Amazon and Barnes & Nobles.
Gloria Strauthers is a decorated Air Force Veteran and Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Milestone Program graduate. She is an Alumna of The University of Southern Mississippi, The Community College of the Airforce, and Tougaloo College, where she excelled academically. She is a President's List Honor student in Strayer University's MBA Digital Entrepreneurship program.