Francis Jay Caputo, M.S., CMCCertified Master Coach
Jay Caputo is a Certified Master Coach with more than 20 years of experience in professional and leadership training and coaching. He has worked with hundreds of individuals, organizations and corporations designing and delivering a variety of training and coaching initiatives focused on developing personal and professional leadership skills and competencies. Jay is the creator of the 4D Transformative Coaching Certiﬁcation Program™, which is internationally accredited by the Certified Coaches Alliance (CCA).
Prior to his independent consulting career, Jay was a leadership facilitator for the National Student Leadership Conference and trainer for SkillPath, one of the world’s leading learning and development firms for professionals and corporations.
His clients have included many Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Xerox Corporation, as well as non-profit and governmental agencies such as the New York City Housing Authority, Florida Metropolitan University and the U.S. Department of Interior.
Jay received his Master of Science degree in Conﬂict Analysis & Resolution from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Florida Atlantic University. Jay has completed extensive training in multiple disciplines including philosophy, psychology and sociology, among other social sciences. He serves on the Board of Directors for Education Rocks, an international nonproﬁt committed to ending global poverty through education and leadership.
Ralph Campbell, CMCCertified Master Coach / Certified WLJ Disruption Advisor
Ralph Campbell is a Certified Master Coach with more than 25 years in leadership and performance-based consulting, as well as diversity awareness training and youth mentoring. He helped found and lead three different successful leadership and performance training companies.
Ralph is passionate in his belief that all individuals have the capacity to be leaders in both their careers and personal lives – and he has dedicated himself to extensive research and training in the field of performance enhancement and building high-impact teams.
He has spent two decades serving as the Chair or Member of Board of Directors for multiple community organizations including the United Way of Broward County, Nova Southeastern University, Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Leadership Broward Foundation, Women in Distress, the National Conference for Community and Justice and ChildNet. He has been recognized as one of the “Most Powerful African Americans” in South Florida.
His clients have included Florida State University, Neiman Marcus, Florida Power & Light, Children's Services Council and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.
Ralph is a graduate of the Dartmouth Tuck School of Business Leadership Program, “Building a High-Performance Business,” and a graduate of Leadership Broward XXII and Leadership Florida XXVII. ,” He received his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Morehouse College.
Elizabeth Ely Caputo, CMCCertified Master Coach
Elizabeth (Ely) Caputo is the Co-founder and CEO of 4D Associates International, a CCA Certified Master Coach, Certified Radical Honesty Trainer and Coach and Certified Experiential Learning Facilitator. She has 14 years of experience as a Transformative Leadership Trainer throughout Latin America, the United States and Europe. Ely holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from the University of Panama (her home country) where she also served as the Administrative Assistant to the University President. After moving to the United States, she became a US citizen and was the Director of Finance and Management for the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce.
Ely has extensive experience working with a broad range of professionals from within both the public and private sectors, particularly with small business entrepreneurs. Ely is an active member of her community serving on the School Accountability Committee and the PTA for Plumosa School of the Arts in Delray Beach, FL where she lives with her husband and daughter.
Dave AizerMedia Coach TV Host TEDx Speaker Author
For more than two decades, Dave Aizer has spent thousands of hours on-camera and on-stage as a public speaker, mastering his craft. A highly sought-after keynote speaker, award-winning television host, and best-selling author, he is also the founder and head media coach of Elite Media Coaching, a public-speaking consultancy that empowers executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, and entire companies to communicate with confidence, poise, and passion.
Dave’s coaching expertise includes speeches, panels, TV performance, and social media videos. On television, Dave has hosted shows on various networks, including The CW, CBS, FOX Sports, and Nickelodeon, for which he is best-known for hosting “Slime Time Live,” one of the most successful shows in Nickelodeon’s history. A dynamic inspirational speaker, he has presented on behalf of numerous organizations such as TEDx, The American Cancer Society, The March Of Dimes, and Deliver the Dream, a non-profit that organizes retreats for families facing serious illness and crisis. His presentations include “Building Your Brand Through Media” and “The Journey From Struggle To Strength,” which describes his autobiographical experience surviving stage 3 melanoma.
