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.
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 has over 25 years of professional experience and is the author of the award winning book Manager Mechanics: Tips and Advice for First-Time Managers.
Prior to his role as president of Manager Mechanics, Eric has been the senior technology officer at various companies, controlled multi-million dollar budgets, managed off shore resources, and led teams spread across multiple locations. He has been a senior executive at The Boston Company Asset Management, Monster Worldwide, 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.
ROXANNA DUNN holds a Masters in Education and an MBA in Information Technology. She spent 20 years managing engineers at Hewlett Packard Company, including a number of years developing business systems architectures. She weaves the conceptual view of academia with the real-world view of corporate experience and the integration view of architecture. Her emphasis is on how management methods connect long-range, high level plans with daily, individual activities.
DR. JASMINE FAST-LIN was born in Taiwan, lived in Europe for over a decade, and is fluent in Mandarin, English, German and Taiwanese. She currently delivers several courses in APAC region, mostly Hong Kong, cities in Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea.
Apart from her training and consultancy work, Dr. Fast-Lin likes writing and has published more than 500 articles related to global management practices, particularly in the field of cross-cultural management. The trainings delivered by Dr. Fast-Lin are extremely well received by participants from Fortune 500 companies of more than 15 nationalities, and in various job levels (executives to senior/middle managers and junior managers/new recruits). Dr. Fast-Lin received her MA in Human Resources Development and Ph.D. of Management Learning, specializing in Cross-Cultural Management, from Lancaster University, UK, and a MBA from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK; and a BA in Economics from Chinese Culture University in Taiwan. Dr. Fast-Lin is a member of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) in UK and a certified DiSC trainer for personal profiling.
BARRY FLICKER, author of Working at Warp Speed, is a nationally known expert on the of developing high performance organizations through leadership development, 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 20 years of management experience in the computer industry to the design and delivery of corporate training programs. The elements of creativity, inspiration and nonlinear 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 present a refreshing approach to training. Participants consistently rate his programs "Excellent and entertaining!"
MARY GRACE GLASIER is a published author and professional trainer who specializes in the field of communication and personal effectiveness. During her career in sales, marketing, and training, she 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 the information is well-researched and documented, and presented in an animated and interactive style. She has experience in the high tech, engineering, and scientific fields and works well with a wide array of audiences. Mary Grace has also worked extensively in the non-profit sector as a development officer and in government sectors as a trainer.
LINDA GUNTHER’s work as an HR functional leader in several great companies and her leadership of Learning and Development/OD teams enables her to be a high impact, value add business partner, consultant and instructor; responding intelligently and flexibly to a company's specific needs. Linda served as instructor for 10 years at University of Phoenix in the MBA program, co-designing course content for Organizational Behavior and Business Communications programs.
Most recently, Linda held the position of Director, Human Resources Business Partners where she built the HRBP team as well as designed and delivered the first global management training foundational program for Atmel Corporation. Prior to this, Linda was Senior Director, Human Resources at Dionex Corporation (life science). Linda led the HR M&A activities both as an acquirer of businesses on the Dionex side and then as an acquiree, with Dionex’s integration into Thermo Fisher Scientific.
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 15 years' experience in education, training, and organizational development. She partners with clients to promote personal and team development in alignment with dynamic business goals. Ms. Jaeger specializes in professional skills development as well as the design and facilitation of innovation sessions. Pam holds a BA in Psychology from Wheaton College and a MA in Education from Boston University.
JIM KENNEDY is one of the most respected training and development experts in the bay area. His extensive background includes success in sales and management positions in three industries. Jim was Training Director for World Savings before forming his own business in 1987. For the last 14 years, Jim has helped his clients solve business problems with his combined expertise in training and organizational development. He has authored numerous training programs and customized organizational development interventions. Jim is also a top-level facilitator/trainer on topics including: Team Building, Consultative Selling Strategies, Interviewing Skills, and Leadership Skills.
Jim has a BA in Behavioral Sciences from UC Berkeley and a MA in Organizational Development from University of San Francisco.
ROXANNE KICHAR has been in the Training and OD field for over 15 years beginning her career as a seminar leader in the field of personal and professional development. She is an effective change agent and strategic thinker who designs OD solutions which are leading edge, innovative, cost-effective, and impact business performance.
