Jumping hurdles was a way of life for Gloria on her path to achieving her impossible dream. The hurdles depicted in this video, are some of which we all can relate to. But for her, it was compounded by teen-pregnancy, domestic violence, and homelessness. It was out of her own traumatic experiences both in her personal and work life, that she learned to be intentional in adding value to others.
Gloria Strauthers is known to take a vision and make it a reality through sound strategy and execution. She intuitively sees the threads of opportunity that wind through an organization, brings them together into a coherent whole, helps others extend their thinking, and drives material business advantage. She is an inspirational leader who tells stories that inspire action while at the same time holding one accountable. Respected as a credible voice in decision making, finding strategic partners, and establishing governance boundaries, Gloria earns a seat at the table wherever she serves.
Currently, as Principal of Exodus, a Georgia-based management consulting firm, founded in 2016, that specializes in solving the 72% of business problems that originate from broken processes; She makes good on the 21 plus years of impressive government and corporate portfolio experiences acquired before starting Exodus. Gloria is a multi-industry credential individual who uses these as her competitive advantage in applying knowledge, techniques, and assets to improve an organization's performance through sound business solutions.
As an Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, and Speaker of the world-renowned John Maxwell Team founded by top Leadership expert Dr. John C. Maxwell, Gloria offers workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching to aid in personal and professional growth to individuals, organizations, and companies worldwide. As a Certified SCORE Mentor, she gives back to her community by sharing her business knowledge with aspiring entrepreneurs and those seeking to grow an existing business.
She is married to her high school sweetheart, David Strauthers, and they have a blended family of five and are the proud Grandparents of one Grandson. Her mantra is making a difference with people who want to make a difference, doing something that makes a difference.
In 2019, she was selected as a Co-Recipient for Chapter President of the Year award in Las Vegas, NV at the 2019 IEHA Convention and Conference, a role she served a four-year term. She is an Air Force Veteran and recipient of the Air Force Achievement medal. She is active in her local Chamber of Commerce. She has been featured in national trade magazines such as Executive Housekeeping Today, and most recently, Maintenance Sales News. She is a contributor to Savannah Morning News “Ask Score” Column. She was a guest speaker on “This has been a Public Service Announcement” internet radio show with Judge Gay Polk Peyton, and Adon Riggs Insightful Solutions Podcast.
Gloria is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, The Community College of the Air Force, and Tougaloo College. She is a member of the International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA), International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA), the ISSA HYGIEIA Network. Gloria is a CMI Certified Hard Floor Care Technician, CMI Master Custodial Technician, a Registered Environmental Services Executive (IEHA), and a Certified Mortgage Field Inspection.