L. Eric Culverson
L. Eric Culverson is an electrical engineer and was the first-ever Authorized Training Provider for Xilinx. He has personally taught more than 8,000 circuit designers, programmers and university personnel. He is thought of as the ultimate technology insider with more than thirty years of experience in electrical engineering, professional training, and military and business leadership. He is a highly acclaimed trainer and is well respected in the Xilinx community. Passionate about the Xilinx tools, Eric strives to ensure that every class participant leaves empowered with in-depth knowledge and skills to contribute to their teams at the highest levels. Eric earned his degree in Electrical Engineering at Prairie State A&M University in Texas. Eric is author of the "The Competence Myth" book and past president of the Las Vegas chapter of the National Speaker's Association. Eric contributes his engineering training experience to the Communication Skills workshops by lending the unique perspective of the challenges that professionals in the technical arena meet in communication and presentation skills. learn more at: ericculverson.com
Chief Operations Officer
Patricia Townsend is a Master Body Language Expert, Certified Mediator, and NLP Professional. She is responsible for program content creation and client relations. Trish is a speech coach and university instructor, having taught in the fields of Oral Communication and Cultural Diversity at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has given over nine hundred professional presentations and keynote addresses in the last 15 years from national conventions, governmental conferences, political parties, professional women’s associations, charitable and community groups, and public & private industries. Over the past two decades, she has taught and coached hundreds of speakers ranging from college students, scientists, engineers, technical professionals from multiple fields, and government officials. Patricia’s deep and empathetic connection to her clients has yielded remarkable results, and as such, she has been regarded as the “gold-standard” in coaching and relationship building. Her research and expertise is focused on non-verbal communication, persuasion, and creating meaningful business connections. Patricia has degrees in Accounting and Business Management and undergone Masters Studies in Communication and Social Psychology. learn more at: patriciatownsend.com
Our Team of Trainers
Over 1000 professionals, individuals and students have benefitted from his expertise, experience & efficiency in the art of communication & public speaking. The insights gained since 2006 by observing and listening to over 1000 speeches, having delivered over 1000 minutes worth of speeches himself, his exposure and experience have been enriched beyond measure. He has participated in more than 30 public speaking contests based on the skills of evaluation, presentation, humorous speaking, impromptu speaking, and won many awards and accolades. Harsh is the only one in Hyderabad to hold double Distinguished Toastmaster awards - the highest honor awarded by Toastmasters International.
Sita has more than 19 years of experience in the corporate world with specialization in office, project and process management, process standardization and facilitating workshops on professional skills for corporate executives and college students. A Distinguished Toastmaster and Ambassador for the revitalized education program with Toastmasters International, which focuses on public speaking and leadership skill development, she continues to work with various corporate and community groups on communication and leadership project workshops and activities. Sita is also very involved in various livelihood and education related projects in the development sector, and is currently working on up-skilling rural artisans who work on various handicrafts, to help them reach larger market.
George Gilbert delivers entertaining, dynamic, and informative speeches on the importance and benefits of laughter in various areas of our lives. He spreads his message about humor across the country. In 2001, “due to his professionalism and outstanding achievements in public speaking”, he was awarded the title of Accredited Speaker becoming the 50th person in the world to achieve this designation. George’s show business background gives him a commanding stage presence. His parents were regarded as one of the funniest comedy/variety acts of their time. George started out by performing stand-up comedy, at the age of twelve, at the Disneyland Hotel. He then went on to entertain at comedy clubs, conventions, and for various business organizations. After graduating from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, George segued his comedy into public speaking.
Recently George published the From Stand-Up To Standout, a companion workbook to his presentation.
George’s mission is to provide information and inspiration to corporations and professional organizations by demonstrating, in an entertaining format, how humor can benefit their businesses and lives.
Sajan has rich experience over 24 plus years in high pressure leadership roles with excellence in varied functional areas of HR, L&D, Training, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Operations and Project Management. He is a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming certified by the Society of NLP (Richard Bandler); a Dale Carnegie certified Trainer, an IRCA certified ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor and a gold medallist in MBA (HR) from Symbiosis, India.
Sajan has extensive training experience in the field of Leadership, Business Communication, Sales, Personal Energy Management, Stress Management, Behavioural Skills, Personality Development and Motivation.
He is currently the Director Training for Savoy Global at Qatar and the Director Training and Operations with Singapore based Renergetics Consulting Pte Ltd.
Jessica is a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Trainer and Speaker, and is a Founding Circle Member of THE JOHN MAXWELL TEAM. She has been conducting leadership, business communication and management workshops for senior management and young managers alike. She has carved a name for herself as a highly passionate and committed trainer and business coach who strikes an instant rapport with participants.
Her workshops are highly absorbing, interactive, and impactful. She puts to good use her diverse background as an NLP Master Practitioner, a Psychologist, a Post Graduate in Business Management, a business coach and trainer deeply committed towards impacting lives and making a difference through her transformational workshops.
She is currently Director of Renergetics Consulting Pte. Ltd at Singapore, Savoy Global WLL in Qatar and Unova Training & Consulting in India.
Philip earned his Bachelors Degree in Physical Science (concentration on Physics, with a Mathematics minor) from San Jose State University. He has been a small business owner in manufacturing for more than 25 years and has invented products for the river rafting industry and retail consumers.
As an award-winning speaker and evaluator, Philip enjoys sharing his experience with a variety of audiences, from conferences to classrooms.
Philip was born in St. Louis, Missouri, lived in Detroit, Michigan and Miami, Florida. but grew up the San Francisco Bay Area of California. He is currently a long-time resident of Henderson, Nevada in the famous Las Vegas valley.
His favorite quote: "A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.”