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Rich Atkins is the Managing Director of Improving Communications, a New York-based corporate training firm that, in addition to Speaker Services, offers Business Writing, Public Speaking, Customer Service, Leadership, Staff Development, and Human Resources training. Since 2007, Rich is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He currently serves New York City SHRM as a Director, Orientation Committee Chair, and Co-Chairs the Career Planning & Professional Development Special Intere.........Read More
In 2000, John Epstein found his life passion when he got involved as an assistant in a communication training class in which he was a participant. A senior facilitator advised him to become a trainer for the organization, and the certification process began. Over the next several years John conducted six 12-week courses, earning evaluation scores that consistently exceeded global benchmarks. His enthusiasm and expertise led the company’s leaders to ask John to be a coach and mentor to a number of junior instructors..........Read More
Jen Glantz is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur who has a strong passion for helping others express themselves through different media. Jen created the website, The Things I Learned From, in 2010 as a platform to inspire, motivate, and share personal stories with strangers all around the world. Jen teaches a handful of classes at General Assembly in NYC and has been hired as a consultant for companies as big as Google and as small as a two-person start-up. She's a mentor for young women in New York City and a hired speaker for professional conferences around the country..........Read More
Mark Fogel comes to us with a background that includes almost a decade and a half as CHRO at Leviton Manufacturing, The Marcum Group, and The Success Academy charter school network, as well as co-founding Human Capital 3.0, a boutique HR advisory firm. He spent his early years at Macy’s and Limited Brands where he moved from Operations to his first roles in Talent Management. Mark Fogel has been honored by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) nationally as their Human Capital Leader of the Year in 2007, and by HR Executive Magazine as an Honor Roll recipient in 2010 and “Best HR Ideas” in 2012. At Improving Communications we use Mark's particular skills with a focus on our Human Resources curriculum both for presentation and class development. Mark will also be involved with our Presentation Skills classes. Email Mark >>.........Read More
Martin Deller, Regional Director of Operations EMEA at Improving Communications UK, is a business executive and consultant, music composer, producer, recording artist and educator. Martin’s multi-faceted work has provided rich and diverse experiences taking him from international concert stages to the boardrooms of Fortune 500 corporations. An experienced performer and facilitator, Martin co-founded The Music Experience, a workshop series to help musicians develop stagecraft and build rapport with audiences..........Read More
Working with Dr. Atkins of Improving Communications has been a very positive experience. Everything about the program is exemplary! Managers have made it a point to tell me how pleased they are with the improvements made in the communications skills of the participants.
The Professional Development Workshop is an extremely effective program. The participants are looking forward to follow-up sessions with Dr. Atkins and we recommend his programs.Heather Ragone, Training ManagerNetwork General