ETA is a consortium of management and technical trainers/consultants who are outstanding educators, coaches, authors, and keynote speakers who have inspired and developed technical professionals worldwide. As instructors, they receive "excellent" ratings and are recognized for being entertaining and energetic. Participants leave with a great learning experience about real-world issues and solutions.
PHIL AILES has extensive experience in the development and delivery of innovative technical and management courses.
Prior to forming Ailes Consulting, Phil worked at Fidelity Investments as a Senior Project Manager/Instructional Designer designing, developing,
delivering and managing company-wide IT training programs. Phil has worked as the Sales Training Manager at Markem,
Global Training Director at NetScout systems, and Senior Sales Trainer at Digital Equipment Corporation.
He holds a Master of Management degree from Cambridge College in Cambridge Massachusetts.
Phil is dedicated to the success of his customers through the use of innovative and interactive training techniques, ensuring positive results. Phil lives in Massachusetts.
CORINE ANDERS has experience in training, facilitating, coaching, public speaking, seminar design and customization, sales and management. Over the past 20 years, she has trained and consulted with thousands of executives, managers, sales people, technicians, support staff and new recruits.
Her expertise is wide sweeping. It includes high stakes presentations, private consultations, business writing, sales communication, interviewing and management skills. Corine played a key role in leadership development programs at the General Electric - Jack Welch Education Center, Cisco Systems, UBS Warburg, and Yale University. She has worked with the United Nations and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. She has conducted seminars across the United States, Europe, Canada and Mexico.
JANET BAILEY is a highly rated speaker, coach and award-winning writer on productivity and communication. She has developed creative methods to help leaders focus on the right priorities and has trained hundreds of engineers, sales professionals and managers to communicate clearly and to handle tough, demanding workloads. Her presentations throughout the U.S. and U.K. offer practical, powerful techniques that participants use right away to save time and stay on message.
Her columns and articles on time management, life balance, psychology and career development have appeared in leading publications including Chief Executive, Bottom Line Personal, Robb Report, Health and Reader's Digest. Her entertaining history of San Francisco, The Great San Francisco Trivia & Fact Book, was an Amazon bestseller. As a corporate communications consultant, she has helped clients from a wide variety of industries reach their audiences effectively.
Janet has a degree in journalism and psychology from Stanford University, was an adjunct faculty member at New York University, and has served in leadership roles for the National Speakers Association and the American Society of Journalists and Authors
ERIC BLOOM, a former CIO, today is President and CTO of Manager Mechanics LLC, a company specializing in Information Technology (IT) leadership development and IT soft skills training.
Eric began his career as a software developer (programmer) and moved up through the ranks to CIO. Therefore, he understands his topic, IT management, from the bottom up. As they say, "He walks the walk."
Prior to founding Manager Mechanics, Eric held senior IT leadership positions at The Boston Company Asset Management, Monster.com, Independence Investments, and Fidelity Investments. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at Bentley College and Boston University and is the author of several computer and management books.
Eric holds bachelor degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Systems from Bentley University and has an MBA from Babson College. He lives in Massachusetts.
BARBARA BROCKLEBANK has over 15 years experience as a consultant and corporate trainer. Barbara works with executives at all levels helping groups and individuals prepare for important presentations and business communications. She has conducted hundreds of skills development programs for a diverse group of industries including: technology, financial, health care, pharmaceutical, legal, scientific and consumer products.
She believes that compelling speakers are created, not born and that all executives can improve their natural speaking style to inform, motivate or inspire their audiences.
BARRY FLICKER, author of Working at Warp Speed, is an internationally known expert on developing high performance organizations through leadership, project management, team building, communication and negotiating skills. He helps organizations resolve conflict, optimize change and produce quality results by discovering their most efficient blend of technical and behavioral assets.
Barry brings over 20 years of management experience in the computer industry to the design and delivery of corporate training programs. The elements of creativity, inspiration and non-linear problem solving reflect his years of experience in management.
This expertise, blended with his skills as a performing artist in the fields of magic, acting and standup comedy, presents a refreshing approach to training. Participants consistently rate his programs "excellent and entertaining!"
LARRY FOGLI has exceptional experience and a proven record of accomplishments as a former corporate executive and vice-president of human resources. As an external corporate executive consultant in this field, Larry’s has contributed his expertise in the high-tech, financial, retail, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, professional sports, entertainment, and insurance industries.
Larry served as Chief Executive Officer and President of People Focus, a provider of corporate and organizational business solutions. With his unique combination of applied experience and academic training, Larry specializes in organizational restructuring, job design and redesign, improving customer service delivery, executive coaching, individual-executive assessment, employee hiring and promotion systems, employee and customer surveys and performance assessment-feedback.
