Our facilitators are a blend of on-campus Xavier faculty, seasoned executives, experienced practitioners, and training professionals. These talented people help us deliver the right balance of theory and practice to meet your specific program goals. We are continually expanding our network to bring the best people we can find in every topic area that we know our clients are looking for.
For our custom engagements, the essence of the XLC learning experience is personal. It works when there is a strong intellectual and emotional connection between our facilitators and the participants in your chosen learning environment. We work hard to select our staff based not only their content knowledge, but based on their “fit” with your organizational culture. We strive to have more than one person who can address a topic from an intellectual standpoint so that we can make the best choices for each and every client.
ANNIE FITZPATRICK is a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music Drama Program. She has also taught interpersonal communication skills at UC’s College of Law and UC’s College of Medicine. As a professional actress she has been a spokesperson and corporate trainer for companies that include Procter & Gamble, Lenscrafters, Krogers, Cintas, Ipsos, Barefoot Proximity, Hewlett Packard, Parker Brothers, RCA, JB Speakers, and Motorola. She has coached professional actors for over 25 years and created a Conservatory program for The Tri-State American Federation of Radio and Television Artists. She has appeared Off-Broadway, toured nationally and internationally, and works in regional theatres across the country. She has appeared in numerous national and local commercials. TV and film credits include Army Wives, Loving, to be, Broken Hearts, Milk Money, and Fun Size. As a company member of The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, she has received two Best Actress Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and multiple Acclaim Awards, including one for Best Supporting Actress.Show More
Benjamim Mulling, CMA, CPA, CITP is a facilitator for the Xavier Leadership Center and the CFO of TENTE Casters, Inc. During his career as CFO, he has championed projects, particularly in business intelligence, to drive lean reporting, performance measurement, and leading indicators that were used to drive the company into success. Mr. Mulling received his B.A. in accounting from Northern Kentucky University, his MBA from Liberty University, and CMA, CPA, and CITP certifications. Mr. Mulling has taught several courses in managerial accounting and intermediate accounting as an adjunct faculty member and currently serves on the Global Board of Directors for the Institute of Management Accountants. Mr. Mulling has published accounting and finance articles in various public media outlets regarding the IMA® and CMA®, including the IMA's award-winning magazine, Strategic Finance.Show More
Bob Sutton is a highly effective advisor, change agent and facilitator. His work with organizations improves individual, team and departmental execution of strategies and goals. Over his 16 years of experience he has worked with business teams, management and leadership teams to improve their business outcomes by improving their execution. He has designed and conducted projects on teamwork, leadership, safety, quality processes, conflict resolution, diversity, accountability and experiential learning. His coaching is grounded in Gestalt philosophy and practice that enables leaders to work fully aware, authentically and effectively. Coaching clients become less stressed, more balanced in their work, more productive, better leaders and team members and create more effective working relationships. Over the last 16 years Sutton has worked with a wide range of client’s including professional service firms, light and heavy manufacturing, healthcare, government and education.
Debbie is a facilitator with Xavier Leadership Center and an Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the Williams College of Business at Xavier University. She obtained her DBA in Quantitative Analysis and Management Information Systems at Louisiana Tech University in 1992. Her expertise includes statistics, project management, system development and curriculum outcomes assessment. She has published numerous articles in journals and conference proceedings and a Visual Basic projects text. She is a member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals.
