Employee Recognition and Motivation Expert with over 21 years as a recognition consultant, founder of Recognition Concepts, Inc and Schaefer Recognition and Media Group LLC, and former corporate industrial engineer. Author of The Vocational Shrink - An Analysis of the Ten Levels of Workplace Disillusionment, and presenter of workshops on workplace disillusionment and employee recognition and motivation. Previous workshops include "How to Get Twice the Productivity Out of Your Employees - and They'll Thank You For It!" and a manager training program "Why Should Supervisors Care (or what they're really thinking) What's in it For Me?" My goals are to help people optimize their work-life experieced and to write additional books, and speak on the topics of personal and professional life balance.

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 1987 - Present

Founder & "The Vocational Shrink"

Schaefer Recognition & Media Group LLC
1984 - 1985

Industrial Engineer

Karsten Manufacturing
1980 - 1983

Industrial Engineer

Garrett AirResearch- Now Allied Signal


1976 - 1980


Arizona State University



Alternative Compensation Consultant

Umbrella Recognition Program Development

Awards Program Development

Workplace Conflict Resolution

Executive Supervisory Management Training

Employee Motivation

Recognition Program Development