My company provides communication services to individuals, families, small businesses and corporations. These services include writing, training, coaching, and consulting.
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I have an undergraduate degree in technical writing and editing, a masters degree in Criminal Justice, and training and experience in various relationship modalities. I bring all this, plus my life experience, into my work as a writer, relationship coach, professional speaker, and trainer.
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I have been self-employed on and off since 1984. My business then was called Business Plan Plus, providing business and technical writing services. I helped people write business plans, did software manuals, created classes.
From 1989 to 1992 I worked as a technical writer for Spectrum Human Resource Systems.
In 1990 I returned to university and in 1992 received a Masters in Criminal Justice. For my master's thesis, I wrote a book, tested it with about 100 teenagers in various settings in probation offices, schools, and residential treatment centers, and published it as SEEK: Self Esteem Enhancement Kit. The following year I created a Facilitator's Guide, then a Journal to accompany the book. I traveled throughout the United States, including to Hawaii, to present workshops and train adults who work with teenagers on how to use the curriculum.
In 1996 I returned to corporate America, working for Lucent Technologies until 2002.
In 2000 I went to Coach U to become a life coach and decided to specialize in relationships.
From 2004 to 2006 I was a trainer for Fred Pryor Seminars/CareerTrack. In 2012 I returned to Fred Pryor Seminars/CareerTrack as an onsite specialist. This means that instead of teaching public seminars, I only go to companies and organizations and teach "private" classes to their employees. In 2012 I learned and delivered approximately 14 new topics, recorded and edited 6 webinars, and coauthored a new course on goal setting. I enjoy the onsite...
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Fred Pryor Seminars/CareerTrack
2004 - Present
I conducted public seminars during 2005 and 2006, then took a hiatus and returned doing on-site seminars in 2012. I learned 14 new topics this year and specialize in grammar, writing, and...
Owner, author, trainer, speaker
2000 - Present
Leapfrog Connections provides writing, speaking, training, coaching, and consulting services to individuals, families, corporations, and entrepreneurs.
We specialize in relationship coaching using...
Senior Information Developer
1996 - 2002
As a senior information developer, I wrote and edited user manuals, training scripts, online help and other technical information using Framemaker and Adobe Acrobat. I created and maintained...
Spectrum Human Resource Systems
Senior Technical Writer
1989 - 1992
As senior writer, I managed a team of technical writers to produce user manuals for a human resources software system. We created manuals for new products and revised manuals as updates were required.
University of Colorado at Denver
Masters in Criminal Justice
1990 - 1992
Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor of Science in Technical Writing and Editing
1968 - 1971