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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

Jan 1987Present

Founder & "The Vocational Shrink"

Schaefer Recognition & Media Group LLC

Industrial Engineer

Karsten Manufacturing

Industrial Engineer

Garrett AirResearch- Now Allied Signal




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