Our Leadership Team
Bill Bliss has worked in the areas of Executive and Leadership Development, Organization Effectiveness, Staffing and Compensation throughout his 25 year career. After five years as a Partner in a consulting firm, he established Bliss & Associates Inc. in 1996 where he and his firm work with business owners and leaders to become better leaders with greater influence and impact.
Prior to his consulting experience, Bill held various managerial positions on both the divisional and corporate levels. He has created and implemented processes, systems and programs in staffing, training, organization effectiveness, management development, compensation, succession planning, performance management and quality management. His corporate experience was gained at such companies as Squibb Pharmaceutical Corporation, Emery Worldwide, Fidelity Investments and Reader’s Digest.
Bill has coached a wide variety of executives including Chief Executive Officers, Presidents, Vice Presidents and Directors across many disciplines. Today, he is one of the most sought after executive coaches for senior executives in the Eastern part of the United States. He has facilitated strategic planning, teambuilding and leadership development sessions for a variety of clients in manufacturing, technology, retail, real estate services and construction, publishing, transportation services, financial services, not-for-profit and other industries. In addition, he works with a large number of family owned businesses in areas of leadership development, executive coaching and leadership succession from one generation to the next. Bill is a founding partner of the John Maxwell Team, and a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Trainer and Speaker.
Bill holds a BS in Business Administration and has authored Success In The C-Suite: Top Seven Strategies for Extraordinary Achievement (2014), Leadership Lessons From THE BOOK (NIN Publishing, 2009), Your Journey to Success: 10 Steps to a Successful Transition and co-authored The Career Marketer, a guide to personal and professional career development. He has authored a number of articles and been quoted in several business publications.
Judith Quinn-Bliss, LPC, NCC has management experience in the areas of resource planning and staffing, employee and leadership development, employee relations, and outsourcing in changing and progressive environments including consumer products, pharmaceuticals, direct mail marketing, publishing, and retail. For twenty years, Judy has held a variety of positions in corporate human resources functions, and is most recently performing as a senior consultant with Bliss & Associates Inc. As a consultant, she has been involved in career counseling, executive coaching, staffing and competency-based assessment projects with pharmaceutical, consumer products and retail clients.
Judy’s foundational corporate experience was gained at BP Amoco/Castrol Oil, Gillette/Duracell, Reader’s Digest Association, BMI/McGraw-Hill, and Control Data Corporation, where her expertise has ranged from international director to the head of staffing. She has managed several organizational integrations and redesigns due to mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; led the development of a values and competencies program; and partnered with management on human capital planning, placement, performance, development, compensation, and communication initiatives.
Judy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor and has her MA, Counseling degree from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. Her memberships have included the Society of Human Resources Management and the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Paul Clark joined Bliss & Associates Inc. as Vice President of Business Development with over 25 years of professional experience in leadership disciplines – as a business owner, corporate executive, board member/chairperson, and business coach. As a certified instructor with Dale Carnegie Training since 2008, Paul has worked with senior executives and business leaders in various training, mentoring and coaching capacities. He specializes in business development and organizational effectiveness, including board governance, training, hiring & team building, within diverse industries that include manufacturing, education, healthcare, logistics, transportation and non-profits.
With a Communications and Leadership degree from Bob Jones University, and with extensive experience in marketing and sales, Paul brings a growth perspective to organizational leadership. He has been a catalyst, helping senior business leaders develop themselves and their teams and their organizations to achieve aggressive growth strategies.
At Bliss & Associates Inc., Paul partners with client leaders to provide perspectives, tools and processes to accelerate personal and organizational growth. As Vice President of Business Development, Paul also plays a vital role in expanding the reach of Bliss & Associates Inc. to new organizations, particularly focusing in the Southern United States.
Based in Greenville SC, Paul can be reached at 864-905-2171 or PClark@BlissAssociates.com.