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At Starfish vILT, a boutique learning and development consultancy with the benefit of scale, we are committed to encouraging participants continuously to question, grow and learn.

Our ILT and  vILT curriculum reflects this commitment, as well as the diverse backgrounds and cultures of our facilitators, instructional designers, and coaches.

 

Starfish vILT provides practical instructional design and highly engaging and interactive face-to-face (ILT) sessions and virtual instructor-led training (vILT) programs. With an emphasis on real-time and applicable tools and skills, every program Starfish vILT designs is rooted in the day-to-day realities of the participants. 

 

In addition, Starfish vILT does not view ILT and vILT sessions as stand-alone events but rather as part of a blended learning journey including pre and post session activities, access to reinforcement microlearning, cohort connection through a curated, collaborate website (Digital Commons),  and group and individual coaching to help apply the learning to specific participant situations.

 

All live sessions are focussed on participant involvement through small breakout group work and facilitated plenary discussions.  The learning philosophy is one of discovery rather than didactic instruction, leading to implementation commitment and ongoing reinforcement of learning.

At Starfish vILT we think strategically about your company's values and brand, and connect them with training and development materials. We partner with your subject matter experts to help influence the training content and programs delivered to your leaders while ensuring adult learning principles are always incorporated. Our objective is to take on the responsibility for training and developing your managers and leaders to enhance their own levels of performance and leadership skills by deploying engaging, innovative, and excellent facilitation and presentation skills to deliver high-value corporate training and instructional design.

We offer and design a variety of leadership development training programs, created for participant groups at every stage of their management and leadership journey and provide design, coaching, and facilitation solutions for all development needs across your organization.

 

In addition, our global faculty allows training to take place in key locations, creating a regional approach to your globnal learning and development strategy.

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Meet Our Facilitation and Coaching Team

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Liam Abramson (USA)
Founding Partner

Bringing over 25 years of experience in leadership development, Liam is an authoritative and engaging trainer and facilitator who always delivers a huge return on investment for his clients. He is able to design a strategic L&D vision that guarantees successful & sustainable results, and consistently exceeds expectations. Liam has designed and delivered large-scale global development projects, and as an executive coach, helps individual leaders develop skills and implement techniques & tools to increase their productivity. Liam brings extensive experience facilitating virtual instructor-led training sessions, running over 400 vILT sessions each year.

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David Chapman (UK)
Founding Partner

As a skilled and experienced trainer with nearly 20 years of experience, David expertly combines his knowledge and understanding of training needs analysis, design, delivery & evaluation with a complete understanding of leadership development, built up through years of working with global clients such as BP, HSBC, GSK, Deloitte, Barclays, Allen & Overy, and the ECB.His creative and energizing style, coupled with a deep understanding of many market sectors and cultures, ensures a training experience that results in positive change, increased wellbeing, and commercial uplift.

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Charles Fellingham
Senior Associate

Atlanta-based Charles Fellingham has devoted more than 25 years
to coaching and developing business leaders, delivering learning
systems and solutions, and consulting with firms in a variety of
industries to help them solve business problems, create strategic
plans, train effective leaders and sales managers, acquire new
customers, and increase customer loyalty.

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Fae Campbell (Australia)
Founding Partner

With over 20 years of experience to draw upon (including corporate management, sales, and small business creation), Fae facilitates workshops and coaching sessions that are both objective-driven and high-energy. Based in Melbourne, Australia, her facilitation experience is in areas that broadly encompass people and self-leadership and have taken place through virtual platforms and in-person nationally and internationally. As a passionate learner herself, she ensures program content is meaningful to each participant. This relevance increases the immediate application of learning in the workplace which ensures ROI.

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Karen Russo (USA)
Senior Associate

Karen Russo lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA and works virtually with audiences around the globe.  She is a smart, confident, high-energy business generalist and engaging classroom and virtual facilitator.  She is experienced in a wide range of topics: interpersonal and strategic selling, service excellence, team effectiveness, management, influence, leadership, and presentation skills. Karen is a quick study and has worked in a variety of industries, including banking, biotech, financial services, marketing, professional services, and technology. She is also the author 

The Money Keys: Unlocking Peace, Freedom, and Real Financial Power.

