Leadership, and Professional Development Consultant
Louise Furlong Groome PhD started her career working in health care right
out of high school. Awarded an athletic scholarship to play field hockey at
the age of 22, she completed her Bachelors in Business Communications at Eastern
Michigan University. She moved to Orlando, Florida where she worked for a
commercial production company at Disney-MGM studies. While working full-time,
she obtained a Masters in English Education at the University of Central Florida
and a Graduate Writing Certificate. Beginning in 2000, she has taught English
Composition and Strategies for Success at the college level. As an Honors
instructor at her college, she designed and currently teaches an honors leadership
class. She has considerable consulting experience in the gaming industry.
In 2019, Maureen completed her doctoral dissertation titled Master of Business
Administration Millennial Employees' Reflections on Choosing an Employer:
A Narrative Inquiry and earned her PhD from Grand Canyon University. As
an educator for the past 25 years and a doctoral student for the past five,
she is very aware of what it takes to succeed in academia.
Danielle Hazelwood received her MA and PhD in political science, public administration,
and public policy with a research emphasis in organizational and cultural
social psychology. Dr. Hazelwood holds multiple professional development certifications
in business, finance and budgeting, human resource management, project management,
learning and development, instructional design, and higher education leadership.
She is currently completing her MBA.
In addition to her
twenty years of administrative and managerial experience in the private, public,
nonprofit, and academic sectors, Dr. Hazelwood also possesses seventeen years
of undergraduate- and graduate-level post-secondary program and curriculum
design, delivery, and assessment experience spanning the traditional, hybrid,
synchronous, asynchronous, and virtual learning environments. She has transferred
her higher education curriculum and instructional design experience to the
corporate sector where she designs and delivers professional webinars and
training events. Dr. Hazelwood is an experienced human resources professional
and project manager with extensive experience in the areas of recruitment,
professional development, corporate training, technical writing, program design,
and continuous improvement. Dr. Hazelwood is also a successful entrepreneur
and business owner.
Rose Friend Schmitt received her BS in Secondary English Education and her
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. She
earned her PhD In Management, Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden
Unviersity with her dissertation Personality Factors that Influence Administrative
Assistants' Participation in Continuing Education and Training.
Dr. Schmitt taught English at several different high schools. At Florida Air
Academy, she was the Engish Department Chair and SACS Accreditation Chair.
At Palm Bay High School, she developed, implemented, and administered the
AVID Progam. In addition, she also taught Communications and Business courses
at the college level and has experience in curriculum design and program development.
Dr. Schmitt also worked as the Publications Manager for the National Security
Analysis Department of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
where she developed writing and formatting standards for reports, briefs,
journal articles, and conference presentations, as well as edited them; created
SharePoint and knowledge management quidelines; and was the point-of-contact
for all publication security instructions . She has extensive experience in
technical writing and editing, as well as professional development design
and workshop/seminar presentation.