Bold New Directions was founded by two experienced trainers and consultants, in 2005. First envisioned as a transformational learning organization, Bold New Directions has grown in scope to provide a wide array of training solutions in the United States, Canada and abroad. Our network of dynamic trainers, coaches & facilitators bring energy, depth & professionalism to all our learning events. Drawing on decades of hands-on expertise, our team has extensive experience facilitating top level training to Fortune 500 organizations, higher education institutions, and business organizations. Delivering training solutions in a variety of cities worldwide to best serve you and your organization, our team members all share a commitment to deliver powerful training outcomes to your organization.

Meet Our Faculty of Training Experts
Our team of trainers bring years of professional experience working with clients in US, Canada & around the globe. Browse our roster of experienced training facilitators, consultants and coaches. Based in a variety of cities to best serve you and your organization, our faculty members all share a strong commitment to bringing interactive and engaging training solutions to your work site or organization.

Jim Hornickel
Jim Hornickel
Jim Hornickel brings more than 25 years of professional experience in Leadership, Management, Coaching, Corporate Training and Transformation to his role as facilitator and co-founder of Bold New Directions. Jim’s passion is inspiring people to take bold new directions in their lives for increased fulfillment and success. He is known for expertise in leadership, management, executive coaching, resilience, teamwork, communications, presentations, and more.

Suzanne Guthrie
Suzanne is a warm and engaging group facilitator and coach. She has delivered training to thousands of professionals in Fortune 500 firms, mid-sized businesses and professional associations over the past decade. As co-founder of Bold New Directions, Suzanne is known for her expertise in communications, presentations, resilience, emotional intelligence & leadership. She has delivered training in North America, South America & Europe to great acclaim.

Brenda Cross
Brenda is an engaging and powerful speaker who really connects with her audience to inspire them to greatness.  With a passion for learning Brenda has worked with professionals and high-level executives across the US to build skills in leadership, management, communication and teamwork.  Brenda loves to share knowledge, and is known for her humor, warmth and ability to make complex subjects easily understood.

Angela Antetomaso
Angela is a passionate and vibrant professional, with a long-standing experience in training, coaching, communication and public speaking. Her twenty years expertise as a live broadcast reporter and TV host have enabled her to master the art of easily engagin with people, and to deliver powerful training to all types of professionals, from C-suite executives to mid-sized companies leaders.

Jackie Kellso
Jackie is an experienced trainer, coach and speaker with a love of leadership, neuroscience, and human transformation. She is a popular facilitator on subjects including management, leadership, negotiations, business communications, neuroscience, workplace interactions and team performance. With a focus on effectiveness, Jackie ensures that course participants leave her training sessions with advanced skills for leading others to success.

Tom Byelick
Tom Byelick is an engaging and approachable facilitator with over two decades of leadership experience in the corporate world, primarily in the pharmaceutical industry. Tom’s customer-centric and empathetic approach to communication have contributed to a solid track record of success over the long term. His background and experience make him a highly sought out facilitator of training programs in leadership, communications, management, resilience and teamwork.

Kate Siegel
Kate is a dynamic facilitator and ICF Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years’ experience leading organizational training functions. Skilled in learning strategy, curriculum design, and leadership development, Kate’s true passion is helping people see things differently. Her exceptional listening skills, experience in professional theatre, and her ability to synthesize complex information quickly keeps learners engaged and delivers powerful behavior change.

Adam Cubbage
With over two decades of hands-on leadership experience from the combat zone to the c-suite, Adam Cubbage is a recognized expert in organizational development. He is passionate about developing the next generation of leaders through interactive training experiences. Adam earned a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Hood College. He is a member of Forbes Coaches Council, a contributing writer for Forbes Magazine, a TEDx speaker, and a decorated veteran.

Adrienne Serrao
Adrienne is a highly adept facilitator and certified coach, with over 20 years of international leadership development experience. Specializing in communications, coaching, employee engagement, team building, change management & conflict resolution, Adrienne challenges participants to expand their thinking. Having lived in China 8 years, she draws upon her background in cross-cultural awareness, emotional intelligence, global inclusion and a MA in Leadership.

Jen Wilson
Jen is an enthusiastic facilitator and certified coach. As a former leader in a global organization, her engaging facilitation style combines her years of experience facilitating and coaching, with over 20 years of practical leadership experience. She specializes in motivating leaders and teams to make bold decisions in line with their core values, inspiring productivity breakthroughs, and meaningful change.

Darlene Babcock
Darlene Babcock
Darlene is an energetic and passionate Learning and Development Consultant. She has delivered training and facilitated programs across the US for Fortune 500 companies’ managers and trainers in employee development, customer service solutions, team building, delegation, financial strategies, goal setting, change management, communications, performance management and coaching.

Jeff Salters
Jeff Salters
Jeff is passionate about personal and professional development. He has over 15 years of facilitation, consulting and coaching experience. Jeff has delivered services for firms such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Arthur Andersen and Accenture. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations across the U.S. and internationally. He is a crowd pleaser when leading sessions on management, presentations and negotiations.

Gabby Staal
Gabby Staal
Gabby Staal, a former VP in the financial industry, brings more than 20 years of professional experience in Leadership, Coaching & Organizational Development. Based in The Netherlands, he has served many large companies & organizations including the European Commission. Gabby’s passion is to improve leadership & team performance. His style is straight forward, respectful & sharp yet he infuses playfulness & humor in all he does.

Toni De Fazio
Toni is a passionate, energetic facilitator with over 15 years’ experience in Leadership Development and Mentoring. Toni creates an engaging and interactive learning environment which allows learners to reflect on personal “Aha” moments gained in training workshops. Toni is enthusiastic about enriching individuals’ lives with practical skills and insights to create change within.   She enjoys facilitating high-energy interactive sessions on leadership, management, resilience, and communication.
Contact Bold New Directions

Contact Bold New Directions For Your Training Needs

Please contact Bold New Directions at 1-800-501-1245 to discuss how we can best meet your training needs. Whether you need to organize onsite training, executive coaching, open enrollment registration, interactive keynotes, or our train-the-trainer services, our team is here to work with you. We bring expertise in building skills in the following key areas: Management & Leadership, Presentation & Communication, Negotiation & Conflict Resolution, Sales & Customer Support, and Resilience & Teamwork. Contact us today at [email protected] or at 1-800-501-1245 to get a free quote and learn more about the best training solution for you.

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