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Dylan Rafaty with DylanListed

Dylan Rafaty from DylanListed stopped by our Dallas studio to discuss training, integrating, and leveraging employees with disabilities.

Dylan is the Founder/President and CEO of DylanListed, an organization whose mission is to provide innovative online tools and offline events to sustain a focus on gainful employment for all US job seekers who are individuals with a disability (IWDs) and self-identify.


Patrice Wheeler with People Skills for Professionals

Patrice Wheeler from People Skills for Professionals stopped by our Dallas studio to discuss the value of utilizing the equestrian model to maximize leadership development.

Patrice combines her profession as an Executive Coach with her passion for horses, by serving both. As an International Equine Facilitated Coach at her privately owned and operated facility, The Wheel O’Life Equine Sanctuary, she and her equine coaches provide humans with the opportunity to experience authentic self awareness. The Wheel O’Life Sanctuary provides the platform for her coaching business, Ridge Equus, and her humanitarian efforts for needy equine, Heart To Hoof.


Tom Allen with Opango

Tom Allen from Opango discussed how L&D organizations can take their performance to the next level by leveraging technology.

Tom is Founder and CEO of Opango, provider of a Cloud based Learning Management System for the Enterprise and Small Business . It’s primary purpose is to deliver on demand product training, franchise training, certification and continuing education. The platform delivers courses, tracks progress, administers quizzes, final tests, surveys, certificates and maintains student transcripts
Opango also provides full service course development including learning 2.0 instructional design, writing, photography, audio, videography, interactive 2D and Photo Realistic 3D animations.


Michele Cox with Interstate Batteries

Michele Cox from Interstate Batteries stopped by our Dallas studio to discuss how her company is using soft-skills training to help employees develop their talents into strengths.

Michele’s strengths include Strategy, Collaboration, Building Relationships, Leading Teams, Communications, Training Development and Facilitation. She is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. Michele has extensive experience meeting the training and communications needs of Fortune 500 firms as well as startup companies.  She is a consultant responsible for various aspects of corporate video production including script writing, performing, and directing. Michele provides voiceover and on-air talent for radio and televised spots. She is a Director and Event Planner responsible for creating, writing, planning, directing, and implementing large-scale programs

Specialties: Leadership development, Training Program and Project management, People management, Curriculum development, Information development, Facilitator, Trainer of Trainers, Event Planner Extraordinaire


Keith Meyerson with Santander Consumer USA

Keith Meyerson of Santander Consumer USA stopped by our Dallas studio to discuss integrating and aligning business goals with L&D programs.

Keith is a Talent, Learning, Leadership & Organizational Development professional with over 15 years experience leading performance improvement efforts in the retail sector. His focus is on interventions that address systemic issues that are aligned with organizational strategies. Keith has demonstrated success in all aspects of the Talent Management Pipeline and use of emerging technologies to increase efficiency and transparency across the enterprise. He is a pioneer in the use of internal social platforms that capture knowledge, increase employee engagement and deliver on L&D’s goal of providing true just-in-time learning for all associates.


Scott Ferraro with Schumacher Electric

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“Selling Through Education”

Leigh Anne Lankford and Scott Ferraro

Leigh Anne Lankford and Scott Ferraro




Scott Ferraro  / Schumacher Electric
Account Executive – National Accounts


Scott Ferraro has an extensive background in the automotive aftermarket.  With over 20 years of experience working for manufacturers and distributors in the aftermarket, Scott is currently responsible for managing the NAPA Auto Parts business in North America for Schumacher Electric Corporation.  His background in sales, marketing, and business development have exposed him to the importance of training and how it correlates to sales. In today’s interview, Scott discusses how training and education are part of the overall sales strategy for his company.

In addition, Leigh Anne Lankford from TrainingPros joins us and discusses current events at TrainingPros.






Kevin Richardson with Fiserv

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Kevin Richardson / Fiserv 

Come join Kevin Richardson, seasoned HR leader with a unique background that spans the gamut from small startup companies, to medium-sized growth organizations to global Fortune 500 companies that have also earned Fortune’s Most Admired Companies distinction, as he talks about his thoughts on what drives success in high-change environments and how you as a talent leader find the courage to make it happen.



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Mo Bunnell with Bunnell Idea Group

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Mo Bunnell runs a global business development consulting firm called Bunnell Idea Group (BIG). Their trademarked GrowBIG® Integrated System is helping companies grow their business faster, in the right way.

Bunnell Idea Group (BIG) is dedicated to helping business professionals and full time sales people excel at growing their business. The GrowBIG® Integrated System is efficient, effective, and highly successful for professionals who have a limited amount of time to devote to business development. This comprehensive training and coaching system is based on behavioral science, designed to inspire real behavioral change, and deliver real results. GrowBIG® builds a culture of business development success, so any firm that adopts GrowBIG® for business development will be more competitive and successful over the long-term. The team at BIG have trained more than 10,000 people at over 300 organizations.

Mo provides leadership, management and vision for Bunnell Idea Group, Inc. (BIG). He is a leading authority on business development strategy, integration and effectiveness. Mo has shaped the success strategies for many of the world’s best professional service firms and product companies. He has dedicated his career to researching and developing the most cutting-edge resources and tools to enable companies to reach their full potential. He authored and developed the GrowBIG® system over a 15-year period of research and development. His journey has been focused on perfecting a system that ensures that anyone can learn to do successful business development in the right way. Mo has worked in nearly every capacity of business development; as a Rainmaker, management executive, strategist, business development consultant, coach and facilitator. He is a highly accomplished keynote speaker and presenter. He is passionate about helping our clients grow their business faster.



Marilyn Bloom with Birch

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Marilyn Bloom/Birch
Director of Talent Development

MarilynBloomLearning and Organization Development Leader. Recognized for leadership with integrity and building strong relationships with staff at all levels. Demonstrates astute and decisive leadership with a commitment to employee development, while producing winning teams to maximize performance and increase revenue in blended learning environments.