Hilary Fordwich

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Grow your Business

with Strategic Relationship Building

Keynote Speaker

Event Host
and Panel Moderator.

Business Dev.
Boot Camps

A 5-phased tailored

Golf Expert

Golf Commentator
and Speaker.

Hilary Fordwich

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Hilary’s Speaking Topics

How to Gain & Retain Clients

Establishing Trust, Respect & Likability Fast

During this session attendees learn how to build and manage relationships resulting in real and measurable business growth due to quickly establishing trust, respect and likability. This is critical to achieve as in all technical fields such as finance, engineering, architecture, IT, law and accounting, only about 15% of financial success is due to technical knowledge, while 85% is due to these human engineering skills.

This keynote presentation is highly motivational & inspirational while tactical & practical.


Wooing Prospects and Winning Business

New Business Presentations

If you ask why one professional service firm was selected over another after the oral presentations, the typical refrain is: “They were our kind of people. They understood our business. We knew we could work with them. In a nutshell, they spoke our language!” This
session has resulted in large wins for Hilary’s clients. We work with the presentation team from start to finish as an oral presentation coach or at any juncture during the process to secure new business.


Business Golf

92% say golfing is a good way to make new business contacts

These sessions demonstrate that golf is one of the most powerful business development and career advancing tools. Golf is the great equalizer, leveling the playing field, bringing in new business and creating alliances to deepen existing client relationships.


Hear what companies are saying
about working with Hilary Fordwich.

Review testimonials by industry:

“Our business is dedicated to individual sales service. We chose Hilary because we realized the importance of mixing business and golf and doing it correctly. Hilary provided the tool of a golf setting having revenue for clients while still having fun. Hilary’s seminar was beneficial because it resonated golf at all levels, the novice golfer, intermediate and the seasoned golfer. She hit on all levels — everyone felt they got something out of her presentation, especially as it pertains to business and golf. I recommend Hilary to any association. Her presentation was dynamic and left everyone energized. She hit on all levels.”

Bryan Lambert

President, United Sales Professionals of America

“Thank you for kicking off the Career Symposium this afternoon. Your talk was terrific—and extremely relevant! We greatly appreciate you sharing your time and expertise with our students… Your message was perfect for an MBA audience and it tied in very nicely with our Own It! Pillars…A fantastic start to the afternoon’s events.”

Ken White, PhD

Associate Dean, MBA & Executive Programs, College of William & Mary Raymond A. Mason School of Business

“Every Field marketing person I spoke with gave the highest praise for Hilary’s speech and the working session she had with us. It was an invaluable session.”

Patricia Chrzan

Vice President, Microsoft

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Hilary has delivered keynotes for numerous organizations.

Selected Speaking:

Hilary has delivered keynotes for numerous organizations some of which are listed here:
National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) Cyber Conference (Moderator)
National Contract Management Association (NCMA) (World Congress Speaker)
AFCEA Leadership Series (Interview)
McLean Chamber Cyber Security Symposium (Moderator)
SECAF Conference (Moderator)
Annual Marketing Awards at AMA (Host-MC)
Greater Washington Board of Trade, Potomac Conference & Leadership Panels
National Association of Office & Industrial Properties (NAOIP) (Annual Judge)
2013 APMP Mid-Atlantic Conference (Speaker)
KPMG’s ELIW (Executive Leadership Institute for Women) (Panelist)
PGA National AT&T’s Women’s Executive Series (Panelist)

Additional events include:

Annual Microsoft Marketers Conference
Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County
Chesapeake Technology Council
Chief Learning Officers Forum
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
CXO Forum
DC Women’s Bar Association
eWomenNetwork, (DC, NVA & MD chapters)
Executive Leadership Institute
Fairfax County Chamber ‘Power Golf’ and Leadership Institute
Greater Washington Board of Trade
Greater Washington Board of Trade, Potomac Conference & Leadership Panels
Hellenic American Women’s Council
Information Technology Services Marketing Association (ITSMA)
Innovations 2009 Keynote, Anne Arundel
Legal Marketing Association
Loudoun County Chamber
MC for the Annual Marketing Awards at American Marketing Association
McLean Chamber of Commerce
McLean County Chamber
National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP) (Annual Judge)
National Contract Management Association (NCMA) – World Congress
National Foundation of Independent Businesses
National Grassroots Council
National Press Foundation
Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC)
PGA National Executive Series
Potomac Tech Wire
Prince William County Chamber
Renaissance Executive Forums
Society of the Marketing of Professional Services (SMPS)
The Junior League
United Professional Sales Association (UPSA)
University of Mary Washington Keynote 25th Celebration Symposium
University of Maryland, Smith MBA School, International Marketing & Branding
University of Virginia Alumni
Vistage CEO Roundtable
Women in Technology
Women’s Congressional Group
World Leadership Youth Congress

Hilary also:

Hilary has written a monthly expert opinion column on business development for the Washington Business Journal and Smart CEO. Her advice has been featured in the Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN Fortune, Fox Business News, NewsMax, Chicago Tribute, NPR’s Marketplace, USA Network, CBS Market-Watch, Legal Times, AOL Sports, The Wall Street Journal, CareerBuilder.com, and many other national and regional media outlets.

Hilary serves on the Board of Directors for Optic Technologies, British American Business Association, Easter Seals and has served on other boards including Revere Bank, The First Tee DC, and Junior Achievement. She has held many leadership positions with a number of organizations including the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) the Board of Trade and many others (noted below).

Hilary’s Golf Experience.

Reston Limousine
United Professional Sales Association
Tucker Arensberg
Smith Barney
Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox

Fordwich is the Former Host of Government Contracting Weekly on CBS’s local affiliate, W*USA TV-9. She has been featured on PGA Sunday, lectured on Golf for Business and Life, a PGA-sponsored program at the University of Maryland Graduate Business School and is an avid golfer.

She has been a regular commentator on ABC NewsChannel 8’s “Capital Golf Weekly” and The Washington Post’s “MetroTalk.” She competed in the 2003, 2004 and 2005 US Women’s Southern Amateur and has won three Clubm Championships. She currently rates golf courses for GolfWeek Magazine.