Bold New Directions was founded by two experienced trainers and consultants, in 2005. First envisioned as a transformational learning organization, Bold New Directions has grown in scope to provide a wide array of training solutions in the United States, Canada and abroad. Our network of dynamic trainers, coaches & facilitators bring energy, depth & professionalism to all our learning events. Drawing on decades of hands-on expertise, our team has extensive experience facilitating top level training to Fortune 500 organizations, higher education institutions, and business organizations. Delivering training solutions in a variety of cities worldwide to best serve you and your organization, our team members all share a commitment to deliver powerful training outcomes to your organization.

Suzanne Guthrie
Suzanne is a warm and engaging group facilitator and instructor. She has delivered training to thousands of professionals in Fortune 500 firms, mid-sized businesses and professional associations over the past decade. As co-founder of Bold New Directions, Suzanne is known for her expertise in communications, presentations, resilience, emotional intelligence & leadership. She has delivered training in North America, South America & Europe to great acclaim.

Jim Hornickel
Jim Hornickel
Jim Hornickel brings more than 20 years of experience in Leadership, Management, Coaching, Training and Transformation to his role as Master Trainer and Co-founder of Bold New Directions. Jim’s passion is to inspire people to take bold new directions in their lives for increased fulfillment and success. He is known for his expertise in leadership, management, negotiations, resilience, teamwork, communications, presentations, and coaching.

Brenda Cross
Brenda is an energetic and engaging group facilitator. Prior to becoming a professional trainer, Brenda had a successful career in real estate and finance where her speaking abilities led to numerous keynote events.  Over the past 15 years, Brenda has worked with corporate and personal development clients throughout North America, UK, and SE Asia, in the areas of leadership, management, mentoring, organizational change, coaching, and resilience.

Lawrence Henderson
Lawrence  has over 20 years of experience as a facilitator and consultant in government, higher education, and private industry. He supports organizations by bridging the gap between where they are and where they desire to be. This shows up as he delivers culturally aware programing in his areas of expertise which include organizational leadership, management, psychological safety, team building, conflict resolution, effective communication, and presentation skills.

Adrienne Serrao
Adrienne is a highly adept facilitator and certified coach, with over 20 years of international leadership development experience. Specializing in communications, coaching, employee engagement, team building, change management and conflict resolution, her stimulating approach challenges participants to expand their thinking. Having lived in China 8 years, she draws upon her background in cross-cultural awareness, emotional intelligence, global inclusion and a MA in Leadership.

Jackie Kellso
Jackie is an experienced trainer, coach and speaker with a love of leadership, neuroscience, and human transformation. She is a popular trainer on subjects including negotiations, business communication, management, leadership and team performance. With a focus on effectiveness, Jackie ensures that course participants leave her training sessions with advanced skills for managing conflict, influencing outcomes, and leading others to success.

Angela Antetomaso
Angela is a passionate and vibrant facilitator, with long-standing experience in training, coaching, communication and public speaking. She draws upon over 20 years experience as a live broadcast reporter to actively engage participants in the training room.  She currently delivers powerful training to all types of professionals, from C-suite executives to mid-level managers and individual contributors.

Tim Shea
Tim is a dedicated group facilitator, trainer and coach. With over 15 years of experience in facilitation, he has delivered interactive training to over a thousand managers, professionals and leaders on the topics of management, negotiations, communication and employee motivation and presentations. Tim is thorough and detailed and ensures his delivery is highly organized, while at the same time engaging and client-focused.

Ginger Legon 
Ginger is an upbeat and engaging group facilitator and coach. Over the past decade, she has delivered dynamic training sessions to hundreds of leaders, managers and other professionals in the areas of management, leadership, coaching,  communication, presentation skills, teamwork, and resilience.  Ginger is warm and personable and brings a compassionate side to all her training delivery.

Jeff Salters
Jeff Salters
Jeff is passionate about personal and professional development. He has over 20 years of experience with training facilitation, consulting and coaching. Jeff has delivered services for firms such as Accenture and has worked with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and non-profits around the globe. Jeff is a crowd pleaser when leading sessions on management, communications, presentations and negotiations.

Darlene Babcock
Darlene Babcock
Darlene is an energetic and passionate Learning and Development Consultant. She has delivered training and facilitated programs across the US for Fortune 500 companies’ managers and trainers in employee development, customer service solutions, team building, delegation, financial strategies, goal setting, change management, communications, performance management and coaching.

Myra Jacob
Myra is passionate about helping people bring out the best in themselves. She has over 15 years of experience in facilitation and executive coaching and has delivered to companies and Fortune 500 organizations in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and Asia. She enjoys facilitating high-energy interactive sessions and has delivered training on leadership, presentation skills, negotiations, sales, resilience, communication, and conflict management.
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Contact Bold New Directions For Your Training Needs

Please contact Bold New Directions at 1-800-501-1245 to discuss how we can best meet your training needs. Whether you need to organize onsite training, executive coaching, open enrollment registration, interactive keynotes, or our train-the-trainer services, our team is here to work with you. We bring expertise in building skills in the following key areas: Management & Leadership, Presentation & Communication, Negotiation & Conflict Resolution, Sales & Customer Support, and Resilience & Teamwork. Contact us today at or at 1-800-501-1245 to get a free quote and learn more about the best training solution for you.

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