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The Founder

the-founder-storyMy greatest passion is to guide others to learn what I didn’t learn until much later in life; to find & express their individual values, be celebrated for their passions and follow what makes them happy. Knowing that at least 40% of their happiness in life is within their control.

I have spent my adult life trying to fit myself and my passions into jobs that were not always the right fit. I want my child and others to own their innate gifts and use them throughout their life & career choices.

I am humbled by this amazing gift to be able to empower children to take that control and utilize it in ways that makes them happy and encourages them to live with values as part of a bigger community within their schools and with others who share those values and celebrate each other for them. Not in a utopia sort of way, but in a way that is real; through programs, initiatives and resources that are based on the values that come from the children themselves in collaboration with the teachers, staff, administration and parents who are there to support them.

I believe that this work has the power to change individuals, families, schools, communities, our country and ultimately our world.

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the-founder-bioHer track record of success might lead one to believe that Sandi is your typical high-powered business executive; her contributions to and work at Colliers International, Delivering Happiness, and The Hunter Group distinguish her as quite the corporate guru. Beyond the item lines of a resumé, however, is a woman inspired by a burning desire and a sincere passion to make the world a better place by improving its culture. After earning her B.S. in Marketing and Management from California Lutheran University, she proceeded to begin rocking the business world, changing the very culture of corporate success that we know today.

After starting her career in various recruitment and sales based positions, she soon delved into the more intricate inner-workings of corporate structures. She’s developed high-performance operations strategies, streamlined and increased the potency of budgets, and completely re-envisioned inefficient business structures and practices for several real estate companies, from start-ups to multi-national conglomerates.

That ability to re-envision comes from her broadly scoped vision. Her unique ability to envision whole systems, promote brand image and value, and organize teams of personnel to most efficiently accomplish tasks based on their strengths is well documented. Her vision eventually lead her to create The Hunter Group: an executive, leadership, and entrepreneurial consulting company that specializes in relationship systems and cultural design as a means to the end of positively minded, accomplished, and productive learning environments.

With business savvy and uncanny vision in tow, this position lead her to run the operations for Delivering Happiness, a company born out of Zappos that specializes in cultural curation by using happiness as a business model. This experience inspires her to this day, fueling her passion for the spread of happiness in all facets of life, defying conventional notions that places like work and school are places where dull desks and low morale often reign supreme.

Her current work as Founder and CEO of The Hunter Group building the program “Got Core Values” is a masterful weaving of her many talented threads, creating an elaborate tapestry that is as pragmatic and effective as it is inspiring, beautiful, and socially and philosophically important. With business savvy, grand vision, and an inspired purpose, she, simply put, helps schools build positive cultures. Understanding the importance of recognizing individuals as uniquely talented, she emphasizes a culture and community of support, empowerment, and growth, noting the necessity of students having a hand in the crafting of their own school’s culture.

Sandi Herrera is doing something truly ground breaking: she’s legitimately getting kids and teachers excited about school, empowering them to own their passions and pursue their dreams, building community, and investing in the future in a real, effective, and profoundly human way.

the-founder-speakerYou won’t just hear her, you’ll listen. Just ask the audience from her recent TEDx Talk, at which she spoke about her current work as Founder and CEO of The Hunter Group building the program “Got Core Values.” She is doing something truly groundbreaking: she’s legitimately getting kids and teachers excited about school, empowering them to own their passions and pursue their dreams, building community, and investing in the future in a real, effective, and profoundly human way.

Sandi Herrera has committed her life to building culture in schools. Her dedication to school revitalization- not just reform- mixed with her natural charisma and inspiring stage presence makes her the perfect keynote speaker for your next educational seminar, school psychology seminar, internal training workshop or youth group meeting.

Whether she is on the TEDx stage, in a classroom, or a boardroom, she delivers talks that speak to the core of the human spirit. She speaks about core values and the impact they have on school culture, the importance of revitalizing our schools, and of empowering our teaching into leaders who inspire students to be the leaders of their own lives. She gives more than a talk. She leaves a lasting contribution that stays with you long after she leaves the podium.

Her track record of success might lead one to believe that Sandi is your typical high-powered business executive; her contributions to and work at Colliers International, Delivering Happiness, and The Hunter Group distinguish her as quite the corporate guru. Beyond the item lines of a resumé, however, is a woman inspired by a burning desire and a sincere passion to make the world a better place by improving its school culture. She has dedicated her life to her passion, and she would love the privilege of sharing her work, her experience, and her inspiration with you as your next keynote speaker.

Are you or someone you know interested in having Sandi be your next keynote speaker? Contact her here!