Sandra Wiley, COO and Shareholder, is ranked by Accounting Today as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting as a result of her prominent role as an industry expert on HR and training as well as influence as a management and planning consultant. She is also a founding member of The CPA Consultant's Alliance. Sandra is a certified Kolbe™ trainer who advises firms on building balanced teams, managing employee conflict and hiring staff.
Awards & Recognitions
2012-2013 CPA Practice Advisor Top 25 Thought Leader
2009-2012 Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting
2012 CPA Practice Advisor Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting
2012 Leading Edge Alliance On the Edge Innovation Award
Sandra's Kolbe A™ Index reveals her to be a visionary leader who is gifted with the ability to tackle emerging as well as future challenges. She works with a sense of adventure, preferring to focus upon the most essential facts in order to grasp a "big picture" view of any situation. Sandra relies upon her creativity and inspiration to cut through complexity and devise timely solutions while following her instincts to "keep the ship moving" at all times (and improvising with precision when necessary to make sure that happens.)
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Sandra is a naturally gifted public speaker who is noted for the energy and excitement she brings to an audience. At the same time, she adds a personal touch that leaves individuals in the crowd with a sense that she is your friend. This ability to build relationships and project warmth makes Sandra especially effective at building great teams. She is a team player in her own right, offering her multi-tasking skills and a realistic viewpoint that can keep an agenda on track and people focused on the tasks at hand.
Sandra directs Boomer Consulting, Inc.'s annual Talent Development Advantage and offers her services as co-director of the Performance3™ Academy Program as well as the CEO Advantage. She has been in the Strategic Coach Entrepreneurial Team Program™ for over 10 years and is responsible for communicating its concepts to clients and the Boomer staff.
Sandra is regularly invited to speak at national conferences where she empowers audiences with new ideas and a sense of humor.
She is a popular author who is frequently published by many trade journals including CPA Practice Management Report, Accounting Today, Accounting Web, The CPA Practice Management Forum, The CPA Report of South Carolina, Lagniappe of Louisiana and The Asset of Missouri Societies. She also contributes a regular column covering human resources to the Boomer Bulletin™ and penned an award winning marketing plan, Rebuilding the Community Bank, published by the Bank Marketing Association.
Prior to joining Boomer, Sandra worked for over 16 years in the financial services industry in the areas of human resources, marketing / sales, training and business development. She has developed and presented over 50 training programs and numerous one-day seminars in human resources and marketing / sales. She was an officer of the American Institute of Banking and presented workshops titled "Selling Bank Services” and "Customer Service Plus”.
Sandra is a graduate of Friends University, in Wichita, Kansas, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management. She also graduated with honors from the University Of Colorado School of Bank Marketing. She and her husband, Doug, make their home in Manhattan, Kansas (aka "the Little Apple”). They have three children: Charlie, Deanna and Sarah.