Versatile HRD/Training professional capable of developing and implementing proactive and progressive strategies for enhancing competitive advantage and corporate sustainability
Personally trained over 500 managers in FranklinCovey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"
Government contractor, delivering ongoing training for the Department of Homeland Security, Ft, Belvoir, VA
Delivering ongoing training for the Defense Logistics Agency, locations include Richmond, VA, New Cumberland, PA, Battle Creek, MI
Delivering ongoing training for the Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, AL
Designated as a SME in Learning & Performance and Facilitating Organizational Change
Expert in Employee Engagement strategies, leading to a high performing culture
Demonstrated expertise in Leadership Development, providing services for a multitude of clients in a wide variety of industries and professions
Highly regarded and sought-after speaker and presenter for professional, civic, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations
Delivered "Developing Principle-Centered Leaders for the 21st Century" for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets
Acknowledged expert in Emotional and Social Intelligence concepts, incorporating principles into leadership development agendas and succession planning
FranklinCovey™ licensed facilitator for "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People", "Closing the Execution Gap", and "The 4 Imperatives of Leadership"
Expert in Project Management, delivered training for the U.S. Navy as a consultant on PMBOK and GDP for Volvo
Developed a 40 hour leadership development workshop entitled "Equipping the Leader" in 2001.
Facilitated "Equipping the Leader" for police officers at the Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy
Facilitated an in-service workshop ("Why This Horse Won't Drink - Motivational Concepts for Managers") for the Virginia Law Enforcement Governing Council
-Commonwealth of Virginia-
Adjunct Faculty - HR and Leadership
Jul 2013 – Present
Provided a wide variety of customized training services on HR topics, Employee Engagement, Facilitating Organizational Change, High-Performing Teams, Principle-Centered Leadership, and others.
The picture below is the CPLP Contributor Award from the stage of the Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando - Pictured with me are: Tony Bingham, President and CEO of ATD; Charles Fred, Chairman of ATD Board of Directors; Rob Green, Chair-Elect of the ATD Board
-Effective Performance Solutions, LLC-
Senior Performance Consultant
2008 – Present
- Provides results-based business interventions to improve workplace performance
- Interventions are based on business analysis of systemic relations between people/processes/productivity to improve performance metrics
- Certified FranklinCovey facilitator:
- "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" - Signature Series
- "Closing the Execution Gap"
- "Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results"
-Association of Professionals in Business Management-
Certified Business Manager
2005 – 2014
The certification promotes broadening of knowledge of business specialists to business generalists by promoting knowledge and application of finance, operations, marketing, and human resources to expanding business acumen.
-FreightCar America, Inc.-
Corporate Human Resources Manager
Dec 2012 – Aug 2013
Implemented training agendas and processes to support a culture change from command-and-control to one of employee empowerment.
Participated in lean transformation and 5S initiatives to support management
Upgraded the stagnant orientation process
Implemented leadership training to align managers with lean concepts and employee engagement.
Assumed PM role in supporting start-up operations at the Muscle Shoals, Alabama facility.
Represented the plant on contract negotiation team resulting in a 4 year contract with the Union.
Investigated and resolved all grievance proceedings
Provided training on the corporate goal-setting process which improved management performance
Reduced 47% annual turnover rate by initiating improved measures to upgrade the selection process
Restructured the HR department by combining overlapping position duties which allowed the addition of staff and reduced costs by $60,000
Assisted corporate department managers in recruiting external candidates for restructured positions
Responsible for salary payroll and 401-K administration
-Association of Clinical Research Professionals-
Interim Training & Development Manager
Nov 2011 – Nov 2012
Developed professional development offerings and HR initiatives in accordance with needs assessments and the business plan.
Initiated project management controls to coordinate offerings in various formats and LMS delivery.
Implemented leadership development program to align succession planning pipeline with organizational forecasts.
Authored “Soft Skills in Clinical Research” for the Association's professional journal
Coordinated and supervised training activity for a major conference in Mexico City
-Roanoke Valley SHRM-
2009 – 2010
Developed initiatives with local business groups to promote membership benefits and increase enrollment.
-BNI Network - Blue Ridge Bridges-
Board of Directors
2009 – 2010
Worked with local business groups to promote advantages of the organization and provided added value to members
-Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce-
2008 – 2010
Supported community activities to incorporate business development and expand opportunities for growth. Provided professional services for local businesses.
-Volvo Trucks North America, Inc.-
Transfer of Knowledge Advisor
Oct 2003 – Apr 2008
Provided development training for managers and salaried bargaining unit employees, responsible for plant-wide safety training, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 training for certification audits,
Lean concepts training for hourly workforce, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and "Finance for non-financial professionals" seminars for Volvo and Mack Corporate headquarters.
Corporate Human Resources Manager
Jan 2000 – Sep 2003
I supervised three HR professionals and directed the HR function for an organization of 1600 employees. Responsibilities included oversight of talent management and succession planning, legal compliance, safety, policy interpretation and administration, benefits administration, the performance appraisal system, leadership development, labor relations, and process improvement.
-ASTD - Valleys of Virginia Chapter-
1999 – 2001
Coordinated alignment of strategic activities through utilization of resources and the Board of Directors that resulted in Chapter growth and maximized value to members. Coordinated professional development event with SHRM to secure ROI session with Jack Phillips
-Dunman Wholesale, Inc.-
Corporate HR Manager
Apr 1993 – Jan 2000
Supervised 3 HR professionals, directed HR activities across 5 locations in 2 states
-Nissan North America-
Plant Distribution Supervisor
Jun 1992 – Jun 1993
Senior Distribution Supervisor for an automotive manufacturing facility, supervising 6 team leads, 120 employees.