"Althea is your one-stop source for all things training-related."
— M. Ferin, assistant director, Pfizer
"[Althea] You make me look good!"
— M. Greene, General Motors
"Althea is a gifted instructor."
— J. Woodson, Milton Manufacturing
Most importantly, I give credit to my parents for infusing me with a strong value system based on education, excellence and integrity. Highlights in my educational background include:
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Instructional Technology, with emphasis in Human Performance Improvement and Adult Learning, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English and Speech (Theater), Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Schoolcraft College, Livonia, Michigan — web design and graphics
Toastmasters International — speech presentation
Presentation and Training
It is truly rewarding for me to help people feel more empowered in their professional and personal development. When a person is capable of mastering business, technical and interpersonal skills with more ease and confidence, that person becomes a greater asset on the job and more appreciated at home.
I have delivered training in the following topics, among others.
Computer Skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) • Personal Money Management • Speech Presentation • Resume Preparation • Communication Skills • Job Interview Skills • Self-Publishing • Legal matters • Health & Safety • Automotive & Engineering • Healthcare • Human Resources • Presentation Skills • Train-The-Trainer (T3)
Looking for a speaker for your event, training or meeting? I love sharing useful information, as well as motivational stories to empower and enlighten others. By the way, my experience includes vocal performance in classical and contemporary music...la, la, la!
I have worked as an instructional systems designer, web designer, instructor, consultant and in other roles on projects for various businesses, educational institutions, and individuals; and I have served as a member of various professional organizations. Most significantly, I can analyze your training needs and develop training courses for your organization.
Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word), learning management systems (LMS), HTML, FTP, SnagIt, Lectora, iSpring, Train-the-Trainer (T3), job-aid development, new hire orientation development, exit interview development, government regulated training courses (incl. healthcare and manufacturing areas), budget management training, instruction and speech presentation, course development, book publishing, professional and leadership training
Arlan's Department Store • Beaumont (Oakwood) Health • Best Buy Stores • Cintas • Federal-Mogul Corporation • Focus Hope Machinist Training Institute • Ford Motor Company • General Motors University, Engineering College, Knowledge Center • Henry Ford College • Johnson Controls • Lawrence Technological University • MNDA Clinic • Milton Manufacturing • Montgomery Ward • Pfizer • Prestolite Corporation • Prof. Kemper Harreld Music Studio • Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS) • Worldwide Franchise Consultants (Michigan)
Intl. Assn. of Business Communicators (IABC) • Livonia Chamber of Commerce • Redford Chamber of Commerce • Redford Township Planning Commission • Toastmasters International • United Way Speakers Bureau • president, Western View Neighborhood Assn.
I have developed various business projects. Most notably:
"Too Terrified to Cook? Just Think Like a Master Chef!" I wrote this book to help people, particularly those who fear or hate cooking, feel more empowered in the kitchen. Available on Amazon and other outlets, the book contains strategies, charts and illustrations that I developed to make your meal preparation and kitchen management less stressful.
Tagline: "Get Your Share of the Web. Be a Web$hareholder." As a web designer, I developed Web$hareholder to help individuals and small businesses have a dynamic presence on the Web at an affordable price. I also offer my experience as a PowerPoint guru and instructional systems designer to create online and classroom courses. I have developed training for various topics/industries, including automotive, engineering, legal, healthcare, communications, software training, and professional development.
I established Regency Resumes and Communications in 1985 through which I produce professional resumes for people across the United States. In addition, I provide professional development training in job search techniques, speech presentation skills, and job interview skills, among other topics.
As a published author and professional writer/editor, I am happy to educate, consult, and help aspiring authors in their self-publishing endeavors.