John “Pepper” Bullock

Instructor | Dean of Academy
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.


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.

Douglas Hall

Director of Digital/Virtual Services | Creator of D. Advocate & Associates
With a rich background in programming, promoting, and producing live entertainment, as well as his experience in building and operating new media and virtual experience start-ups, it is no wonder Douglas Hall has become the go-to expert for navigating digital virtual transformations for organizations, teams, and individuals. In January of 2020, Hall stepped away from an executive role in the virtual events market, to create D. Advocate & Associates.
Advocate's mission to help individuals and organizations grow and ultimately scale via a human-centric approach to digital and virtual strategy was well-timed and deeply needed when the Covid-19 pandemic reared its ugly head only months after Advocate's launch. Since then, Doug has been dedicated to helping others brave this new virtual world with a simple and sincere approach to adopting technology as a tool rather than an alternative.

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.

Horst Schulze

Instructor | Subject Matter Expert-Service
As the founding president and COO of Ritz-Carlton and Founder of Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Capella Hotel Group Horst Schulze established a new standard of excellence in his industry. It was under his leadership that The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company was awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award- twice.  Horst Schulze developed the nine powerful words that sum up exactly how every employee of the Ritz-Carlton is to treat their guests and fellow employees: “We’re ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen,” which led to the gracious acknowledgment of “My Pleasure.”