Following is an alphabetical listing of the Independent Consultants and Facilitators that are members of the New Orleans Chapter of ATD:


Myra Corrello Enterprises
P.O. Box 9043 Metairie, LA 70055
Telephone: 504.899.8660
Cell phone: 504.453.3466

Practice Description:
Myra assists individuals and organizations in identifying and capitalizing on their unique competitive advantage. She shares her expertise in marketing, professional development, communication and strategic planning through professional speaking, training, writing, and consulting.

Business Background:
Myra has over 20 years of executive-level experience in such diverse industries as healthcare, tourism, chamber management, entrepreneurial development, and higher education. Education: PhD, Organizational Communication; Cognate: Management, College of Communications and Information Studies, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. MA, Applied Organizational Management, Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee. BS, Business and Public Administration, University of Virginia's College at Wise, Virginia.

Target Market:
Myra’s organizational communication expertise has been tapped by large and small organizations across industry sectors. Her presentation skills training has been particularly effective in helping technical professionals transition into executive roles. Myra’s expertise in strategic communication has been tapped by organizations who want to ensure that strategic initiatives are implemented successfully throughout the organization. She also assists organizations in building a strong, productive organizational climate.

Although Myra has demonstrated her marketing and public relations expertise in organizations of various size, she particularly targets her service to small businesses and non-profits. She helps organizations challenged by limited resources maximize their marketing effectiveness.


Managing Member, LEARN INC.
2121 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 260
Metairie, LA 70001
Telephone: 504.834.2838
Cell Phone: 504.838.7773

Practice Description:
We design customized training systems for employers to help build a service, sales, or quality culture. Business Background: 20 years of custom training design, as an internal and external consultant

Master’s degree, Journalism, Columbia University; bachelor’s degree, English, Trinity Collage, Hartford

Target Market:
Any business, but specialize in hospitality, healthcare and financial, or any employer with a desire to be a “crown jewel” in their industry.


President, C. Harris Companies, Inc.
5640 Hempstead Road
New Orleans, LA 70127
Telephone: 504.241.3255
Cell phone: 504.236.3255

Practice Description:
Consulting, professional speaking, facilitation, training, staff survey instruments and organizational assessments. Many of our services are designed to eliminate barriers that prevent people from working together productively. We create and deliver organizational, management and staff development programs for executives, managers and employees to identify and implement the best changes for personal and corporate growth.

Process areas:
Inclusion, Leveraging Difference, Culture Change, Issues Resolution, Leadership Development, Communication/Dialogue, Teambuilding. Business Background: Founded in 1994, C. Harris Companies, Inc. has produced exceptional results for corporations, small businesses, government organizations and universities. C. Harris Companies, Inc.’s past performance was rated 94 out of a possible 100 by Dunn and Bradstreet’s Open Ratings Division (full report available upon request).

Target Market:
Executives, managers, human resource professionals in small to medium sized businesses, corporations, government organizations.


Managing Partner, Sandbox Solutions, LLC
105 Highway Drive
Jefferson, LA 70121
Telephone: 504-495-6082

Practice Description:
Sandbox Solutions is a consulting and training business focused on all aspects of Customer Relationship Management, but Rhonda’s primary of expertise is in professional sales training. From retail sales to consultative, business-to-business account management, Rhonda teaches strategies for increasing revenue while building customer loyalty. Rhonda is a certified facilitator of some of the country’s most well-respected and results-oriented training programs. She also offers consulting services for mystery shopping, analyzing customer feedback data, identifying skill gaps, and developing comprehensive training plans and customized curriculum based on unique corporate needs and goals. Rhonda’s programs offer skill development in areas such as establishing rapport, gaining commitment, cross-selling and up-selling, funnel management, effective questioning strategies, presentation skills, negotiation skills, and proposal writing.

Rhonda is a native New Orleanian with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and English from the University of New Orleans. She is an adjunct faculty member at Delgado Community College, and she’s a certified trainer of the following programs: Winning Words (presentation skills) from Anderson & Mitterling in San Diego, CA; Uncovering Customer Needs (questioning skills) from 3D Sales in Atlanta, GA; PAR Sales Skills, Leadership, Teamwork, and Customer Service training from The PAR Group in Atlanta, GA; and Social Styles (communication skills) from Wilson Learning via The Pyramid Group in Lafayette, LA.

