Franklin, TN
731-499-3014 (C)
Founder & Chief People Investor


fullsizeoutput_79dPhillip Sanderson is a Leadership coach, trainer and speaker with The John Maxwell Team, and the Founder and Chief People Investor of  Foundations2Success , as well as a highly regarded Senior Leader in the healthcare field. Phillip has an outstanding history of accomplishment in operational and process improvement, best practices, and growth initiatives in both start up and well established companies. In previous positions, his focus was on leadership and operational performance, with particular attention given to organizational growth and performance excellence. 

Phillip’s 27+ year career path includes leadership roles from Educator, Director to COO. His multi-faceted background has been instrumental in his collaborative management approach and his many successes.  Phillip’s greatest strength is in the application of best practices; utilizing well-honed skills that include meticulous attention to the fundamental components of scope, time, cost, risk, quality, integration, human resources and communication management. Phillip’s background as a Paramedic, an Educator, Director and an Executive afford him the ability to intimately grasp the specific needs of a complex healthcare system while keeping the big picture in mind, maximizing economic performance, and above all, ensuring sustainable growth by providing outstanding customer service.

Leveraging an ever-expanding portfolio of qualifications, Phillip has earned a solid reputation for his all-inclusive view of the operational process. From financial, functional, and practical viewpoints, his comprehensive management skills are also defined by his ability to coordinate intricate details, logistics and people; mitigate enterprise risk; discover problems; and formulate solutions and accountability. All of these components combine to ensure the quality of the operational process, and hence, the success of the organization.

Phillip’s desire for knowledge and professional growth has given rise to a mindset of constant and eager learning. He holds an MS in Healthcare Administration and a BS in Management, both from Bellevue University, Bellevue Nebraska. 

Phillip is a published author and sought after speaker with a variety of topics addressing the corporate arena. He shares his medical expertise and passion for leadership with his audiences, but he also brings to his presentations his reputation for empowering others to succeed, and indeed flourish, in their career as well as their personal lives. As an individual whose profession has taken him from the field to the corporate office, Phillip is uniquely positioned to bring an interdisciplinary and empathetic understanding to professionals at all levels. He inspires his audiences by setting the stage for a client-centric approach to performance excellence, with professional development as the gateway to opportunity and success.

Phillip resides in Middle Tennessee with his family. Looking forward, Phillip says, “I want to leave this earth having made a difference in someone’s life, and knowing that my family is proud of what they have helped me to accomplish.”

Phillip can be reached at , or by phone, at 731-499-3014

Scott Starnes, Ed.D., LP, TN I/C
Gray, Tennessee
423-791-5914 (C)
Chief Development Officer


As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and SpeakerScott can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, Scott will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.

With nearly 20 years of experience in the public safety and educational career fields, Scott has a well-rounded view of organizations and how teams can capitalize on individuals’ strengths, and he can customize a plan for growth for each of the members of your organization as well as the organization as a whole.

Scott currently resides in Johnson City, Tennessee, where he graduated from East Tennessee State University with an earned doctorate in educational leadership, and specialization in professional development. He earned his master’s degree in education from Milligan College. He earned his bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University, and holds an associate of applied science degree in public safety-paramedic from Walters State in Morristown, Tennessee. He has worked with countless students to establish their personalized growth plans. 

Dr. Starnes constantly seeks ways to add value to others, which is why he founded The Center for Personal Development & Growth in 2014. Utilizing the principles taught by Dr. Maxwell, Scott customizes personal growth plans for individuals and businesses. 

Dr. Starnes may be contacted at, or by phone, at 423-791-5914. Similarly, you can connect with him via social media on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.