Roxanne is an experienced executive and mid-level managerial coach. She designed a company wide leadership development program using competency modeling, 360 feedback, and individual and team development coaching. She uses Behavioral Assessments, Action Coaching, and brain/mind neuroscience with clients to improve insight and drive lasting change. She is certified in multiple assessments including: Corporate Coach (Coach University), PDI 360 Profiler, MBTI, DiSC Social Styles, HBDI and the Cambell Leadership Inventory. Education. Roxanne has a B.A.in Psychology from the University of Bridgeport and a MSW in Social Work from San Jose State University
BRENT KOSTIW has over twenty years of business experience. His work focuses on helping individuals and teams enhance their learning, effectiveness and fulfillment.
Through educating and coaching he implements an action learning approach to help clients realize opportunities, potential, and journeys for sustained long term change.
He has attained Master Training status on the following topics - Change Management, Effective Meetings, Management and Leadership Development, Performance Management, Coaching for Success, Interviewing Excellence, Staffing, Personal and Team Objective Setting, Herrmann's Whole Brain Thinking® methodology, DiSC Profile, Zenger Folkman Extraordinary Leader 360 Assessment, The Booth Company 360 Solutions and Team Building. Brent has developed and directed Human Resource, Training and Organization Development departments.
He holds a BS in Management and a MS in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, a SPHR certification from the Society for Human Resources Management and has completed the Co-Active Coaching training through the Coaches Training Institute.
RYUZO KURAKU has more than 10 years of experience for consulting in high-tech solution selling and strategic business development. He also has long experience in teaching strategic selling and account analysis for sales and marketing staff in the field of IT technologies, semiconductors and manufacturing machinery.
His career over 25 years in the field of sales and sales management leads to a good understanding of strategic and powerful sales performance for Japanese sales people. Ryuzo Kuraku served as a senior consultant of a major Marketing Research Institute in Japan. He received his bachelor's degree in the jurisprudence and the business management from the Kobe University.
THERESE LENK is an executive coach, trainer and organization consultant. She is a Level 2, Six Seconds EQ Certified facilitator. Therese brings over 20 years of experience working with leaders on practices they can deploy to achieve more influence and results for themselves, their teams and across their organizations. Therese shows individuals how to build their authentic leadership voice and how they can lead more courageously in their organizations and communities. Therese received an MA in Organization Development from The Fielding Graduate Institute.
ED LEVINE has been a training consultant since 1991. Previous to that, he was a sales and branch manager for a national computer distributorship. He went on to found a start-up company selling Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems to engineers in the Bay Area. Ed negotiated the sale of his business to a multi-national competitor after years of exponential growth. The training and consulting side of his CAD business were what Ed always enjoyed most. As a result, Ed has been involved in the training and consulting field ever since.
JOFF MARSHALL-LEE is a multilingual trainer and consultant with extensive facilitation skills. He runs training for a variety of international clients around: presentation skills; change; influence; negotiation; team management; and communication. He is passionate about facilitating learning & development in a high energy, very engaging environment – especially when facilitating presentation skills programmes, both in the US and Europe.
Joff has facilitation experience with people at all organisational levels: from front-line to Board members. He delivers training globally in English, French and Spanish (he also speaks fluent German), and has lived and worked in Spain, France, Germany and Mexico; he currently lives near Winchester in the United Kingdom, following five years living in Spain. He also has extensive experience in delivering virtual training.
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.
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 MOHN has 15 years of experience in management, business consulting, and training. His dynamic and practical training programs focus on these topics:
Barry is a seasoned trainer with international experience. As a business consultant for Principa, a global consulting firm based in Brisbane, Australia, he developed and presented training programs for over 60 clients in the accounting industry. The programs included: Strategic Planning, Customer-Service Strategy, Monitoring Key Performance Indicators, Strategic Marketing, and Analysis of Business Financial Statements. Barry also designed and delivered writing-skills training for software and hardware engineers in China, Taiwan, and Korea; and taught English language skills in Akita and Hiroshima, Japan.
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).
NICK NG lives in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia and is the Consultant of Miller Heiman Skills Farm for South-East Asia.
Nick has a Technical, Sales, Sales Management, Business Process and Training background within major chemical manufacturing organizations, including Buckman Laboratories, BetzDearborn and Hercules. Prior to the chemical industry, Nick was a production engineer before spending sometime in research, resulting in the publication of technical papers.
