ABOUT SONYA BAILOR
A CAREER AND LIFE COMMITTED TO HELPING
PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES GROW
Recognized Excellence: Top 5 Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year
Sonya Bailor, CEO of Bailor Group, has been honored as a top 5 finalist for the highly prestigious 2023 Entrepreneur of the Year award. With over two decades of experience, she has consistently earned accolades, most recently three consecutive nominations for Female Entrepreneur of the Year (2021-2023) and People's Choice Awards. Sonya's dedication and proven success in business growth and strategy inspire positive change, unlocking her clients' full potential, making lasting impact on her clients and solidifying her position as a trusted industry leader.
ENTREPRENEUR, SPEAKER, PHILANTHROPIST, SUCCESSFUL GROWTH STRATEGIST, VISTAGE CHAIR
COMBINING PURPOSE AND PROFIT FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL GROWTH
Sonya Bailor is an entrepreneur, consultant, coach, speaker, philanthropist, successful growth strategist, and now a Vistage Chair. For over 20 years, her passion has been helping people and businesses grow to their next level. Her mission is to make an impact on the world by inspiring positive change and helping people and businesses unlock their maximum growth. Now, also as a Vistage Chair, she is expanding her reach by forming a CEO peer advisory group in Huntsville, Alabama, fostering an environment for leaders to thrive, learn, and unlock their full potential.
Ms. Bailor is a leader that other leaders call upon. She is the President & CEO of Bailor Group, a boutique consulting firm focused on growth strategy, and a Vistage Chair, building CEO peer advisory groups in her local community. She has been honored to lead growth strategy and organizational change management for companies ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 500's. Her client list includes industries in healthcare, consumer goods, professional sports, government services, and more. She has built a proven track record of transformational results in coaching and consulting both individuals and business clients.
Ms. Bailor is out to make an impact. She launched her consultancy at the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic to make an even greater impact and help more than one company at a time.
Growth strategy is how she thinks, it’s what she does. And it’s what she does very well.
Ms. Bailor's philanthropic purpose comes from her past. After living a traumatic childhood, Sonya’s parents began taking her to motivational conferences as a teenager to empower her with the knowledge, skills, and mindset to rise above her difficult circumstances. As entrepreneurs themselves, they ingrained into her the work ethic of ownership and servant leadership. She has served on the boards of nonprofits such as Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee and The Star Gala for Education. She has helped with fundraising efforts for organizations such as NFL Alumni Charities, Caring for Kids, American Cancer Society, Sexual Assault Center (RASAC), and K9s for Warriors.
VISTAGE CHAIR: CREATING A COMMUNITY OF GROWTH
Sonya Bailor is passionate about fostering a supportive and trusting community for business leaders. As a Vistage Chair, she facilitates monthly peer advisory group meetings and provides one-on-one executive coaching, creating a space for candid discussions and targeted professional development.
Vistage is the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. As a part of this global community of over 45,000 business leaders, Sonya offers her group members access to thought leadership from expert speakers, networking events, and a shared wisdom that is unparalleled.
Being a Vistage Chair aligns with Sonya's mission to make an impact and inspire positive change. She believes that success comes from empowering others, and her Vistage group represents this belief in action. By guiding and inspiring members to grow their businesses and make better decisions, she ensures they benefit from the collective wisdom of their peers, the insights of world-class speakers, and a confidential, agenda-free setting.
If you're a business leader seeking to elevate your performance, Sonya invites you to consider the unique opportunity a Vistage peer advisory group presents. Reach out to her to learn more about how being a Vistage member can support you in your own journey to success.
TRACK RECORD OF TRANSFORMATION
Sonya Bailor has been honored to lead growth strategy, strategic planning, leadership development, and change management for companies ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 500’s over the last 20 years. Her client list includes industries in healthcare, technology, consumer goods, professional sports, government services, beauty and wellness, and more. She has built a proven track record of transformational results through coaching and consulting both individuals and business clients. Sonya has always been very involved in the local community, giving back through board service at various nonprofits that fit into her personal mission of protecting and empowering woman and children, most recently as the board vice president of marketing & strategy for Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS), as well as donating pro-bono consulting hours as an expert business coach to the client of nonprofit The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship.
She packaged her processes that she has used with each individual company. This allowed her and her team to help multiple organizations simultaneously and have an even greater impact. From that, she created a boutique consulting firm, Bailor Group LLC.
Sonya Bailor and her team are highly skilled at developing strategies to unlock and drive massive personal and business growth, impacting operations by producing positive change, and creating an engaging customer experience. Growth strategy is our way of life. It's how we think, it's what we do. And it's what we do very well.
BACKGROUND & BEGINNING PURPOSE
After Sonya Bailor was finally out of the state system, living in an orphanage, then foster home, her mother made a conscious decision to overflow her daughter with as much good as she could - in an attempt to overpower the bad childhood that she had finally come out of. From a pre-teenager, Sonya's mother and adopted dad raised her in church, as well as with a non-stop overflow of Zig Ziglar and Tony Robbin's audios, videos, and books. Even the rarely heard of Zig Ziglar Singers cassette tapes were on repeat in her household from that time. Sonya quickly showed leadership traits, and her mom & dad began bringing her with them attending many business and motivational conferences, such as Tony Robbins, Dale Carnegie, and other personal and business growth leaders. The growth mindset was engrained into her as a foundation for who she is today.
Fast-forwarding into Sonya Bailor's marketing career, she went deep into the study of the human brain and human behavior - why people do what they do, why they respond the ways they respond, and so on - as well as deep communication skills. This not only helped accelerate her career path up the marketing executive ladder while she was in the corporate world... it made her excellent at the niche of growth that she focuses on today. Understanding how to unlock growth in people and businesses comes from both her entrepreneurial parents, her upbringing of grit and mindset, and the skills that she learned and studied along the way.
(Sonya Bailor pictured to the left with her mother & adopted dad)