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Barry Mohn—President

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For over ten years, Barry Mohn has delivered dynamic, practical trainings for thousands of employees around the world.  These trainings focus on:

  • Clear business, audit, and technical writing
  • Practical and dynamic presentation skills
  • Outcome-oriented meeting facilitation

Barry has conducted workshops on these topics for over 25 Fortune 500 companies in high-tech, financial services, and health care.  His clients include EMC, Brocade, Synaptics, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Charles Schwab, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, Dow Chemical, OCBC Bank of Singapore, Cognizant, Cepheid, Anritsu, Varian Medical Systems, and many more.

Barry has also designed and delivered customized training in writing and cross-cultural communication for software and hardware engineers in China, Taiwan, and Korea.

He is a popular speaker at industry conferences, including delivering a session on audit-report writing at the All-Star Speakers Conference in Las Vegas for the Internal Audit Association (IIA).

In Barry’s programs, he (1) focuses on understanding the specific training needs of participants and (2) develops customized tools and tips to meet those needs. This approach ensures that the training material directly applies to each participant’s day-to-day work.  He maintains an easy, friendly rapport with his audience and creates a training atmosphere of working together to overcome performance challenges.

See Barry’s profile and recommendations on LinkedIn.

Janet Bailey—Trainer

Janet Bailey training picJanet Bailey is a highly rated speaker, coach and award-winning writer on communication and productivity. She has trained hundreds of engineers, sales professionals and managers to communicate clearly and to handle tough, demanding workloads. Her presentations throughout the U.S. and U.K. offer practical, powerful techniques that participants use right away to save time and stay on message.

Her columns and articles have appeared in leading publications including Chief Executive, Bottom Line Personal, Robb Report, Health and Reader’s Digest. As a corporate communications consultant, she has helped clients from a wide variety of industries reach their audiences effectively.

Janet has a degree in Journalism and Psychology from Stanford University, was an adjunct faculty member at New York University, and has served in leadership roles for the National Speakers Association and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Kathleen Kohnert—Sales and Marketing

For 23 years, Kathleen Kohnert developed and presented tailored training programs for companies and agencies. All programs dealt with improved workplace communication, particularly in:

  • Business and technical writing
  • Audit report writing
  • Performance management
  • Presentation of audit findings
  • Presentation skills
  • Career design
  • Management training

As a former speaker for National Career Workshops of Kansas, Kathleen developed a personal approach that held the attention of thousands of seminar participants all over the country. In addition, her background as a faculty member at Hawaii Pacific University and Southern California College of Business and Law brought a research-based approach to her training, heightening its credibility. She holds a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis on the teaching of communication skills.

Kathleen has contributed to the newsletters of the American Society of Training and Development and the Northern California Human Resources Council. She has also written a column for the journal of the Association of Professional Communication Consultants and an article for Deloitte Consulting on supply chain management.

Carl Kohnert – Trainer

Carl Kohnert comes from a background of 25 years’ experience in executive management with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Carl represented the Agency at technical conferences in policy briefings and in media relations. He also oversaw Budget and IT Operations.  In addition, Carl actively trained and mentored the Agency’s managerial and supervisory staff, enhancing their leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Carl brings to the presentation skills program an enlightened perspective with his understanding of what clients and management want to see in a presentation. He is able to help participants focus attention on the effectiveness of their role in the organization.  His sincere, confident, and supportive demeanor helps workshop participants realize their own unique presentation style and expertise.

Carl’s formal business and technical education in Economics and Water Resources Management, coupled with his managerial experiences, allow him to work effectively with a broad array of clients.

Andrew Moore – Blog Contributor

Andrew Moore is a former newspaper reporter, current freelance writer and aspiring novelist. He’s written obituaries, covered foreclosures and bankruptcies, and interviewed noteworthy cultural icons such as James Brown. The first adult book he read as a child was “Flying to the Moon” by Michael Collins, and the character Joker, from the movie “Full Metal Jacket,” inspired him to become a journalist. His favorite writing axiom is “Show me, don’t tell me.”

Andrew studied journalism at Washington State University and graduated in 1996. He lives in Bend with his wife and three children.

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Mark Cyrus – Web Designer

Mark Cyrus is a web designer working on a small team under the name of Brave Whale.  He strives to solve content management and usability problems on the web by creating aesthetic designs with visually accessible layouts.

Mark has worked on websites for nonprofit organizations based in the San Francisco Bay Area, small businesses and video game developers.  He is always on the lookout for the next client who will benefit from a well designed website and provide a certain level of creative excitement.