Pat Bohse has assembled a team of professionals and business affiliates that bring the expertise and experience you need to find unique solutions for your organization.
William Bennington has been widely recognized by professional societies, corporations, and charitable organizations for his work in developing innovative communications programs, and for his planning, board development, and general management expertise. He recently retired as Vice President of Training for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. In addition to serving as an officer of three Fortune 500 companies, Bill has consulted with a number of large and highly respected corporations and foundations as a provider of technical assistance related to the development of community affairs, grant-making, communications, human resources policies, board development programs, and strategic planning. He is a co-creator and member of the faculties of The Institutes For Non-Profit Excellence in the United States and Great Britain, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Healthy Community Institute. Bill has provided training for more than 6,000 charitable organizations worldwide, and has served on more than 40 Boards of Directors of for-profit and charitable organizations in the United States and abroad.
Maria Semple, Principal, the Prospect Finder LLC
Maria Semple of the Prospect Finder LLC, provides in-depth prospect research on high-net-worth individuals, foundations and corporations. She also provides training for non-profit executives who wish to augment their prospect research skills. Maria is the author of an e-Book, "Panning for Gold: Find Your Best Donor Prospects Now!" This downloadable and interactive resource provides non-profits with over 75 prospecting resources ot help them get targeted and yield greater fundraising results.
Colleen has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and publicity and a proven track record of operating and driving global brands for high-profile companies, including Hulafrog.com, The Walt Disney Company's Miramax Films, Sony Music Entertainment and Estee Lauder.
Most recently she oversaw marketing, digital and social media for the Gold Group agency, 24K Creative, where her clients included Novartis, Dell, Barbizon and Sansone Jr. Automall, among others. Simultaneously as the Publisher and Managing Editor of Hulafrog.com she was responsible for the strategic growth strategy, editorial content, online and community presence and ad sales.
In October 2017, Seldin launched ColCo Marketing and Media and is currently sharing her knowledge and expertise with companies that include Camtrade's Secret Celebrity and Soft Comfort show brands, We Care Adult Care, Elite Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Ivy Hill Preschool, Kidz Win, Social Community Activities Network (SCAN) and Bohse & Associates.
Ms. Soden skillfully uses a blend of accelerated learning techniques, as she teaches her clients how to lead, supervise and manage, build teams, manage diversity, conflict and change, communicate effectively, train others, manage time and stress, make presentations, assert themselves and create winning customer service. Her wealth of experience, her passion, a naturally engaging style and a willingness to share have earned her the title of "The Trainer's Coach." In her more than 30 years as a Training and Development professional, Ms. Soden has trained thousands of individuals in the skills they need to be more productive and successful in their lives and careers. She is on the faculty of NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She is a former Chairperson and a Director of the Council of Concerned Black Executives and is an advisor to the Women's Center for Education and Career Advancement.
Kevin Thompson, MPA, DTM
Kevin Thompson is a Customer Service, Six Sigma Process Improvement Expert and Business Strategist. Mr. Thompson partners with you to identify goals for your organization, management and staff, providing customized solutions to address process, workflow, communications and collaboration challenges. He helps transform organizations to a level of excellence through leadership development, training and process improvement. Workshop trainings, team and leadership coaching are a few of the tools he has to serve you. A multi-award winning professional speaker, Mr. Thompson has been honored by Toastmasters International as a distinguished communicator and leader. Mr. Thompson graduated from Rutgers University with a Masters in Public Administration, A Six Sigma Black Belt in process improvement, is a member of the National Honor Society for Public Affairs & Administration, and has an undergraduate degree from Tufts University.