Meet The Ultimate Communicator Training Camp Trainers
Guy draws on more than 20 years of combined professional and military experience when he consults, coaches, or trains in the areas of team and interaction dynamics, communication strategies and tactics, and emotional intelligence.
Prior to becoming a trainer and coach, Guy served as a Nuclear Engineering Officer in the US Navy Submarine force and he worked in leadership positions in both large and small business environments.
Typical client concerns prior to working with Guy are: forging a team from a group of individuals, moving a team past the conflict stage of team development, developing other leaders, expanding personal influence within the organization, communicating more effectively, and developing buy-in for new programs and processes.
With experience and training in technical disciplines and his further training in, and practical application of, human behavior and motivation principles, his unique skills consist of quickly connecting the technical and task accomplishment necessities of business operations with the human factors that often limit rapid implementation and results.
In other words, he helps you understand – and work through – the reasons why your relationships are getting in the way of getting things done.
Past clients have commented on how quickly Guy has been able to help them diagnose their ‘real’ challenges and create plans for overcoming them.
He writes the Recovering Engineer Blog, and he co-authored From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership with Kevin Eikenberry.
Guy has both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering. He was a qualified Engineering Department head in the U.S. Navy. He is a Master Trainer and Coach in the DISC Model of Human Behavior and a Workplace Conflict Resolution expert.
Carl Smith works with us as a trainer and coach. He presents The Ultimate Communicator Training Camp, which he developed with Guy Harris. Carl is a positive, uplifting speaker, trainer, consultant, coach and advisor. He has spent over 20 years in training, consulting, sales and leadership. He works throughout North America and Europe, promoting best practices in influential leadership, collaboration communication, and interaction dynamics.
As a master trainer in the DISC model of human behavior, he helps others to understand what happens when people interact, collaborate and execute for greater success. He works with people to improve their application of the principles governing human behavior to obtain better results through better relationships.
As a coach/advisor, Carl has a personal passion to increase his client’s influential ability by helping them build their self-confidence and personal belief through relational leadership to increase performance and achieve their goals.
Carl worked as the Director of Training and Business Development and Master Trainer for Personality Insights, Inc., a leading personal development company based in Atlanta, GA for over 10 years, contributing to the development of numerous leadership and team development programs, books and resources. He also coached, trained or mentored thousands of people, including business owners, C-suite executives and upper and mid-level managers, in the application of effective leadership principles.
Carl and his wife Shannon have two sons, Ian and Noah. Carl, a car enthusiast, enjoys spending time with his family and travel.
John has been working with people his entire career and has spent the last 33 years in leadership roles in various industries: manufacturing, insurance, education, agriculture lending, healthcare and retail sales. He has been a member of upper management and held staff positions with companies with over a billion dollars in assets and startup companies with very limited assets. Most of those 33 years have been in the area of human resources, staff development (team building, communication and supervisory skills), sales and marketing training, and general management.
In 2008 John left corporate America to focus on his work as a Human Behavior Consultant and Trainer. He has been certified in the use of DISC for the last 16 years and used the materials to develop staff in the areas of leadership, team building, communication, supervisory skills and sales and marketing in the companies he has worked for. Using the DISC model of Human Behavior he has helped others understand themselves but more importantly he has taught them how to understand others and to become more effective with their interpersonal and communication skills.
One of the best ways to improve our effectiveness in any area is to improve our understanding of our Behavior Style and the external behaviors (what we do) and our internal needs (how and why we do it). Then apply this knowledge to a deeper understanding of those we interact with so that we begin to understand and meet their needs. This will help us identify and develop ways to encourage our team members toward greater productivity and peak performance, helping us achieve greater success and fulfillment in every area of our lives. If we understand our co-workers (team mates) and their needs we can help them find solutions to their needs and or problems.
John has been married for 38 years and has three children and two grandchildren. He and his wife enjoy traveling, Wichita State University Basketball games, and old movies. He also enjoys taking his grandsons to the farm to ride the tractor and feed the horses, watching chick flicks with his youngest daughter, and just hanging out with his oldest daughter and son in law.
He likes outdoor activities such as working around the farm, fly fishing, riding his 2001 Indian Scout, bird hunting, riding horses and playing arena polo. He his getting back into shape to start competing in Master Track Meets after a 20 year layoff.
John brings nearly two decades of professional experience, knowledge and expertise to his career as a consultant, trainer, seminar leader and coach. His passion for adult learning and development is evident in his content and delivery on topics of improving team dynamics, enhanced communication skills, leadership development, emotional intelligence, time management, sales training, goal achievement, human performance and personal empowerment.
