Shelbie joined the Talent Dimensions team in January of 2021 as Regional Vice President, Enterprise Solutions. Shelbie’s background includes educational development, recruiting and sales. She brings her passion for learning and behavior change to her work with clients designing solutions and identifying opportunities that position individuals to reach their potential and organizations to achieve their goals. She partners with her Mid-Atlantic territory clients to explore possibilities for maximizing talent retention, building and maintaining inclusive workplaces and creating environments where people thrive.
Philip brings a uniquely in-depth perspective to cross-cultural talent development, diversity and inclusion, executive coaching, and personal branding.
Through a career in senior positions at Colgate Palmolive, the Clinton Foundation, Procter & Gamble, Digital Equipment Corporation, and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, Philip understands the critical importance of workplace efficiency and satisfaction in executing a company’s strategic goals. He has implemented organizational plans in over 60 countries around the world living abroad in Paris and working in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Russia. His contributions to business challenges such as strategic goal alignment, executive compensation, talent development, diversity and inclusion, and employee management following acquisitions are known as best practices across industries.
Philip’s many contributions to organizational effectiveness have earned him awards from Crain’s New York; the Feminist Press; Global HR News; the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce; and the National Hispanic Corporate Achievers, among others.
Philip holds an MBA from Xavier University, a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University, a bachelor’s degree from Queens College, and an associate degree from Manhattan Community College. He is certified by theInternational Coaching Federation and is a certified by New York City and New York State as a minority supplier.
Steve has over 25 years of consulting and corporate experience in the organizational talent management and individual coaching arenas. As a consultant for Talent Dimensions, Steve provides guidance and support to organizations in the design and delivery of employee retention/engagement, mentoring, and career development programs. He is known for his insightful “systems thinking” around organizational talent management and for his energetic, passionate facilitation and coaching skills.
Tony is a human resource executive turned consultant with extensive experience in Fortune 100 companies. Beginning his career in Training and Development with the Zale Jewelry Corporation, he has held increasingly more responsible positions throughout his career on a global scale.
Categorized as a businessman who happens to do HR, Tony earns his seat at the business table by understanding business and seamlessly integrating HR strategy into business strategy. Throughout his career he has focused on Diversity as a means of leveraging the best of what each person brings to their respective organization to create an inclusive work environment focusing on strengths.
Keith is a PRISM Senior Facilitator specializing in diversity and inclusion, harassment and discrimination, cross-cultural communication, implicit bias, equal opportunity and workplace incivility.
With over 20 years of experience, Keith is committed to diversity and inclusion especially centering on the principles of dignity and respect. As such he has spent the last 15 years assisting organizations through climate analysis, employee development and organizational cultural change.
Melanie is a sought-after consultant and speaker offering organizations speaking and training services with a focus on optimizing organizational effectiveness. Having conducted hundreds of workshops and speaking engagements, Melanie consistently receives extraordinary reviews and outstanding evaluations.
Previously, Melanie served corporate America in a sales and advertising capacity. She uses her “business lens” to provide her inclusion proficiency throughout North America and internationally. Additionally, she has developed numerous programs incorporating the multi-facets of leading, managing and leveraging organizational strength through leadership and inclusion. Her professionalism, customer focus, quality, respect and integrity are the values she uses to achieve stellar results.
Darshana Nadkarni, Ph.D. facilitates training in areas of Diversity, Working Effectively with India, and a variety of other topics. Additionally, she consults on recruitment for medical device and biotech companies with her extensive network and her ability to match individuals with business requirements. Darshana offers a total package of recruitment that includes initial screening, complete reference checks, and all required follow-up discussions.
Kelly Thayer has extensive global experience consulting and facilitating programs on inclusion and diversity, unconscious bias, harassment and discrimination prevention, cultural dexterity and human resources.
As a senior consultant and facilitator for PRISM International/Career Systems International, Kelly has led training workshops and events for an array of professional business clients. In addition, she has developed and delivered programs designed to instill culture changes within organizations by modifying behavioral tendencies within individuals and organizations. She has conducted numerous train-the-trainer workshops and focus groups. Kelly is committed to assisting organizations be the Employer of Choice by promoting practices that demonstrate employees are valued and respected.