Additionally, Dave has published two books: Lights, Camera, Speech! The Essentials Of Dynamic Communication, and his cancer-journey memoir A Hypochondriac's Guide To Beating Cancer . Dave is an advocate in the fight against melanoma, and sits on the board of the American Cancer Society, Southeast Florida Area. He’s also a Mentor Angel for the Imerman Angels Cancer Support Community. A New York native who moved to South Florida, then Orlando, then Los Angeles, then back to New York City, before ultimately returning to South Florida, Dave currently lives in Fort Lauderdale with his wife and son. He enjoys playing and watching tennis, Miami Hurricanes football, and 80's concerts.
To watch Dave in action, visit www.daveaizer.com.
Laurie A. WatkinsCatalyst for Change
Laurie A. Watkins is a catalyst for change, founder & president of Sunshine L.A.W. Consulting, and executive coach. Laurie is also an accomplished speaker, best-selling author of the award-winning book, Go from Stressed to Strong: Health & Fitness Advice from High Achievers, self-care activist, and a frequent guest on MSNBC, Sky News, and FOX News. For over two decades, Laurie has developed strategies to bring people together around common causes. Appointed by President Barack Obama to serve in his Administration at the Pentagon for the US Army, Laurie is a veteran of several presidential, gubernatorial and congressional campaigns, and is an active partner of the Truman National Security Project. This diverse career, working closely with such accomplished thought leaders, has become a catalyst for promoting critical awareness of the interdependent relationship between wellness and productivity. Laurie's clients have included TIME'S UP, City of Orlando Police Department, Florida State University, University of California, Davis, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, NLC, Steered Straight, Military Transition Network, The American Turkish Friendship Association, and Leadership Broward. Laurie is a past guest lecturer at the United States Military Academy at West Point, holds a BS from Florida State University, a MPA from Florida Atlantic University, and is a graduate of Leadership Broward Class XXV.
Jake TuberEd.D. Candidate in Leadership & Adult Learning, Columbia University
Jake Tuber is the Founder and Principal at Ticonderoga Advisory LLC, where he serves as a learning facilitator, coach, and consultant helping leaders get the most out of their teams and guiding individuals towards greater productivity and engagement in their roles.
As a coach, Jake works primarily with standout high-potential employees, new managers and leaders, executives managing across generations in the workplace, and with individuals exploring next step career opportunities. His coaching style has been described by clients as “practical, affable, and relatable” and “psychologically astute”.
Jake spent years serving clients as a full-time faculty member at CEB (Gartner) Leadership Academies, instructing leadership development and role-based learning programs designed to help experienced professionals apply and sustain the key behaviors that differentiate high-performers.
Susan Hill is a learning and development professional with over 35 years of experience. She is highly experienced and skilled at designing, developing, and facilitating customized learning experiences for the workplace.
Her areas of expertise include leadership, management and supervisory skills, effective communication, team development, sales effectiveness, customer/supplier relations, organizational strategy development and implementation, process management and improvement, performance consulting, and training evaluation.
Susan, who has her undergraduate degree in Education, spent the early years of her career working with non-for-profit organizations and public schools. Shortly after beginning work on her MBA, Susan was hired by AT&T to support their product training organization. She later moved into the AT&T School of Business as a Senior Training Consultant.
Over the last 20 years, Susan has worked with clients from across a wide range of industries including transportation (United Airlines, Amtrak, Chrysler, Textron Aviation), food and beverage service (McDonald’s, US Foods, Reyes Holdings), technology (Tellabs, Cabot Microelectronics), medical and pharmaceutical (Medline, Abbot Labs) and hospitality (Hyatt Regency).