DENISE DAL VERA is a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music Drama Program. She has enjoyed a highly varied career as a corporate spokesperson and actress. As a corporate trainer, some of her clients include: Children’s Hospital, UC Law School, Fifth/Third Bank, General Motors, GTE, Iams, Kroger, Lexmark, Boeing Aircraft, Contel, Eli Lilly & Co., Macy’s Stores, American Financial Group, Cincinnati Bell, Procter & Gamble, Reynolds & Reynolds, UMPC Health Plan. Currently producing the Public Television documentary Steel Heartbeats, which focuses on peace and inclusion through music, Denise holds Executive Board positions both locally, with The Cincinnati Labor Council AFL-CIO, and nationally, with The Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. You can see her in featured roles on Army Wives, 21 Jumpstreet, Northern Exposure, Days of Our Lives, Body Language, and most recently the films, The Next Three Days with Russell Crowe, My Bloody Valentine 3-D, Homecoming, Madison, Uninvited Guest, Artworks, and Dead Horse.Show More
Dennis (Denny) leads Xavier’s Lean Certification and Six Sigma Programs. Denny brings more than 30 years of business experience, including senior operations and engineering management positions with Procter & Gamble and Belcan. Denny has been teaching project management and process excellence for 12 years and has 18 years of adult training experience. His breadth of experience allows him to share both his knowledge and expertise in managing projects and processes within organizations from a number of industries. Denny has his Professional Certification in Project Management (CPM) and Master Level Certification in Project Management (MCPM) from Xavier University. Both certification credentials are in alignment with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).Show More
Marla joined Xavier University in 2008 where she leads initiatives that bring global regulators and industry together in an effort to collaboratively address issues faced by the Medical Device and Pharmaceutical industries. Since 2005, Phillips has worked with former FDA Investigators to conduct mock FDA inspections of pharmaceutical firms globally, as well as to provide technical assistance related to manufacturing, packaging and laboratory operations. Phillips started in the industry in 1996 when she was employed by Merck & Co., where she quickly took on positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in the position of Head of Quality Operations at the Merck North Carolina facility in 2000. Dr. Phillips holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Xavier University, and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.Show More
Tom is a Professor in the Department of Marketing at Xavier University where he has taught for over thirty years. He has also served as Chair of the Department for thirteen years and as the Director of Institutional Advancement. Before taking on the responsibilities of Chair of the department, he served as Vice President of Research Services at Qualitative Associates, Inc., a full service qualitative research firm in Cincinnati. He is presently Vice-president and Partner of Simpson-Scarborough, a full service marketing consulting agency for institutions of higher education.
Dr. Hayes received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as M.B.A. in Marketing at Xavier University. He also received an M.B.A. in Organization Behavior and a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Hayes sat on the Board of the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Marketing Association for ten years, including serving as its President in 1989-1990 and was voted Member of the Year for the period of 1991-1992.
Most recently he authored two books that were published by CASE. The first was "University Marketing Mistakes: 50 Pitfalls to Avoid" (co-authored with Roy Adler and the second, "Marketing Colleges and Universities, A Services Perspective" won the Alice Beeman Award for contributions to the field.
Tom is a founding member of the Forum for Higher Education Marketing, a group of thought leaders and practitioners dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of marketing for colleges and universities.
Ed is an experienced and dynamic trainer, a leader in the field, and President of Management Training Consultants, Inc. a firm that specializes in Train-The-Trainer programs. He has conducted training programs for top fortune 100 corporations in all industries including: Apple, Dun & Bradstreet, Ford Motor and Walt Disney World to name a few.
His previous work experience includes a faculty position in a graduate program in adult learning at the University of Rhode Island. He was elected department chairman and served in this capacity for two years. Later, as a director of a training and development function at Carney Hospital, he created, staffed and managed a department of eleven people.
Ed was a former member of the National Speakers Association and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). He was a charter member and past President of Rhode Island Chapter of ASTD. He also served as the chairman of the Massachusetts ASTD Advanced Trainer’s Forum, and was Assistant Regional Vice President of Region I, ASTD.
During his career as a training professional, Ed has published articles in HRD Review, Hospital Progress, Employer Services Digest, ASTD Training and Development Journal, and Training News. He has also authored and published the following manuals: Powerful Presentations That Get Results; Planning, Designing and Evaluating Training; Proven Classroom Training Techniques; and How Adults Learn: 15 Practical Tips. He has presented at ASTD National and Regional Conferences, Training’s Cost Effective Training, the American College of Health Care Administrators, and at The Poynter Institute for Reporting, Writing; Editing Faculty.
On repeated occasions over the past six years, Ed Jones has scored a perfect “10″ evaluation rating from every trainer in attendance.
Guy is a facilitator and senior management consultant with the Xavier Leadership Center specializing in helping organizations achieve alignment and growth by applying practical frameworks for strategy implementation. He has worked with executives, high potential leaders, and strategy practitioners within a variety of organizations, including DuPont, JetBlue Airways, AT&T, Scudder Investments, Ernst and Young, and Monsanto. Within the public sector, he has worked with the highest leadership at the FAA and Department of Defense and numerous other agencies on strategy alignment efforts. He is a frequent and highly regarded lecturer at Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business and at NASA.
Guy holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy as a distinguished graduate and an MS in Operations Research from MIT (Sloan School of Management) as a Draper Laboratory Fellow. Earlier in his career Guy served as an officer in the United States Air Force and UN peacekeeper in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jenn brings more than 18 years of marketing, communications and branding experience to her Personal Branding work with individuals and organizations. Her consulting and corporate experience includes developing, writing and managing the production of extensive direct mail campaigns; directing comprehensive rebranding initiatives for organizations undergoing dramatic change; crafting corporate communications for diverse and multi-level workforces; and successfully working with individuals and teams to help them achieve their communications and presentation goals through the systematic and authentic expression of their Personal Brands.
