Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Meet Cathy Crosslin, MEd

As the Organizational Culture Consultant with The Performance Institute, Cathy “Cat” Crosslin specializes in affecting cultural change within organizations through personal transformation, team building, performance enhancement, and leadership coaching. In addition to corporate work, one of her passions is helping those who are incarcerated, in recovery or in significant life transition.

Ms. Crosslin has a reputation as one of the most effective, interesting and entertaining presenters in the country. Her enthusiasm, credibility and personal passion allow her to reach even the most difficult audiences, which have included the toughest men’s and women’s prisons in the country, corporate executives, high level professional athletes, community leaders, youth and union-management relationships.

With her background in coaching, psychology, counseling, performance and a variety of race, gender, cultural and social justice issues, Cathy expertly guides her audiences to transformative growth. Her method incorporates personal accountability and practical daily actions. She is a versatile, humorous, enthusiastic presenter, good on her feet with any audience.

Cathy’s clients have described her as: captivating, awesome, inspiring, graceful, fun and “Catariffic!”

Ms. Crosslin holds a B.A. in Psychology from Whitman College, where she was an All-Conference basketball player, performed in theater productions including “A Chorus Line,” and co-hosted a popular local radio show; she also holds a Master’s degree in Education from Western Washington University. Cathy sings the national anthem at professional sporting events including the NBA and WNBA.

Formerly, Cathy was the head women’s basketball coach and an assistant professor at Whitman College, a nationally recognized AAU basketball coach, an at-risk youth counselor and the Chief Operating Officer at Gordon Graham and Company, Inc.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Meet Wilhelmena Mack, EdD

Dr. Wilhelmena Mack has over 35 years of experience in organizational and management consulting, human resources, training and development, community outreach and collegiate instruction. Dr. Mack currently serves as Executive Consultant for The Performance Institute. As Executive Consultant, she specializes in cultural assessment and education, and provides leadership coaching and training.
Dr. Mack has served as Vice President/Chief Human Resource Officer for the North Broward Hospital District, the third largest employer in Broward County and the fourth largest public health care system in the country with over 8,000 employees. As Vice President, Dr. Mack was responsible for providing leadership to over 100 employees working in human resources.

Prior to the North Broward Hospital District, Dr. Mack was Vice President of Consulting Services for Right Management Consultants. In that position, Dr. Mack was responsible for conducting organizational environmental scans, executive coaching, outplacement services, strategic planning, as well as management and organizational consulting and training. Some of Dr. Mack’s clients included Federal Express Latin America, Kennedy Space Center, Citrix, The Miami Herald, Ryder Systems and the City of Miramar.
Additionally, Dr. Mack’s career includes more than 25 years of experience in the health care sector as the Director of Training and Development and Director of Community Benefits for the Memorial Healthcare System and as Education Coordinator and Personnel Officer for the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Healthcare System.

As an active community leader, Dr. Mack has served as President on the boards of directors for The Broward Alliance, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, The March of Dimes, The Children’s Home Society, The American Lung Association and Junior Achievement of Broward County. She served as 1998/2007/2009 Co-Chair of the Community Outreach Committee of the South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee and as a member of the 2007 Supreme Court/Florida Bar Committee on Judicial Evaluation.
Dr. Mack has received numerous awards and commendations including but not limited to: Who’s Who in Black South Florida, Who’s Who of American Women, American Cancer Society’s Woman of the Year, March of Dimes Woman of Distinction, American Lung Association’s President’s Award, Junior Achievement’s National Bronze Leadership Award, TJ Reddick Bar Association’s Community Service Award and the Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Chamber of Commerce’s Circle of Excellence Award in Human Resources.

Dr. Mack received her Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Education degrees from the University of Miami. She received her Educational Specialist and Doctorate of Education degrees from Florida Atlantic University.

Meet Joe Pace, PhD

Dr. Joe Pace is a nationally recognized organizational psychologist, educator, speaker and author who conducts seminars and workshops in the areas of corporate cultural alignment, leadership development, and personal and professional achievement. He uses his background in teaching, psychology and business to deliver research-based information to thousands of people, from executives to students, in the area of mental technology of high performance.

He has earned a Doctorate in Education, a Masters Degree in Psychological Counseling, and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Dr. Joe’s doctoral dissertation and over 30 years of research on success concepts and innovative approaches to organizational achievement and educational persistence have been the sources for his numerous articles and international lecturing. Dr. Pace currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Global Education at The Performance Institute.

He is the creator of the Success Strategies for Effective Colleges and Schools program, which has been implemented worldwide by The Pacific Institute. Additionally, he is the author of four textbooks on professional development published by McGraw-Hill, designed for individuals about to enter the workplace. He serves as an educational and psychological consultant for various companies, colleges and schools throughout the United States and Canada.

Dr. Joe, a former college president was appointed by the Governor of Florida to the Florida State Department of Education’s nine-member licensing commission for private schools, serving on the commission for ten years, and elected chairman twice. In addition, he is the former president of the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.

On a national level, Dr. Pace served as Commissioner of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools in Washington, DC. He served on the Executive Committee of the Council and also on the Board of Directors of the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools, currently known as the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities.

For nearly 40 years, millions of people world-wide have participated in The Pacific Institute’s cognitive psychology programming. Dr. Pace is one of the most popular presenters and consultants on psychology, business and education.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Meet Mark Panciera, MBA

Mark Panciera is a highly successful business owner, community leader, executive and entrepreneur. Applying his personal formula for business success, Mark has distinguished himself as a business advisor to a diversified group of clients in a variety of industries. The results of his approach are reflected not only in his personal success but also in the innovation and success of his clients. Mark focuses his practice on his passion of helping to drive the growth and success of businesses, organizations, teams, and individuals. His unique insights enable him to help clients achieve a successful balance in moving forward to meet changing needs while aligning their established culture and traditions. His concepts and methods are widely recognized for maintaining this balance while achieving successful and sustainable growth.

A well-recognized speaker and author, Panciera is frequently asked to share his professional insights and experience. He has appeared on ABC’s Wall Street Journal Report, CNBC and CBC (the Canadian Broadcast Company).  Additionally, he is a trusted media resource and has been quoted in Forbes, the New York Times, the Miami Herald and the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, with a feature article appearing in Inc. magazine as well.

With a strong commitment to community service, Mark’s involvement and leadership has included Chairmanship of the Archbishop’s Development Council of the Archdiocese of Miami; Trustee of Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale; Director for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of the Hollywood Committee of 100; Board Member of the Hollywood Kiwanis Club and Chairman of their Sponsored Youth Committee; and, Director for the Hollywood Boys and Girls Club and YMCA. Mark has been the recipient of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award; Kiwanis International Foundation Fellows Award; and Price Waterhouse &  South Florida Business Journal “Up and Comer” Award.

Mark earned a BA in Business Administration from the University of South Florida and, while leading his company through its successful evolution and growth, he earned an MBA from Florida Atlantic University.

Mark is married to Tiffany and has three children: Diana, Donna and Mark.

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