PAST ENGAGEMENTS 2019-02-11T22:46:57+00:00


On May 21, 2018 from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM (PST) I joined The Training, Learning, and Development Community for their daily live webcast with the incredible host Brent Schlenker. This was an incredibly fun event. A chance to share my passion about learning and development (L&D). And some of the successes as well as pitfalls we’ve faced on our journey at Master Electronics.

The Invest Human Podcast

Invest Human Podcast

In episode 29 of the Invest Human Podcast I spoke with the hosts on the topic of Corporate Training is Dead – Here’s Why. My thesis is that learning professionals should focus on creating the the type of ecosystem that enables learning, even if that learning is completed away from the company’s LMS (learning management system). Check out this great podcast.

ERA Event


Had the opportunity to participate in a learning and development live webcast.
Topic of discussion Effective Professional Development and How to Make it Stick.
The event is hosted monthly by the ERA (Electronics Representatives Association)
and facilitated by Sa1eswise.


Adobe eLearning Conference

I was thrilled to be a speaker at the Adobe eLearning Conference held in Washington, DC.
My topic was Welcome to the Age of the L&D Marketer. Where I discussed the need for L&D Professionals to also take a page out of the book of marketing pros to continuously promote learning and development for their team members.

FIU Phi Beta Lambda

(PBL District V Ettiquette Dinner At FIU South)

Keynote speech given at the PBL District V Etiquette Dinner on the campus of FIU South, October 29, 2012. Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is the collegiate version of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Speech title was Relationships: The Root to Effective Leadership. If you would like to have me speak to your group contact me through the contact form on this website. Let’s connect and discuss how I may serve you.

FIU ALPFA Honor Society

(Not-for Profit Excel Workshop)

The President of the FIU South campus ALPFA Honor Society organization engaged me to deliver a 4-hour advanced Excel workshop for students. On Saturday October 27, 2012 more than thirty students attended the workshop. It also served as a fundraising event for ALPFA. This not-for-profit student organization is doing fabulous things. Yegor, congrats on your upcoming professional achievements and graduation. As ALPFA President you’ve set a high standard for student organizations. Best wishes to you! If you need one-on-one tutoring in Microsoft Desktop applications contact me let’s discuss how I can serve you.

Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT)

(Public Speaking Workshop)

Having been a mentor for the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) South Florida Chapter of Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT), coordinator, Frank Fletcher engaged me for a workshop. LOT exposes students in ninth through twelve grades to various self-improvement training in preparation for college or work and life beyond. The skill of public speaking can mean the difference between living the life that you want versus living the life someone else dictates to you. In this workshop, held on November 18, 2012 on the Davie, FL campus of Nova Southeastern University (NSU), I shared with students The Root of Effective Public Speaking.

Most often, when we consider effective public speaking we focus on the mechanics or techniques a speaker uses. In this hour-long workshop, I challenged attendees to first look at the root, PASSION and CONFIDENCE. When these two are present, anyone can speak effectively in public. The mechanics are teachable. However, PASSION is internal and naturally leads to speaking CONFIDENTLY.

AARP-Destino Leadership Conference

(Awakening the Leader Within Conference)

I had the pleasure, on November 17, 2012 to be a speaker and facilitator at the annual AARP – Destino Awakening the Leader Within Conference, held at the Miami Dade College North. AARP does many things to engage our community. This conference focuses on building leadership skills so individuals can do their part in positively affecting their communities. Fellow Toastmaster, Maria Sanchez, invited me to participate in the conference. I spoke about the correlation between effective leadership and mastering the skill of public speaking. And, how Toastmasters International helps people achieve both.