Our instructors are leading subject matter experts in their fields and born teachers.


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John “Pepper” Bullock

Dean of Academy | Instructor

Creative Director at CREATiON Management Companies & Practice Partner at Safe Harbor Consulting.  Bullock is a transformational executive coach and a corporate educator in leadership development, innovation, and change management. A thought leader in DesignExecution, Bullock created Breakthrough Outcomes, a simple seven-step process to enhance ideation. He co-authored MeetingPRIMES, a web-based resource used by corporate facilitators to reduce bad meeting experiences.


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Dr. Deborah Cureton

Chair of Curriculum Committee, Dean of Faculty

Dr. Deborah Cureton, Chair of Curriculum Committee, Dean of Faculty of The Academy at CREATiON. Practice Partner at Safe Harbor Consulting has been an educator for more than 30 years, serving students with unique needs of all ages. She most recently served as a Professional Development Specialist for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Center for Instructional Leadership with a focus on developing high quality strategic instruction for leaders.


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Keith Cureton

Instructor, Subject Matter Expert - GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance)

For more than 35 years, Keith Cureton has worked in the global transportation industry across multiple disciplines. Most recently, Keith served as the Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer for UPS, which included oversight of all domestic and international compliance programs for employees, customers, and vendors around the world. Keith’s responsibilities included the development and oversite of Enterprise Risk Management and Crisis Management for UPS.  Keith is a Practice Partner with Safe Harbor Consulting.


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Roger Gardner

Instructor, Subject Matter Expert-Culture

Founding Member at CREATiON Management Companies & Practice Partner at Safe Harbor Consulting.  Gardner is a transformational leadership coach with 40 years of executive experience in college athletics marketing.   Gardner is a graduate of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and Georgetown University’s certification programs in Transformational Coaching and Facilitation.


Dr. Andrew Marin

Instructor, Subject Matter Expert-Conflict Resolution

Andrew Marin, PhD is an accredited mediator in 96 countries and has a decade of highly specialized expertise in conflict analysis and resolution, mediation, and negotiation. His portfolio includes stabilizing conflict levels in startups and Fortune 100 companies to leading a multi-government conflict management initiative in ISIS-controlled Iraq. With a track record of delivering high-impact outputs in the most demanding situations, the BBC has called him "a hopeful model for the future." Andrew is CEO of Venture Resolution.


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William Warren

Illustrator, Founder and CEO of The Sketch Effect

A passionate believer in visual communication, William’s primary task is to ensure The Sketch Effect is delivering the best possible visual communication solutions to its clients. He’s the standard-bearer, sketch ambassador, and visual communication evangelist, on a mission to elevate ideas.


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Nicole Unice

Instructor, Subject Matter Expert-Essential Symmetry

Nicole is a leadership coach, speaker, and author who focuses her work on authenticity, self-awareness, and the integration of physical, spiritual, and emotional health to help leaders and teams reach their maximum potential. Nicole is a popular author of several books and courses and brings a creative, down-to-earth approach focused on experiential and discovery learning.