Nick has a total of 16 years experience in sales. In that time, he has sold to various industries including pulp & paper, leather, coatings, water treatment, lumber, agriculture, rubber & plastics, as well as cosmetics.
His sales management experience includes leading teams from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Indonesia. The experience with his direct reports from these nationalities gives him a good insight into each culture and their working habits.
The time spent in business process improvement gave Nick the opportunity to be involved in Six Sigma projects and lead projects teams. Nick is well-versed in DMAIC methodology. Improving business practices in U.S companies also gave him knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley legislation and the processes required for compliance to SOX.
His professional consulting experience came about as a result of being a Miller Heiman Client Associate with his last employer. Nick was trained and accredited to internally deliver Miller Heiman sales performance programs within his company. Since that time, he has facilitated programs for clients from industries including oil & gas, telco, semiconductors, IT, logistics, food service, financial services, shipping, gaming, medical and chemicals. Nick's own client base includes Globe Telecom, Microban, Continental BioEnergy.
Nick has facilitated programs in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia.
Nick's background includes: industrial training experience with HP Bulmer and British Rail in England, a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering as well as a Master of Science in Polymer Technology from the University of Technology in Loughborough, England.
He is married with 2 sons; plays squash, takes part in road races and enjoys overseas travel with his family.
FRANK O'HALLORAN is an experienced training consultant and executive coach, specializing in developing individuals for Leadership roles and assisting professionals in their sales, management, communication and problem-solving skills. For 20 years, Frank has worked with managers as well as teams in over 40 countries around the world for many of the leading global corporations. Recently Frank was formally recognized by Microsoft for his high scoring training evaluations and received the Golden Trophy award.
Among his favourite engagements are his work as Lead trainer for Amgen’s IMDP where he conducts seminars in Communications and Project Management for Sales, Medical Affairs, Marketing and Regulatory professionals, his work as a senior faculty member for a global Leadership Development Programme for the U.S. Navy and as a long term Faculty Member for Accenture’s Strategy College. He has also enjoyed being engaged as an Executive Coach for the senior sales management team at Dell EMEA and is currently coaching four executives at Google. In addition Frank works on a frequent basis with individuals to prepare them for speaking events.
DR. ANDREW ORAVETS brings over 25 years in senior positions at major corporations (NCR, Syntex and Hilton Hotels) to his seminars. During his corporate career he acquired "hands-on" skills and practical insights into corporate culture, large scale change, process improvement and managerial coaching.
Since becoming a consultant to companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Altera, Adobe Systems and CoSine Corporation, he has focused on enhancing the effectiveness of individuals, managers and teams by providing innovative principles and practices that apply to the challenges of change and leadership.
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).
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.
ROY POSNER began his technical career selling and installing computer systems to business professionals in the early 1980s. Shortly thereafter he embarked on software training and consulting career that continues to this day.
After personally delivering over 750+ classes he shifted his focus to exclusively training Microsoft Project and Project Server, the enterprise version of the program. His clients include Borland International, Cypress Semiconductor, Hitachi, IBM and others.
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.
TERRY ROSENBERG is a business consultant and executive coach who has worked in various industries: telecommunications, hi-tech, medicine, advertising, forest products, and public utilities.Ms. Rosenberg has designed, facilitated and led seminars in leadership, management, interpersonal communications, and customer satisfaction. Her consultations have included senior executives and managers from major corporations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Terry specializes in helping leaders and managers create a vision from the future they imagine and the principles for which they stand, followed by effective strategies, goals and action plans to make their vision a reality. Terry Holds an M.A. in Communications from New York University.
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 Computer, AT&T, Bank of America, Pacific Bell, National Semiconductor, Cirrus Logic, Kaiser Permanente and Intel.
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.
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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 listed in Who's Who Worldwide, has appeared on 200 radio and television shows, and is the author of the international best-seller Time Management Made Easy, now available in five languages and distributed in more than 30 countries.
His entertaining presentation style is a unique blend of humor, magic and hard-hitting practical techniques. Once a key member of the successful Apollo moon-rocket design team, Peter developed and applied innovative time-management techniques to solve problems of constantly changing priorities, tight deadlines, stress, stop/start situations and interruptions.
Peter is now president of the National Management Institute. His clients include many Fortune 500 companies. His exciting, innovative ideas about improving productivity have been featured in dozens of publications, including 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.