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 Expert  724902

Expert in Vocational Training, Leadership and Supervisory Skills Training for Spanish-Speakers & Team-Building

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California (CA)
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Expert specializes in performance improvement strategies for businesses entities, and has long experience in training and coaching others to boost productivity through changes in on-the-job behavior. For example, he has trained both English & Spanish-speaking industrial supervisors to utilize coaching and motivation skills to drive the performance of their subordinates. His expertise is in developing (i.e., changing) the behaviors and attitudes of targeted clientele to enhance the value of their contributions to their employers.



daily work quality


designing productivity






work team

Teamworks, Expert's boutique consulting firm, deliverables are: preparing employees to:

Align their work with business objectives. Inspire others. Solve technical, interpersonal, and organizational problems, Boost productivity. Make decisions that add value to company operations. Eliminate productivity bottlenecks. Find efficiencies. Lead and manage others.


business management


human efficiency






self-directed work team

Teamworks teaches Poke Yoke ("Error-Proofing") techniques to Quality and production personnel, enabling them manage the inspection process more thoroughly and logically, using Poke Yooke assumptions and methods.

Expert is expert in Root Cause Analysis, and in training others how to use such approaches as "The Five Why's,"Ishikawa Diagramming," and "Force-Field Analysis to identify root causes of problems, and address them.


corrective action


defect electronics science


organizational behavior

Teamworks specializes in developing the team/and collaborative competencies of English-and Spanish-speaking work teams, and has done so for a number of customers, including: Initiative, Forbes Industries, Intermetro Industries, ACCO Brands, and others. T

cross-functional team


gap analysis


strategic planning


team building

Expert is certified by the DeBono Institute to teach Parallel Thinking skills and Creativity Skills. His customers have included: U.S. Army, Tropicana,, the Yanacocha Mine, Carrillo y Asociados, and the City of Los Angeles.



knowledge worker productivity


public speaking

As a certified DeBono Instructor, Expert is experienced and adept at both leading innovation and training innovation teams in the workplace, utilizing such techniques as: Random Word, Harvesting, Treatment, Concept Mapping, Challenge, etc.






Expert prepares executives, managers, and supervisors - in both English & Spanish - to deploy a variety of decision-making tools and strategies that result in sound decisions.

management decision-making

Expert has experience in the United States, the Middle East, and Latin America in designing, implementing, and assessing the utility of on-the-job training projects and initiatives.

on-the-job training


perceptual mapping


supervisory training


vocational training


innovation training


mediation training

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1972   Master's   Education   University of Tennessee  
1966   Bachelor's   Social Sciences   San Diego State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1994 to 2008







Expert delivers customized skills training and coaching solutions to customers in manufacturing, agriculture, legal services, petrochemicals, heal care, not-for-profit organizations, and others. He conducts a needs assessment with the customer, and designs and delivers skills training and consulting on performance issues, to the client.

1990 to 1994


Vocational Exploration Services, Inc.





Managed (8) professional and clerical staff. Trained clients in job-seeking skills to seek private sector employment. Evaluated efficacy of vocational training curricula. Placed clients into vocational training curricula. Monitored, supported client progress in school. Managed complex customer relationships with large insurance carriers. Trained new Counselors in counseling methods, listening, problem-solving, conflict-resolution skills, caseload management, and interpersonal skills. Counseled clients to define and realize career and vocational goals. Provided services in English and Spanish. Consistently performed in top 10%, with both companies. Conducted detailed labor market research. Established effective working relationships with area businesses.

1989 to 1990


San Miguel School





Taught History, Art, English Music, Reading, and Mathematics to (34) students at parochial school, after re-locating from Connecticut. Commended by Principal for teaching effectiveness. Authored instructional materials.

1988 to 1989


Connecticut Agency on Aging



Projects Manager


Managed Title III and Title V Federal job retraining projects. Supervised one professional, one clerical. Forged working partnerships with area employers and municipal agencies to place clients. Developed, managed program budgets. Recruited disadvantaged clients to participate in job retraining projects. Participated in Boards of Directors meetings. Expanded scope of both projects by 25% in one year. Wrote successful proposal for continued funding. Commended by State of Connecticut on job effectiveness.. Authored funding proposals. Relocated to California at end of year.

1984 to 1987


Technoserve, Inc.


Latin America Division


Training Manager


Conceptualized and led all management development and organizational development projects for operations in Peru, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica. Trained Latin American professional staffs in leadership, management, small group leadership, conflict-resolution, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Designed, implemented complex system to evaluate social, economic impacts of company assistance to small business client groups. Led team-building for staffs in Peru, Panama. Designed self-instructional manual (in Spanish) to train overseas staffs how to identify and develop small business leaders. Designed, installed criterion-referenced system to train-the-trainers. Served as Division liaison to other functional units of the company. Authored procedures manual, instructional materials, self-instructional texts.

1981 to 1984


Hospital Corporation of America, Inc.