Miguel has twenty-two years of successful experience consulting, teaching, facilitating, mentoring and coaching. He has managed large international, national, state and private sector contracts and projects and has extensive experience with culture, race and gender relations, workplace diversity, leadership development, cultural audits and workforce development.
Recognized across the US and internationally for his extensive work in the field of cultural agility and cultural humility, Miguel has been a featured speaker at many local, state, national and international conferences. He has conducted approximately 3,500 training sessions for more than 800,000 persons in multinational corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Miguel is equally comfortable working with executive teams, individual business owners, senior management and first line staff.
Dr. Hodo earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Urban Studies, with a minor in Sociology in which she specializations in Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity.
She has worked in academia for over fifteen years in a variety of positions, to include faculty and university administrator. Her most recent Administrative role was as the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for a law school where she was responsible for policy development and overall institutional compliance for students, faculty and staff related to discrimination and harassment, including violations of the non-discrimination policy and the sexual misconduct policy. Dr. Hodo completed a Visiting Assistant Sociology Professor at the University of North Florida (UNF), where she taught courses on Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Introduction to Sociology, Urban Sociology and Sociological Theory.
A consultant, trainer, and facilitator, Mark Metoyer conducts training courses and workshops for corporations, government agencies, associations and universities. Mark has led numerous complex development programs within the Federal arena. These include emerging leaders, mid-level managers and senior executive leadership development curricula for the USDA, GSA, the Department of the Interior and Health and Human Services that incorporated Project Action Teams, various assessment tools, classroom and web-based instruction, cross cultural communication skill building, conflict management techniques and teambuilding.
Paul has worked as a leader/trainer/facilitator/consultant in governmental and private sector organizations throughout the world. Paul was a lead consultant with the Office of Personnel Management during a transition to a new performance management system. Paul provided training across the federal government on all aspects of this new system to include planning, developing, monitoring, rating and rewarding employee performance. This new system was credited with raising individual performance, fostering ongoing employee and supervisor development and increasing overall organizational effectiveness throughout the federal government.
Darrell specializes in work environment productivity through personal empowerment and inclusion. He is recognized as a leading resource in the field of leveraging diversity and professional development. For more than 10 years he has assisted major companies, non-profit organizations and government and academic institutions with innovative strategies to transform relationships to high-performance results. Darrell has facilitated diversity, empowerment and work-life balance training courses to all levels of organizations across many industries. He has also motivated audiences through keynote speeches, leadership seminars and individual coaching.
Robin Roberts holds a full-time faculty position at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Worldwide, On-line Campus, College of Business; Department of Organizational Leadership (now the Department of Leadership and Management). In her role, she facilitates graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership, organizational development, management, human resources, diversity and inclusion, complexity and change management and culture. Her research focus and expertise is based on how humans transfer and ignite human energy, performance and motivation. Her favorite quote by President Abraham Lincoln is, “the best way to predict the future is to create it.” This quote fits her research focus and passion – helping people to create their preferred futures and their resiliency to thrive.
Nancy J. Lewis is a leading motivational and inspirational speaker, trainer, author and registered corporate coach. She has extensive experience in coaching and training senior level executives and their teams for industries including utilities, hospitality, Fortune 100 & Fortune 500 organizations and government agencies. Nancy has facilitated executive coaching, diversity and inclusion, generational diversity, leadership, customer service training and initiatives for entry level to senior level executives helping them transform their organizations.
Pollie Massey has extensive experience consulting and coaching professionals across global industries including healthcare, utilities, medical, legal, aviation, hospitality, automobile, technology and education. She has facilitated workplace fairness, diversity, inclusive leadership, change management, generational synergy and gender initiatives across all levels of these organizations. Her success with senior leaders was evidenced through measurable, sustainable results as the Director of The Leadership Academy at a fortune 100 company.
