Trainer Spotlight: Roxann Wedegartner

Greenfield, MA https://www.linkedin.com/in/roxannwedegartner As with any teaching, it’s that “Aha!” moment when you see a light go on in someone’s face, or when you hear, “I did it!” from the one person in class who seemed to lack confidence in his or her mastery of the subject. My other favorite moments are when you’re beginning the class for the first …

Trainer Spotlight: Jackie Utter

Chittenango, New York My ‘trainer’ days began back in 2001. Most of the training has been with K-12 student management systems. Although, recently, I have been a trainer of a module of SAP for a large retail store new software rollout. I have also worked as an end-user trainer for ACE POS software for grocery stores. My favorite moments as …

Trainer Spotlight: Dan Correa, Sr.

Middletown, New Jersey My career as a trainer started 20 years ago. I have experience teaching in the New York Public School system and 5 years as an Adjunct professor and associate professor in two universities. My favorite moment as a trainer was in a project called Scan it. The POS system was not responding the way it was programmed …

Trainer Spotlight: Orville Lindo

New York, New York I think that we are always a trainer in some form. I say that, because, throughout life, we are showing someone or a group of people how to do something. I would find myself in a position of training people on the job. Think about it. There is a new employee, and you are asked to …

Trainer Spotlight: Dan McBride

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-mcbride-a812268 I began as a sales manager for a smaller training organization in Boston in the ’80s. I was contacting companies and pitching them to see the growing need to get their workforce better prepared for the exploding phenomenon of workstations in the professional environment. Remember, this was at a time when PCs were still deployed …

Trainer Spotlight: Jennifer Griffin

Syracuse, New York Early in my career I was a classroom science teacher and athletic coach. As I assumed many managerial roles the training and development of employees was a natural fit and real passion for me. Professionally, I continue to train and develop people in business, athletics and individual life mastery through my consulting work. I was working closely …

Trainer Spotlight: Lisa Napoli

Annapolis, Maryland My career started quite accidentally. I was working in an administrative capacity, and the manager of the software department asked me to transfer to his department as his administrative aide. I wasn’t interested as it was simply a lateral transfer. Loren told me that he had bigger plans for me, and within 6 months, I was a trainer. …

Trainer Spotlight: Joel Carmona

Orlando, Florida http://www.jcstx.info I have always gravitated to training in any organization I am a part of, its natural for me. I have been lucky enough to work in various restaurant, retail and aviation organizations and have always ended up in training and development role. I enjoy being part of other peoples growth. The work we do at Bauman… most …

Trainer Spotlight: Ken Stein

Columbia, Maryland I started training employees for various companies about 10 years ago, teaching new technology that came into the workplace. Watching the employees that I’ve training actually use the technology in their various businesses. Relax and listen to concerns from your students. Two things. Anything that is hands-on and experiential and anything related to customer service. Always give a …

Trainer Spotlight: Marisue Traina

Sugar Loaf, New York Preparing and training employees who take pride in their work and who have reached a level of proficiency and comfort in their jobs to perform that job in a new and unfamiliar way requires a mix of training, nurturing, supporting and counseling. My favorite moments are when you see the fear in someone’s eyes replaced by …