Vince Bailey is a 28 year media veteran who began his career as a United Way volunteer reader for the blind in his hometown of Gary, Indiana. After serving as Program Director for TCI Cablevision of Gary, Vince and his family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas. There he perfected his craft working in various capacities including: News Photographer / Editor at CBS Channel 11, Morning Radio Personality at Power 92 FM, Cable Television Coordinator for the City of Little Rock, Production Supervisor for Comcast Cable, Commercial Manager for WB 42 and Media Manager for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
For the past fifteen years he has operated Vince Bailey Productions, a full service audio video production and consulting company based in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Past clients include the USDA National Forest Service, US Department of Commerce, The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, UnitedHealthcare, SCLC, State Farm, Lowe's, Wells Fargo, and Job Corps Centers around the country. He is an announcer for professional sporting events and media broadcasts including the Atlanta Dream (WNBA Basketball team), pro boxing, professional Ballroom Dancing, audiobooks, voicemail systems, and continues to provide voice talent for commercial clients nationwide.
Vince has received numerous awards and recognition for his work in television and radio but his greatest achievement is the training and mentoring he has provided for many young media professionals. He has served on many boards and committees related to youth and personal development including: Chairman of the Atlanta Job Corps Community Advisory Council, Atlanta Business League Board of Directors, Chair of the Georgia Black United Fund, Youth Council Chair and Vice Chair of the Fulton County Workforce Investment Board, and member of the Fulton County Schools Career and Technical Education Advisory Council.
CYNTHIA BRUEN, CLC, FREIGHT BROKER, TRAINER Cynthia Bruen is the Co-founder and owner of Lewis & Lewis Freight Brokerage Firm, LLC, NovaCorp Freight Dispatching Service, EASE Property Coaching and National Logistics Network. She has over 11yrs of combined experience. Her business and training facility is located in McDonough GA. She is also an independent Agent for Landstar. Cynthia is a native of Chicago Illinois but later moved to Madison, WI. Cynthia moved to Georgia to further her career where she became professionally known for her 6 P's. Her passion is logistics, and her mission is to build, empower, and train those with the desire to advance in their professional and personal life as well as career coaching. Cynthia attended MATC, Madison Area Technical College where she studied Communications. She received her Freight Broker's License from FMCSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Washington DC. She also earned her CLC, Professional Certified Life Coach Certificate from, Georgia Certified Coach Academy.
All of my formal training was received on the job at Upholstery Styles by Liz. This was a family owned business from the late 1979s until 2011. I received my training from Elizabeth Davis, my mother, the first African American woman in the southeast to own and operate her own upholstery shop.
Learning how to operate sewing machines to refinishing furniture were just a few of the tasks that required for upholstery,
Over the years I have worked on my gift through various DIY projects and sold many pieces online and other various locations.
Cecelia Cromartie is a RMA with over 17 years of experience. Her background includes working as a Medical Assistant Instructor at Everest Institute where she was named Teacher of the Year after one year of teaching. She has worked in various environments including OB/GYN, Cardiac, and Internal Medicine. Additionally, she is currently working as an Independent Contractor doing Wellness Coaching and Paramedical Exams. Cecelia is truly dedicated to helping students to achieve their goals.
Your instructor is Temp S. Davis IV, MBA, CFS. Securities offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through IFG Advisory, LLC, a registered investment advisor. IFG Advisory, LLC is a separate entity from LPL Financial.
Melissa Furman currently serves as the Assistant Dean at the James M. Hull College of Business at Augusta University in Augusta, GA and assists with the strategic implementation of university and college goals.
Melissa has a passion for helping individuals with career, professional, and leadership development and helping organizations maximize their employees' success. Melissa's research and training expertise include: generational diversity, diversity in the workplace, career development, women's leadership, and technical professionals transitioning into management roles. She serves as a visiting faculty member for multiple leadership development programs and has facilitated workshops for small to large audiences in corporate, non-profit, and government organizations.
Prior to becoming a faculty member and Assistant Dean, Melissa served in multiple roles within university career centers at Augusta University, Johns Hopkins University, The University of Georgia, and Emory University.