For twenty years Craig Served as the Director and the Diversity Strategist, at the University of Houston’s – International Institute for Diversity & Cross-Cultural Management located in the C.T. Bauer College of Business. He also founded the Equitable Workplace Institute and is responsible for developing, training, and implementing strategic solutions helping organizations create equitable workplaces. His approach includes integrating inclusive strategies to develop, hire, retain, recruit, promote, on-board, create inclusive succession plans, conduct talent and organizational culture assessment, and establish inclusive talent management practices. A seasoned keynote speaker, Craig also developed the diversity profit equation and the diversity earnings per share factor. His outreach includes many of the Global 500 and has travelled to over a dozen countries. He has been interviewed on radio and TV affiliates of NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, and PBS. He filmed a half hour special on PBS on workplace bullying and has an upcoming book called: “Being Tolerant Is For Cowards.”
Michelle currently possess her Doctorate Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, her Masters in Transformative Organizational Leadership, and her Bachelors in Psychology. Michelle currently oversees and assists in the organizational processes and strategic implementations for the organization as a whole as well as obtains Sponsors for the organization’s Annual Conferences. Michelle is energetic and outgoing and loves working in a team environment.
Rosa M. Colon-Kolacko, Ph.D., MBA, CDM, SHRM-SCP Dr. Colon-Kolacko is the President and CEO of Global Learning and Diversity Partners, LLC, a consulting practice that designs and implements human capital and diversity strategies to build inclusive, healthy and learning organizations. She is a recognized researcher and has over 20 years’ global experience leading change, cultural transformation, health equity, diversity, learning and talent management functions in Asia, Europe, and North America, including Puerto Rico. Rosa is also adjunct Professor for the Institute of Emerging Health Professions and the Doctor in Management of Strategic Leadership at Thomas Jefferson University.
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Carrie has over 14 years of accounting experience. She handles Accounts Payables & Accounts Receivables, Human Resources, Customer Fulfillment, Scheduling, and logistics. Before joining PRISM International, she was employed in the Real Estate Industry as Accounting Manager where she was responsible for all areas related to financial reporting while maintaining accounting principles practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements.
Linda has more than 25 years of experience in Marketing Communications and Graphic Design. She has been with Prism, International for more than 2 years as a Graphic Specialist and will continue in that capacity as Prism joins Talent-Dimensions.
As a dedicated seasoned (20 years) diversity and inclusion professional who leads with heart and passion, Bobby specializes in assisting organizations and individuals in achieving business goals by leveraging a diverse, energized and engaged workforce. His portfolio of clients includes American Family Insurance, TIAA, Lockheed-Martin, American University, Phillips 66, General Motors, U.S. Air Force, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Texas Instruments, Clorox, Central Intelligence Agency, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, TD Bank and Michelin North America just to name a few.
Alan develops and nurtures client relationships by providing customized D&I and cross-cultural solutions that best meet their needs.
Alan’s career experience spans Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Security, Sales and Marketing. He is experienced and skilled in listening to and understanding his clients’ individual needs.
He is adept at recommending and providing customized, personalized service and real solutions that work. Alan’s client portfolio includes Alliant Energy, Ameren, Bank of America, CVS Caremark, Harley Davidson, John Deere, Kellogg’s, Novant Health, Intel and Sunoco.
Emily brings more than 20 years of experience working with organizations in the Financial Services, Security, Technology, Telecommunications, Healthcare and Services industries. Emily specializes in consultative and strategic business development and client relationships, creating and deploying learning and development solutions that help organizations achieve their desired business results. She has served as a Strategic Global Account Director for many leading organizations, partnering with multiple business functions to achieve significant results.
CIO Ancella Livers is a skilled diversity and leadership development professional. She is the co-author of the book, Leading in Black and White and the HBR classic “Dear White Boss.” She has also written numerous articles, chapters, and reports on equity, diversity, and inclusion. In addition, for several years, she has written a blog focused on women of color in corporate America. In her TEDx talk, she discussed mutuality, which offered a new view of diversity and begins to chart an original way forward.
Wendy has more than 15 years’ experience as an international consultant, facilitator, writer and speaker. She is a Strategic Alliance Partner with Talent Dimensions serving the Asia Pacific areas delivering learning solutions in engagement/retention and career development. As a Senior Consultant, she partners with clients to develop and implement solutions to engage staff, increase retention, develop teams and increase productivity.