John draws on his experience working at CNN and CNN Sports Illustrated in Atlanta, GA for nearly 10 years as a coordinator, manager and in production. Consistently producing quality content in an ever changing environment and tight deadlines, he developed translatable communication and leadership skills to help professionals succeed under pressure. In addition, John also has nearly 10 years working as a manager and trainer including time in the banking industry with training and leadership positions with Washington Mutual (now Chase) and SunTrust Bank.
As the President of The Winner’s Edge Consulting, John currently travels the nation training and consulting individuals and organizations on improving work flow processes, communication skills, stress reduction and building stronger teams. He has worked successfully with for profit and non profit organizations by putting the focus on their top asset, their people. John has been designated a Certified Human Behavior Trainer and often uses the DISC assessment tool as a foundation for many of his programs.
A graduate of Winston Salem State University with a B.S. in Sports Management and Administration, John is a published author and an accomplished public speaker. He holds memberships in the Florida Speakers Association, serves on the board of his local ASTD chapter and is a member of several local Chambers of Commerce.
An avid sports fan, he often weaves inspirational stories from the world of sports into his speeches and workshops. John and his wife live in Hollywood, FL and travel extensively. John is well on his way to achieving is personal goal of visiting all 50 US States before the age of 50.
Christina Martínez, CHBC, CCA is an international inspirational speaker and educator, passionate about life and helping others live their highest potential. She works with clients to strengthen leadership, maximize communication, improve morale, and empower teams to success. She is president of Rising Above LLC, a learning and talent development company which provides keynote speaking engagements, on-site training,and executive coaching.
As a leadership, communication, and human relations expert, she also serves as an adjunct instructor of corporate training at Bergen Community College and County College of Morris. Christina has been featured on CNBC On the Money and Cablevision For the Health of It. She is a contributing expert in Latina, Garden State Woman, and MARCI magazines. Published articles include topics on success, life mastery, management communications, career changes, and aromatherapy.
Christina is the recipient of the 2009 Elizabeth Cady Stanton The World is Moving Award given by the Women’s Rights Information Center of Englewood, NJ. She received the 2007 Women of Inspiration Award given by the National Association of Women Business Owners and Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a proud member and Chair of the Board for the Morris County Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce including other professional and service organizations such as, co-founder and Advisory Board Member for
the Women’s Institute at Bergen Community College.
Christina is an Advanced Certified Human Behavior Consultant. Along with professional education, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, Summa Cum Laude, from St. Mary’s University. Her background is in human resources, communication, marketing, diversity, college recruiting, public relations, and wellness. Industry experience includes: finance, healthcare, IT, aviation, direct sales, social services, retail, andeducation. Christina is trilingual.
Christina enjoys speaking in front of small and large audiences, laughing, time in nature, anything aviation related, fire walking, meditating, snorkeling, listening to music, reading cool books on self-development, and connecting with her friends, family, and Holly, her beautiful Shih Tzu puppy. Christina is embracing her life’s passion of living her highest potential by attaining a Private Pilot Certificate. Her joyful attitude and creativity inspires millions of people worldwide.
Determined to grasp all that life has to offer, Kimberly Sellnow embraces the experience of travel, personal growth, connecting with people, and her enjoyment of ice cream…but what she is really passionate about is inspiring people to be all they were created to be — to take a step forward in life instead of settling for mediocrity. With the belief that self-understanding can lead to increased self love and the ability to achieve more out of life, she encourages people of all ages to value their gifts and find the remarkable within. Kimberly is an international speaker, author, business growth consultant, trainer at The Ultimate Communicator, and CEO of The Wisdom Project.
Kimberly brings a depth of experience and credibility to the topics on which she presents and consults. She delights in creating light bulb moments for others; when people are empowered and released to celebrate who they are and get more out of life. Through her refreshing and energetic speaking style, she engages audiences of all ages, seeking to motivate and encourage.
A natural tendency for Kimberly is to celebrate all that is good in others, illuminate their strengths and shine light on their achievements. Her energy is infectious. She is known for her resourcefulness and true pioneering spirit — intrigued by things she has not yet seen and people she has not met. Kimberly challenges people to get real and get detailed regarding their destination in business and life. Authentically, she creates a platform for individuals across the globe to unleash their own energy and find the power to move forward in life, becoming all they were created to be.
Kimberly and her 2 fantastic daughters call Minneapolis, Minnesota home.