Local voices share tips for Clinton, GOP in 2016 race

Executive coach Anne Saile, president and CEO of The Saile Group, brings over 25 years of chief executive experience when advising multi-million dollar companies. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)Executive coach Anne Saile, president and CEO of The Saile Group, brings over 25 years of chief executive experience when advising multi-million dollar companies. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

BY MARK MCGUIRE
Gazette Reporter

CAPITAL REGION — Anne Saile is an executive coach for CEOs contemplating big business or personal decisions. Saile, the head of The Saile Group in Ballston Lake and former CEO of Bellevue Woman’s Hospital, essentially guides leaders through transformational changes.

She has advice for Hillary Rodham Clinton as the former first lady, senator and secretary of state seeks the Democratic nomination for president: “Stay focused — and not on nonrelevant issues that will be raised, such as what happened during her husband’s presidency.”

Saile supports Clinton’s candidacy and its potential historical significance if she becomes the first female to receive a major party’s presidential nomination. “She learned a lot the first time she ran for president.”

Meanwhile, local Republican leaders have a tip for whoever comes out of a crowded GOP field with the Republican nomination: Run not only against Clinton, but the legacy of President Barack Obama. After all, it worked for Obama in 2008, many argue, when he leveraged the record of President George W. Bush in running against Sen. John McCain.

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