Using strategic partners allows us to scale to business requirements on short notice. Kent has hand picked these three people because they are exceptional. They are people you would love to have lunch with.
Kent has been involved in some form of corporate training for 30 years. Over the past few years, he has emphasized well-being, resilience and personality assessment work. Currently, he is finishing up a five-course Positive Psychology certificate program from the University of Pennsylvania. Participants in his training and coaching sessions comment he is passionate, yet creates a comfortable setting where relaxed conversations freely flow.
Kent leads our international programs. He lived overseas for four years. He has volunteered for 25 years for a U.S. based children's non-profit in Haiti. He has been on the board for eight years, currently as vice-chairman. This non-profit is rated by Charity Navigator as one of the top 12 international charities in the U.S.
After receiving his BA in Communications, Kent entered an internship program and served as a life coach in the St. Louis Juvenile Detention Center. From there he moved to Connecticut and served as an adjunct coach with Windsor Resources for Living while working in IT and training. Returning home to Memphis, he has continued to volunteer with adolescents for the past seven years at Youth Villages in their Spiritual Life department.
At Snowbird, he trains small groups and coaches the C-suite and staff level employees, nationwide.
Carrie is a seasoned leadership development professional, executive coach, organizational development consultant, team-builder and corporate trainer/facilitator. In these areas, she is well known as one of the very best in Memphis and beyond. Prior to independently coaching and consulting, Carrie served as Director of Global Leadership Development for a leading medical device company and as Director of Human Resources for FedEx Trade Networks.
Her bachelor's degree is in Organizational Management with post-graduate study through the Ken Blanchard executive MBA program at Grand Canyon University.
She has a proven track record of positively shaping culture, strengthening leader networks and leading strategic change initiatives. Carrie is comfortable with our travel programs as her international travel experience is both recent and extensive. She brings humor and heart to her work daily.
Greg is a Licensed Professional Counselor, (LPC), and the founder of Williams Therapeutic Solutions.
Greg has extensive experience helping employees and business, such as Johnson & Johnson, with common problems in the workplace: goal-setting and attainment, family relations, addictions, depression and anxiety. Addressing these issues obviously increases morale and attendance for the individual which naturally benefits the organization.
Greg's passion is assisting people in recognizing the capacity for choice. Counseling, in part, is the process by which the person or business is guided toward the awareness of that choice. He empowers people to develop action plans to achieve those choices.
Ed is a husband, father, and outdoorsman. He is also a clinical psychologist with multiple specializations. His early education was in marriage and family therapy. He has counseled with adults and adolescents throughout his career.
The world-wide popularity of the topic of resilience was accelerated when the Army asked Martin Seligman, the “father of Positive Psychology," to train one million soldiers. During his research Seligman found the principles to be equally applicable to children. Recently, a school asked Ed to deliver a one year program on resilience for the entire student body.
Ed has a remarkable depth of understanding of the interrelationship between such varied topics as joy, pessimism, optimism, depression, spirituality, hopefulness, suicide, anxiety, and gratitude.
Ed and Kent are long-time friends dating back to the 1980’s. Ed will occasionally join us in training sessions by Zoom.