Saundra provides strategic guidance and coaching to help ExecuNet members land their next opportunity. This includes uncovering their unique personal value proposition and defining competitive differentiators to advance their careers. This also includes providing detailed feedback for improving a member’s personal marketing collateral—well beyond their résumé.
Leveraging her expertise, Saundra guides executives through the entire process from entering the job market, which for most is their first time, identifying the path to success, to onboarding with their new company and beyond to create job security.
Saundra is known for “opening doors” and has also facilitated Job Search and Transition Workshops for universities, FENG (Financial Executive Networking Group), and various executive leadership groups.
Her depth of experience includes has over 15 years in Retained Search and contingency placement within corporate accounting and finance sector with First Call Search, Dubin & Lee and WinterWyman Search. Saundra has consulted with clients, ranging from start-ups to multi-billion-dollar conglomerates. She has worked with $12 billion companies building accounting and finance teams, succession planning, and hiring, as well as filling key positions at many medium-sized, publicly-traded companies; non-profits; and universities in Boston, Miami and Los Angeles.
In addition to ExecuNet, Saundra is a Talent Strategist with BaE Talent Search and a Career Strategist at branditYOU both divisions of The Terry Group, LLC.
She volunteers for Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as well as federal and state-funded programs facilitating job readiness educational workshops. She serves on the Board of Directors for The Financial Executive Networking Group – South Bay, Los Angeles. Saundra’s passion is to open doors and educate to help everyone make the career of their dreams a reality.
Saundra has written articles and appeared in master classes for ExecuNet:
- Your Top Executive Job Search Questions, Expertly Answered
- Job Searching Over 50
- Tell to Win: How to Make Storytelling Your Ultimate Career Advantage
- Overcoming Job Search Biases, Explaining Career Gaps and Other Mysteries
- Why Your Job Search Isn’t Working – and How to Fix It
- The Senior Executive-level Job Interview: Proven Success Strategies Tactics
- Should I Change Jobs?
- Why You Can’t Find Your Dream Job Posted Online
- Why December is the Biggest Month for Your Career
- How a Few Chance Words Can Change Your Entire Career Path
- Top 5 Resume Fails
- 5 Things That Don’t Matter on a Resume Anymore
- 5 Characteristics of a Great Resume
- Are You Blowing Your Biggest Opportunity in the Job Interview?
- Is Your Face Sabotaging Your Job Interview?
- Are Your Career Choices Limited by the Quality of Life You Desire?
- The New Biggest Career Mistake
- Subject Matter Expert or “Pigeon-holed?”
What People Have Said About Working With Saundra
“I had the pleasure of working with Saundra recently. Her advice and expertise regarding how to position my LinkedIn profile, and how to update my resume was extremely helpful. She understands the new age of the job search and showed me ways to optimize my reach to recruiters and employers. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to learn how to improve their marketability in the job market.” –Alice Bowdin, VP Trust Specialist at Merrill Lynch
“Animal Equality had the privilege to work with Saundra Botts. It was a very positive experience for the organization that has significantly improved our efficiency and impact. Saundra is able to identify employee engagement, productivity and time efficiency issues and provide the solutions necessary to optimize human capital costs.” –Sharon Nunez Gough, President, Animal Equality
“I have had the pleasure to work with Saundra on more than one occasion. I chose to hire Saundra for her depth of expertise of LinkedIn for marketing and business development for our sales team. Additionally, I had the pleasure of working with Saundra for a CoreNet New England event for executives in transition. Her advice on career planning and search is highly valuable! Her approach is not only very thoughtful, but also thorough. On both occasions, I found her to be a great leader and able to share her knowledge in a manner that allows participants to not only grasp the material presented but also allowed them to implement new skills very quickly.” –Rhiannon Hayes, Marketing Executive
You can contact Coach Saundra through the Career Strategy Group.
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