Consulting Society Announces Winners of First Consulting Award

Press Release: November 6, 2019

Outstanding Established and Emerging Consultants Honored at Annual Meeting

NEW YORK, NY—The Society for the Advancement of Consulting® (SAC), a leading global association of independent consulting professionals, today announced the initial winners of the Corrie Shanahan Memorial Award for Advancing Consulting. The award, announced at the 16th annual meeting of the organization, is given to the two independent consultants who have done the most to advance the profession in the previous year.

Andrew Hollo, principal consultant and director of Workwell Consulting in Melbourne, Australia, received the award for established consultant and Amy Lee Segami, president and managing principal of Segami Studios & Consulting, Chicago, IL, received the award for emerging consultant.

The award has been named in memory of Corrie Shanahan, a SAC member who passed away earlier this year. Corrie Shanahan was an expert in rapidly strengthening organizational performance, productivity, and corporate culture, and the author of Do it, Mean it, Be it. The Keys to Achieve Success, Happiness and Everything You Deserve at Work and in Life.

“Corrie was an active, generous member of this community, who exemplified the qualities we were looking to recognize in a consultant,” according to Linda Popky, co-executive director of SAC. “We are pleased to be able to recognize her professionalism, dedication and unfailing optimism in spite of the health challenges she faced. It’s fitting that her spirit lives on with this award.”

A committee of SAC members, led by chair Pamela Harper, reviewed submissions and evaluated applicants based on a set of pre-defined criteria.

“We want to congratulate Andrew and Amy for winning this award,” said Lisa Anderson, co-executive director of SAC. “The applicant pool was highly qualified and reflects the high caliber of consultants who belong to the SAC association. We also want to thank Pam Harper and the entire award committee for their work to establish the award process in this initial year.”

“I am beyond delighted and grateful for the recognition that this award confers,” said Andrew Hollo. “Because this is offered by my peers and is based on a deep understanding of what it means to be a consultant, this is very meaningful to me.”

Amy Segami noted, “I am both honored and humbled to be the recipient of this award. Winning this means that I have made valuable and significant contributions to my clients and society. It also signals that I am on the right track,” she added.

Partner and Benefit Programs Grow

SAC continues to develop additional programs to provide value to solo consultants. This includes two different sets of ongoing webinars, in-person Meetups around the world, and a growing list of member benefits and discounts. The Institute of Management Consulting (IMC) has joined the list of SAC partners, which now includes C-Suite Network Advisors, the Society for Professional Consultants, Watermark, and Women in Consulting.

Additional benefits added to the SAC Member Discounts program including discounts on ridesharing provider Lyft, hybrid publishing house Greenleaf Publishing, and banking services from First Republic Bank.

About SAC

The Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC) is the premier association for independent consulting professionals who subscribe to an industry code of ethics and provide significant consulting results among their clients. Founded by Million Dollar Consulting guru Alan Weiss in 2003, SAC offers a series of in-person and online programs to help consultants share best practices and learn from industry experts and thought leaders in the business world. SAC today has nearly 200 members in 14 countries around the world. For more information, go to, email, or call (909) 563-1803.