Business Background:
Rhonda spent 14 years at BellSouth in New Orleans before starting Sandbox Solutions in 2003. Her corporate career included positions in customer service, sales, sales management, marketing, curriculum development, and training. As an independent consultant and trainer, she has worked with clients from many industries including telecommunications, retail, legal, the restaurant industry, and the spa industry.

Target Market:
Any business interested in expanding its customer base, increasing its customer loyalty, or stimulating revenue growth by investing in the professional development of its sales or customer service staff.


Owner / Consultant, In Touch
5824 Suzanne Place
Metairie, LA 70003
Telephone: 504 818-1556
Cell Phone: 504 450-7912

Practice Description:
Shirley Legaux is a human resource development professional and master trainer, with her company In Touch. She consults with individuals and organizations to develop their skills to maximize performance and productivity in the workplace.

Business Background
: Her business experience spans 25 plus years in the oil and gas industry and was formerly a training specialist in that industry. Shirley understands the business environment and desires to help people which give her a unique understanding of the challenges associated with business. As part of her practice, Shirley is a master trainer with the Training and Development Certificate program since 1995; past experience with the program includes onsite coordinator. This program is sponsored by The University of Southern Mississippi, Jack and Patti Phillips Workplace Learning and Performance Institute (WLPI). She is a qualified facilitator and authorized distributor to include self-discovery instruments, where appropriate, through Inscape Publishing.

GS University of Louisiana at Lafayette, emphasis in Training & Development, Minor In Communication Certified in Return on Investment Methodology™ Training & Development Certificate Program

Target Market:
Shirley’s clients range from regional to international in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, nonprofit, education, etc.


Principal Trainer, KEY POINTS Training Consultancy
5225 Sanford St., Suite 101
Metairie, LA 70006-6437
Telephone: 504.885.2768
Cell Phone: 504.239.7169

Practice Description: I provide "Training and Consulting Services" in all aspects of Human Resources Development (HRD), to include needs assessment, design and delivery, and evaluation and analysis. I also facilitate customized seminars and workshops on numerous management and leadership issues, training, presentation, and public speaking skills, etc.

Business Background
: I have over 33 years experience in organizations and as an independent contractor in the fields of training, employee development, and instructional systems.

Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Education, Loyola University, New Orleans; Certificate Programs in Training & Development and Training Consulting, University of New Orleans; 33 years as a member of the American Society for Training & Development, participating in their meetings and conferences to keep up with the state- of-the-art in HRD

Target Market:
Small and Medium-sized businesses, Non-Profits, and Governmental organizations


President/Consultant, DYNEL, Inc.
PO Box 995
Folsom, LA 70437
Telephone: 985.264.7967

Practice Description:
Communications consultant and trainer; customer service; interpersonal skills; front line supervisor training

Business Background:
19 years AT&T/21 years self employed

Business courses-no degree

Target Market:
Call Centers; small to mid size companies; front line receptionist or front desk


Training Consultant, A New Leaf
116 Commercial Place
Destrehan, LA 70047
Telephone: 504.296.1856
Cell: 504.296.1856

Practice Description:
A New Leaf helps individuals and businesses clear clutter from their environments and reclaim wasted time and money. We help to eliminate stress, frustration and embarrassment caused by disorganization and clutter. We work with clients to clarify goals, use time more efficiently, and streamline their lives so they have time for the things they really care about.

To help individuals and businesses organize their time, space and information to maximize productivity and minimize stress.

Target Market:
Professionals who want to improve their lives and are willing to take steps to make a positive change.


Training Consultant/President, Matrix Learning Systems
241 Pelican Ave.
New Orleáns, LA 70114
Telephone: 615.414.1232

Practice Description: An experienced international consultant and trainer, Mal has created and presented training programs, motivational talks and team building courses to organizations and businesses over the past 20 years, using a variety of communication skills. With his entertaining style and humorous delivery, he captures the attention of participants as he shares his innovative strategies for success. Mal specializes in Leadership, Client Service Management, Customer Service, Team Learning and Human Resource Development and is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Business Background: Mal is the creator of the H.E.A.R.T. Model and developed the Elmwood Fitness Center TeamWorkShop Program. For the past 20 years he has been a member of, and served on the boards of numerous professional organizations including the American Society for Training and Development (president 2004 of the New Orleans Chapter), Sales and Marketing Executives, the National Speakers Association, the Chamber and others. He is certified in Extended DISC Behavior Profiling and is a certified Challenge Course Instructor. Since 1995 Mal has conducted public and in-house programs for organizations in 42 states in the USA and in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Hong Kong. Some of Mal’s major clients include Dupont, Hewlett Packard, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Institute Of Management(SIM), Malaysian Institute Of Management(MIM), National Computer Systems Pte Ltd, Housing Development Board, Singapore Pools, Raffles Hotel, Land Transport Authority, Tricon Restaurants International, POSBank, Credit Suisse in areas ranging from creative thinking, team building, customer service and change management.

