Work History

Work History
Jun 2014 - Present

Director of Technology

Keller Williams Preferred Realty

Orland Park IL

Oct 2013 - Present

Instructor

Your House Academy

Bloomingdale IL

Jan 2013 - Jun 2014

Productivity Coach

Keller Williams Preferred Realty

Orland Park IL

Promoted, identified and recruited eighty-eight agents into the coaching program. Guided agents through establishing goals, writing a business plan and activities to achieve their goals. Reviewed key numbers and held agents accountable to completion. Worked with a MAPS(Mega Achievement Production Systems) Coach

Jul 2007 - Oct 2012

Director of Training & Sales

Dream Town Realty

Chicago IL

Developed, designed and facilitated training for over 200 salespeople. Increased: overall market share by 37%; units closed by 20%; and sales agents by 67%. Provided ongoing one-on-one, small group coaching and training on sales skills including but not limited to: business planning, marketing, building a referral business, conversion of web leads, consultative selling, working with buyers and sellers, building a network, negotiating, closing, overcoming objections, contracts and forms and utilizing social media.

Mar 2005 - Jun 2007

Director of Training & Development

American Invsco

Chicago IL

Facilitated training for more than 500 salespeople in Illinois, Florida and Nevada. Founded and operated AI Academy™ a professional development school offering interactive programs in sales, pre-licensing and continuing education.

Sep 2003 - Feb 2005

Sales Trainer

Baird & Warner

Chicago IL

Facilitated sales training for more than 700 salespeople. Developed and designed the instructor's manual for the Career Institute™ an eighty hour interactive sales training program including content in business development, business planning, working with buyers and sellers, overcoming objections, using technology, sales tools, marketing, safety, contracts and negotiation.

Apr 1995 - Sep 2003

Manager of Public Programs

Museum of Science & Industry

Chicago IL

Positions while working at MSI included: Manager of Interpretation, Manager of Visitor Services, HR Recruiter, and Coordinator of Public Programs

Managed a customer service department of 250; a public programs team of more than seventy; a K-12 education department of ten; and a group of five science demonstrators. Developed and managed department budgets including operations, staffing, and restricted funds in excess of $1 million. Consistently remained on-time and within budget. During museum wide reorganizations reduced staffing by 6% and monthly expenses by over $90,000. Initiated and implemented a first-person interpretation program for Titanic: The Exhibition. The program was successfully implemented and incorporated into the traveling exhibit and has been viewed by more than 8 million visitors in over thirty-two cities. Developed and implemented a strategic hiring process for a company of 1000. Reduced hire time to thirty days from hiring supervisor request to official hire. Improved the operation of facilitated exhibits with annual attendance over 1.8 million. Increased visitor thru-put by 79% while maintaining the visitor experience. Managed the guest experience during development and construction of a 1500 space three story underground parking garage complete with exhibit space. Increased visitor thru-put while enhancing the visitor experience.

Education

Education
Apr 2003

M.A.

Governors State University

Human Performance & Training

Aug 1993 - Aug 1995

M.A. Candidate (All But Thesis)

Ball State University

Organizational and Communication Development

Apr 1985

B.A.

Oakland University

Communication Arts

Skills

Skills

Leadership

Systems & Models

Teamwork

Sales

Online Technology

Professional Organizations & Certifications

  • Kiwanis International
  • National, Illinois and Chicago Association of REALTORS
  • Illinois Real Estate Managing Brokers License
  • Illinois Real Estate Pre-License and Continuing Education Instructor