Prior to her work with Xavier Leadership Center, Jenn held executive and leadership positions with both corporate and start-up organizations, leading communications initiatives to drive growth and brand recognition. A trainer and speaker on topics of personal branding, marketing and promotion, Jenn offers skills in Personal Brand strategy development and execution, communication planning, content development, presentations, and project management and facilitation, and helps individuals and teams take Branding initiatives from concept to production within deadlines, on budget, and in alignment with organizational strategy.
Jill is a Xavier Leadership Center facilitator in the Innovation Certifcate Series and has worked for The Procter & Gamble Company for over 15 years in a varied career spanning assignments in consumer research, market understanding, customer teams, managing a research venue and as a trainer in research methodologies. After being trained by IDEO as a facilitator she had finally found her career match in leading teams all over the world in creative problem solving, innovation and strategic visioning. Jill brings her passion for the consumer, coupled with her knowledge of marketing from concept to implementation, to every team she works with. Her experience spans every P&G category and most brands as well as the Industrial products division, Digital Center of Excellence, External Relations, Purchasing and other internal teams. Throughout her career Jill has continued to follow a path that has demonstrated a passion and ability for facilitating, teaching, coaching and leading. Outside of P&G she has worked to bring creative problem solving to teams with companies such as Brown-Forman and Hershey’s.Show More
Joe Lockett, PMP, is a project management facilitator with Xavier Leadership Center and brings 12 years of experience leading global, complex projects at Procter and Gamble. In his project leader role, Joe has worked with global and virtual teams and partnered with multiple suppliers to develop new applications and deliver new business capabilities and work processes. Joe also has experience establishing operations organizations and support processes to accept project deliverables and provide ongoing services. Joe draws on industry best practices and practical experience delivering projects to engage participants and improve their project leadership abilities. Joe has experience facilitating sessions to identify business process and project requirements, success criteria and project risks. Joe has trained on Project Management best practices throughout his career at P&G. In his most recent assignment, Joe was recognized for his thought leadership on portfolio management and has 4 years of experience developing portfolio processes and working with portfolio applications.
John began coaching in 1988 when, as a facilitator of CEO learning groups, conducting monthly intensive “one-on-ones with each CEO member. With hundreds of hours in this setting he helped pioneer the conversation-based development processes that we now know as coaching.
John Schuster does most of his coaching in business environments with established senior leaders, with a secondary focus on emerging leadership coaching. A pioneer in the coaching process with more than 20 years’ experience, he has helped enterprises with strategic planning to leadership development to engaging the workforce. A multi-published freelance writer, he is also the author of “The Power of Open Book Management” and “The Open Book Management Feedback,” “Answering Your Call: A Guide to Living Your Deepest Purposes,” and “Hum-Drum to Hot Diggity.”
Karen, M.A., is an experienced program developer, trainer and business writer who serves national and international clients from offices in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been teaching professionals for 15+ years, delivering a wide range of communications solutions for clients such as Verizon, Chiquita Brands, GE Capital, Precision LensCrafters and Russell Investment Group. Her projects include the design and development of management learning programs, consumer research, marketing and promotional campaigns, executive speechwriting, and interactive voice response systems.
Karen’s areas of expertise include management and leadership, presentational speaking, business writing, time management, personnel development, team building, and a wide variety of interpersonal communication topics. In addition to her work with business clients, for 10 years Karen taught business communication in the Communication Arts department at Xavier University.
Baretta is a trained chef with experience catering and teaching cooking classes both in the United States and London, England. Kim spent 13 years working at Procter & Gamble in the U.S., Paris and London. The years spent abroad provided Kim the opportunity to travel and experience the food of many European and Asian countries.
In 2001, Kim decided to turn her passion for food into a new career. She enrolled at Leith’s School of Food and Wine in London, England, graduating with distinction. Kim then began working as a caterer and cooking instructor in England. Her first catering client was actress Emma Thompson. Through the years, Kim has catered everything from exclusive home dinner parties, to four-course weddings for 200, to cocktail parties for 300 in art museums.