Mal has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Psychology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and he holds a Train-the-Trainer certification from the University of NLP in Santa Cruz, California, USA.


Training Consultant/Planning Facilitator, Managing Transitions
P.O. Box 55342
Metairie, LA 70055
Telephone: 504.258.1942

Practice Description:
Things Change. People Transition. Jane facilitates personal and professional journeys of people as they pursue their own paths to a happy, healthy lifestyle through self-discovery.

Business Background: Since 1977, Jane has worked facilitating behavioral change and guiding people through transitions on the pre-school through the professional levels. Her background is that of an educator not a therapist. Therefore, her programs are geared to prevention of adverse reactions to problems rather than therapeutic techniques after severe problems occur. In addition, Jane provides companies with the employee and company analyses (Extended DISC) and framework (H.E.A.R.T.) most commonly used at the beginning of strategic planning sessions and/or retreats in conjunction with Dr. Neil G. Soslow. As a facilitator, her role is to lead people from the status quo to what could be. Jane has used her facilitation skills as a national facilitator for AmericaSpeaks, the Louisiana Recovery Authority, the American Institute of Architects, the Urban Land Institute, and the Bring New Orleans Back Commission. She also provides educational design management to the continuing medical education programs of Tulane University School of Medicine and the American College of Cardiology. Jane served as the 2006 President of the American Society for Training and Development - New Orleans Chapter.

Target Market:
Individuals, families, non-profits, small companies experiencing a period of transition or charting a new course.

Education: Post-graduate studies in Educational Leadership, University of New Orleans; M.Ed. in Education/Psychology, Tulane University; B.A. in Education, University of New Orleans. Certifications in Extended DISC and the H.E.A.R.T. Model (Morgan); continuing education in training and development through ASTD and in nutrition research through NSA, Inc., makers of Juice Plus+.


President, Financial Education Consultants, LLC (finedco)
Independent Contractor, The EDSA Group
932 Bonnabel Blvd. Metairie, LA 70005
Telephone: 504.458.8452
Cell phone: 504.458.8452

Practice Description/Business Background/Education:
During 11 years of providing investment advisory services to select clientele in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the panhandle of Florida, Daryl recognized the growing need for unbiased financial education. Daryl became a licensee of The EDSA Group in 1999, and is certified to instruct The T.E.A.M. Seriesâ educational workshops. In 2003, Daryl made the decision to leave his advisory practice in order to commit his full resources to financial education. In addition to conducting live financial education workshops, his role as an Independent Consultant for The EDSA Group, Inc., involves strategic marketing and planning activities, business development, instructing the Train-the-trainer class and assisting in the development of the etool,

Target Market:
300 employees + (however, many small businesses benefit)


President, Global Project Management, LLC
2250 Gause Blvd Slidell, LA 70461
Office 985-781-9190
Cell 985-707-6419

Practice Description:
Jim is President of Global Project Management, LLC. Established in 1998, GPM provides Project Management and Scheduling services to a wide range of industries, including construction, utility, information technology, chemical, refinery, offshore, government and telecommunications. GPM also provides Project Management and Scheduling training via classroom and virtual means.

Business Background:
Jim has over 30 years of broad based experience and his qualifications include; project management consultant on scheduling related issues including integrated schedule development, work breakdown structure development, project coding systems, resource loaded schedules, Earned Value methodology, and reporting; Project Manager of numerous projects in North America, Asia, Africa and Europe; project Scheduler on schedules ranging in size from 100’s to 22,000 activities. Jim is proficient in Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project scheduling software; also teaches Project Management and Primavera scheduling courses and is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) through the Project Management Institute. GPM is also registered as a PMI Global Registered Educational provider and a Primavera Gold Partner.

Target Market:
Any size organization interested in improving their teams Project Management tool set and those individuals seeking Project Management Professional (PMP) certification training and Primavera scheduling certification.

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