About Us

Tom Dearth
Tom Dearth has been speaking, teaching, and consulting in the business environment since 1970. His primary focus is assisting organizations to become more effective in their communications through the use of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). He is an NLP Certified Master Practitioner. Tom has conducted over 3,500 workshops and seminars in 13 countries. Tom is a member of the National Speakers Association, has served on the board of the Association’s Colorado Chapter, and was their 2000-2001 Member of the Year. His communication style earned him speech contest awards in four levels of competition from Toastmasters International. His client list includes GE, Johnson & Johnson, Chevron, NBC, The Principal Financial Group, Citigroup, The Denver Broncos Football Club, American Animal Hospital Association, and many others.

Don Ayers
Don Ayers developed strengths as a presenter, trainer, and performer in his twenty-nine years of teaching, performing, and exploring the fields of interactive theater and communications. He is a certified Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), and he’s also a Master-Level Improvisational Performer/Instructor. Don teaches adult education communications skills classes that utilize Improvisational Theatre Games and NLP strategies focusing on the power of permission. Along with performing and teaching internationally, Don directed the telemarketing efforts for John Bradshaw Events and co-produced an Anthony Robbins Fear into Power firewalk seminar.

Trish Cooney
Trish Cooney relies upon her extensive experience in Human Resource Management and Leadership Development to provide clients with strategic consulting on leadership development programs and leadership training. Trish’s background includes teaching in a special education environment, project management of optical technology systems, and human resource leadership for information technology organizations. She has managed entry-level leadership development programs in the US and Europe. She has also consulted on the development of entry-level leadership programs for IT, Engineering, and Operations and led the development and implementation of high potential executive leadership development programs.

Gwen Crawford
Gwen Crawford is a keynote speaker, trainer, and consultant. She builds rapport with clients by utilizing verbal and nonverbal communication skills that enhance the desired message. She also demonstrates how to defy limitations and reach the next level of achievement. The foundations of Gwen’s programs are based on the behavior and communication skills of Neuro Linguistic Programming. She challenges people to identify personal goals and set an energetic agenda to achieve them.

Elaine Dumler
Elaine Dumler has given more than 1,400 training sessions on business presentations for companies around the world. She was a columnist in an international newsletter, and has been featured on radio, television and in twenty-three national magazines. In 2003 she wrote a book for military families, I’m Already Home, and in 2006 wrote, I’m Already Home … Again. In 2009, she released a third book for the military, The Road Home. During the past seven years, she has been asked by the Department of Defense to speak more than ninety times at pre-deployment briefings and family conferences.

Alice Ehr
Alice Ehr brings with her all the enthusiasm and joy she experiences from teaching in the classroom and injects that spark into her current experiences. After 14 years of excellence in individualized language education at university and corporate levels, today Alice enjoys her career as Language Access Coordinator for Denver County Court where she also offers workshops on effective communication in the workplace. She has presented and facilitated training workshops in both English and Spanish over the years in judicial, academic and corporate settings and has a contagious energy that makes students want to come back for more.

Pamela Gordon
Pamela Gordon, MEd, is a nationally acclaimed educator, author, and sought-after professional speaker in the area of how adults learn. Following a distinguished career as a teacher and principal in one of the top school districts in the country, Pam transferred her experience to workplace education. In addition to a full docket of speaking engagements, Pam teaches graduate school at The University of Denver.

Mary Ann Grenawalt
Mary Ann Grenawalt, MEd, is a respected teacher, coach and consultant in both the educational and corporate arenas. Her insistence on full potential performance makes her contributions to individuals and corporations significant. She specializes in helping adults construct well organized, meaningful messages that contain both inspiration and impact. Mary Ann has been an award winning school principal, staff developer, and professional coach for more than thirty years.

John Kepler
John Kepler developed his expertise in increasing employee productivity during a thirty-two-year career at IBM. His assignments included: systems engineer, quota sales rep (four “100% Clubs”) and manager of applied research scientists at IBM’s Los Angeles Scientific Center. His last four years with IBM were spent at IBM’s U. S. Education Headquarters in New York. There, he trained, coached, and facilitated sales, manufacturing, and management groups. He also trained hundreds of managers to become professional breakthrough and team facilitators.

John Marx
John Marx, CPP, CHM, has a diverse communications background. For the past fifteen years, he’s owned a customer service research and consulting firm; prior to that, he was a police officer, with more than nineteen years experience as a SWAT Team Hostage Negotiator. During his police career, John also served as a news media liaison and spokesman. He has spoken to audiences of up to 9, 000 people and knows how to build rapport with people from all walks of life.

Karl Mulle
Karl Mulle, MACP, is a corporate trainer, coach, and keynote speaker, as well as a psychotherapist in private practice. He has more than twenty-seven years experience in the design and delivery of energizing and fun programs on human effectiveness. Karl applies an experiential approach to learning, creatively designing sessions to maximize interaction and self-discovery. He recently co-authored a book, Put Emotional Intelligence to Work: Equip Yourself for Success.

Ruby Newell-Legner
Ruby Newell-Legner is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a coveted designation awarded by the National Speakers Association to less than seven percent of speakers in the world. Over the past decade, she has presented more than 2,000 programs in eleven countries. She has more than twenty years experience as a manager and coach, and she uses that knowledge to help teams work together more effectively. Ruby offers executives, teams, managers, and employees a formula for building valued relationships, which leads to happier and more productive employees.

Gina Ohanesian
Gina Ohanesian, MSOB, focuses on assisting others to be the best communicators possible. Since 1986, she has been providing facilitating and training in: individual and organization effectiveness, performance management, and human resources. Gina specializes in fostering culture changes in which individuals feel more empowered to be successful in their work. She designs and facilitates leadership development programs, customized meetings, interpersonal skills training, team effectiveness, process improvement programs, and training seminars. She has presented more than 4,000 programs in seven countries.

For more information and/or complete resumes and speaker one-sheets on our trainers and speakers, please call (303) 458-8305, or e-mail tom@tomdearth.com.