Founder and Chief Executive Officer Robyn Williams is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of ChoiceCenter Leadership University, a leader in the field of EQ, personal development and leadership training designed for people in pursuit of personal excellence who want to take their lives to the next level of success. Professional Trainer and Master Coach Robyn is a professionally trained Master Facilitator and a Master Coach who specializes in Leadership and Business development. Robyn designs and delivers custom business trainings for organizations, corporations, and governments throughout the U.S. She has an coaching clientele that includes an NBA team owner, multiple Fortune 500 C-level executives, resort owners, entrepreneurs, restaurant owners, investment bankers, developers, doctors, and spa owners, to name a few. Since 1998, Robyn’s coaching clientele have all been generated by referral. The results she creates with her clients are so immediate and lasting, her reputation spreads quickly from one corporation to another. Robyn limits herself to eight personal coaching clients at a time, which often creates a waiting list for her expertise. Commitment to Philanthropy Since founding ChoiceCenter in 1998, Robyn has included community giving in the Center’s Leadership Legacy curriculum. Using the same EQ technology she applies to coaching, Robyn has led more than 150 Leadership teams to complete Legacy projects that produce well over $100,000 to charity each class. Annually, ChoiceCenter Leadership teams collectively donate between $750,000 and $2.5 million to organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Shade Tree Shelter, St. Jude’s Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army, Street Teens, Feed the Children, Child Haven and many other hard working charities. An Entrepreneurial Background Prior to opening ChoiceCenter, Robyn was a successful entrepreneur and has owned her own companies since she was 20 years old. Her first business was an insurance brokerage that expanded from San Diego to Las Vegas, and grew to be the largest in Southern Nevada within just two years.
Berenice Ramos has been empowering leaders since 2004 where she dedicates herself to coordinating and imparting processes of personal transformation, leadership and personal effectiveness, in short, of life coaching. During the past 11 years she has facilitated more than 250 seminars approximately with over 9000 people. Bere helps people understand and reach their limitations, and give them tools to achieve their dreams in record time. She is passionate about empowering everyone to find their maximum potential and to live a full life in all areas: professional, family, and personal. In the corporate arena she was a consultant with companies such as General Motors, Bosch, Unilever, Colgate, PepsiCo, Mead Johnson, among others. Bere was a therapist in the technique ThetaHealing for six years, which is part of an exclusive group of facilitators at the international level. She is always committed to finding innovative and experiential techniques so that everyone can find their maximum possibility to enjoy life.
Discovery trainer Sylvia Badasci, M.A., is a world-renowned facilitator of personal growth and emotional intelligence. She has facilitated workshops and seminars in Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Chile, Russia, Mexico and Spain.
Her skill of fiercely holding her students accountable for their lives, along with her enormous love and compassion for the human condition, makes her a much beloved teacher on four continents. Studies with the Jung Institute in Einseidlen, Switzerland, and a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University enhance her 25+ years of direct experience on the training floor. In addition to facilitating ChoiceCenter's Discovery courses, Sylvia also facilitates the Relationships, Renewal and Goddess Retreat trainings.
A graduate of Cal-Poly, San Luis Obispo, Sylvia created and facilitates the popular Relationships workshop, mentors aspiring trainers, coaches executive teams and works with her peers to update training seminars and write and produce manuals.
Keith Bentz is a master trainer, training designer, and trainer of trainers. In his 26 years in the field of experiential education, he has personally led trainings for more than 60,000 men and women in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.
Keith completed his undergraduate and graduate work at Stanford University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He began his career as a university instructor, teaching philosophy and literature at Stanford and Boston Universities before entering the training field.
Keith is certified as a Lead Trainer for Discovery and Breakthrough, wrote and designed ChoiceCenter’s 4-day Men’s Retreat, and is certified by the legendary George Leonard to train The Samurai Game®. He also wrote and designed ChoiceCenter’s 6-month business training called The Business Challenge and The Journey Within. Keith designs and leads business trainings for a wide range of U.S. corporations, including AT&T, Nike, Intel, Cathay Pacific, Unilever, IBM, Nestle Foods, and Sheraton Hotels.
Dr. Jorge Haddock
Trainer Dr. Jorge Haddock is Dean and Professor of Management Science and Information Systems at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Prior to this assignment, he served as Dean of the School of Management at George Mason University. A professor who teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses in Executive MBA and Global Leadership, Jorge has also served as Dean of the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond, and as Associate Dean and Professor in the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Jorge earned his academic degrees from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), Rensselaer, and Purdue University. He has authored or co-authored over 70 publications and books. Through his work in academics and experiential leadership education, he has consulted with many multi-national corporations, including Citicorp, Citibank, Michelin, and Jiffy Lube, and his research has been funded by notables like Kodak, General Motors and General Electric.
In addition to training ChoiceCenter's Breakthrough courses, Jorge also facilitates the Masters, and Business Transformation trainings.
Among his many accolades, Jorge was honored as New York State Hispanic Educator of the Year. Jorge has worked as a trainer at ChoiceCenter for more almost 20 years.
Chris Lee holds a degree in Psychology and Communications from Northeastern University. A Discovery, Breakthrough and Leadership trainer for almost 25 years, Chris has trained more than 30,000 students through his work in Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, and Las Vegas.
Chris is fluent in Spanish and English, and delivers trainings in both languages.
Robert Pleasants is a Teen Leadership and adult Leadership Legacy trainer for ChoiceCenter. Based in Virginia Beach, Robert holds a degree in Communications from Georgia State, and has been delivering transformational trainings since 1988.
For more than 20 years, Robert has consistently delivered hundreds of three- to five-day workshops on various topics relating to contemporary human potential. In Teen Leadership, Robert co-facilitates with a certified professional counselor.
In addition to his work with ChoiceCenter, Robert has been certified to train for the National Coalition Building Institute; the Georgia State Bar Association (mediation); the Dekalb County School System (largest school system in Georgia); the United Way; The Carter Center; and a number of private corporate and personal development training companies.