Our corporate trainers and consultants are business professionals with real-world experience, knowledge, and credentials. Our trainers consistently meet or exceed high performance standards in their respective areas of expertise. Each training professional has a minimum of 10 years of industry/corporate experience and keeps current with training advances at the cutting edge of their specialties. Meet a few of our expert trainers below.
Rae Ann Ianniello holds a Master’s degree in Communication, two teaching credentials, a certificate in Human Resources Management and a Master Trainer certificate from NUMMI (Toyota affiliate). She has served as the President of the HR Connection (a professional educational and networking group), and is a member of the American Society for Training & Development. Rae Ann has presented courses using several modalities including Instructor-led, hybrid, and online courses for a wide variety of organizations, including high-tech, start-ups, profits and non-profits, large and small businesses, and government agencies. A dynamic, hands-on instructor, she delivers in‑depth training that is interactive, practical, and fun!
Jackie Welch, Certified Coach, Facilitator and Trainer has a diverse leadership background with 25+ years of corporate experience driving business results, embracing culture change, and working in collaboration with other teams to deliver exceptional customer satisfaction. She is an experienced workshop facilitator working with organizations to identify potential gaps and implement solutions. Jackie is also a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation) and has also completed her required studies in Learning & Development in the area of Instructional Design and Delivery. Her Credentials consist of: DDI Certified Facilitator, Instructional Design, Certified Coach, CPCC and Minority Business Owner (MWBE).
Nancy Nelson, SPHR-CA, GPHR, is a senior HR leader and practitioner with extensive hands-on experience developing and implementing HR strategies for start-up and small businesses, emerging high-growth and multi-national corporations across a wide range of industries and sectors. She has consulted and trained at Nortel Networks, Fujikin of America, CNEX Labs, Transera, Omnicell, and several California colleges including UC Santa Cruz Extension and California State University East Bay.
Beth Weisberg delivers training programs and provides coaching to a variety of organizations including emerging companies, non-profits, public agencies, Fortune "100 Best To Work For" companies. She has presented hundreds of high-impact workshops to boost the effectiveness of individuals and teams, and coached individuals in a variety of roles from administrative to high level executive. She served as director in a boutique human resources outsourcing firm providing HR consulting for dozens of clients.
Ravi Kalluri, MSEE (Stanford), MBA (Kellogg), PMP and Certified Scrum Master, has more than 20 years of experience leading complex programs at Citrix, Ericsson, CA Technologies, VeriSign and Motorola. Ravi's core expertise is in Project Risk Management, with 9 years of experience teaching Project Management. Ravi is also a Certified Scrum Master and is highly skilled at teaching Agile Project Management using Scrum.
Hilda Sendyk, M.S. is a Learning and Development consultant with over 20 years’ experience in both the corporate and academic arenas. She has corporate training experience in high tech, biotech and pharma and has presented highly acclaimed training classes at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Medical Center, EPRI, Genentech, Hewlett-Packard, Apple Computer, IBM, and many other Silicon Valley and global organizations. She is an authorized Microsoft trainer and has attended PeopleSoft University. She has a Master of Science degree in Biology/Ecology, a California Lifetime Teaching Certificate, and has consistently received excellent reviews for her training effectiveness, clear subject presentations delivered with humor and deep topic knowledge, enabling her to relate the content to actual business usage.
Jonathan Bissell is Executive Director of Community, Continuing and Corporate Education (CCCE) with SMCCCD and a Certified Contract Trainer who designs and develops training programs for U.S. and international private and public-sector organizations. Jonathan is passionate about providing support to organizations that care about developing their leaders and teams. Having worked with countless organizations to understand their needs and design relevant training for results, Jonathan provides insight into behaviors that hinder success for leaders and teams, guidance on strategies for success, and design and delivery of trainings. He has a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Bill Collins is passionate about helping people become better leaders. He has consulted and coached privately and in collaboration with Berkeley Innovation Group and Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute, where he received his executive coaching certificate. His range of clients includes Adobe, UC Health, and Recology. Bill holds an MBA with honors from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Now a lecturer at Haas, he teaches Creativity & Leadership and Leadership Communications to undergraduate and MBA students, covering topics such as authentic leadership, coaching, design thinking, innovation, lean startup, and futuring. Bill has also spent more than 10 years in the private sector in analytics, product, and marketing roles.
Claire Laughlin, MA, is a dynamic and engaging trainer and consultant who uses experiential and innovative methods to help business leaders, teams and organizations become happy, high-energy workplaces. With every client, she seeks to build individual leadership potential, teach positive and engaging communication habits, and enhance trust among and between team members. As an independent consultant and trainer with 20+ years of diverse experience, Claire brings a background in management, a relentless dedication to transformation, and a passion for improving relationships and employee engagement to all of her work. Claire’s specialties include: Leadership development, facilitation skills to enhance engagement for mid-level managers, self-management skills that lead to higher personal effectiveness, and teaching trainers. Claire’s latest endeavor, the BeAnAmazingTrainer Course, focuses on helping content experts turn their knowledge into dynamic and transformational training courses.