Who We Are

Learning Dynamics creates customized training programs to help organizations meet their objectives more effectively.

The training programs we offer have the potential to dramatically enhance your company's return on investment.

About Learning Dynamics

Learning Dynamics offers a wide range of training programs, employee development workshops, and leadership development services designed to enhance the professional growth of employees and executives alike.

As a result, our clients have enjoyed increased success in the marketplace coupled with heightened levels of employee satisfaction and engagement.  

Learning Dynamics' nationwide team of training professionals focuses on increasing the efficiency of organizations of all sizes across industries. We work in partnership with our client companies to improve individual and group productivity by teaching effective team building and best practices.

 

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Learning Dynamics President Jim Demaio

Jim DeMaio
President

Jim DeMaio has more than 20 years of experience in management consulting and training and development. A former Director of Corporate Training in the financial services industry, Jim has personally trained thousands of Fortune 500 managers across industries nationwide.

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Bev Bahmanyari

Bev Bahmanyari
Consultant

Bev Bahmanyari is a professional trainer and facilitator with more than 18 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies both nationally and internationally. Her extensive career includes retail sales, corporate human resources management, and technical recruiting.

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Gloria Becker
Senior Consultant

Gloria brings to her consulting work more than 30 years of practical experience as a senior officer, a banker, and a mentor to hundreds of community bankers. She has gained insights though engagement with clients, faculty and bankers involved in the workshops and banking school programs she created.

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Dr. Al Bradshaw
Consultant

Dr. Al Bradshaw is a highly-regarded leader of time management and stress management, employee motivation and professional development seminars. Al's expertise has been lauded by representatives from some of the most respected organizations nationwide, including Armstrong Rubber, [...]

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Bill Brimmer
Vice President - Management Consulting

Bill Brimmer has more than 25 years of experience as a business develpment and sales executive working with high-profile client companies to proactively develop, engage, re-deploy and transition employees to meet changing market and workforce needs.

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Nathaniel Brown, Esq

Nathaniel Brown, Esq.
Senior Consultant

Attorney Nathaniel “Nat” Brown has more than 25 years of experience in human resources and labor relations management. His legal practice focuses on fostering and maintaining collaborative processes in today’s changing workplace.

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Mac Carr
Consultant

Mac Carr has over 20 years of experience in leadership development, people strategy, talent acquisition, employee engagement, executive and manager consultation, and leadership responsibility of geographic human resources organizations. [...]

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Alex Castañeda
Senior Consultant

Alex Castañeda, a Learning Dynamics Senior Consultant, designed, coordinated and has delivered dozens of professional certificate programs, workshops and seminars for thousands of program participants with leading organizations throughout the Americas. [...]

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Mary Sue Cavanagh

Mary Sue Cavanagh
Senior Vice President

Mary Sue Cavanagh has more than 20 years of experience in human resources, international communications and IT management in a Fortune 50 corporation. She has designed and facilitated software training programs that have been implemented throughout Europe, Asia, and South America  [...]

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Cheryl Chester

Cheryl Chester
SENIOR Consultant

Cheryl has developed her more than 25-year career as a human resources professional, focused in the areas of leadership and organizational development. She has global experience in supporting a US-based Fortune 1,000 company by delivering leadership development sessions in both their UK and Dublin offices. [...]

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Kira Copperman

Kira Copperman
Senior Consultant

Kira Copperman has more than 15 years of experience in corporate management and human resources management, particularly in the healthcare industry. She has designed and presented workshops and seminars on a wide variety of topics, including team building, customer service,
performance management, [...]

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Pauline Dodge
Senior Consultant

Pauline Dodge has invested her career in employee training and development in the banking industry. With more than a decade of senior leadership experience as an officer for Country Bank in Ware, Massachusetts, preceded by earlier training and operations management roles with the company, she brings the professional insight to Learning Dynamics clients [...]

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Bill Florin
Vice President

Bill Florin is a Vice President with Learning Dynamics. He has over 20 years of diverse experience as a Human Resources Director and Sales Manager, including assignments with Target, Best Buy and Kohl’s. Bill is also a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) and Certified Employment Interview [...]

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Patty Franco

Patty Sanchez-Franco
senior consultant

Patty Sanchez-Franco is a highly skilled facilitator and trainer with more than 15 years of experience in Fortune 500 organizations, including CIGNA, Pfizer, and RR Donnelly and Chicago Tribune, where she worked in key human resources and organizational development roles [...]

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Charles Frazier, LCSW
Vice President - Faith Dynamics

Charles Frazier brings more than 20 years of experience in management, marketing, sales and social services to his vast array of clients in both the public and non-profit sectors. He has designed and presented training programs on successful conflict resolution in a changing workplace, effective stress management, [...]

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Cheryl Harrison

Dr. Cheryl Harrison
Consultant

Dr. Cheryl Harrison spent more than 15 years in leadership management education and development. Her expertise encompasses career and professional development training and performance and change management. Cheryl’s background is uniquely blended in academia, social services and [...]

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Benae Lambright
Senior Consultant

Benae Lambright offers her combined experiences in elementary education, teaching at the college level, and business leadership in the education and private sectors to Learning Dynamics clients. With her broad range of experiences and success, she has a unique perspective that allows her to understand training and development challenges and opportunities [...]

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Jamie Levinson
Senior Consultant

Jamie Levinson has over 20 years experience as a learning and development professional in financial services and non-profit organizations. She has held training and development positions at TIAA-CREF, Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, Moody’s Corporation, and other leading organizations. As a leader and trainer, [...]

