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Customer Focus. Simplicity. Speed.


We are an American Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a PMI® Premiere Authorized Training Partner (ATP) headquartered in Augusta, GA.

Our mission is to help our clients realize their full operational potential and prepare for the future of work.

Our consultants specialize in making complex concepts simple to understand and implement for success in both passing certification exams and producing real results in the workplace.

Our Leadership Team

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Chief Executive Officer

Derek Beck

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Derek is a retired Navy veteran with over 25 years of project and program management experience. He has honed his leadership and management skills building diverse, high-performing teams in a variety of industries. Derek is passionate about helping others succeed and sharing his lessons learned from throughout his successful career.

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Chief Learning Officer

Jennifer Johnston

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Jennifer is our Chief Learning Officer and Lead Instructor. She is a successful entrepreneur and professional educator with a tremendous amount of experience teaching project management to a diverse student body from many industries. Jennifer is an avid reader and passionate about helping people achieve their professional goals through continued education.

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Chief Marketing Officer

Denise Benson

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Denise is a US Army veteran and an energetic and enthusiastic soul with a decades of management and leadership experience in various roles. Denise loves to hike and experience the outdoors, and she is extremely passionate about making a positive impact in helping others.

Meet The Instructors

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Kerry Ahrend

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Kerry is an accomplished author, career strategist, speaker, and trainer with over 21 years of experience delivering project management training and performance improvement interventions to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, non-profits, and small entrepreneurial companies across the globe.


Kerry's career is supported by a Master's Degree in HR Training and Development; a Master's certificate in Project Management from George Washington University; a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Kerry is also a certified speaker, trainer, and coach with the John Maxwell Team focusing on leadership development and personal growth.

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Chris Dickson

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Chris has decades of experience as a senior executive, having served in EVP, COO, and CEO roles for Fortune 500 and private equity-owned manufacturing and service businesses. He is a Health Tech Start-Up Entrepreneur and works with the GaTech Advanced Technology Development Center Catalyst for the Augusta, GA region, specializing in Cyber and HealthTech.

His vast experience spans a wide variety of industries across multiple continents, including: Health tech, Aerospace, Electrical/Electronic Power Distribution Grid Products, Automotive, Diversified Heavy Industrial, Consumer Durable, and Engineered Services.

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