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Greg Schinkel, CSP


Greg is a recognized expert in developing front line supervisors, managers and team leaders to increase productivity and employee involvement. As a presenter, he has a captivating blend of style and substance, engaging even the most skeptical participants. Greg can advise your organization on how to develop a high performance culture and in all cases he tailors the message and the content specifically to your organization.

Greg has achieved his Certified Speaking Professional designation, held by only 10% of speakers and trainers in the Global Speakers Federation. He co-authored the books Employees Not Doing What You Expect, What Great Supervisors Know, Awakening the Workplace and Fusion or Fizzle: How Leaders Leverage Training to Ignite Results. Greg has impacted more than half a million people, improving performance and leadership teams through consulting, training and keynote presentations.

Irwin Schinkel, Founder

After a 33 year career with an international automotive manufacturer, Irwin founded Unique Training in 1987 to meet the leadership development needs of manufacturing and operations-based companies. Now retired, Irwin continues to write books on how to maximize the potential of your organization through effective leadership.

Mandy Gosden

As the Customer Experience Manager, Mandy provides administrative support to our management team, manages the collection of application journals that are submitted by course participants and manages the logistics of our public workshops and seminars. If you have any customer service-related questions, Mandy is here to provide the answers you need.

Robin Schinkel

Every company needs a strong back-office administration team. Robin handles invoicing, production of learning materials and supplier development.

Ryan Schinkel

Ryan provides technical support related to our training technology and audience polling platforms.

Ted Bezner

Ted Bezner is an experienced leadership and cross cultural communication trainer.

Ted gets excellent ratings on his course delivery that mixes theory with interactive small group work, discussion, debate, real-life examples and great teaching stories from real world experience. He equips the participants with easy-to-apply strategies that they can take back to work the next day and immediately use.

Our Team of Experts

Our team of consultants each has their own thriving practices and collaborate on projects based on client needs. Ted Bezner delivers our Front Line Leadership program in English and Spanish in addition to his expertise in cross-cultural communication. Jason MacKenzie is an expert in appreciative inquiry and a top rated leadership instructor. Erin O'Malley has expertise in leadership development and helping make strong connections. Eric Papp has expertise in leadership development and productivity. We also have access to dozens of other experts in our network. Bob Parker is the creator of the world's number one experiential learning activity The Pit Crew Challenge. Based on your needs we will link you to the expert best able to help with your project or needs. And if we cannot help you, we'll say so and do our best to point you in the right direction.

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