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Randall Kenneth Jones

Randall Kenneth Jones

Author, Speaker, Creative

A self-described “professional storyteller,” author, speaker and creative Randall Kenneth Jones has built a marketing and public relations portfolio that includes such respected household names as TJMaxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Pier 1, Walgreens, Carter’s, JCPenney, GEICO, Sears, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.

Jones’ longstanding public quest for professional civility has landed him on TODAY, The Hoda Show with Hoda KotbMARKETPLACE on Public Radio and CNBC.com. He has also been a regular contributor to Smart Business magazine and the Naples Daily News.

After Jones’ 2010 move from Washington, D.C., to affluent Naples, Florida, the award-winning writer and creative director approached the Naples Daily News and offered to write an independent newspaper column—a blend of personal and professional development. For the next few years, the ultra-inquisitive Jones personally arranged to conduct over 100 best-practices interviews. His subjects included Pat Benatar, Brian Boitano, Carl Edwards, Jeffrey Hayzlett, Shirley Jones, Sonny Jurgensen, Sue Monk Kidd, Hoda Kotb, Colin Mochrie, Suze Orman, General Barry McCaffrey, Cynthia Rhodes, Tommy Tune, Vanessa Williams and many more. 

With a Foreword by Peggy Post (The Emily Post Institute) and an Introduction by Erin Brockovich, Jones’ subsequent book, ‘Show Me: Celebrities, Business Tycoons, Rock Stars, Journalists, Humanitarians, Attack Bunnies & More!’ was published in late 2016. ‘Show Me’ has been described by New York Times Bestselling Author Janet Evanovich as “a bit David Sedaris, a touch Dale Carnegie, a dash of Janet Evanovich….” Barbara Corcoran of ‘Shark Tank’ added: “Randy has created a literary ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ Wickedly funny, yet profoundly touching! ‘Show Me’ is ‘Shark Tank’ meets NASCAR meets Broadway meets ‘The Partridge Family.’”

Having spent most of his life as an actor and improviser, funnyman Jones is happiest before an audience. His favorite stage roles include: The Monster/Young Frankenstein, Professor Callahan/Legally Blonde, Roger DeBris/The Producers, Bottom/A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a wickedly gender-bending Jane Hudson in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? For Jones, time on stage is a blissful extension of the creativity-fueled lifestyle he is so blessed to enjoy.

Whether he is writing, speaking, training, consulting or performing, Jones’ platform is unwavering. His ongoing mission supports: Positive Communication, Creative Thinking & Innovation and Authentic Self-Expression

A uniquely entertaining motivational speaker, Jones focuses his infotainment to appeal to a broad range of business and educational platforms. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Denise Wauters

Denise Wauters

Visionary & Expediter

Denise Wauters is the perfect blend of marketing creativity and media science. A perpetual entrepreneur, Denise thrives on the many challenges presented by the diverse set of organizations she has served during her 30 year career—everything from corporate giants and politicians to non-profit organizations, artists and artisans.

The aforementioned diversity has contributed exponentially to her ever-expanding marketing communications skill set. From graphic design, website development and corporate branding to social media integration and program statistical analysis, Denise understands that innovation must be a part of her daily regimen.

Having completed college in her native North Carolina—complete with two small children at home—Denise’s ongoing work as a trainer (and as a mother) has contributed to her collaborative spirit. She has taught public school and college students as well as college teachers and members of the corporate sector—everything from basic computer skills and Adobe’s creative suite to HTML, WordPress, self-promotion and design.

Denise recently completed her Google AdWords Certification to include display, shopping and search advertising. She is also certified in Google Analytics. She has been a vital part of the MindZoo team since 2010.

Judy Berman

Judy Berman

Leadership Development

Judy is a sales and marketing executive with more than 20 years of progressive experience at Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune and most recently the Baltimore Sun Media Group (BSMG). As the Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing at BSMG, she was responsible for advertising and consumer revenue, plus business and consumer marketing for a diverse portfolio of print and digital products. In that position she also led and mentored a team of sales, marketing and creative services staff and was an expert at guiding employees through times of company and industry change.

Judy holds an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and a BA in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College. She is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), having completed her postgraduate studies at the College of Executive Coaching, the leader in coach training for professionals with graduate degrees. She is a certified consultant for the Harrison Assessment, a work preference inventory and development tool used around the world by companies such as Dole, Cathay Pacific and Travelers Insurance. She is also certified in the EQi-2.0, a leadership development tool based on the concept of Emotional Intelligence that can be used with both individuals and teams to enhance performance.