M. A. "MAC" cURFMAN
FOUNDER/CEO, PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT and CHIEF LEARNING EVANGELIST
M. A. Mac Curfman is considered by his global client list to be one of the most effective speakers, trainers, and consultants working today. Mac has a brilliant and straightforward style that has become his trademark.
Mac is a busy and talented professional speaker. Over the past decade, he has presented over 1,500 speeches and training sessions to business and government audiences.
Since starting his career, Mac has served as founder and CEO of a global consulting and training firm, regional director/senior consultant in a top national consultancy, founder and CEO of a governmental advisory practice, city manager, city/regional planner, and community and economic researcher.
He matches this experience with a strong technical background and has experience in managing both technical and operational teams.
In addition to his stellar academic credentials from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of Maine, Mac has completed extensive Dale Carnegie® training in public speaking, leadership, high-impact presentations and selling. Mac is also a Certified Microsoft Specialist in Microsoft Project, a Certified ProAdvisor in QuickBooks Online, and a certified Time to Teach!© trainer with the Center for Teacher Effectiveness.
Mac has juggled virtually all aspects of the day-to-day functions of an organization, including enterprise-wide, departmental, and technical operations. He has earned a tremendous reputation as a go-to industry leader. His deep knowledge in a broad spectrum of areas and industries has made him a unique asset to hundreds of his enthusiastic consulting and training clients. His expertise includes leadership and team-building, strategic and organizational planning, human resources, finance and accounting, sales and marketing, customer service, business process management, and project management.
Mac's prowess as a project manager is actually legendary! He has managed many diverse projects such as commercial office buildings, municipal sewer treatment plants, electric distribution systems, roads and bridges, water systems, strategic planning, management and operational audits, technology planning, consulting projects, and training projects.
Mac has hundreds of enthusiastic clients from around the globe that run the gamut from top Fortune 500 companies to small local businesses, and from nonprofit organizations to school districts and universities, and from municipal and state governments to Federal government agencies.
Mac is well traveled and thrives in diverse cultures. He has traveled and worked in 43 U.S. states and in countries on five continents.
He is an active member if the Association for Talent Development.
Mac is a high-voltage entrepreneur! He takes complete command at the platform. So, If you like energy, inspiration, humor and easy-to-implement strategies, Mac is for you. Hearing this outstanding speaker and consultant will inspire anyone of any age and in any role in the organization to think, prioritize and, most importantly, take action on what matters most to their organization’s success and future.
Sarah e. Curfman
WRITER, EDITOR, and CONTENT DEVELOPER
Sarah serves as our writer and editor par excellence. She has written and edited articles, research papers, short stories, blogs, biographical sketches, resumes, and business plans. She heads up our team that develops and edits the content for our training courses. She also coordinates our marketing activities.
Sarah has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Erskine College in Business Administration. She is also a published author.
SENIOR LEARNING EVANGELIST
Jeanne shares her 20+ years of Training, Sales and Marketing, Operations and Human Resources experience with organizations who want to enhance employee performance. That’s a tremendous amount of knowledge packed into your choice of keynote, webinar or workshop. Talk about a shortened learning curve!
Over 31,000 professionals have received the benefit of her expertise and learned practical skills through her workshops, conference sessions or consulting. Jeanne grew her skills as a Sales Director and General Manager, then discovered her absolute passion for training in 1991 and hasn’t looked back. As a Director of Talent Development for successful hotel companies, she has influenced corporate cultures and built strong teams of motivated and skilled employees.
Jeanne was invited to be on the adjunct faculty of the University of South Carolina, has been a repeat speaker at several international conventions and has conducted regional management meetings throughout the North America. She loves the opportunity to design and deliver dynamic and effective workshops that meet the needs of her clients.
Solving specific problems with a group of 6 or inspiring a diverse group of 400, Jeanne brings her expertise, passion and style to every learning opportunity. Her workshops are interactive and fun!
T. K. "Tim" Bradford
SENIOR LEARNING EVANGELIST
Tim has over 25 years of successful experience in business management, sales and marketing, and consulting and coaching services.
Tim has served as Chairman, President, Executive Board Member, or Consultant to various organizations including Boy Scouts of America, Parent Community School Council (Pittsburgh Public Schools), and many others. He is a former member, Board Chair or President of many other organizations in Pennsylvania and South Carolina.
Tim is a Master Consultant for Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (P.A.C.E.), and a member of P.A.C.E.'s Executive Coaching Team. He is a consultant for the Robert Morris University and Bayer Centers Non-profit Leadership Institutes’, Managing for Excellence Initiative, and is listed in the Leader-to-Leader Institutes National Directory (formerly the Drucker Foundations National directory). He is a founding member and past President of Toastmaster International Chapter 1104, and is a member of the National Speakers Association.
Tim always brings humor and very implementable steps to the training experience. His sessions are not to be missed!
Amanda E. Curfman
ESL INSTRUCTOR/CULTURAL ADVISOR
Amanda has over 25 years experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), both in on-site and in virtual environments. She excels at giving people the language skills and tools, and the self confidence to master communication in whatever environments they desire.
Amanda also serves as our Cultural Advisor, consulting for business people in cultural adaptation and business etiquette issues.
Amanda has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.