The Creative Training Techniques® Conference features sessions led by the industry’s leading training professionals. Our elite roster of presenters all have decades of experience in training, development, and performance coaching across a variety of industries, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, education, healthcare, manufacturing, and consulting.
Bill Treasurer is the founder of Giant Leap Consulting, a courage-building company, and the author of the international bestseller Courage Goes to Work. Bill newest book, A Leadership Kick in the Ass, became the top selling leadership training book on Amazon. Bill has designed and delivered courage-building workshops for emerging and executive leaders at NASA, Saks Fifth Avenue, eBay, Lenovo, UBS Bank, Spanx, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
As CEO of The Bob Pike Group, Becky has more than 20 years of exposure to Creative Training Techniques®. She has helped clients including Target, Bose, Coca-Cola, FedEx and Wells Fargo realize cost savings and training efficiencies. Becky was named one of Training Magazine's Top 40 Under 40. She easily employs a participant-centered approach to classroom, virtual, and blended e-learning. Becky is the author of numerous professional development books and training materials including Creative Training: A Train-the-Trainer Field Guide and Webinars with WOW Factor.
Recognized as a top international and national training professional, Doug is one of the original Creative Training Techniques® trainers alongside Bob Pike. He has conducted workshops and training for more than 65,000 trainers, teachers and corporate leaders and given more than 150 keynote addresses. He has also developed various seminars and co-authored training programs and books. Doug’s professional career expands across sales, public schools and university teaching, industrial consulting, public speaking and counseling. He has worked with BPG clients like the University of Nebraska, Stanford, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cabela’s, Nationwide Insurance, the United States Military and more.
Janice is an advocate for positive change. She is always looking to take something good and make it exceptional. She has more than 25 years of corporate supervisory and executive management experience. She thrives in training retail, financial and government agencies where she brings a wealth of strategic, organizational and people skills to help these individuals and companies filter through mere activity and focus on results-based actions.
Passionate about performance improvement, Michelle functions as a catalyst for sales teams and individuals to sharpen their skills in interpersonal communication, leadership development, change management and diversity/inclusion. Before joining The Bob Pike Group, Michelle worked in learning and development for General Mills. There she led instructional design and facilitation for corporate sales, new hire and intern training courses. Michelle is also a member of the Association for Talent Development and is a certified behavioral specialist.
After 19 years in the classroom, Adrianne’s passion for learner centered excellence took her to the Professional Development Alliance in Illinois where she was responsible for all aspects of designing and delivering engaging training programs in a variety of subject areas. Adrianne is now a training consultant for The Bob Pike Group helping presenters overcome their fears and succeed as public speakers. Some of her clients include Shell Global Solutions, Chicago City Colleges, University of Minnesota, and Los Angeles Unified School District. She is also currently an adjunct instructor for graduate-level courses at Aurora University and Waubonsee Community College in Aurora, IL.
Rich has been a participant-centered trainer with The Bob Pike Group and other Train-the-Trainer organizations for more than 25 years. At BPG, he facilitates Powerful Presentations, Effective Facilitation and Meeting Skills, and Coaching for Success workshops. He has also designed and taught numerous workshops to more than 65,000 trainers and leaders worldwide. Prior to becoming a senior training consultant at The Bob Pike Group, Rich held executive positions at Personal Dynamics Institute and Carlson Learning Company. Rich is author and co-author of five books including Coaching for Results and SCORE: Super Closers, Openers, Reviews and Energizers for Enhanced Results.
Erin attended her first Bob Pike Group conference years ago and was immediately transformed as a trainer. The Instructor-Led Participant-Centered model took the “it’s not about me, it’s about you” idea to a new level. Ever since then, Erin has been passionate about transforming the classroom and virtual classroom into places learners want to participate in their own learning and have fun at the same time. Before joining BPG, Erin spent over a decade specializing in technical and online learning. She created and presented classroom training and online courses for major television programs, Fortune 500 Companies, government agencies and prestigious universities.
With more than 25 years of experience in vocational education, Marc has delivered training to more than 10,000 students, conducted more than 300 certificate IV courses, and presented workshops in 12 countries. In addition to being selected to the 2009 list of “Top 10 Young Trainers of the Year” by US Training Magazine, Marc has received multiple outstanding leadership awards, including the coveted 2017 “Best Training and Development Leadership” Award at the World Training and Development Congress in Mumbai, India.
As a participant-centered facilitator, workshop creator, and dynamic trainer, Jason knows how to achieve results, whether it’s communication, coaching, or management training, or a corporate environment specializing in sales. He was selected as MRWED’s “Trainer of the Year” twice, named the “Best Young Trainer of the Year” in 2011, and listed as a 2012 up-and-coming training leader by US Training Magazine.
Pat was a founder member of IBM's consulting business. During her time there, they grew from 10 to 30,000 consultants and Pat learned a lot about how to break through the glass ceilings at each stage of growth. Today as a performance consultant and strategic advisor, Pat helps businesses and teams break through their own glass ceilings in a wide variety of professional services firms. By coming along leaders with a tool-kit and calm assurance she helps them build equity value without burning stomach acid.
A licensed teacher for a decade before becoming a training consultant, Kim has a depth of experience practicing educational methodologies to design and deliver successful training. Kim understands learning modalities and incorporate them in the Instructor-Led, Participant-Center model for classroom and virtual trainings. Kim's ability to combine business acumen with the knowledge and skills to increase performance makes her a trusted partner in training. She brings a high energy, creative approach to programs in a way that motivates participants to leverage new skills.
For over 15 years, Amy has been helping organizations and individuals change for the better. At Rutgers University, she coordinates a system-wide culture change initiative for the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission, training professionals in best-practices and guiding teams to ensure new skills are put to use. As both a training consultant and a licensed clinical social worker, Amy combines her expertise in human behavior with the Creative Training Techniques of The Bob Pike Group to create dynamic, meaningful learning experiences for her participants that help professionals grow.