Government Training Instructor Biographies
During his 30-year career, Alex Gabbi, MBA, has planned, funded and successfully launched six startups in the consulting, enterprise software, hardware, sports and consumer product spaces.
Specializes in creating interactive programming (i.e. Improvision, Think on Your Feet, Business Communication) and is a sought-after instructor who makes her classes engaging, practical and impactful.
For over 25 years, Loeb has specialized in career consulting, coaching, leadership development, HR recruiting, and more.
With a background in leadership, coaching, confidence-building and communication, Antoinette focuses on working with introverts who want to strengthen their leadership and communication abilities.
With more than 23 years of experience and 150 scholarly works written about cognitive science, decision-making, and organizational behavior. Art Markman, Ph.D., has expertise in unlocking creativity, exerting influence, behavior change, and more.
An expert business analysis professional who has been involved in establishing business analysis direction, processes and modeling for almost 30 years – spanning financial, manufacturing, consulting, education, government, retail, and mining industries.
Has extensive career experience in workforce learning and development, compensation and benefits, change management, employee relations, risk management, recruitment, and strategic management.
Throughout his career in strategy and marketing, Aarons has successfully tackled challenges and solves the most complex challenges for industry-leading companies including Adobe, Amazon, AMD, AT&T, Cisco, Dell, DXC, HP, LasikPlus, LG, Microsoft, Oxfam, Philips, Rackspace, and many other leaders and startups.
Longtime UT Austin professor Clay Spinnuzi, Ph.D., has more than 21 years of teaching experience in the university's English and Rhetoric and Writing Departments. His areas of expertise are in task distribution, persuasion, communication, Goal/task alignment, and more.
Davida Charney, Ph.D., has a combined 36 years of experience of teaching at the university level. She leads workshops for professionals in change management and has an expertise in conflict management, policy argument, and technical writing.
Her performance measurement design methods have been called “best practice” by the Society for Human Resource Management and her work has been featured in several books and articles.
His experience spans more than 20 years in project and program management in the defense industry, 14 of which focused on turning around poor performing projects.
Garry Patterson, PMP, developed enhanced leadership skills through professional experience as a career military officer, senior program manager, small business owner, and ISO 9001 Lead Auditor.
19 years of experience in teaching business and technical writing, public speaking and presentation, interpersonal communication, and time management.
Has a passion for facilitating professional and personal leadership development with a primary focus on leveraging performance-based principles, as well as applying innovative concepts geared towards explosive growth. She also has extensive organizational development experience turning around for-profit and non-profit programs.
She combines her practical knowledge of management, project leadership, adult learning and information technology to develop and present programs that meet the training needs of today’s business environment.
For the past 15 years, Marilyn has supported the growth and transformation of thousands of individuals and a large number of organizations across the United States and Canada.
Rajan Robinson, PMP, is a project manager (PM) and Veteran and received his project management certification in 2015.
Rich Handley, D.B.A., is a pioneer in bringing emotional intelligence to the workplace and has more than 22 years’ experience in corporate applications of emotional intelligence.
A leader in the Austin and national nonprofit communities for more than two decades, Levy is an engaging and experienced partner, facilitator and problem-solver. She serves as an educator and consultant on nonprofit leadership.
Has over 25 years of experience in human resources at leading international and domestic companies, focusing on business practices that shape leadership, diversity and ethical decision-making.