Melissa obtained her Doctorate of Business degree and Masters of Science degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA.
Melissa was recently awarded "Faculty Member of the Year" by the AU Student Government Association, designated as a "Top 10 in 10 Young Professional to Watch" by the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, and nominated for Georgia Trend Magazine's "Top 40 under 40".
Louis N Hampton has a combination of 20 plus years of combined information technology, Program and project management experience. Louis is a former Sr. Director, Program Management with Convergys Corporation, Broadband Solutions Group. Following his career at Convergys, Lou has served as the Operations Manager of Project Management with a State of Georgia Agency (the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA)), Sr. Project Manager with Delta Airlines, Sr. Project Manager with CDC (through contract with SRA International) and currently with the State of Georgia as a Program Manager with Georgia Technology Authority (GTA). Lou has successfully managed a number of software, and infrastructure technology projects and embraces the knowledge that the PMI PMBOK has contributed to this success.
Louis is a continuous adult learner. He is a member of Project Management Institute (PMI) and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He also holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.
With a Bachelors degree in Information Technology, Omari has broadened his knowledge of computers through his passion for lifelong learning. He has a strong desire to help others also learn and keep up with the new trends in programming and web development. His goal is to unlock the potential that they have within them by motiviating and encouraging them in the classroom.
Bill Lins has over twenty-five years of experience in the employment profession.
He has consulted over 100,000 job seekers from recent graduates to vice presidents and CEO's in virtually every profession in the country and abroad. He has consulted a plethora of corporations on retention strategies, interviewing techniques, and other employment solutions.
Bill is a partner with Personalized Management Associates, Inc., one of the largest search firm of its kind in the country specializing in management placement. He is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), the highest certification in the employment profession and a designation that less than 2% nationally hold. He has appeared both locally and nationally on radio and all four major television networks concerning employment practices, laws, and trends. He has assisted several economic leaders including Donald Ratajczak, Michael Thurmond (current GA Commissioner of Labor), David Poythress (former Commissioner) and Mark Butler.
His proven 10 step employment system has successfully assisted of 1/3 million job seekers. He now brings this expertise to the internet through Jobs 4 All Now and Jobs 4 Grads Now by taking the guesswork out of finding a job through an "edutaining" experience (both educational and entertaining).
Bill has served with the Indiana Association of Personnel consultants, the Pennsylvania Association of Personnel Consultants, and for several years with the Georgia Association of Personnel Services. Most of them involved heading the Ethics Committee as chairman for the state of Georgia. Bill regularly has assisted the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper on a regular basis on questions regarding employment laws and practices. Bill has also served as an employment advisor, by the request of the Mayor of Atlanta, on the 21st Century Workforce Development Committee.
Bill created the largest non-profit job fair in the country joining both business and government in employing inner city youth with over 300 hired in less than three hours!
He has also served as chairman on the board of directors for the Interactive Learning Systems School in Atlanta as well as an instructor at Kennesaw State University and the University of Georgia. The U.S. and GA. Departments of Labor have regularly sought his advice on solutions to the challenging employment marketplace in our country.
Demetra Morgan, SPHR, has over 15 years of human resource experience, working in both the private and public sector, in industries such as manufacturing (union and non-union), sales, legal, fast food franchises, restaurants, higher education and State government. She has an affinity for organizational development and strategic planning, particularly with non-profits and community-based organizations. Her accomplishments include developing employee onboarding and orientation programs, policy manuals, standard operating procedures, employee handbooks, recruitment and retention strategies, professional development and training programs, job descriptions, performance appraisals, total compensation and benefits.
Her strengths include risk management, organizational planning, customer service, employment law, workforce development and training, employee and labor relations. She is well versed in strategic, operational and administrative HR functions, as she performs all three on a daily basis.
In 2011, she earned the certification of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), after completing continuing education courses at Clayton State University.
Charles Phipps is the ESL Coordinator and brings more than 13 years of experience working with international students into the fold here at Clayton State University. Charles is originally from Atlanta, where he attended and graduated from Morehouse College with a degree in History. After graduating, Charles joined the U.S. Peace Corps for a two-year service in the African nation of Zambia. It was while living and working in Zambia that he got his start teaching English as a Second Language (ESL).