Larry received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in Organizational Behavior and Business Administration.
He has published in professional journals and books on a variety of topics related to his work experience.
Dr. Fogli has taught courses in the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, School of Business and Economics,
California State University East Bay, and the Department of Psychology, San Francisco State University
MARY GRACE GLASIER
is a published author and a highly energetic, motivating, and inspiring speaker and professional trainer who specializes in the fields of communication and personal effectiveness. During her career in sales, marketing, and training,
she has developed curriculum in the areas of business writing, interpersonal communication, conflict management, customer service, and sales.
Her classrooms are living laboratories of how people can work together productively,
and presented in an animated and interactive (and fun!) style. She has experience in the high tech, engineering, and scientific fields and works well with a wide array of audiences.
Mary Grace has a proven track record in management. She is known for motivating and elevating productivity of personnel at all organizational levels. She has managed teams of 10 to 20 people for the last ten years and groups of 75 to 125 people. Mary Grace coaches, mentors, and trains people to attain higher levels of productivity, confidence, and satisfaction. She has recruited, hired, and developed managers to grow their teams and produce unprecedented results.
After building a successful career in systems engineering, software development and systems integration, Payson worked as a project manager, troubleshooter and reviewer on a variety of large-scale projects in the public and private sectors. He now welcomes the opportunity to provide training skills on strategic planning, portfolio management and project selection, management and execution.
Payson has a B.S in Computer Science from California State University-Sacramento.
A seasoned organizational and process redesign professional, PHIL HALLSTEIN has led companies around the globe to respond to market changes faster and smarter. As a consultant, facilitator, and instructor, he is sought after for his in-depth management strategies and customized leadership programs. His clients are organizations seeking faster action cycles, more responsive business processes, highly effective teams, greater customer satisfaction and other bottom-line benefits. In addition to establishing his own international management consulting firm, which served clients including American Express, Smith Barney, First Interstate Bank and BBDO Advertising, Phil has devised results-oriented change management strategies for progressive companies and global organizations in a range of industries. Phil is the co-author of "40 Days to Prosperity", a practical and spiritual guide to professional and personal wellbeing.
MICHAEL HEIM has been a trainer, speaker, consultant and course designer in the areas of presentation skills, cultural diversity and interpersonal communication for over 17 years. He has spent several years designing and conducting programs in Presentation Skills, Interpersonal Communication Skills, Team Building, Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, Cultural Diversity and Customer Service.
He has consulted for many companies including Apple Computer, AT&T, Bank of America, Pacific Bell, National Semiconductor, Cirrus Logic, Kaiser Permanente, Intel, and many other Fortune 500 companies.
DEBBIE HILDEBRANDT provides training and coaching to individuals seeking to improve their spoken communication skills. Over the past nineteen years she has coached executives in a variety of industries including accounting and professional services, pharmaceutical, financial, health care, communications, commercial real estate, and technology. Clients include senior partners at Deloitte & Touche, KPMG, and Cushman & Wakefield. Additionally, Debbie has conducted group-training sessions at Mattel, Johnson & Johnson, Bell Atlantic, Tufts Health Plan, Fidelity, Fleet, Nextel Partners, Microsoft, Weyerhaeuser and Fujitsu. Private sessions vary from improving one-to-one communications to preparing and rehearsing a major presentation or speech. Group sessions include communication skills for meetings and presentations.
In addition to her corporate work, Debbie has been a member of the Training and Development staff at Brown University, where she designed and delivered programs on management development, presentation skills, conflict resolution and team building. While an instructor in the University of Hawaii system, she taught courses in both the speech and business education departments.
Debbie has also served as a Director for Kaplan Test Prep, an international education company, where she was responsible for statewide sales, marketing implementation and instructor training.
Debbie resides in the heart of Boston and enjoys travel and running. She holds an MBA and undergraduate degrees in both education and psychology.
PAM JAEGER has over 20 years' experience in executive coaching and leadership development,
organizational development initiatives, team building, and global
business conference design and facilitation. She partners with clients to promote personal and team development
in alignment with dynamic business goals. Her services
include assessment interviews and focus groups, program and
meeting design, training, coaching and facilitation activities.
Ms. Jaeger has an MA in Education from Boston University, BA in Psychology from Wheaton College, and is certified in Myers Briggs Type Indicator, the Profilor (external 360 feedback instrument), and The PaperRoom System (internal 360 feedback system).
JIM KENNEDY is one of the most well-known and respected training and development resources for a wide variety of industries including high-tech, financial, health care, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and insurance.
