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The members of Qualifying.org's Training Staff are required to have extensive experience using the psychological tools for which Qualifying.org® provides training. We require more than academic or research experience to join our faculty; these trainers know the special challenges and opportunities for using these tools in organizations. In addition, our faculty must meet the following criteria:
The current professional associates with Qualifying.org®:
Roger R. Pearman, Ed.D., President, Qualifying.org
Roger R. Pearman is the president and principal of Qualifying.org, Inc and Leadership Performance Systems, Inc. His company provides customized training programs and individual executive coaching. He has extensively consulted with executives and leaders in government, business, and education in the United States, Canada, and in Europe. Specifically working with entrepreneurial companies, his organization provides training programs that focus on: leadership development and change management, executive team development and team performance, succession planning and talent retention, and leading through company lifecycles and culture development for financial returns.
Formerly a vice president of operations for a financial services company, Roger combines his academic knowledge with leadership experience to provide effective training and coaching. As a senior adjunct trainer, feedback coach, and adjunct research associate with the Center for Creative Leadership, his work includes delivering services to public enrollment and custom programs.
In addition to contributing to the MBTI® Manual (1999), Dr. Pearman's recent publications include:
Judy Aanstad, Ph.D.
Judy A. Aanstad has her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Florida. She began her career as a therapist and career counselor at VPI in Blacksburg, VA, and then at Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC, where she helped start a Lifespan Center for women in transition. In 1988 she left the academic arena to work with Ziff and Associates, a qualitative market research firm. In 1990 she started her own consulting firm providing management development and training. She specializes in topics such as communication skills, career management, conflict management, managing change, team building, and coaching. Her clients span business, education, and government.
Judy has been an adjunct faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC, for over twenty years. In addition, she is the facilitator for two community based leadership programs in the central piedmont area of NC. Her BA degree in Psychology is from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. Judy uses a wide variety of assessment instruments in her work including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, FIRO-B®, CPI 260®, Benchmarks, Skillscope, Change Style Indicator, Campbell Leadership Inventory, KAI, and the Denison Leadership survey. She is committed to facilitating the personal and professional development of her clients.
Rita Hummel Crowe, MBA
Rita is a Senior Adjunct trainer and coach for Qualifying.org®, Leadership Performance Systems, Inc., and the Center for Creative Leadership and is the owner of and principal consultant at LEAP Enterprises. Rita's career spans both the corporate and nonprofit arenas, ranging from positions with the Hewlett-Packard Company, AT&T, the Food Marketing Institute, the University of Maryland, the Center for Creative Leadership and the American Symphony Orchestra League.
Rita's functional roles have included those in financial, asset and education management, information technology, management of international projects, and change leadership. She has held leadership roles dealing with most of the prevailing issues faced by organizations including centralization of functions, increased competition, downsizing, acquisitions, globalization, startups, corporate splits, partnerships and alliances, customer loyalty, call management, performance development and account management.
Beth Dixson, M.A.
Beth Dixson is an Executive Coach, Consultant, and Trainer with over twenty-five years of experience in leadership training. She serves as Adjunct Faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC, http://www.ccl.org, and teaches and coaches executives throughout the USA.
Dick W. Kracht, Ed. D., PE
Dick is Senior Adjunct faculty for Qualifying.org®, Leadership Performance Systems, and the center for Creative leadership. He delivers qualifying and certification workshops for a suite of psychological assessment tools, provides executive coaching, facilitates coaching training programs, and delivers training for personal and organizational development.
Dick has trained and coached executives at all levels in the pharmaceutical, defense, energy, pulp & paper, textile, telecommunications, and packaging industries. He has more than 28 years of business experience in a broad range of assignments. He has held leadership positions in development, engineering, manufacturing, and technical sales for two Fortune 500 companies, and has owned and operated his own business. Dick conducts research on the leadership challenges facing individuals with technical backgrounds. He has earned three advanced degrees, is a Registered Professional Engineer, and has earned national certification as a safety professional.
Waite Maclin, Ph.D.
Waite is a minister and counselor from Maine. He has been involved in ministry all of his professional career which expands 30 years. He applies various assessment for development strategies in his work and has become expert in using tools in not for profit settings. Combining his many years of practical experience and his thorough knowledge of the instruments he uses, Waite brings critical training information his our participants.
Dan Parks, M.A.
Dan Parks has been training with the MBTI® and TAIS® tools for nearly two decades. A founder of Archetype Learning, LLC, Dan bring creative energies to the development of business simulations that promote leadership development. With twenty years as an executive as his background, he brings unique and direct applications to the classroom.
He coauthored numerous learning applications for economic development efforts throughout North Carolina and the Southeast.
Chuck Pratt, M.A.
Chuck is the principal of a training and consulting company located in Washington. His company provides customized training programs and individual executive coaching. He has extensively consulted with executives and leaders in government, business, and education in the United States.
Chuck served in the US Coast Guard, with the last decade of service dedicated to leadership training and development. He specializes in training conflict management, dialogue, appreciative inquiry, and a variety of experiential techniques.
Robin Pratt, Ph.D.
Robin is the principal of Pratt Enterprises, Inc. His company provides customized training programs and individual executive coaching. He has extensively consulted with executives and leaders in government, business, and education in the United States, Canada, and in Europe. Specifically working with entrepreneurial companies, his organization provides training programs that focus on: Leadership development and change management, Executive Team development and team performance, Succession planning and talent retention, and leading through company lifecycles and culture development for financial returns. With thirty years of experience with the TAIS® instrument, he works closely with the designer of that tool.
Collin Rustin, M.A.
Colllin Rustin is a trainer and an executive coach, Consultant, and Career Counselor with over thirty years of experience. He has been on the staff and faculty of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and now is in private practice. He serves as Adjunct Faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC, http://www.ccl.org, and works with executives and corporations throughout the United States.
Marilyn L. Taylor, MSBE
Marilyn is a Senior Adjunct Trainer and Coach with Qualifying.org. Her most recent area of expertise centers around CHOICE POINTS training with the PaperRoom System™. With 5+ years experience in development and delivery of the PRS, Marilyn offers well-seasoned insights and solid experience in narrative assessment. She is a Certified PaperRoom System™ Corporate Trainer and serves on the Boston Coaching Company Board of Advisors.
Additional areas of expertise include the MBTI®, STRONG® II, EDGE 360 and a host of other highly regarded assessments. Marilyn has been the president of Taylor Training & Development, Inc. since 1991 ~ where the vision, ACT to help others learn, change, and grow, is carried out through Assessment, Training and Coaching. With clients from the US and Central America, Marilyn has led HR support teams to design, staff, train, and coach their way to effective outcomes in large scale initiatives.
A graduate of UNCG with a BS in Business Administration, Marilyn completed the MS in Business Education in 1991.
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