David Kurkjian, Terri Moss, Brad Parcells, John Schaffner
After a life-time career in newspaper journalism, and with no intention to ever “retire,” John Schaffner launched BuckheadView, an online news site covering news of interest and importance to residents of Atlanta’s Buckhead community. Schaffner launched his professional journalism career in the early ’60s, when he joined the St. Petersburg Times fresh from Florida State University. In the years that followed, he moved from there to The Palm Beach Post and then to The Philadelphia Inquirer prior to joining The Atlanta Constitution as Managing Editor in 1977. Since moving into Atlanta community journalism a dozen years ago, Schaffner has attended nearly every major community meeting and event in the areas he has covered. The Atlanta City Council, the Buckhead Coalition, the Buckhead Business Association and the Northwest Community Alliance have all recognized BuckheadView Editor John Schaffner for his hands-on community journalism. As a resident of Buckhead and active participant in local meetings and events, Schaffner’s coverage provides a perspective that goes far beyond any other community news organization. Schaffner turned 73 recently and has no intention of retiring anytime soon.
Brad Parcells/A Better Leader/Projections, Inc.
A Better Leader improves organization’s managerial and leadership effectiveness for greater team dynamics, goal achievement, and a stronger and more productive environment. We help those who are: 1. Struggling with leadership effectiveness from front line and secondary level managers/supervisors; 2. Worried that training was inconsistently delivered over multiple locations and managers did not have 24/7 access capabilities; 3. Challenged to administrate such a program requiring many hours of time, effort and other resources; 4. Frustrated that most leadership programs broke their training budgets.
If these or other situations are forefront in your mind, let’s share a discovery conversation about those areas and see if there is a fit or not. For those who have found a fit, our resources have helped individual and team effectiveness and bottom line productivity. My core value system is Give-to-Give versus Give-to-Get. Passionate about serving and helping others reach their fullest potential. Be your authentic self. Elevate your consciousness and awareness and you’ll elevate your energy. There’s no substitute for trust. I look forward to our conversation, understanding your specific situations and challenges and getting to know you.
Projections, Inc. We work with determined organizations who need to: 1. Build a stronger workforce; 2. Engage with their employees; 3. Train employees and managers; 4. Reduce turnover; 5. Stay Union Free; 6. Communications and training to be consistently and effectively delivered.
30+ years as the industry leader in employee communications and training improving the connections between employers and employees and their internal branding & training messages. We deliver both custom and off the shelf communications and training resources in three distinct media: DVD/video, dedicated interactive websites, and ELearning formats. We also produce in multiple language and cultural formats enabling company’s to deliver more powerful messages that resonate and connect with employees. We work in all industry segments and all size organizations.
Terri Moss/Buckhead Fight Club
Terri Moss stumbled into boxing only three months before her 34th birthday and at age 36, she made her professional debut. She became ranked the #2 female fighter in the world in the strawweight division in her first year in the professional ranks and held that position for most of her career. She went on to fight for five world titles capturing the WIBF Strawweight World Title and the WIBA Intercontinental Mini Flyweight Title setting a Guinness World Record in the process, making her the oldest female in the history of boxing to win major a world championship. That record has since been broken. Terri began a career as a full time trainer in 2004, and has become well established in the Atlanta boxing community. After retiring as Champion in 2008, Terri founded Atlanta’s first ever series of white collar charity boxing shows called “Atlanta Corporate Fight Night,” which earned her several awards in 1012 and 2013 including “promoter of the year”, “best local boxing brand”, and “most influential person in boxing”. Through Corporate Fight Night Terri has raised over $43,000 in funds and sponsorships for local and national charities including charities such as StandUp for Kids, The Ben Cohen Foundation, Bert’s Big Adventure, PAWS Atlanta, Semper Fi Fund, and most recently the Wounded Warrior Project to name a few. In 2014, Terri plans to expand Corporate Fight Nationally, then internationally, hosting the first ever UK vs USA event both in the US and abroad. Terri also serves as coordinator for the Women’s International Boxing Federation (WIBF) and the Global Boxing Union (GBU) and she serves as chairman of women’s boxing with the Champions of Dignity Association (CODA). CODA is a major supporter of the Retired Boxers Foundation (RBF). In 2012 Terri was awarded the CODA Champion of Dignity honorary championship belt, one of her highest honors, for service and dedication to the sport of boxing. In 2012 Terri also began work on “Boxing Chicks” produced by Tomorrow Pictures, a full length feature film documentary about the heart and drive of women who love the sport, and participate in the sport of boxing. Boxing Chicks was featured in the Shadowbox Film Festival in New York in December of 2013, walking away with honorary mentions for best feature film for the festival. It is set to be released in summer of 2014. In May 2013 Terri opened Buckhead Fight Club, which serves as home to Terri’s fighters and the Boxing Chicks.
David Kurkjian is the founder of MasterMessaging, a consultancy that helps clients overcome the status quo through effective sales conversations. Specifically sales conversations focused on meaning and emotion instead of facts and information. His 25 years in sales and sales leadership includes roles with BellSouth, CareerBuilder, Lightyear Direct and Yodle. During these years David discovered what scientists can now prove, buyers make decisions based on meaning and emotion and justify those decisions with logic and reason. Recently David has trained sales teams with Assurant Solutions, Aflac, Intradiem and others to move their prospects to action through meaningful conversations. David lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife Charlene and his children Kara, David, Katie and Daniel.
David Kurkjian, Terri Moss, Brad Parcells, John Schaffner