Success for any leader in the business world is a combination of many factors including hard work, perseverance, and commitment to a higher purpose – and Dr. Courtney R. McCashland is living proof of this. Her extraordinary track record building companies through talent research, predictive analytics, and business growth strategies has demanded that she navigate male-dominated industries, becoming a trailblazer for women in business. Perhaps the most important lesson she’s learned through her journey is the power of resilience and the advantage gained by tapping into trends to prepare for future success.
Born in a small town in the Midwest, Dr. McCashland faced numerous challenges from a young age. Despite obstacles, she never lost sight of her dream of becoming a successful business leader. She worked through setbacks, earned scholarships to finance her university undergraduate, masters, and doctorate degrees, and started TalentMine® – her first talent analytics company – early in her career. Her company quickly gained traction, and soon she was sought after by larger corporations and startups alike.
Dr. McCashland continued her successful journey serving as the Chief Executive Officer for TalentMine and Strengths Research, as the President of Kenexa’s Global Assessment Division, and as the President of Science & Strategy for IBM’s Smarter Workforce. She most recently joined Troy Kanter to co-found AuctusIQ, a talent analytics and business software company that is revolutionizing the sales industry. Under her leadership, the company has become one of the fastest-growing companies in the country and has been recognized for its innovative solutions and exceptional results.
Throughout her journey, which includes thousands of interviews with high-performing leaders, Dr. McCashland has learned valuable lessons about how the best leaders accelerate business success. She has uncovered the talents that the top leaders share and a wealth of knowledge about effective leadership strategies to share with others. To succeed as a leader, she emphasizes the importance of resilience, empathy, and a deep understanding of each team member’s talents and competencies to deliver results. Dr. McCashland also stresses how the most successful leaders inspire others to incessantly strive for excellence, stay ahead of the curve, and embrace new technologies to drive growth.
By harnessing 30 years of performance-based research through Dr. McCashland’s leadership, AuctusIQ has established itself as the global leader in talent analytics that accurately predict sales performance, offering its clients exceptional results and unparalleled insights into their businesses. Through the evolution and expansion of cutting-edge solutions like TalentIQ, DealIQ, and CoachingIQ, AuctusIQ has become a game-changer in the sales industry. These innovative tools enable high-growth, mid-sized, and global enterprise companies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their sales organizations through predictive software analytics to hire, onboard, train, coach, and develop sales talent.
It’s time to take the reins of your leadership journey and unlock your secret to success. With insights available through the AuctusIQ solutions, you will find the inspiration and guidance you need to take your business to the next level.