Marilyn K. Draper
Marilyn Draper has worked with leaders and organizations in the financial services, consumer products, technology, professional services, hospitality, energy, manufacturing, healthcare, telecommunications, and pharmaceutical industries. She helps leaders enhance individual effectiveness, teams improve collective performance, and organizations achieve strategic objectives. Her passion is supporting people who choose to communicate and collaborate more effectively and live life deeply as authentic, effective leaders.
Prior to forming Primodius, Marilyn was a partner in the Delta business unit of Oliver Wyman (founded as Delta Consulting by David Nadler, it later became Mercer Delta). Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm, is one of the four operating companies of Marsh and McLennan, a $12-billion Fortune 250 insurance, reinsurance, risk, and professional services organization. In that role, she worked with CEOs, boards of directors, executive teams, and other senior leaders on the design and implementation of executive and leadership strategies with impact across the enterprise. Previously, Marilyn was a senior consultant with Hay Group, where her focus was leadership effectiveness and performance of individuals, teams, and organizations.
After pursuing graduate studies in mathematics at Emory University, Marilyn earned a master’s degree in Learning, Leadership and Organizational Development from The University of Georgia.
Marilyn is the Chair of Membership and an Advisor to the Board and Executive Committee of Human Resource Leadership Forum (HRLF), a nonprofit professional association and network of human resource executives in Atlanta. Previously she served on the board of New York Human Resource People & Strategy (NYHRPS). Currently she serves on the Advisory Board of the School of Learning, Leadership & Organizational Development, Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy of the University of Georgia. She is the founder of Atlanta Executive Women (AEW), an intimate group of women who intentionally connect to share life experiences and unique challenges faced by women in executive roles. The group is made up of CEOs, heads of global business units and functional leaders of Fortune 1000 companies.
Heather M. Foster
Heather Foster is a business owner and consultant with more than 25 years of experience partnering with individuals and organizations to maximize their performance. Heather’s specialty is in coaching leaders to be exceptional managers, and in helping organizations to achieve their highest potential through a highly engaged workforce.
Heather has served as a senior leader and manager throughout her career and has worked with professionals at all levels to identify areas of strength, capture their vision for the future, and build a strategy for achieving personal and professional goals.
Heather has partnered with Fortune 500 organizations across most industries to define their unique formula for engagement, and to determine how to enhance business performance through alignment of vision, values, people, and culture. She has played integral roles in global and national studies to identify best practices for leadership and workforce engagement.
Heather specializes in all aspects of talent management, including attracting, engaging, developing, and retaining the talent needed to achieve business success. Specific services include strategy development and execution, culture analyses and surveys, 360 degree feedback, executive coaching, and competency development. The tools used are customized to meet the individual's and organization's distinct needs.
Previously, Heather was the Southeast Leader of Towers Perrin's Organization and Employee Research practice, a consultant in the Research and Organizational Effectiveness/Management Development Practices of the Hay Group, and a Vice President and Senior Consultant for a small firm that specializes in employee surveys, 360 degree feedback, and coaching.
Heather holds a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.