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Patricia A. Manion
Senior Consultant

Pat Manion is a banking executive with more than 20 years of experience, having served as Senior Vice President, Direct Banking & Operations at People’s United Bank, headquartered in Bridgeport, CT.

As Bank Secrecy Officer, she worked [...]

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David McPherson
Senior Consultant

David McPherson, a licensed attorney, is a senior consultant with Learning Dynamics. David has extensive legal experience in law firms and has also served as an in-house corporate attorney for LensCrafters, as Senior Director of Associate Relations[...]

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Dr. Rosa Mo

Dr. Rosa Mo
Consultant

Dr. Rosa Mo is a registered dietician with more than 25 years of experience in administering corporate and community health programs, nutrition management programs, and health consulting in corporate, non-profit, and educational organizations. She is multi-lingual [...]

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Calvin Morgan

Calvin Morgan
Vice President

Calvin Morgan has more than 20 years of experience in employee relations and training. Known as “The Dean of Consultants” at Learning Dynamics, Calvin has designed and presented training programs in diversity, effective presentation skills, business ethics, [...]

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Quintina Palmer-Woods
Senior Consultant

Quintina (Tiny) Palmer-Woods brings over 20 years of senior-level human resources, training and development experience to Learning Dynamics. In officer and management positions with Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), Reebok and other companies, she developed expert knowledge of [...]

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Barbara Phillips
Senior Vice President

Barbara Phillips has more than 25 years
of successful management and consulting experience in financial services, sales, marketing and human resources. Her background as an entrepreneur and human resources executive provides her clients with a savvy business partner [...]

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Wilbur Pike
Vice President

Wilbur Pike’s professional history
includes more than 30 years in corporate management, training and development, combined with entrepreneurial acumen
in transition issues in Industrial and organizational development. Wilbur has authored numerous articles on effective transitioning to team-based [...]

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Mary-Ellen Rogers
Senior Consultant

Mary-Ellen Sposato Rogers has more than 25 years of experience as an accomplished executive and entrepreneur. She is known for her ability to implement innovative human resources, health and wellness strategies while building long-term relationships with high-profile corporate clients nationwide.

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Maureen Ross Gemme
Senior Consultant

Maureen Ross Gemme’s extensive experience as a corporate trainer, human resources generalist, and communications specialist for a Fortune 200 company have prepared her to deliver expert consultation and training services to Learning Dynamics clients.

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Barbara Rutkowski
Senior Consultant

Barbara Rutkowski offers a broad portfolio of knowledge and practical experience built on her successful career in human resources and operational leadership assignments. Her background incorporates organization effectiveness, human resources management, consulting to internal business partners...

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Wendi Shook

Wendi Shook, CPA
Vice President of Finance

Wendi Shook is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 20 years of experience in general accounting and financial reporting. She has held managerial positions in Fortune 500 organizations, including KPMG and Stanley Works, where she served as a Corporate Accounting Executive for over a decade.

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Gary Steele

Gary Steele
VICE PRESIDENT

Gary Steele has more than 25 years of experience in human resources as a project manager and team leader. His in-demand style of leadership and management consulting is the result of
his broad, unique background in the military, the field of education, and in the pharmaceutical and [...]

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Sonia Ellis Taylor

Sonia Ellis Taylor
Consultant

Sonia Ellis-Taylor has more than 20 years of experience as a Human Resources solution professional , having served as a strategic partner with her client base to develop the diverse employee talents that propel the success of the organization. She has professionally coached more than 5,000 individuals, ranging from [...]

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Karen Tracy
Consultant

Karen Tracy combines decades of operational leadership, coaching and team development experience in her consulting work at Learning Dynamics. She worked her way up through the retail banking industry, reaching a divisional management assignment prior to transitioning to Personal Development Officer and [...]

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JeanJulia Van Der Maelen

JeanJulia Van Der Maelen
Vice President

JeanJulia Van Der Maelen has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, training and management consulting.
Her accomplishments include design and delivery of workshops on a variety of topics, including sexual harassment, strategic planning, and diversity. Her clients include Fortune 500 corporations as well [...]

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Brian Walker
Vice President

Brian Walker is Vice President of Client Revenue Consulting for Learning Dynamics. In this role, he works directly with clients to identify and capitalize on revenue growth opportunities within those clients’ businesses. He brings over 30 years of consulting, training, process improvement, and strategy development experience to this practice area. [...]

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Lauren Wright

Lauren Wright
Consultant

Lauren Wright has more than 25 years of experience in Human Resources training. Her unique blend of professional experience in education and her extensive service in human resources have carried her into a passion for volunteerism: she is highly respected as a mentor and role model for minority students [...]

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Heather E. Wood

Heather E. Wood
Senior Consultant

Heather Wood has more than 16 years experience as a learning and development professional and executive coach in financial services, software development and bio-pharmaceutical companies. While with Brown Brothers Harriman, Heather served as the global program manager for both the firm’s management development and leadership development programs [...]

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Learning Dynamics creates training programs to: enhance Human Resources, Compliance, Business Skills, Leadership, Sales and Service, Programs for Banks, Compliance, Diversity, Business Ethics, Workplace Violence Prevention, Writing for Business, Managing Stress and Projects, Art of Verbal Communication, Improving Employee Performance, Coaching for Results, Demonstrating Emotional Intelligence, Enhancing Business, and Development Skills.

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1062 Barnes Road
Suite 105
Wallingford, CT 06492

Toll Free: 800.375.4557
Phone: 203.265.7499