Hilary Porta

Hilary Porta

President, Chief Executive Officer and Master Coach

Hilary Porta is an executive business performance and transformation master coach, management consultant, brand architect, public relations specialist, corporate trainer, spokesperson, a shepherd, a servant, author and keynote speaker who established H. Porta Coaching & Consulting in 2010. Drawing from her background of over 25+ years in both the financial services and non-profit industries, she leverages her real world corporate experiences and brings a pragmatic and commonsense approach to inspire VP-C-suite executives and entrepreneurs within corporations of all sizes, across a range of industries to grow and develop capabilities for sustainability and success, optimizing their full potential.  She is adept at leading strategic change initiatives on local, national and global landscapes as well as providing coaching services for C-levels, managing directors, partners, board members, Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs and individuals.

She currently resides in Davidson, North Carolina with her children and is heavily involved in volunteer community service including: Board of Directors of Laughlin Memorial Hospital Foundation, President of the Youth Builders, Treasurer for the Child Advocacy Center, Junior Achievement Board of Directors and Classroom Volunteer for Davidson Elementary,  Uptown Men’s Shelter/George Shinn Center, Habitat for Humanity, Arts Council Board, local government Comprehensive Plan Development Board, Boys & Girls Club and an active committee member for YoungLife.  In her spare time you can find Hilary writing, cooking (purveyor of fine food!), entertaining, antiquing and exploring off the beaten track (professed travel addict) and most recently has developed an affinity for jumping out of planes!

Ian H. Moore

Ian H. Moore

Principal, IMM

Ian Moore Motorsports is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, but in actuality operates globally at racetracks and exotic locales around the world. Led by company principal Ian H. Moore who has over 25+ years of professional motorsports experience and has partnered with top race teams globally such as Porsche, BMW X Raid, OMSE Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Overdrive Toyota and Honda just to name a few and has functioned in a variety of capacities brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and in-depth understanding of the inter workings from World Rally Championships, World Rally Cross Country, Dakar, East African Safari Rallies, Global Rally Cross and Touring from a functional perspective. Moore is known for his expertise and brings forth a cutting-edge excellence to the table in performance consulting and specializes in developing strategies designed to mitigate risk, improve cycle time and increase productivity, harmonize and build team loyalty all in order to streamline, optimize and bring a standardization and measurement to the back end processes to obtain the best return on investment for the owners and sponsors.

Ian, born in Ireland, also owns Adventure West, voted The Best Outdoor Escape 2013 by The Outsider Magazine and was most recently featured on the Wild Ireland television series.  AW was the first to bring Zorbing to Ireland and also offers zip lining, climbing and abseiling (repelling), coasteering, gorge walking, snorkeling  canoeing/kayaking, archery/air-soft and hillwalking. Ian is the proud father of his two children and is an avid Rugby fan and Coach. If Ian isn’t directing a team across multiple continents, you’ll likely find him either on an surfboard riding the wave at some exotic location or riding elephants in Tanzania. 

Nancy Southerland

Marketing Strategist & Sales Coach

Nancy Southerland brings marketing, sales, transformation, sustainability and education to H. Porta’s offering table and sees each as drivers of personal and business success.  As a change agent manager, Nancy serves H. Porta with executive business coaching, marketing brilliance and business writing and offers strategic business solutions for the individual as well as the business. She is an Online University Adjunct Professor in Marketing for East Tennessee State University where she is pioneering work with business simulations.  Regarded as a marketing guru, Nancy began her marketing background in pharmaceutical sales and was awarded The Presidents Circle of Excellence, the highest National Sales Honor awarded. Given her love for the pharmaceutical healthcare industry, the physician, and the hospital, she continues to bring research excellence and thought leadership to the industry.  Further, P.E.O. International, a philanthropic organization awarded her a grant for her community, professional and personal achievements.  Nancy holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, a Master’s in Business Administration from Tusculum College where she was a leader of her cohort in the accelerated MBA program and is currently working toward a PhD in Marketing with a minor in Economics.

Nancy resides in Greeneville, Tennessee where she has been involved with ministering to the aged, volunteered with GED in helping those students raise critical math skills as well as teaching English as a Second Language to raise the skills of cross cultural individual’s reading, writing and speaking of English. Similarly, she teaches public speaking and served as Vice President of Public Relations in Toastmasters, an international organization committed to the development of public speaking skills.

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