Our Team of Trainers
Kim Olver‘s, LCPC, NCC, BCC mission is to help people get along better with the important people in their lives, including themselves, at home and at work. She has studied Choice Theory over 30 years and has developed her coaching process of Mental Freedom based on it. Kim is a highly sought-after international speaker and an award-winning author. Her books include: Leveraging Diversity at Work with Sylvester Baugh (2006), Secrets of Happy Couples (2010), Choosing Me Now (2019) and A Choice Theory Guide to Relationships (2019). Kim is currently working on the forthcoming books, The Definitive Guide to Coaching and Mental Freedom. Kim is the author of The Relationship Center blog; the producer of the podcast Life = Choices; Choices = Life; creator of Empowerment Parenting, a 25-hour parenting curriculum for court-mandated parents; and owner of Academy of Choice, a BCC (Board Certified Coach) Coaching Program.
Before her appointment as the Executive Director of the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce (CSCC), Dr. Terri L. Winfree served as the President of Prairie State College (PSC) in Chicago Heights, Ill. She began her presidency in 2013 when she became the first woman and first PSC graduate to be named president of the college. Dr. Winfree has served in leadership positions with numerous organizations and has served on several boards, including the CSCC, and multiple committees across the state and region. Dr. Winfree is also an adjunct faculty member at Governors State University and at the University of Illinois, Springfield where she teaches numerous classes including: Leading through Crisis and Change, Restorative Justice, Strategic Communication, International Peace Initiatives, and Developing the Leader Within. She also is a John Maxwell Certified Speaker, Coach, and Trainer. Dr. Winfree holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Communication Studies/Human Performance and Training from Governors State University and a Ph.D. in Education and Human Resources from Colorado State University.
Marcus Gentry is the President of Marcus Gentry & Associates. Marcus Gentry is a Professional Speaker, Training Specialist, Thought Leader and a recognized Subject Matter Expert in the area of personal and professional development. Mr. Gentry is known for developing “The 10 Pillars of Respect” and his strategic use of Socratic Reasoning as a tool to help lead his audiences to experience a conscious awakening for action. For over 35 years Marcus Gentry has been helping individuals, families and organizations to discover the hidden anchors that keeps them from reaching their peak potential and to create new habits for overcoming life’s obstacles. Mr. Gentry is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and continues registered as an approved contractor for the Federal Government (SAM). Mr. Gentry has also served for the past 9 years as a Consultant and Cadre speaker for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OSD) for reserve affairs. Mr. Gentry continues to develop partnerships and customized training modules in order to best assist in providing services for Corporate management trainings, Military readiness programs, School Systems, Health Care facilities and community groups.
Sylvester Baugh is the Director of Baugh Training & Consulting (BTC) in Illinois. Sylvester has assisted a variety of educational institutions in developing and sustaining a quality culture. For over 35 years, Sylvester has dedicated his life to serving and improving others. Sylvester provides trainings and workshops in the areas of, Cultural Awareness, Managing Conflict, Effective Leadership, Team Building, Diversity and much more. He co-authored the book, Leveraging Diversity at Work, How to Hire, Retain and Inspire a Diverse Workforce for Peak Performance and Profit and he is the author of the book, Puzzled, but NOT Confused. How to obtain and maintain quality relationships. Prior to the tragedy of 9/11/01, he worked with United Airlines in the area of Diversity Management. Sylvester’s a dynamic, stimulating, inspirational presenter. His message is life changing and inspiring.
Darnell Baugh, has over twenty years experience in Higher Education. His professional background includes administration/management and teaching. As Associate Dean of Students, his responsibilities included student housing and part-time employment programs, mediation, judicial affairs, and providing advising services to international, non traditional, and at-risk students.
PO Box #2666
Country Club Hills, IL 60478