Center for Health Studies


Training Project Manager


Led start-up of training and organizational development function to serve international business operations of company. Coached senior executives to identify and address training and performance issues in United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia. Conducted large-scale task analysis of (23) technical jobs for King Fahad Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Trained hospital middle managers in consulting skills. Designed curriculum for and trained hospital middle managers in consulting skills. Designed and delivered training for hospital Administrators in how to effectively work with electronic news media. Coached key executives, and designed and implemented succession planning system for senior managers. Authored instructional materials, self-instructional texts.

1976 to 1978


ESB, Inc.


International Group


Training and Organizational Development Manager


Led and implemented all organizational development interventions for international manufacturing operations, including team-building for Guatemala factory, leadership development interventions for United Kingdom facilities, organizational needs assessment for Iran assembly plant, team-building for executive staff of Dominican Republic manufacturing plant. Designed l& led large-scale organizational needs assessment for Iran plant. Coached senior U.K. executive to define management issues.

1974 to 1976


Educational Research Systems, Inc.



Vice President, Training


Led team of 8 leadership trainers for customers (e.g., Daniels Construction Co., U.S. Peace Corps, Pittsburgh Plate Glass, Union Carbide, etc.) in Puerto Rico.

Career Accomplishments:

Association of Professional Consultants (APC), American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), International Association of Facilitators (IAF)


Certified Faculty Member, Lore International Institute; Certified Instructor, Lateral Thinking; Certified Instructor, Parallel Thinking ("Six Thinking Hats")

Professional Appointments

Contributing Editor, The Orangespeil (publication of ASTD, Orange County, CA., Chapter). Reviewer, Group Facilitation: A Research and Applications Journal.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has twice been published by McGraw-Hill, and has in 8 professional publications on training and topics.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - TrainingMag.com  
 - Training and Performance Sourcebook, McGraw-Hill  
 - Performance Improvement Journal  
 - Facilitation News  
 - Training and Performance Sourcebook  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1967 to 1969   U.S. Peace Corps   Volunteer   Served as community development advisor in two rural communities, in Colombia, South America.
1978 to 1978   United States Dept. of Agriculture   Consultant   Trained U.S.D.A. technical advisors in how to engage and involve rural Costa Rican peasants in making community decisions.
1984 to 1987   United State Agency for International Development   Sub-contractor   Working under USAID funding, identified, developed and implemented complex system to assess impacts of USAID-funded rural development projects in Peru, El Salvador, Panama, Costa Rica.
2006 to 2006   U.S. Army   Consultant   Trained 35 U.S. Army civilian employees in parallel thinking skills.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Trained 9 key supervisors of mid-level manufacturing company in Root Cause Analysis and Problem-Solving Skills. Resulted in development of detailed Action Plans for application to manufacturing problems and development of strategy to incorporate Root Cause Analysis into the work of ongoing Poke Yoke teams.
  • Led successful Team-Building project for major truck body manufacturer, resulting in on-time time implementation of continuous improvement project.
  • Trained (10) Republic of China Supervisors from Fortune 100 company in Core Leadership and Team Skills for start-up of mainland China manufacturing facility.
  • Facilitated annual retreat for Board of Directors of a large higher education institution resulted in Board development of, and commitment to action plans.
  • Facilitated Annual Meeting of Latin American VISA executives.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
(1992 - 1994): Expert Witness on vocational and skills training issues for Office of Hearings and Appeals, U.S. Social Security Administration, San Bernardino, CA.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2005 to 2005   Guatemala   On 3 separate engagements for client, trained 30 Guatemalan attorneys and paralegals on parallel thinking skills.
1996 to 1996   Gaza Strip   On assignment by the United Nations International Labour Office, designed and conducted training needs assessment for Gaza Vocational Training Center.
1995 to 1995   Africa   Conducted extensive training need assessment of (3) agricultural sector development agencies of the Republic of Cape Verde.
1978 to 1978   United Kingdom   Trained 20 international manufacturing executives in utilization of Louis B. Allen management practices.
1984 to 1987   Peru   Conducted management coaching and management skills training for Peruvian staff of Technoserve, Inc.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert is near-native fluent in Spanish.
Portuguese   He is proficient in Portuguese, and also works professionally in that language.
French   Expert is conversant, but not fluent, in French.

Market Research:
He is keenly aware of and alert to the demands and challenges of organizational leadership and management, throughout a wide variety of sectors and industries, both in the U.S. and internationally. His 35 years experience in the field of human resource development has enabled him to develop a credible working rapport with these leaders, and to work effectively at all organizational levels.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Since 1972, has designed and delivered over 2,000 skills training seminars and workshops, in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, worldwide.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

All of his management and executive roles have required him to identify and vet prospective suppliers of training and coaching services.

Other Skills and Services

Expert is a certified professional instructor for Dr. Edward deBono's “Creative Thinking” and "Parallel Thinking" skills training.

Expert has proven expertise in: Training needs assessment; Instructional design; Executive and management coaching; Development of instructional materials; Designing, developing and delivering customized leadership and teamwork workshops; Time Management strategies; Identifying and resolving barriers to high performance; Delegation and motivation strategies; Classroom presentation; Harassment prevention; Conflict resolution strategies; Design and implementation of organizational change strategies; Poka Yoke (error-proofing) training; Performance improvement strategies; Leadership and management skills training; Training program management.


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