Dave Blum is the founder and President of Dr. Clue Treasure Hunts. Dave holds a B.A. in English from Pomona College in Claremont, California and is continuing boardmember of the North American Simulation & Gaming Association (http://www.nasaga.org/). After a three-year stint teaching English in Japan for the Mombusho English Fellows program, Dave worked in tourism and the non-profit sector before discovering his destiny as a treasure hunt master, team-building trainer, and entrepreneur.
Caroline Bolas is an experienced and enthusiastic consultant, trainer and facilitator with over 14 year’s expertise in designing and delivering award winning leadership development, team building and organizational development interventions. She is LEVELheaded’s Senior Consultant in Organizational Management (www.levelheaded.org). Caroline has a Masters in Occupational Psychology and a Masters in Social Policy and Social Work. She is proud to serve on the boards of the DC Chapter of the ASTD and the YNPNdc. She is a Consultant Member of the ASAE and the Center and Member of Institute for Management Consultants.
Marla Emery, a dedicated professional coach, is committed to helping others through life’s transitions with minimal stress by creating a positive and supportive network for change. With over 20 years in corporate business, as a consultant, manager, trainer, and entrepreneur, Marla has experienced the excitement and the challenges of being a business leader, an executive team member, a project leader, and an individual contributor.
For corporate clients, Marla focuses on leadership development and team dynamics. She recognizes the importance of helping her clients develop self awareness through objective assessments, constructive feedback, and action-based coaching. When working with struggling business teams, Marla helps team members tear down silos using various assessments, interactive exercises, group coaching, and meeting facilitation.
Her ongoing quest for more knowledge and tools to help her clients leads Marla to enroll in continuing education programs. Most recently, she earned a certificate in Leadership and Talent Management. She is a regular participant in various thought-forums and teleconferences that address current trends in career transition and leadership coaching. Marla’s future plans include gaining additional certifications in specialized coaching areas and staying current in business trends and issues that focus on the multi-generational workforce.
John Girault has over 15 years of experience facilitating organized recreation programs and events. After completing his formal education in Natural Resource Management at UNC-Wilmington, he spent several years with the US Forest Service and the Department of Natural Resources. It did not take long for John to decide to pursue a career that focused on corporate recreation and events. While working in the resort industry in Charleston, SC, he discovered a sincere interest in directing corporate team building activities. John enjoys taking business groups away from their familiar element and placing them in an environment that fosters group cohesion in an informal and enjoyable atmosphere. Most recently, John has founded Charleston Synergy, a company offering customized corporate team building and recreational activities.
Jennifer Grinfeld, consultant, trainer and skilled facilitator, completed her BS in Communication Management with a Minor in Public Policy from Emerson College in Boston, MA and received her MS in Organizational Change Management from the Milano School of Management and Urban Policy at New School University in New York City. Her special skills and interests revolve around systems thinking, group processes, participatory strategic planning and appreciative inquiry, as well as organizational development and managing change. She has extensive experience in needs assessments, workshop design and facilitation, and leading dynamic team building activities. With authenticity, enthusiasm and a passion for life, Jennifer allows individuals and organizations to understand who they are and what they need to drive and achieve maximum results.
Alain Oliver is the Director of Organizational Development for a bi-lingual, non-profit agency in Wilmington, DE, and has been leading Dr. Clue Treasure Hunts since 2004. A passion for teambuilding and leadership development, Alain ignites participants limitless potential through outdoor, adventure program which he has been leading for over 8 years. As a compliment to outdoor experiential learning, Alain is a certified DISC behavioral profile instructor and a year veteran of adult-friendly classroom facilitation. He is the past-president of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and will graduate with an MBA from Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business in June 2010. On a personal note, Alain is a husband, a father of two (maybe of more by the time you get to meet him) and fluent in English and Spanish.
Rhonda York As a Certified Leadership and Talent Management Coach, Rhonda has provided directional consulting and a competent sounding board to a diverse client base including CEO’s, senior level business managers, PhD’s, MD’s, MBA candidates and college graduates. Her career background encompasses 7+ years in coaching, over 15 years in marketing management and in training and adult development in the marketing and academic fields.
She assists leaders in launching organizational change initiatives and fine tuning their impact on their management team and other staff members. She holds each client accountable for their action steps towards accomplishing their personal and professional goals. Clients are at ease to speak candidly with Rhonda in a confidential relationship.
Rhonda coaches her clients to develop their leadership skills and has counseled and coached individuals in developing and obtaining professional, personal and career goals. Rhonda also coaches individuals through career transition, providing assistance in résumé and cover letter development, interview coaching and balancing life, work and family through self-care. She facilitates a variety of workshops and speaks to groups on diverse topics. Rhonda has been a keynote speaker to audiences of 10 – 500+ and emceed local events in Charlotte, NC.
She has served on the Board of Directors for the Career and Personal Counseling Center of Charlotte and is also past board member of the International Coaching Federation-Charlotte Area Chapter. Rhonda completed her coach training with Coach U, which is an internationally acclaimed training program for professionals in the coaching field. Rhonda is a Certified Leadership and Talent Management Coach, certified to administer the Golden Personality Type Profile, (an advanced and enhanced MBTI), the Work Behavior Inventory (WBI) and a variety of other assessment tools. Rhonda holds a Business Administration Degree from Western Carolina University. She is a Charlotte native.
Rhonda utilizes her extensive professional experience to focus on innovative and creative coaching and training methods for positive change, consistent development, and facilitation of client growth; she sets the highest personal goals for quality, service, and delivery.