Trainers and Consultants

CGWA trainers and consultants have achieved high levels of education, including M.A., M.S., M.B.A., and Ph.D. in the fields of Communication, Conflict Resolution, Industrial Engineering, Instructional Design, Organizational Behavior, and more. Many years of real-world business experience have given them unparalleled consulting and instructional expertise.

Our global network of experts are waiting to share their wealth of knowledge with you!

Rick Eber – United StatesRick Eber

Experience: Over 30 years in education, training and development, and human resource management; specializes in consultation, needs analysis, and development of individuals and groups; expert trainer of conflict management, influence, negotiations, sales, team building; works in a variety of industries worldwide; currently a CGWA Senior Consultant & Trainer.

Education: M.S. Negotiation and Conflict Management, California State University (US); B.A. Education, University of Tulsa (US); Certified Trainer, Positive Power and Influence® program.

Karen Holmes – United StatesKaren Holmes

Experience: Over 20 years in consulting, training, and organizational development; specializes in individual and group development and needs analysis; excels in guiding individuals and organizations toward achieving their goals through change management, coaching, communication and influence; trains and consults in an array of industries throughout the world; currently a CGWA Senior Consultant & Trainer.

Education: M.A. Communications, California State University, Northridge (US); B.A. Speech Communication, California State University, Long Beach (US); Certified Trainer, FIRO-B®, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI), and Positive Power and Influence® program.

Dr. Suzanne Prouty – United StatesSuzanne Prouty

Experience: Over 23 years in management, consulting, training and development; specializes in conflict mediation, corporate education, finance, influence, negotiations, organizational development, presentation and facilitation, and sales; works in diverse corporate settings across the globe; currently a CGWA Senior Consultant & Trainer.

Education: Ph.D. and M.A. Analytical Psychology and Cultural Mythology, Pacifica Graduate Institute (US); B.A. Fine Arts and German, Dickinson College (US); M.S. and B.S. Marine Biology, San Francisco State University (US); Certified Trainer, Positive Power and Influence® program.

Linda Apple – United StatesLinda Apple

Experience: Over 20 years as a learning and organization development professional; specializes in certification programs, change management, coaching, communication, competency modeling and assessment, curriculum development, delegation, management and executive development, presentation and facilitation, process improvement, sales training, and service training.

Education: M.A. and B.A., California State University, Northridge (US); Certified Performance Technologist, International Society for Performance Improvement; Certified Trainer, DiSC® Personal Profile System.

John James – SwitzerlandJohn James

Experience: Over 30 years as a corporate manager, senior manager, and director in The Netherlands, Nordics, Middle East, North Africa and his native UK; led a European ECR Board sponsored Category Management project; has held several Training and People Development positions; currently delivers a variety of training programs across the globe.

Education: B.A. Political Science, University of Warwick (UK); Certified Trainer, Positive Power and Influence® program.

Tony Medina – VenezuelaTony Medina

Experience: Over 20 years as a motivator and empathetic trainer to more than 16,000 participants in 14 countries; currently designs, develops and delivers Communication, Influence, Negotiation, Coaching & Feedback, Change, Leadership, Sales, and Presentation Skills programs around the world.

Education: M.A. Psychology and M.S. Organizational Development, Catholic University (Venezuela); Certified Trainer, Positive Power and Influence® program; bilingual in English and Spanish.

Mike Nadler – AustraliaMike Nadler

Experience: Over 20 years as a communications/management facilitator, leader and coach; Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management; Member of the Australian Institute of Training and Development; several CNBC Asia TV interviews as a Leadership and Management expert; numerous published articles on the subject; currently delivers a variety of training programs internationally.

Education: B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia (US); Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA); Diploma in Training and Assessment Systems; Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training; Post-Graduate Studies in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University (US), Human Resources from Charles Sturt University (Australia), and Industrial Law and Labor Relations from the University of Sydney (Australia); Accredited to lead Team Leader and Experienced Worker Programs; Qualified Administrator, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (M.B.T.I.) and DiSC®Personal Profile System; Assessor, Australian Qualifications Training Framework; Qualified Trainer, “Think on Your Feet”; Certified Trainer, Positive Power and Influence® program.

Eric Ng – SingaporeEric Ng

Experience: Over 25 years in management and technical positions in consultancy, training, project management, sales, marketing, planning, business development, systems analysis and programming; currently trains and consults on a variety of subjects from business management to front-line sales in diverse corporate settings throughout the globe.

Education: M.B.A. Strategic Marketing with practical application in Training and Development, University of Hull and Salford University (UK); Certified Trainer, DiSC® Personal Profile System, Mentoring Skills, Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument®; Certified Master Trainer, Positive Power and Influence® program; trilingual in Chinese (Cantonese [Hong Kong], Hokien [Taiwan], and Teo Chew), English, and Malay.

Sjaak Overbeeke – NetherlandsSjaak Overbeeke

Experience: Over 25 years experience as an actor, author, publisher, body/mind therapist, and has been a management trainer and consultant since 1997; specializes in communication, emotional intelligence, influence, negotiation, politics in business, and teambuilding; several Dutch publications on the subjects of emotional intelligence and theatre history.

Education: MA Literature and Drama, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands); Certified Trainer, EQ-Map and Positive Power and Influence® program; bilingual in Dutch and English.

Douglas Pearson – United StatesDouglas Pearson

Experience: 30 years of experience in education, business management, organizational development, and training; specializes in performance management, productivity, project managment, and succession planning; currently currently trains and consults on a variety of subjects.

Education: Ph.D. (ABD) Organizational Behavior, Management and Socio-Technical Systems, University of California, Los Angeles (US); M.B.A. and B.A. Economics, University of Washington (US); Certified Trainer, Positive Power and Influence® program.

Juan Ramiro de Echanove – SpainJuan Ramiro

Experience: Over 25 years in business management, consulting, and training with specialties in customer service, sales, project management, and international relations; currently consults and trains around the world on a variety of subjects from coaching to teamwork.

Education: Licenciatura (M.A. Equivalent) European Law and Postgraduate Studies in Tax Law, Comillas Pontifical University (Spain); Certified Trainer, Belbin Methodology of Teamwork, Structogram Training System, and Positive Power and Influence® program; bilingual in English and Spanish.

Angela Steatham – United KingdomAngela Steatham

Experience: Over 20 years in business training, development, and consulting; specializes in account development, customer relations, customer service, leadership development, talent development, and facilitating transitions at orgnizational, team and individual levels; currently trains and consults on a variety of subjects in diverse corporate settings internationally.

Education: B.A. Hons. French and Management Studies, University of Leeds – Italian Subsidiary; Certified Trainer, Positive Power and Influence® program; bilingual in English and French.

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