Bette has vast experience in the areas of leadership development and executive coaching, mentoring, organizational effectiveness and team and career development. Her tenure in Fortune 100 companies gives Bette a unique insight regarding the challenges and opportunities organizations face with their most important resource, their talent. As a consultant for Talent Dimensions, she consult with clients in the areas of career development, mentoring and engagement and retention.
Dr. Bobbi Jo Curtis is a leading authority on generating ideas, designing products, and delivering services that enhance performance outcomes while cultivating employee engagement. Her diverse experience includes consulting and facilitating for a variety of fortune 500 companies across multiple industries such as insurance, retail, hospitality, and healthcare. Her research and passion for organizations and teams enables Dr. Curtis to produce outcomes that matter most to the client.
Amy has a decade of experience in the corporate world working for a Fortune 1000 Human Resources company. She has been with Career Systems International for three years, leading Sales Operations and Business Development. Mostly recently she has taken on Marketing, utilizing her experience as a marketing consultant.
Ann brings over 20 years of progressive management experience in diverse leadership roles including Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Training, Administration, and Automation to Talent Dimensions. Prior to working with TD, she played a fundamental role in the growth of CSI through diverse functions, including marketing, product development and sales support, to name a few. Ann has a proven successful history of identifying big picture concerns, effectively navigating through a variety of corporate cultures and successfully delivering innovative, real-life solutions in rapidly changing environments, on time and under budget.
Dr. Kaye’s name is recognized internationally as one of the most invested, knowledgeable and practical professionals in the area of career development, employee engagement & retention, and mentoring. A dynamic and committed keynote speaker, Bev’s presentations engage participants, stimulate learning and inspire action.
Barry has been the CFO for CSI since its inception, and is acting in that capacity for Talent Dimensions currently. Prior to that, he was a bona fide rocket scientist engaged in communications research at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. During his communications career, he co-authored a ground-setting book in his field entitled ‘Spread Spectrum Communications’, and he published and presented over 40 technical papers based on his research.
Donna is responsible for new business development and account management throughout the eastern seaboard and has worked in a variety of industries in the Talent Management and Learning and Development space. Her extensive experience in employee engagement, retention, career development and mentoring has aided her success in building long term client relationships.
Donna consistently aspires to partner with clients to understand their pain points and share her expertise and resources in order to help achieve long term strategic results.
Randy is responsible for new business development and account management throughout the Midwest. His experience spans almost two decades in the talent development industry working in various roles with Fortune 500 healthcare companies. Randy’s expertise falls into two mission-critical categories for organizations: Career Development & Coaching and Employee Engagement & Retention and consistently aspires to improve critical business results by presenting capabilities, programs, and services that are designed to be delightfully engaging, deceptively simple, deliberately flexible and decidedly business-centric.
Lynn’s career spans multiple industries working with senior leaders in support of their long term strategic goals in talent management and learning and development. Through the lens of retention, engagement and career development, her corporate experience with GE, Martin Marietta and Lockheed Martin has helped propel her clients to consistently achieve operational success through value creation.
In her role as Chief Operations Officer, Lynn is responsible for global delivery and solutions development, along with ensuring organizational excellence for Talent Dimensions and its clients.
Lynn recently co-authored the book, ‘Up is Not the Only Way – Rethinking Career Mobility’ with Bev Kaye and Lindy Williams, challenging leaders and employees to re-imagine what it takes to achieve ultimate career success through a true mobility mindset.
Christine is an experienced consultant specializing in the areas of Career Development, Employee Engagement and Organizational Development. Her career spans both the public and private sectors and includes industries such as Financial Services, Investment Banking, Information Technology and Higher Education. As an executive coach, Christine has worked with leaders to maximize work effectiveness and strengthen leadership skills that drive business results.
