ATD Maryland Consultants SIG Presents: So You Want To Be An External Training Consultant?

  • Thursday, November 12, 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • UMBC Technology Center 1450 South Rolling Road ● 3rd Floor, Cafeteria ● Halethorpe, MD 21227 ●


  • Special rate for an enrolled full time student.

Registration is closed

Please join us for our November event!

Have you ever thought that you would like to remove yourself from the daily grind of the corporate world and start your own training company?  Be your own boss and determine your own hours?  Come join us at our November event and learn the ins and outs of being an external training consultant.  We have invited four of our Maryland ATD Consulting SIG members to come together as a panel to discuss their experiences and challenges in starting and maintaining their training business.

In this session, they will cover multiple topics including:

  • When did you decide to actually start your own company?

  • What has been the biggest benefit and “cost” to running your company?

  • What is the biggest “trick” that you’ve learned about running your company?

  • It’s easy to get your first client….how do you get the second one?

  • How much time do you spend running your business?

  • Is there a lot of paperwork associated with running a business?

  • How do you know what to sell and what to charge?

  • What is the biggest myth you’ve discovered about running a consulting business?

About Our Speakers:

Dr. Susie Coddington has an extensive background in training, teaching, coaching, facilitation, and program management.  She has over 35 years of experience working with diverse populations helping individuals, teams, and organizations to develop skills in personal and organizational management, supervision, communication, leadership, conflict and change management, team building, and strategic planning. She has been faculty member at several colleges including Practicum Director and Senior Professional Instructor in the MBA/OD Program for the Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins.  She has had her consulting practice, Coddington Learning Co., for 21 years.

Brian O’Brien is the President of Myriad Performance Services, Inc., an international training and coaching firm located Frederick, Maryland.  Brian has completed projects ranging from Baldrige Quality/ISO assessment to design of training systems used by international nuclear industries. Since 2000, Brian has been working as a corporate coach for business clients and has met the requirements for an MMC and the ICF/PCC.  As a UMBC ISD graduate, Brian has utilized his analytical and instructional skills to develop the One Team™ corporate coach training system and The Leadership Suite™, a fresh approach to the development of effective leadership worldwide.  Brian isn’t a thought leader….he’s too busy thinking.

Berri A. Wells, MS, CPC is the President and Founder of Turning Point Solutions, a leadership development, training and coaching firm that in 2016 will be celebrating 25 years of service.  As a certified professional coach with degrees in marketing and adult learning and continuing education, Berri shares her humor, enthusiasm and unintended life lessons learned with her audiences, students and coaching clients. The native Californian is a Christian and describes herself as a Groupon queen who enjoys scrapbooking and mystery novels.  As a business owner and intentional mother, she welcomes opportunities to connect with likeminded audiences. 

Scott Murphy is the President of Managing Excellence LLC.  During his thirty plus years as a Human Resources professional he has experience in developing and implementing programs in management development, change management, strategic planning, performance management, employee relations and recruiting.  He has experience working in engineering, technology, hospitality, finance, and manufacturing industries.  Scott just celebrated his thirteen year as an external consultant.  He has also served two terms as president of the Maryland Chapter of ATD.

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