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Fae Campbell (Australia)
Senior Associate

With over 20 years of experience to draw upon (including corporate management, sales, and small business creation), Fae facilitates workshops and coaching sessions that are both objective-driven and high-energy. Based in Melbourne, Australia, her facilitation experience is in areas that broadly encompass people and self-leadership and have taken place through virtual platforms and in-person nationally and internationally. As a passionate learner herself, she ensures program content is meaningful to each participant. This relevance increases the immediate application of learning in the workplace which ensures ROI.

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Masa Fujino (Japan)
Senior Associate

Masa Fujino is an International Facilitator and an Executive Coach.  As a facilitator, he specializes in Leadership, Management, and Communication Programs as well as facilitating groups on specific topics such as Team Building, Conflict Resolution, and Diversity.  In addition to Facilitating, he also takes on a role as an Executive Coach – his coaching clients are mainly senior managers and executives, both Japanese and other nationals, of global companies operating in Japan. Born and educated in Japan through high school, he went to the U.S. as a high-school exchange student, then continued his further education at the University of Arizona where he studied Psychology and Photography as an undergraduate student, with further graduate work in Educational Psychology (Counseling)

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Sandra Fung (China)
Senior Associate

Sandra is widely recognized as an inspirational and charismatic coach and trainer, not only thanks to her international qualifications and exceptional delivery skills, but beyond that, she has a wealth of practical and relevant personal experiences in both life and career to share. From product management and development to sales and marketing, from banking to training, from business to technical, from local to regional roles, Sandra encompasses a rare spectrum of exposure and learning. Sandra is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English

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Ted Higgins (USA)
Senior Associate

Ted has more than 25 years of experience as a facilitator, consultant, and talent leadership executive. Ted has considerable experience in the areas of leadership, management, sales and sales management, service excellence, and team effectiveness. His passion lies in helping leaders develop the skills they need to enhance the impact on those whom they lead. Ted’s deep knowledge of the business-side of learning and development — notably strategy, people management, resourcing, operations — enables him to create engaging and impactful learning experiences that drive real business results.

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Vernon Roberts (USA)
Senior Associate

Vernon Roberts brings extensive business experience to his work as a coach, author, instructor, and speaker. His background in sales, customer service, and business management gives him the ability to understand the real-world challenges that his clients face in their work. Vernon is an accomplished classroom facilitator and coach, who is also highly proficient at creating and delivering virtual training experiences via telepresence, WebEx, Adobe Connect, and a number of other virtual collaboration platforms.

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Karen Russo (USA)
Senior Associate

Karen Russo lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA and works virtually with audiences around the globe.  She is a smart, confident, high-energy business generalist and engaging classroom and virtual facilitator.  She is experienced in a wide range of topics: interpersonal and strategic selling, service excellence, team effectiveness, management, influence, leadership, and presentation skills. Karen is a quick study and has worked in a variety of industries, including banking, biotech, financial services, marketing, professional services, and technology. 

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John Petraborg (USA)
Senior Associate

John Petraborg works with management levels from front-line staff to executive boards to translate learning and development into the practical application of strategic and tactical tools and techniques. He continually seeks to provide innovative results-focused learning experiences. John has delivered programs in leadership, sales and sales management, leading change, and exceptional service and performance management. Serving as a keynote speaker, master trainer, and lead facilitator on a variety of global faculties, John has traveled throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East integrating cultural awareness and diversity into competency-based learning experiences for corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies.

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Ian Taylor (Australia)
Senior Associate

Ian Taylor’s experience and range of knowledge has been built over more than twenty-five years in the adult learning and presentation field. His experience includes extensive face-to-face program design and delivery, virtual delivery, and conference facilitation. Ian’s training experience spans technical and sales training, through a range of management, leadership, and “people skills” programs such as sales, time management, conflict management, and presentation skills. He has helped develop and deliver many leadership initiatives across a wide range of industries, and from front-line staff to senior executive level.