Beverly is an experienced consultant, facilitator, speaker, thought leader and author specializing in the areas of organization, employee and human resource development. Her career spans a variety of industries, including government, aerospace, healthcare, manufacturing, financial services and non-profit. Beverly is a noted speaker presenting at numerous corporate leadership meetings and events, including the Conference Board’s Employee Engagement and Retention Conferences.
Hemantis a seasoned professional with experience working with varied industrial sectors including Banking & Finance, Life Sciences, Hospitality, Automotive, Media, Manufacturing, IT and Publishing.
Operating out of India, with his career spanning two decades, he has worked in various leadership roles managing Business Operations and Human Resources functions. Hemant’s significant experience in areas of Business Transformation, Consulting, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Facilitation, and Change Leadership will continue to be an asset to Talent Dimensions as it moves ahead.
Jana is a leadership development consultant and executive coach specializing in strategic course design and facilitation. Her clients consistently note that her keen insights, dedication to clients and strong interpersonal skills create exemplary results. She has coached and trained leader across the US, as well as in Europe and the Middle East working in multiple industries including Technology, Financial Services, Aerospace, Solar, Industrial Development, Service, Non-profit and Biotechnology.
Joann has over 20 years’ corporate experience, which provides her unique perspective in the areas of operations, revenue generation, budget management and leadership. As an entrepreneur, Joann sharpened her skills in marketing, sales, business planning data analysis and operations. As a consultant for Talent Dimensions, Joann utilizes her talents in facilitating learning experiences that are engaging and results oriented. Her extensive business background allows her to connect with an array of participants to capture their attention and keep them motivated throughout the learning experience.
A forward-thinking strategist known for her business acumen and no-nonsense approach, Theresa has more than 20 years of experience both as a consultant and as an executive-level leader with Marriott. Theresa’s rapid progression ultimately led to her overseeing staff training programs for the company’s 150,000 associates. She also served as a trusted member of the executive team charged with new hotel openings around the globe and led branding efforts for more than 180 full-service hotels. As a consultant for Talent Dimensions, Theresa’s primary areas of expertise are strategic business development, brand positioning and organizational excellence.
Carol brings over 20 years of Fortune 500 corporate experience to her work with clients. As a bilingual talent development professional; she combines astute business, analytical and organizational skills to drive effective outcomes within organizations. As a consultant for Talent Dimensions, Carol is a seasoned facilitator who functions effectively at both the strategic and tactical levels.
Cile has 20 years of experience helping organizations address their most important strategy…their talent development strategy. By focusing on the key drivers of retention and recognizing it is not a one-size-fits all proposition, she helps organizations discover how their strategic investments drive sustainable competitive advantage. In her role as Chief Business Officer, Cile is responsible for sales and marketing, providing strategic direction for global client solutions, and ensuring the organization’s continued growth and success, as well as global expansion.
Dawn has been working with virtual and online technologies (specifically Adobe Connect and WebEx) for over a decade. Her passion is to enable engaging and inspiring educational learning environments that are accessible to a multitude of adult learners. She understands that it takes a special “spark” to provide that type of learning experience and through her production, troubleshooting, and communication skills is able create an atmosphere of collaboration, not simply by duplicating the face-to-face classroom, but by taking advantage of the unique elements offered by the internet and technology.
Michelle has worked with CSI for over 17 years in the deployment, logistics and accounting capacities of the company. She consistently utilizes her attention to detail and her sharp customer service skills to accommodate client requests and ensure satisfaction and these skills also support her role in managing the master training schedule and facilitation logistics. Additionally, she handles Account Receivable & Accounts Payable transactions, and processes all product orders from packing slips to invoicing. Before joining CSI, she was employed in the banking industry, where as Branch Manager where she was responsible for all branch functions as well as overseeing staff.
Drawing on 25 years of corporate experience at American Express, Lindy offers a frontline perspective to discussions of needs analysis and potential solutions to organizational challenges. Her extensive background in training, human resource development and career development enables her to partner with clients and internal subject matter experts to co-create solutions that drive growth. Lindy’s specialty areas include: career development and coaching, leadership and organization development, engagement and retention strategy and succession process design. Lindy recently co-authored the book, Up is Not the Only Way, Rethinking Career Mobility.
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