Paul Weisman, President of SMART Conversations®, is a trainer, coach, and management consultant with strong education and business credentials in each practice area. All services are focused on achieving your success. Paul’s signature training focus is SMART Conversations®, a workshop format designed to significantly improve relationships in your organization, leading to higher productivity, improved staff retention, great client service, and strong business development results. Paul provides this training based on his complete belief and commitment to the power of this work to transform performance of individuals, teams, and your organization. Paul is also a certified coach (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, CPCC) in practice following two years of professional training with the Coaches Training Institute of San Rafael, CA. Paul has always informally mentored his colleagues during his professional business career. His SMART Conversations® and coach training have taken his mentorship to another level with the formality of a relationship building and professional coaching model. Paul helps his clients achieve success by helping them see what is getting in their way, create new strategies, learn new skills, and then move forward. In addition to being a certified trainer, facilitator, and coach, Paul is also a professional engineer and business leader with two degrees in Civil Engineering (University of Massachusetts and University of Michigan) and 34 years of consulting engineering experience in private practice. He has an extensive background developing, leading and managing major projects, teams, and business startups; strategic and business planning and business development; and corporate and operational management. The combination of Paul’s education and training, 34 years of hands-on experience in all facets of business leadership and management, and a commitment to personal growth, gives him a unique perspective for helping you define and create the future you are dreaming of individually and for your organization.
Michele Simos, Chief Learning Officer & President, SimosConsulting LLC For more than a decade, Michele has facilitated business writing, presentation skills and SMART Conversations® workshops for corporations, the public sector and nonprofits. She is a certified facilitator of SMART Conversations®, a language technology that arms people with the skills they need to build and maintain strong relationships. She is also a professional coach with a specialized expertise in career transition and women’s issues. Clients served include: Fidelity, Kronos, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Blue Cross Blue Shield, National Institutes of Health (NIH), The Mathworks, Turner Entertainment/Time Warner, EMC and Perkin Elmer. Prior to founding her business, Michele held management positions at Ernst & Young and Baxter Healthcare. At Ernst & Young, she served as Manager of Marketing Communications and Proposal Community Relations at a division of Baxter Healthcare. Michele holds an M.A. degree in Professional Writing & Publishing from Emerson College and a B.A. degree in Journalism. She has written more than 150 articles and is the author of a forthcoming book on “The Six Questions - A Self Coaching Tool”
Jill d’Arbeloff, SC-Certified Facilitator & Principal, JTD Consulting Jill is Principal/Owner of a health care consulting firm that provides a range of strategic planning, program management, project management, and business process mapping and redesign services to the health care industry. With over 30 years of experience and an in-depth knowledge of the health care industry, Including health insurance and health care reform, Jill is a trusted advisor to CEOs seeking change management solutions to the ever-transforming health care landscape. She is an experienced executive with demonstrated success in strategic planning; e-business development; operations management; project management, marketing; product management; business process redesign and organizational change management. Her clients include Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, The Dimock Center and Lasell College.
Maria Latimore, SC-Certified Facilitator, Founder & Principal, Maria Latimore Group, a consulting practice that helps organizations implement programs and projects which strengthen their operations and increase service delivery. As a project manager, Maria creates and executes deadline oriented, step-by-step plans that are easily understood, fall within budgetary restraints, and ensures that programs/projects are ready when required. She keeps a close eye on the details while never losing sight of the larger objectives. As vice president in State Street Corporation’s Information Technology and Operations Transformation division, Maria collaborated with business units, IT and vendors to develop and deploy new strategic operating models and systems which transformed global operations. Maria also serves as a Leadership Coach focusing on women and diversity and inclusion. At State Street, she assisted in recruiting, onboarding and retaining diverse employees, an area she is passionate about. Previously, Maria was an independent IT consultant focused on implementing health insurance operational systems. She consulted with major insurers in Massachusetts, including Tufts Health Plan and ManagedComp. For six years, Maria worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass and Delta Dental of Mass where she held positions of increasing responsibility in IT project management. Maria is a PMP certified project manager and has a Bachelor of Business Management degree from Simmons College in Boston. She is on the board of directors of Young People’s Success Series, the Community Engagement Committee of Nuestra Comunidad and is Director of Strategy for The Dignity Institute.