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With courses Powered by PerfectCoaches, the real skill-building starts after you leave the classroom. Every seminar-style course covers best-practice skills and habits to move you and your company forward. Plus, you receive 30 days of coaching by a Motivation Coach at PerfectCoaches.com, a virtual follow-on that reinforces skills after you leave the seminar. Courses Powered by PerfectCoaches are a new and different developmental experience for you or your team. "Team registrations" (2 or more registrations) come with a 50% discount.

 

Courses


 
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Time management & Teamwork, Powered by PerfectCoaches

WANT MORE TIME IN YOUR DAY? WANT TO BE A HERO ON EVERY TEAM?

Suppose you could learn the secret of how changing small habits frees up time and improves your effectiveness in teams?

You and a small group of participants exchange ideas on how to increase focus for your professional development, supported by the tools at PerfectCoaches.com. Three hours well-spent.


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Building Business at the Client Site, Powered by PerfectCoaches

Q: WHAT BRINGS SUCCESS IN CONSULTING?

A: THE ART OF WORKING WITH CLIENTS

Every client interaction is a business development opportunity IF you master the habits that help you develop business with existing clients.

You and a small group of participants exchange ideas on how to win more work by offering new ideas to existing clients.


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Sales and Leadership, Powered by PerfectCoaches

WANT TO PERFECT YOUR SALES SKILLS?

Suppose you could learn the secret of how changing small habits can Improve your performance in sales, leadership, and customer service?

Supported by tools at PerfectCoaches.com, you and a small group of participants discussed the secrets of selling ideas and selling goods and services following persuasion’s “10 Rules of Three.”


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Delivering the Science of Pure Performance, Powered by PerfectCoaches

WANT HELP TRANSLATING VISION INTO QUANITITATIVE GOALS? MANAGING CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATION? MAXIMIZING THE PERFORMANCE OF HUMAN RESOURCES?

This class introduces Delivering the Science of Pure Performance®,  an organizational development service enabling leaders to take a holistic view of their organization's strategy, marketing, operations, and profitability.  The focus is on process improvement and business outcome metrics.

 

Practitioner INSTRUCTORS


 
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Mia Cortez

Crafting creative communications plans is something Mía has always had a passion for. Since becoming an independent consultant in 2014, she’s helped storytellers, educators, artists, techies, scientists and consulting firms develop innovative ways to reach their audience and develop their product.

Mía segued into marketing after more a decade in journalism. She has served as director of communications for The Writer’s Center and Adventure Theatre MTC in Bethesda, MD. As publicist for local authors and promoter for the Narrative Institute at Arizona State University’s Washington Center, she remains closely tied to the D.C. literary community. She’s also currently immersed in the learning & development technology industry as business development manager for The VARI Group. Fluent in Spanish and French, Mía is a translator for the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Maryland National-Capital Parks & Planning Commission.

 
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Alison French

An experienced facilitator, trainer and coach, Alison has led projects within the education, government, and private sectors for more than 20 years. She has facilitated strategic planning meetings, corporate retreats and skills training workshops; conducted in-depth change, leadership and product assessments; developed and deployed strategic communication campaigns; and been recognized as a trusted adviser and go-to person by many clients. Her accomplishments range from being rated as a top instructor for the Deloitte Consulting Milestone Program and launching a career mentoring program for BearingPoint, to building and deploying a comprehensive change plan for a major Defense technology initiative with more than 7,000 end users, which, through direct engagement with top leaders, significantly influenced positive perception of the initiative and elevated its change management program to become recognized as a model within the agency.

 
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Dr. V. Douglas Hines

V. Douglas Hines is the founder of The VARI Group. The acronym (Virtual Applied Research International) embodies the vision of a world-wide community of practice sharing insight into organizational development and individual improvement.  He began his scientific career as a research assistant in the neurosciences laboratory of Friends of Psychiatric Research, earning his Ph.D. in applied social psychology at the University of Maryland. He is a member Emeritus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has taught in the Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland.


A former Principal/Partner at KPMG, much of his professional life has been focused on the applied arts of consulting and business process reengineering. Having helped organizations move from a flawed “as-is” state to a preferred “to-be” vision, he believes the same disciplined process can help people achieve the individual excellence that is not only rewarding for them but fosters quality and improved performance for their enterprise.

 
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Keenan Orfalea

Keenan Orfalea manages technology support and customer service for the VARI Group. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics and Government, as well as a Masters of Science degree in Sustainability Management from American University in Washington D.C. Keenan's experience includes previous work for The Anacostia Waterfront Trust, Smart Growth America, Environmental Defense Fund, CQ Press, Third Way Publications, the Office of Congressman Elton Gallegly, and the American Committee on Foreign Relations.