Mark is a professional coach who enjoys being part of his clients' journey of self discovery. He also coaches business owners, providing Rapid Impact Solutions to improve sales, efficiency and profits.
Mark has more than twenty-five years business experience spanning learning & performance, leadership, management; call center management, marketing, management/sales education, recruiting, sales, marketing and public relations. His expertise include consulting, facilitation, management/ leadership skill building, curriculum development, recruitment, selection, non-profit management, professional business-to-business selling skills, negotiation, business, strategic planning, human resources, and coordination of people and resources.
Mark earned his MBA from Emory’s Goizueta School of Business. He is currently a volunteer leader with ASTD and served as the 2011 President of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of ASTD. Currently he is a national advisor to 11 ASTD chapters (NAC) in the South.
Dr. Ken Phillips, CPLP
Ken Phillips delivers all programs and workshops in his signature style: professional, engaging and approachable.
Ken is founder and CEO of Phillips Associates, a consulting and publishing company with expertise in performance management, measurement and evaluation of learning, and sales performance. He has more than 25 years experience designing learning instruments and assessments and has authored more than a dozen published learning instruments. He regularly speaks to American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) groups and university classes. Since 2008, he has spoken at the ASTD International Conference on topics related to measurement and evaluation of learning.
Prior to pursuing a Ph.D. in the combined fields of organizational behavior and educational administration at Northwestern University, Ken held management positions at two colleges and two national corporations. In addition, he has written articles that have appeared in T+D magazine, Training Today and HR.com. Ken earned the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential from national ASTD in 2006 as a pilot pioneer and was recertified in 2009 and again in 2012.
Dr. Kella B. Price, SPHR, CPLPKella has 13 years of experience in training and development, human resources, and talent management functions. As CEO of Price Consulting Group, she is a trainer and facilitator. Kella has published on training delivery, social media, diversity, expatriates, stress, job satisfaction, and employee turnover. In addition, she has designed numerous virtual training and development tools.
Kella is adept at using learning technologies, including: QR codes, blogging, Twitter, bookmarking tools like delicious, and social media networks like LinkedIn and Facebook. She regularly conducts training on how to use these technologies as a business tool for collaboration and building relationships. Her expertise has been included in several books, including: Virtual Training Basics, The Books of Road-Tested Activities, and Pfeiffer Annual. She regularly posts via twitter: @kellaprice and authored Twitter for Trainers.
Diane L. Smith, PMP, CPLP
Diane is a principal consultant at Everest CS, a business performance consulting firm located in Orange County, California, specializing in instructional systems design. Her projects have included compliance, safety and risk management as well as software and technology training programs. She has over 20 years of experience in instructional design, training and facilitating, including business, learner and gap analysis and project planning.
Diane is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) and Project Management Professional (PMP). She has designed and presented study preparation courses for PMP and CPLP candidates, and participated in the CAPM® Exam Item Writing conference. Diane has also lectured and provided mentoring to bachelors and masters level students on project management and instructional technologies.
Coline T. Son Lee, CISA, PMP, CPLP
Coline has an international career background spanning 15 years in logistics, supply chain management, procurement, construction, retail sales and software development. Her projects have included instructor led training systems, elearning curriculum, video/interactive formal learning programs, as well as informal social programs that support learning.
Coline holds a Bachelor of Science degree (magna cum laude) in Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Systems from The Craig School of Business and holds certifications in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Project Management (PMP®), Information Systems Auditing (CISA), as well as the CPLP credential.
Coline also co-hosts the video blog eLearnChat with Rick Zanotti. She is the current VP Marketing for ASTD-OC and spear-headed the chapter's CPLP™ Study Group project.
Martha Stott, CPLP
After a 15-year stint as a business journalist, Martha launched her training career in 2000 as a curriculum developer for a pharmaceutical benefits company. She quickly realized she'd found her niche: equipping employees to be more effective in their professional roles (rather than writing about companies and people who couldn't get it right). Since then, she has held a series of increasingly responsible training positions, including managing customer service training for Hotels.com, and directing sales and quality training for Classic Vacations, the luxury wholesale division of Expedia, Inc.
In November 2012, Martha joined 8x8, Inc., as senior manager of training and knowledge management for the fast-growing, San Jose-based VoIP telephony provider. She has hired and now manages a team of three trainers.
Martha earned her CPLP in 2008, submitting a work product in Human Performance Improvement. She volunteers with ASTD Golden Gate - South Bay, and has served on various volunteer roles for ASTD National. She holds a B.A. in journalism.