Laurie, PhD, is a retired P&G senior IT executive with an extensive track record in the fields of Strategic IT leadership and project leadership, Laurence J. Laning, PhD, has led the innovation of new technologies and applications throughout his career. With proven skills in business strategy implementation, global IT and IT system design, Laurie offers an ideal mix of theory and practical, proven strategy.Show More
Laurie specializes in customer service and culture change training and development. Over twenty years ago Laurie began her career as a trainer, coach and consultant. She has earned a reputation as a highly engaging and effective professional whose work gets results for clients. Her work has taken her across the United States and abroad working with culturally diverse audiences at all corporate levels. She leads workshops on customer service and sales skills. She also coaches executives, TV personalities and politicians in public speaking and has authored “The Teleprompter Manual”, and “Brand Aid: How corporate branding principles can help you stand out”. She has considerable public and private sector consulting experience.Show More
Len Brzozowski is the Executive Director of the Xavier Leadership Center, helping companies across a wide variety of industries develop the leadership skills necessary to succeed in today’s dynamic market environment. By engaging leaders from every level of the enterprise, Len helps companies effectively identify and implement solutions to overcome business, interpersonal and organizational challenges. Before joining Xavier, Len was a successful entrepreneur, running his company – Robotron. Under his leadership, Robotron was recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the leading technology companies of Michigan, and was named as one of the 50 most innovative small business in the United States by the US Chamber of Commerce. You can follow him on his blog for Xavier Leadership Center at http://xavierleadershipcenter.com/category/blog/.Show More
Linda, PhD., SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), CEQC (Certified EQ Coach and Consultant), has been affiliated with the Xavier Leadership Center for over 15 years and is on the faculty of Xavier’s Executive MBA program. She has worked with clients like Voith, The Discovery Channel, and Perfetti Van Melle, helping them leverage a diverse workforce to ensure success through periods of growth and change. Linda is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on the topics of building collaboration in a multicultural workplace, leveraging emotional intelligence, business ethics and generational differences.
Linda is the author of "HRM Ethics: Perspectives for a New Millennium and co-author of Bridging the Generation Gap" and "Using Your Emotional Intelligence to Develop Others." Her latest book, "The Real Story of Being a Woman Entrepreneur," was released in October 2012.
Linda has a Ph.D. in HRD and Industrial Psychology; an MA in Labor and Employment Relations; and a Bachelor’s in Accounting and is certified in consulting and training using both the MBTI and EQ-i® instruments. She has lived in Japan, Mexico, and Canada and brings an international perspective to her consulting and teaching.
Mariela is a proven change agent. As an engineer she has combined her industrial engineering expertise with the principles of Lean to create dramatic results for many companies. Her prior roles with companies like CTS, Kraft and Nestle have enabled those organizations to dramatically improve operations and profitability. Mariela’s tactile approach towards workplace organization (5S), cellular manufacturing, plant layouts, pull systems and visual management result in sustainable results.Show More
Mariela’s career history in Lean started as an Industrial Engineer in her native Colombia, where she developed skills to “work with less” in an environment of limited resources in order for companies to compete internationally. During this process, Mariela refined her expertise applying Lean Tools to close the resource gap, and successfully managed to convert “hard” waste into new sources of revenue.
During the course of her career, Mariela held positions at companies like ATM Ingeniera, Harvester, Nestle, and Kraft Foods where she applied a variety of lean, six sigma and industrial engineering skills. By introducing work place organization and standardized work , she helps her international clients develop more robust processes. As a Six Sigma Black Belt, Mariela led major projects to reduce variation in the process. Her track record of working and assisting organizations globally makes her a highly requested speaker on the topic of Lean and Organization transformation around the globe.
Michael has been a facilitator with the Xavier Leadership Center for many years. He specializes in helping people and businesses learn and develop together to set and meet organizational goals. Mike provides invigorating programs in leadership development, team effectiveness, and personal performance. His inspiring and dynamic facilitation style energizes clients to maintain enthusiasm and effectively apply their learning to meet the practical challenges they face every day.
In both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, Mike has directed Human and Systems Development efforts for small, large, and multinational companies. He has served as Director of Experiential Programs, and currently chairs the Experiential Training and Development Alliance, WEB Education Tools. For seven years Mike was the Director of Organizational Learning for Joy Outdoor Education Center, near Cincinnati, where he provided the leadership to initiate a full-service consulting operation, doubling base revenues and tripling the client base.
Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Psychology/Quality of Work Life from Bowling Green State University. His publications include articles in the "Book of Metaphors, II" for the Association of Experiential Education, and "Getting Teams on the Same Page." Mike has also produced the manuals Managing Conflict, Team Alignment Process®, Creating Shared Vision, Developing Strategic Plans, and Quality Team Processes and Leadership.
