Evette has always led by focusing on building quality relationships.  In business, this means using a hands on approach with both clients and her internal team while emphasizing the importance of trust and straightforward communication.  She knows that the secret to success is a combination of head and heart: aiming high, learning from one’s mistakes, expanding individual capabilities, working hard and taking calculated risks.

Because leadership and service go hand in hand, Evette has chosen to share her knowledge and experience to benefit others.  She has used her years of experience in working with small businesses to help her state by serving as a member of South Carolina’s Small Business Regulatory Committee, which is charged with reviewing and supporting or challenging proposed regulations that might impact small businesses’ ability to start-up, operate effectively or grow. Evette regularly speaks and has written and published numerous articles on HR-related topics of critical importance to businesses of all sizes.

She has also worked to support and encourage entrepreneurism and mentor female business owners. These efforts have earned her numerous business and professional accolades, including the ATHENA Leadership Award®, which honors individuals who assist women in reaching their full leadership potential and provide community service; the Women’s Presidents Organization/American Express 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies Award; and being honored as a member of the Impact 50, an annual ranking of the most powerful women leaders of Inc. 5000 companies.

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“It is very important to mentor young people coming up. My mentor was my father. He always encouraged us not to be afraid, and knowing the regrets he had in his life has helped me to take risks.”