Barbara is the founder of Productive Environment Institute which has certified over 300 specialists over four decades to provide training and consulting services to more effectively and truthfully manage time, space and information resulting in increased profit, productivity, and empowerment. Often referred to as “The Paper Tiger Lady,” because of her bestselling book Taming the Paper Tiger, Barbara has been featured frequently in national media including Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Investor’s Business Daily, Fast Company, NY Times, and USA Today. Her most recent book is Less Clutter More Life.
Traci Philips has a 15 year background in education with a Master’s in Curriculum Development & Instruction. As a Leadership & Performance Strategist, Traci is a crackerjack at assisting her clients to clearly define their personal value proposition, approach differentiators and intentional outcomes to create a targeted and congruent strategy to assure success. With unique strengths in translating both verbal and non-verbal language, Traci assists individuals and teams to apply effective tools and approaches to zero in on core issues and challenges that are creating an inability to meet desired objectives and outcomes. Her clients learn and practice better communication & resolution strategies and are able to create and sustain more cohesive & cooperative experiences and environments.
John is a Human Resources and Talent Management leader with over 25 years of experience in Fortune 500 organizations. He has lead HR, Talent Acquisition and Talent Development functions within such companies as Cree, Quintiles, American Express, LabCorp and Pepsi. As the Founder and Principal Consultant of Talent Outcomes LLC, a Human Resources and Talent consultancy, John now focuses his passion on helping small business owners to maximize their investment in their talent through smarter people practices that drive better business results. John earned his MS in Industrial and Labor Relations, and BS in Journalism, from West Virginia University.
Joy Hodge is a thought leader in Human Resource Development (HRD) and talent management, with over 20 years’ experience in designing innovative strategies, products and solutions to boost the effectiveness of leaders, managers, employees and organizations. Joy directly impacted business results, organizational effectiveness, employee engagement and retention at Fidelity Investments and GlaxoSmithKline, and gained deep experience in managing HRD product development teams at Global Knowledge. She has advanced degrees in Adult Education and Learning and Development from NC State University.