Priya is a human resource professional with more than 15 years of experience working with a variety of organization on employee development, change management, global diversity and cultural awareness. Priya has extensive experience in conducting skills assessments, analyzing results, and facilitating debrief sessions.
Priya’s corporate experience includes being instrumental in the cross-cultural training of employees in both the U.S. and abroad.
Priya holds a Bachelors degree in business from the College of Mount St. Joseph and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development from Xavier University. She is a certified coach practitioner and teaches a graduate course on managing diversity at Northern Kentucky University. Priya is also qualified in the Prosci Change Management methodology and the Intercultural Development Inventory.
Paul is the current Co-Director of the Williams College of Business’ Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at Xavier University. He was also selected to become part of an Ad Hoc Advisory Group to the United States Sentencing Commission, which reviewed Chapter 8 of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines regarding organizations. The Ad Hoc Advisory Group reported its recommendations to the United States Sentencing Commission on October 7, 2003. After minor revisions, these recommendations were sent to Congress on May 1, 2004 and became law on November 1, 2004.
Each year the Supreme Court, through the Supreme Court Fellows Commission, selects four individuals to work in different branches of the judiciary. Paul Fiorelli was selected as one of the 1998-1999 Supreme Court Fellows to work at the United States Sentencing Commission. During his fellowship year he researched and lectured on compliance and ethics issues, employee confidentiality questions, and how internal auditors can play a major role in compliance programs. He also received the “Thomas Clark Fellow Award” from Chief Justice William Rehnquist, and the 2007 International Compliance Award from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. In May of 2000 he was selected as a Senior Fellow for the Ethics Resource Center’s Fellow’s Program.
Dr. Fiorelli received both his law and M.B.A. degrees in 1981, has taught at Xavier University since 1983 and has been a tenured, Full Professor since 1994.
Dr. Fiorelli actively consults in the area of business ethics and has provided workshops and presentations to groups and companies, including: 5/3 Bank, AIG, AK Steel, ALICO, Association of College and University Auditors, Bell-Textron Helicopter, Conference Board, Cinergy, the Defense Industry Initiative, Eli Lilly & Co., Ethics and Compliance Officer Association, Ethics Resource Center, General Dynamics, Harris, Honda of America, Mead-Westvaco, Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, the Ohio Society of CPAs, the Practicing Law Institute, Sears, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), Toyota, US Oncology, Wall-Mart and Western & Southern. In 2007, Professor Fiorelli received the Ethics and Compliance Award from the SCCE.
Richard Kunst is a consultant with Xavier Leadership Center and President & CEO of Kunst Solutions Corp, a holistic professional services firm helping client partners achieve performance excellence through application of Lean enterprise concepts and techniques.
Mr. Kunst has an extensive background in manufacturing, production planning, and Lean Enterprise methodologies. He has held positions in executive and ownership roles at Warner Entertainment, Rockwell Automation, Allen Bradley, CAMI (Toyota/GM), Stackpole Ltd, Kromet International, and La-Z-Boy, among others. Mr. Kunst received rigorous training in the Toyota Production System while living in Japan for several years, as part of his responsibilities as Director of Production Control at CAMI. Richard’s passion is to apply the concepts of the Toyota Production System holistically across all aspects of an organization in pursuit of Enterprise Excellence.
Mr. Kunst’s deep understanding of the Toyota Production System, Lean Manufacturing and the Theory of Constraints has enabled him to build a solid track record of optimizing ROI within an organization. These demonstrated successes in companies of varied sizes and commodities makes him a highly requested speaker on the topic of Lean and Organization Transformation around the globe. He speaks frequently to organizations and associations across the USA, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
ROCCO DAL VERA is a Professor of Theatre at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. He has 30+ years of experience teaching adults. He has worked extensively as a coach and trainer in corporate environments, training professionals in such areas as persuasive speaking, presentation skills, and leadership presence. He is an internationally-recognized teacher and researcher in the area of voice and emotion, and is one of only a handful of certified trainers in the Alba Emoting technique. He has published 6 books and over 35 articles including The Voice in Violence and Voice: Onstage and Off, a textbook in use by over 300 colleges and universities. His credits include work as both a voice coach on numerous stage productions and as a voice-over talent on more than 500 commercials, television shows, and movies, including L.A. Law, Hill Street Blues, THIRTYsomething, Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Gods Must Be Crazy.Show More
Sandra is a professional speaker, trainer, and facilitator with over 20 years of experience in management, training and education. She focuses on the art of persuasive communication. In 2005, Sandra became a certified contract trainer at the new General Electric Learning Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also a certified trainer for Development Dimensions International (DDI), Achieve Global, Kepner Tregoe, and GE’s Professional Leadership courses. Dr. Vogel has received numerous awards and honors, including: SBA’s “Women in Business Champion” (2008); The eWomen Network’s “Innovator of the Year” (2006), and a Miami University award for “Women Breaking Barriers” (2005).
