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Team Building Specialists

Bryan Driscoll - President and Founder

Bryan Driscoll - Team Building Specialist in Columbus & Cleveland, OHBryan is passionate about putting together effective teams by ensuring clients hire the right talent and grow leadership skills. A former All-American wrestler, Bryan still coaches high school athletes and works full time as a business consultant, helping companies and individuals create winning strategies and resolve issues related to performance improvement.

Over the past 18 years, Bryan has developed mastery as a Certified Professional Behavior, Values, and Attribute Index Analyst, as well as having a strong passion for working with experiential solutions that engage all types of learners. His client work takes him across the United States. Bryan earned his bachelor's degree from West Liberty University and a master's degree from The Ohio State University. He and his wife, Sharon, have four children and reside in Columbus, Ohio.


Tom Maren

Tom MarenWith more than 20 years of directing a successful recruiting program for a Fortune 500 company, Tom Maren has used his innovative skills to enhance the quality and quantity of talent acquisition in multi-faceted businesses, resulting in significant cost savings and improved bottom-line results.

Tom has the detailed knowledge of every facet of the full-cycle recruiting process, which include external and internal sourcing and staffing strategies including college recruiting and development of acquired talent, ATS, pre-employment assessments, federal, state & local compliance tracking, enhancing employer brand through social media strategies and industry websites, and management recruiting training (both classroom and webinar).

Tom believes that for our business partners to be successful the client’s needs are paramount and the recruiting team must deliver high-quality candidates in a timely fashion. He builds his team with a high sense of urgency and provides them with effective tools and processes to make the experience with our new candidates a very positive first impression of the company. Tom is involved with the daily details of the recruiting process, and believes it is very important to facilitate great working relationships with his team and his client/customer base.

Jo Byrne

Jo ByrneJo Byrne is a graphic recorder based in Cleveland, Ohio. She captures large scale, real-time, visual notes during meetings and presentations that help people process information, generate new ideas and remember content. Jo has recorded for many companies and organizations including NASA, Nestle, and the Cleveland Clinic. Before becoming a graphic recorder, Jo worked in advertising as an art director on accounts that included Kodak and Dupont. You can learn more about her at SeeYourWords.com

 


Peter A. Kunk

 alt=As an expert in leadership, executive coaching and organizational development, Pete helps professionals realize their goals and aspirations.

He started his career working for the technology giant, IBM. In this role, he quickly found his passion for professional development and world-class training when he was encouraged to take a Dale Carnegie course. Later, he was trained by Carnegie to present and facilitate their programs. Pete has led these programs for companies such as BMW Financial Services and Xerox Corporation.

Pete spent the bulk of his career working as an executive in family businesses. He served in various leadership roles before being named President of Cello-Poly Corporation, a Columbus-based plastics business. He served as a board member for Buckeye Boxes Inc., the parent company of Cello-Poly.

With more than 30 years of experience working with diverse issues and leaders, Pete brings a smart approach grounded in research and real-world solutions. His keen understanding of business processes and demands of C-suite executives make him an invaluable resource for his clients. Pete connects particularly well with leaders dealing with complex succession issues and owners of family businesses.

Pete has been a trusted advisor to hundreds of leaders as an executive coach. Adept at delivering frank advice with humor and kindness, he helps tough-minded, talented leaders improve their skills and performance by collaborating on existing work issues. He can apply his experience and knowledge almost immediately to a leader’s unique needs without adding to his/her already full plate.

Pete is a sought-after speaker and facilitator of workshops for executives, managers, and employees to enhance individual and team dynamics and outcomes. By working with senior executives and their teams, Pete helps clients develop focused goals, create solutions, and increase their capacity for growth and success.

Some of his clients include: Alliance Data, Cardinal Health, Edison Welding Institute, Hamilton Capital Management, McGohan Brabender, Nationwide Insurance, and Team Fishel.

Pete earned a Bachelor of General Studies with an emphasis in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Kentucky, where he played football as a scholarship athlete. Pete is also a graduate of the Executive Development Program at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.

As a lifelong learner, he has several certifications in leadership training including; Dale Carnegie’s Leadership Training for Managers, and The Leader in You and The Public Speaking Program; Myers Briggs Practitioner; Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Successful People and Crucial Conversations. He has also completed the multi-year curricula at Coach Training International.


Ken Lazar

Ken LazarKen Lazar is a Professional Recruiter and Principal in Ability Professional Network, LLC.Having spent over twenty years in talent acquisition and professional staffing, Ken previously held the positions of Managing Director for Experis Division of ManpowerGroup and District Manager for Kelly Services. Ken’s teams have put over 12,000 people to work.

Over the course of his career, Ken has won many top sales awards including District of the Year, the Consumer’s Choice Award for ͞Best Staffing Agency in Central Ohio and the Leadership Award for Influential Selling. Ken led his team to twice winning his companies highest award, the ManpowerGroup ͞Power Award, for growth, profitability and community service.

Understanding the needs of top sales performers and the importance of sourcing and hiring top sales professionals, Ken formed Ability Professional Network, LLC. The recruiting staff at APN are experts at recruiting sales and sale management professionals, nationally. Its goal is to recruit and place the best sales talent in the market for its clients.

A graduate in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University with a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from the Krannert Business School at Purdue University, Ken and his wife, Nancy, reside in Hilliard, Ohio.

Ken is an avid golfer, custom pen crafter and owns the best dog on the planet.


Joe Dorrian

Joe DorrianJoe is an organizational and talent development consultant with over two decades of experience in maximizing the potential of people, teams and organizations in the healthcare and financial services industries, as well as in the government sector. He believes strongly in bringing a dynamic and innovative approach to every consulting engagement and his greatest passion and energy in life comes from supporting others in their personal growth and development journeys. While his particular strengths lie in the arena of leadership and team development, Dorrian has experience working in all aspects of the talent management field.

A lifelong native of central Ohio, he earned his BA in Communications and a Masters in Workforce Development from The Ohio State University. Joe lives on the east side of Columbus with his wife, Kim, his son Mason, daughter Lainey and their two dogs and 10 birds of prey.


Jeff Young

Jeff YoungJeff Young is a highly qualified Education and Performance Development executive with 30+ years of progressive experience in program design and delivery, and 35+ years of engagement and project management experience.

His expertise lies in his ability to identify organizational needs and develop training programs suited to all levels of personnel. Just as significant are his contributions to improved business performance, productivity, quality and profitability.

Jeff is a former Director and Account Manager with Intellinex, an eLearning venture of Ernst & Young, LLP and has helped manage and mentor thousands of people in many different organizations. Since his retirement from OCLC, where he worked as an Enterprise Project Manager, Jeff has been deeply involved in community service by volunteering for and helping manage several local non-profit organizations.

Specialties:

  • Networking, Social Networking
  • LinkedIn Training
  • Project Management
  • eLearning
  • Management Consulting

Most recently, Jeff’s passion has been devoting his time to being a Professional Networker, teaching Networking and LinkedIn and he has trained thousands of professionals in how to maximize their networking skills and best utilize networking tools.


Terri Beckett

Terri BeckettTerri has over fifteen years of entry-level to executive level recruiting and human resources experience in a variety of industries including retail, financial and industrial. She has achieved success recruiting both active and passive candidates through job boards, networking and cold calls. Terri has managed the recruiting process for a national account with over 150 locations throughout the United States and Canada, averaging 10-12 management hires per month. From the initial position intake to the delivery of the perfect candidate, Terri is with the client every step of the way.

Terri holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal and Public Communications from the University of Akron. She currently resides in Cleveland, OH with her husband, son and two very adorable Old English Sheepdogs.