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Scott’s undergraduate majors are business and psychology. His MBA program specialized in marketing and strategy.
Scott led the development of over 600 new products while with Toro, Procter & Gamble, Newell, and Rubbermaid. He has managed a wide range of functions including marketing, industrial design, sales, advertising, merchandising, graphic design, financial control, and engineering.
Scott is co-founder of The Axiom Group which focuses on helping clients be more innovative through IdeaBase collaborative problem-solving software and the PrOp Cognitive Problem-Solving Method.
Client experience includes innovative companies such as General Mills, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Mattel, Fisher Price, Verizon, Sherwin Williams, Michelin, Kraft, Cargill, Clorox, and Toro.
Industry experience Includes Consumer Package Goods, Consumer Durables, Toys, Food, Energy, Medical, Dental, Software, and Finance.
Scott’s is a SCUBA instructor, underwater photographer/videographer, lived on the island of Bonaire for 10 years, and has written a screen play about combat related PTSD. Scott cares about STEM, foster children programs, and mentoring entrepreneurs.
Roopa is a Ph.D. Psychologist and certified IdeaBase session facilitator with a focus on process improvement.
Roopa practices a Cognitive Behavioral approach to psychology which makes her business coaching practical and effective. Its all about thinking and actions. Her understanding of business needs and people enables her to coach team building, positive behavior patterns, improvement of decision making, motivation, and conflict reduction.
Jim is a certified IdeaBase Issue Solving Session Facilitator. He is a professor at Lynn University’s College of Business and Management and has worked in consulting roles for IBM, Commonwealth Hospitality Management Company and Laventhol & Horwith.
Jim is also an Air Force veteran who served as a pilot and Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander.
Jim’s vast experience and strong presentation skills make him ideally suited to help organizations cope with change and the need for new solutions to ever complex problems and opportunities.
Dr. Robbins has a Ph.D in Organizational & Clinical Psychology.
Harvey A. Robbins critically acclaimed book Why Teams Don’t Work (Peterson’s Pacesetters Books), co-authored with Michael Finley, won the Financial Times/Booz Allen & Hamilton Global Business Book Award. Robbins is an important voice in today’s increasingly diverse business environment specializing in team and leadership/executive development (including succession planning and training in the creation and leading of virtual teams), change management, performance feedback systems, and creating collaborative environments.
Harvey brings his wide-ranging experience with America’s major corporations such as the ATF, American Express, Allied Signal, CIA, FBI, FMC, General Dynamics, AT&T, 3M, Honeywell, IRS, International Multifoods, Johnson & Johnson, Mayo Clinic, Nabisco, Southern Company, Target Stores, Toro, US West, U.S. Customs and the U.S. Secret Service, and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Division of the U.S. Navy.
Harvey is also the author/co-author of six additional books; The Accidental Leader (Jossey-Bass), Turf Wars (Scott Forman), How To Speak and Listen Effectively (AMACOM), Why Change Doesn’t Work (Peterson), TransCompetition (McGraw-Hill), and The New Why Teams Don’t Work (Barrett Kohler).
Dr. Robbins’ career path includes work as a personnel research psychologist for the U.S. government (CIA) (‘74-’77) and executive leadership positions with Burlington Northern (Corporate Manager of Training and Development – ‘77-‘79) and Honeywell (Corporate Manager of Organization Development – ‘79-‘82). Since 1982, he has been president of Robbins & Robbins providing business psychology consulting, executive coaching, and training world-wide. He has recently placed his training workshops on-line at http://www.harveyrobbins.com. In addition, Dr. Robbins is a Fellow at the Executive Development Center at the Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota and a popular speaker at both national and international conferences.
Dr. Zimmerman has a PH.D. in Psychology & Interpersonal Communication.
Dr.Zimmerman is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) and a CPAE (Speaker Hall of Fame). He has authored 7 books focused on business and personal improvement.
He has presented more than 3,000 programs to more than a million people in 49 states and 22 countries focused on leadership, communication and work-life balance.