Jim has posted a long list of professional achievements in helping clients solve business problems with his combined expertise in training and organizational development.
He has also authored numerous training programs and customized organizational development interventions. He is an expert in productivity and quality improvement programs, as well as structured group problem solving processes. Jim is also a top-level facilitator and trainer on topics including team building and skills development for managing, sales negotiating and interviewing. He has broad and successful international experience, with numerous implementations, throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada.
Jim holds a B.A in Behavioral Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco.
KEN KERBER, Ph.D. is an organizational psychologist and educator who uses his understanding of how people learn to deliver powerful training and development solutions for organizations,
teams, and individuals. Ken has consulted with over 60 organizations including Accenture, Dell Technologies, Avid Technology, Boston Scientific, Wells Fargo, MIT Lincoln Laboratory,
Harvard Clinical Research Institute, and Amica Insurance. Ken has also taught graduate courses in the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University,
the Masters in Communications Management Program at Simmons College, and the D’Amore-McKim Graduate School of Business at Northeastern University.
DEBORAH MASTERS has over 20 years experience as a consultant, coach, and course designer for Presentation Skills, Value Selling, and Interpersonal Communication. She has worked with thousands of individuals and conducted hundreds of skills development programs in a variety of industries, including technology, finance, entertainment, science, and sports. She has also assisted organizations through critical transitions, such as mergers and acquisitions.
As a respected public speaking coach and communication strategist,
Deborah’s work focuses on business communication and personal change. She works with senior executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and teams to help them communicate creatively with confidence and clarity, and to develop and deliver compelling messages that inspire and motivate.
Effective Training has partnered with Eric Bloom of Manager Mechanics to offer webinars tailored specifically for the IT audience.
HOWARD MILLER, a detail, results-oriented individual with outstanding presentation and communication skills, teaches management skills to new managers, seasoned managers, entrepreneurs and executives. He uses his skills as a trainer, facilitator, and executive/management/business coach to help his clients utilize their internal behaviors and styles to maximize communication and productivity skills. This results in a clearer vision and mission, specific and measurable goals and actions, and more strategies to ensure financial, professional and personal success!
Howard has a Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, from the State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY, a Certificate in Training and Human Resource Development from University of California, Berkeley, and graduated from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in San Rafael, California.
Barry has also designed and delivered customized training in writing and cross-cultural communication for software and hardware engineers in China, Taiwan, and Korea.
He is a popular speaker at industry conferences, including delivering a session on audit report writing at the All-Star Speakers Conference in Las Vegas for the Internal Audit Association (IIA).
In Barry's programs, he (1) focuses on understanding the training needs of participants and (2) builds on concepts and develops customized tools to meet those needs. He maintains an easy rapport with participants to create an atmosphere of working together to overcome performance challenges. His approach ensures that the training material applies to each participant's day-to-day work.
MARYANN MURPHY is a professional organizer, speaker, and time-management consultant who has spent more than 25 years helping people learn new skills and be more organized. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and holds a certificate as Specialist in Chronic Disorganization from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. A former psychotherapist, Maryann has also worked in business and government, and can speak to the challenges of organizing both time and space in a variety of settings.
Maryann is a member of the National Speakers Association and the American Society for Training and Development. She’s also a Distinguished Toastmaster (the highest earned honor in Toastmasters International) and a member and past Director of Professional Development for NAPO-New England (the National Association of Professional Organizers).
Maryann has appeared on television and radio, and spoken to small groups, large rallies, and everything in between, helping people manage their time as well as their living and work spaces.
PATRICK NEAL has a passion for helping people and organizations reduce costs, improve productivity, and shorten time-to-market by developing organizational and individual competence in project management. He has worked with more than 200 organizations including IBM, AT&T, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, and PG&E. More than 10,000 project managers have attended his training classes.
Patrick was a member of the Hewlett-Packard Project Management Initiative which was credited by an industry study with developing the best high-technology approach to project management. He founded the Project Management Office at Agilent Technologies.
Patrick has a doctorate in Organizational Communication and is certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
CAROL PIRAS has over 20 years experience as a business leader, organizational consultant, executive coach and trainer. She provides domain knowledge and expertise in design and development of leadership strategies and architecture that achieve business goals. Her work with leaders focuses on business and leadership alignment with individuals and their teams. Carol’s experience spans a wide range of industries including, high technology and engineering, biotech, financial services, defense and start-up/entrepreneurial companies. Having held internal leadership positions from COO to Human Resources, she understands the pragmatic realities under which companies operate.
