Authentic leadership is always striving to leave a tangible mark in the world. Those tangible marks are preceded by moments of scholarship where leaders strive to learn and improve their practice. The Footprint of Success: Stories of Impact from Leaders and Entrepreneurs gives tangible steps and transferable skills that each leader and entrepreneur endured.

Each chapter is filled with nuggets of knowledge that they encountered on their journey toward success. Leaders impact the world and leave a footprint that is lasting for generations to come. If the focus of leadership is on things other than profits and managerial decisions, and more towards what lasts beyond influence, they can instigate a remarkable legacy beyond themselves and leave a model for others to follow.

The pages of this book will propel you to grow into the leader you dream of becoming. More than a name on the desk or a title on a business card, you will learn to leave a lasting leadership footprint creating a clear and didactic path for others to follow, encouraging you and others to blaze new trails.


1st Row: Gerrell Crawford, Luis C. Delgado, Dawn Paul,
Jenn Kleiber, & Kim Lotts,

2nd Row: Fred Brooks Jr., Larry W. Brooks, Franqua Bedell,
Dr. Shauna T. Sobers, & Emilian V. White, 

3rd Row: Dr. Maurice Lawson, Darren M. Palmer, Stephanie Palmer, & Dr. Lyonel S. Traylor

About Dr. Sobers:

Dr. Shauna T. Sobers is the CEO / Facilitator / Consultant for shaunatsobers, LLC, a company specializing in leadership education and consulting for supervisors, student organizations, individuals, and teams. She is passionate about helping people recognize their talents and express it in their own way. For over a decade, Dr. Sobers has been advising leaders of all levels as well as presenting and facilitating workshops on CliftonStrengths™ based leadership, employee engagement, women’s empowerment, and career advancement preparation.

Dr. Sobers has a Doctorate of Education in Administration and Leadership from University of the Pacific in Stockton, California and certifications in Strengths Approaches to Higher Education Leadership and Student Success as well as Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI).

Dr. Sobers is also an Assistant Director for Residence Life in the Department of Housing and Dining at the University of Texas at Austin with 14 years of experience working as a student affairs administrator for 6 colleges/universities. She specializes in leadership development, student government/organizations, residence life, student activities, and assessment.

In 2016 Dr. Sobers started a blog entitled, “Leadership Lessons from Dance” which led to the TEDx Talk entitled, “The Dance of Leadership”. In 2018 Dr. Sobers did a SA Speaks Talk entitled, “Resilience Tree: Growing Pathways to Senior Leadership” about the model referenced in this chapter and which will be featured in an upcoming book!

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