Since returning to America, Charles completed a M.A. in Teaching ESL at the University of Arizona and has held several roles within the field of international education, including positions at Georgia Christian University, Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Atlanta Public Schools' Office of World Languages, and Kennesaw State University, most recently.
Charles is excited to be overseeing the launch of CSU's very own Intensive English Program (IEP) in the Spring semester of 2017. Along the way, Charles looks forward to helping expand the English language support programs for international students here at CSU.
Sharon Reid is the founder of WorkItOut Workshops; a service for professional and personal development. This dynamic Healthcare and Wellness professional has dedicated more than 25 years to service for the well being of others.
As a licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner, Sharon has specialized in pediatric and geriatric respiratory restoration. Currently, her expertise is used in Skilled Nursing Rehab Centers and Longterm Care Facilities where she provides consultation and in-services for optimum respiratory wellness to their residents.
A volunteer, presenter and long time advocate with American Heart Association, Sharon trains Health Care Providers in Basic and Advanced Life Support. Also, offers CPR and First Aid skills for non medical persons and public awareness.
“Educating, Training, Caring and Sharing” has become Sharon’s trademark. Therefore, it is not surprising; her motto is “Let’s make a head and heart connection, Let’s Work It Out”!
As Founder and President of Nicole Simmons Leadership and a Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team. Nicole’s passion for developing personal growth and leadership in others is displayed on multiple platforms. As a Trainer and Coach, Nicole has over 10 years experience traveling across the United States working with leaders in non- profit organizations, government agencies, small business owners, and entrepreneurs to strengthen their productivity. As a Speaker, she has had the opportunity to travel and empower women at various conferences. She has co-hosted Women Who Lead Workshops in Fayette County. A series of themed workshops dedicated to strengthening female leadership in the workplace
and at home.
Nicole is a member of Toastmasters International, American Business Women Association and President of her homeowners
A loving wife to her husband Brian for over a decade, Nicole spends time exploring new adventures with him. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, DIY projects and outdoor recreation.
Kalika S. Wade is a photographer, sound designer, and musician based in Atlanta GA. She graduated from the school of Film and Digital Media, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Sound Design, Audio Engineering from the acclaimed Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
When she studied at SCAD, she took courses in film production and grew even fonder of still photography. She started a small business, KW2Studios, a full service photography and graphic design studio with her husband, SCAD alumni and US Army Captain Doniel Wade.
Unlike many photographers, Kalika is equally passionate about business as she is in her art. She has also earned a Master of Business Administration from Ashford University, Clinton, IA.
She has an extensive background in Set Photography, Sound Design, music composition, and post-production, including experience in assembling and editing sound elements for film, video, animation and commercial production.
Over the years, she has executed quality photography for some of the most elite clients, including many celebrities. In addition, her photography work has been featured on celebrity media feeds, magazine publications, and on Atlanta's HotspotATL (hot107.9) website for providing quality photography services for American Hip Hop Recording Artist, T.I and Dekalb County Commissioner Stan Watson.
She has provided still photography on various TV sets, including WeTv's Growing up Hip Hop private screening, Academy Award winner, Mo'nique's independent movie screening of Blackbird, and the set of WeTv's David Tutera and Porsha Williams' Naked clothing line launch.
Today, Kalika continues to focus on her passion for photography and business, and enjoys educating others.
Angela Worrell is the owner/operator of a home based Sewing & Alteration business located in McDonough, GA. and sewing instructor. Angela has over 40 years of sewing experience, she specializes in bridal wear and alterations. Her garments have been worn by ministers, models and blushing brides alike. They have been featured in pageants, school bands, weddings, fashion shows and many other special occasions. She is well known for her ability to "work miracles" with projects that seem impossible and for her prompt pleasant service to her clients. In fact, she strives to make every sewing project or sewing lesson a pleasant and unique experience for each individual.
Angela is a native of Asheville, North Carolina where there was great emphasis in arts and crafts. She immersed herself in a host of courses and activities in the genre as a child and began developing the gift and passion for sewing at the early age of seven.
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