Dr. Vogel has conducted workshops across the nation and overseas and specializes in training and facilitating workshops including: Assertive Communication Skills, Personality Profiling, Team Building, Presentation Skills, Influencing Skills, Hiring the Right People, Conflict Management, Diversity, Dealing with Difficult People & Customer Service.
Sandy Ping is a facilitator for the Xavier Leadership Center's Innovation program series and is an internationally known innovation coach, consultant and trainer, with 30 years hands-on experience in corporate innovation, creative problem solving and project implementation. Sandy ranks among the top inventors within the Procter & Gamble Company, developing such breakthrough products and market changing innovations as Swiffer WetJet® and Cascade ActionPacs®. Sandy's diverse background includes new product design and engineering, process and packaging development, knowledge engineering, knowledge management, and new business development. He is a trainer and practitioner of Systematic Innovation Systems, Statistical Quality Control (SQC), Quality Functional Deployment (QFD), innovation, as well as creativity and problem-solving systems such as TRIZ and CPS. He currently holds 11 US patents and 46 international patent publications. Sandy retired form Procter and Gamble in 2001 as a Senior Engineer in Corporate Engineering and formed his own consulting company.Show More
Stephanie Sisak, M.B.A. is visiting instructor at Xavier University and teaches courses in finance.Show More
Susan offers executive and middle manager coaching, leadership and team development, facilitation, strategic planning and change management consulting and training to local, regional and national clients across many industries. Most recently, she has served as consultant to executive organizational development leaders to restructure an organizational training program including benchmarking with other regional and national companies regarding training, review of values, survey of 1000 employees regarding interests and needs, and curriculum design to address identified needs.
In addition, she has served as a team development resource and has helped launch leadership development for top 250 leaders and supervisory skills training for all middle managers. An expert coach to Human Resources VP and Talent Management Directors during periods of significant change, she has also helped design and facilitate an employee acquisition and integration process of more than 20,000 employees, which was cited as one of Canada’s best corporate culture change efforts of the decade.
Thomas is a Professor of Management in the Williams College of Business at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned his B.A. from Drew University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University. He teaches Managerial Communications, Crisis Communications, and Interpersonal Skills classes at Xavier University. He has been honored with numerous awards from the Small Business Administration for excellence as a coach of student small business consultants. Professor Clark has authored five books and over fifty scholarly articles on business communication in a variety of journals including the Journal of Business Communication, Business Communication Quarterly, the Journal of Management Education, the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Central States Speech Journal, Southern States Speech Communication Journal, and Communication Quarterly. He has served as President of CommuniSkills, a communications consulting firm, since 1983.Show More
Tim is facilitator with Xavier Leadership Center and spent much of his career as a Professor of Management at the Williams College of Business, Xavier University. He has trained and consulted in project management with many organizations. Dr. Kloppenborg is a frequent speaker at national and global conferences and has published several dozen articles and papers on project management as well as two books: Project Leadership and Managing Project Quality. His book, Contemporary Project Management, is highly popular nationally and is entering its third edition. Tim is a retired USAF Reserve officer and has held several positions in construction and manufacturing. Tim has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) as recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI) since 1991.
Tom brings more than 30 years experience in strategic planning, quality process improvement and organizational effectiveness to his work with Xavier Leadership Center. A Six Sigma Master Black Belt, he is a recognized leader in quality, process excellence and project management, his work has been featured in internationally recognized training materials.Show More
Dr. Fisher is a full-time creativity consultant and innovation facilitator for Xavier Leadership Center. Wayne has created a series of popular innovation workshops focused on new product development, training thousands of managers across P&G’s diverse business units and regions. These workshops and related tools provide a common language and framework for innovation, fostering collaboration across the globe. Wayne is also active in the Product Development and Management Association, where he serves on the Outstanding Corporate Innovator selection committee. Wayne received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and has been granted 16 U.S. patents. His expertise includes New Product Development, Creative Problem Solving, Technical Problem Solving (TRIZ), Design Thinking, and Team Facilitation.