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Our trainers are one of our most valuable resources. Throughout our 30 years of service we have gathered the most experienced and talented selection of trainers and faculty who are committed to the success of every client. The majority of them have local, national, and international experience, and all share the common goal of helping staff, managers, leaders, and organizations become increasingly successful.  Most IOG trainers and consultants live here - work here – dine here – travel from here - do business here - and interact with local government regularly in Southwest Florida.  They understand and are vested in our community, and want to collaborate in building our community’s strengths and resilience.

We invite you to familiarize yourself with our list of trainers and learn more about them.

Our trainers and faculty include members of:

  • Florida Gulf Coast University and Edison State College
  • Nationally and internationally recognized consultants and trainers

Certifications held by our trainers and faculty include:

  • Six signma executive coaching
  • Career and life coaching
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Certified Professional in Learning Performance (CPLP)
  • Emotional Intelligence (EQI)
  • Certified Public Manager (CPM)
  • Public Records Management (PRMC)
About Our Trainers

Throughout 13 plus years of working with you, your staff and trainers have epitomized the highest of standards and professionalism in delivering their products and services. I truly appreciate that you are always seeking out new workshop topics to meet the needs of your customers.

Our employees continually rave about your various classes and your instructors. Your customer service excellence and your value added workshops stand high above the rest. Thank you, again. It is always a pleasure working with you.


Teri Wides
Career Development and Training Manager
Collier County Government 


Featured Trainer

Jacquelyn FergusonDr. Ava Fluty is a keynote speaker, humorist, seminar leader and consultant with national and international experience. Ava's dynamic seminars have shown corporations, government agencies, managers, businesses, teachers, private industry and individuals how to find unmistakable status and leadership skills. She provides strategies on topics such as communication, conflict resolution, motivation, and leadership. She holds a Master's Degree in Administration and Supervision and received her doctorate in 2002.