She brings tools and assessments to clients including 360 feedback instruments, online survey tools, e-learning technologies, Myers Briggs and team building workshops, as well as customized resources. Carol has a B.A. in Psychology from UC Irvine and is certified to use the following assessments: MBTI® Instrument, PDI 360° Leadership assessments, DISC Personal Profile, Managing Personal Growth.
JILL PODOLSKY has applied her 20+ years of experience in Human Resources at a variety of large and mid-size high tech companies, including Apple Computer, Merix Corporation, Applied Materials, NEC Electronics and Extreme Networks. She has proven success in the areas of leadership and organization development, with emphasis on designing programs to align employees with the needs of the company’s internal and external customers.
She has created and implemented innovative training programs as well as designed and facilitated customer workshops for leadership teams and managers to align goals and objectives within organizations. She has implemented tools and processes for assessing team talent and skills and has facilitated assimilation and orientations programs to quickly integrate new employees into organizations. She has coached leaders at all levels of the organization in dealing with employee issues and professional development. She is qualified to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) as well as the DiSC assessment.
Jill holds a BS degree in Secondary Education from the University of Minnesota and has completed the HR Executive Strategy program at the University of Michigan.
LINDA PRICE is an internationally known trainer who works with technology-driven companies in the areas of management development, communication, conflict management using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, customer service, and team building. Her 30 years of professional experience in high-tech companies include: Executive Coaching, Sales Training Manager, and HR Director. Since 2001, Linda has conducted programs for the IEEE Engineering Management Society, Silicon Valley Chapter.
Ms. Price lectures at universities in business management, human resources, organizational behavior, and communication. Linda hosted a television talk show on business, special interest, and social awareness issues.
Linda holds a master's degree in Management Development.
JOHN PRINCE is an expert in personal and public communication. Since 1987, he has provided training and consulting expertise to people at all levels of the business world, from the newly hired to upper management. He has shown these individuals how to remove barriers to effective communication and enabled them to deliver their messages powerfully and effectively in public as well as in personal forums. Equally comfortable in working with small and large groups as well as with individuals, he has helped people gain the confidence and skills necessary to strengthen and improve themselves and ultimately, their organizations.
John has developed and managed training and consulting staffs and designed and delivered training programs nationally and internationally. He has worked with groups and individuals from various disciplines such as sales, marketing, administrative, customer service and management from a variety of industries, including banking, high-tech, pharmaceuticals, clothing, insurance, entertainment and public utilities.
John has also held positions in the hospitality industry and as an outside salesperson. He has served as a captain in the United States Air Force and worked in the Theater as well as Radio. He holds a B.A. in Spanish from Grove City College in Pennsylvania and currently resides in Sausalito, California.
PETER ROSSELLI has been a speaker, consultant, trainer and course designer in the areas of presentation skills and interpersonal communication for over 20 years. As a program manager for Decker Communications, a recognized leader in the Communications Consulting industry, Peter designed curricula and trained a staff of thirty-five consultants to deliver training programs internationally.
He has spent several years designing and conducting programs in Presentation Skills, Interpersonal Communication Skills, Team Building, Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, Cultural Diversity and Customer Service. He has consulted for many companies including Apple, Lab126/Amazon, AT&T, Yahoo!, EMC Software, Medtronic, TIBCO Software, Cypress Semiconductor, SAP, HP, NetApp, Lattice Semiconductor, Maxim Integrated Products, Bank of America, National Semiconductor, Kaiser Permanente and Intel.
Peter has associate instructors in Boston, New York, London and Milan
A former factory Operations Manager, RON SACCHI brings decades of leadership and management experience to the Human Resources arena. An energetic organizational development thought-leader with a track record of success in all areas of Human Capital development, he has managed and consulted managers in start-ups, joint-ventures, factories as well as in high-tech companies in Silicon Valley.
Holding an MBA from Saint Mary's College, Mr. Sacchi is also licensed in various management, leadership and psychological profiling tools. An entertaining speaker, besides executive coaching and consulting to small and mid-size businesses, he has been requested to speak at conferences for ASTD, ODN, ISPI, SHRM, The American Management Association, and the International Society for Health and Productivity. His book, Design/ Build Your Business, was based on his experiences as the director of an internal business incubator at Intel and provides a blueprint for creating a scalable "any size business".
PATRICIA SEABRIGHT is an expert on interpersonal communication skills and process. She has developed and delivered training programs in the areas of management and employee development, strategic influencing, and presentation skills. Her expertise is founded on a successful career in sales and sales management with some of the top global companies such as Coca-Cola and Procter and Gamble in the UK.
In 2001 she founded Archimedes Consulting Limited which is dedicated to helping individuals, teams and organizations maximize their effectiveness. She has extensive experience of consultancy, training and development, working on team and individual development, designing, selling and delivering training programs.
She approaches client engagements by looking to gain an in depth understanding of the business and then using that to put together a tailored and specific solution for the needs to that particular client. This is an approach that has been highly successful with her portfolio of international clients, across a number of different industries from consumer goods to high tech.
She brings to her programs a genuine passion for people development; she’s known for her pragmatic, commercial and real-world approach with her engaging and entertaining style.
Patricia is an associate of the Coaching Academy, an NLP practitioner, a fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing and a Thomas International accredited practitioner.
LORA STENARD has over 20 years experience as a senior executive consultant with exceptional business acumen, interpersonal skills, and communication expertise.
Lora sees her mission as an opportunity to contribute to great leadership, the development of high performance teams, and the production of outstanding results for corporations. She provides coaching and training in spoken communications skills to professionals and executives at the CEO level. She has coached and trained thousands of people helping them develop and enhance their communications skills in presentations, sales situations, and business communications. She has helped them recognize their own personal style, enabling them to present themselves in a genuine, confident and compelling way.
Ms. Stenard spent over eleven years with Decker Communications as the Director of Training and a senior executive consultant designing and developing programs.
MARIAN STETSON-RODRIGUEZ focuses on successfully building global communication solutions including cross-cultural business training programs for 30 countries, multicultural diversity training, and international relocation and management development.
She holds a Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management, a B.A. in Linguistics from University of California at Berkeley, has attended La Sorbonne Paris IV, the Monterey Institute of International Studies and the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication. Her work includes over eighteen years of training and consulting for Fortune 500 company software designers, engineers, customer service centers, semiconductor fabs and assembly/test, clothing manufacturers, oil refineries, and universities in the United States, France, Ireland, Israel, Costa Rica and Venezuela plus managing projects in Japan, India, Philippines, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Brazil and Taiwan. Her areas of expertise are executive coaching for effectiveness overseas, building multicultural teams, and cross-cultural training program design.
A native of California, she lived and worked in France 1974-75 and in Venezuela 1980-82 and has lived, worked in, and traveled to over 30 countries. She is fluent in Spanish, and conversant in French and Italian.
PETER TURLA is a former NASA rocket designer who was on the design team of some of our nation’s most successful rockets including the Saturn 5. While he was at NASA he also developed and applied innovative time-management techniques to solve problems dealing with fast-changing priorities, frequent interruptions, stress, and tight deadlines.
Peter in now the president of National Management Institute and is an internationally acclaimed author and speaker whose practical time-management strategies have been featured on more than 200 radio and TV shows and in dozens of publications, such as the New York Times, Industry Week, the London World News and USA Today.
SIVA BHANU VISAHAN G, a behavioural specialist, consultant and trainer has extensive experience in organization development roles as well as facilitating the design and development of a HR Management System. His background in Psychology supports the core competencies he brings to any team. These competencies include: organizational development; process design; human resource and leadership development; transaction analysis; body language; facilitation; lecturing and research.
Siva holds several formal degrees. He is a Bachelor in Electronics and Communication engineering, an MBA, a postgraduate diploma in Human Resources and a Masters in Psychology. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Organizational Psychology. Siva has followed these academic courses with diverse informal study in the fields of transaction analysis, hypnosis, body language, research in personality development and more recently on the role of emotions in an organization context.
Previously he was actively engaged in guiding the development of Human Capital Management and Corporate Performance Management solutions.
He has provided training and consulting solutions to some of the leading companies across many countries.
MARTIN WOODROW is an experienced executive coach and business leader with over 20 years experience helping executives, senior managers, and mid-level managers in achieving their personal, professional, and corporate objectives. Martin's corporate background includes global responsibility as Sr. Director for KLA-Tencor's Executive Development Program, which became the benchmark in the high-tech industry and was recognized by Training Magazine's Top 100 Training Organizations between 2002 and 2006. Martin holds Master's degrees in Education and Organizational Management.
MARGIE ZOHN has enjoyed a 19-year career as an executive coach and trainer to leaders worldwide.
She has created and led hundreds of programs for organizations on topics including executive presence,
persuasion and influence, managing challenging relationships and team dynamics. Margie holds a faculty
appointment at Harvard University teaching public speaking and has worked with McKinsey & Company,
American Express, Capital One, Google, Fidelity, Wellington Management, The Federal Reserve,
Time Warner and Biogen Idec. She has also taught at executive education programs including Harvard,
Columbia, MIT and IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Margie earned her B.A. from Brown University and her Ed.M from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has completed post-graduate training in organizational psychology and is a certified coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF).