Changing the Focus

ABOUT US


We are a global company partnering with organizations that value their people. We seek client/partners who wish to engage and connect with their people both positively and effectively. We work to deliver solid and measurable results.

VISION

We strive to be the most effective consulting firm on Leadership, Positive Change. and Education. We partner with organizations that value their people and wish to engage them positively and effectively, with solid and measurable results.


MISSION

We will consistently apply our core competencies of education, change, and leadership to create programs which will help move our clients to ward their goals with the least stress and the most positive results.


VALUES

We require the highest ethical and professional standards. We are committed to learning and growing to stay on the leading edge within our fields of expertise. In every relationship we seek to build an atmosphere of cooperative interaction that will result in positive growth and success for everyone.

CONNECTING KNOWLEDGE WITH EMOTION

We provide practical and applicable opportunities to accomplish our client’s goals including workshops, webinars, speaking, coaching and assessment testing.

Our groundbreaking research addressing the integration of the intellectual and emotional components of the brain allow us to offer significantly more effective programs that will instill positive change in our client’s organization.

Each of our holistic programs strengthens talent while improving vital systems and processes. We define, design, and develop the programs that build upon the strengths of our clients.

The development of a vibrant culture energizes an entire organization. Whether a corporation, institution, government agency or a nonprofit organization, we will design and deliver programs, which foster positive, open communications. That will in turn maximize the return on investment for each stakeholder throughout the organization and beyond. The resulting sense of connection, personal growth and optimism will permeate all levels of the organization, thereby bolstering productivity, reducing stress, absenteeism and turnover.

We provide over 200 years of combined experience an have proven that shown that a well focused, well trained and well positioned workforce will deliver the desired ROI back to the organization. We work to maximize the highest return on investment for each employee.

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT


We work with you to identify your needs and goals and then create a specific curriculum based on those needs. We offer the ability for you and your staff to experience new concepts, not just learn about them. We show attendees identify the true value of their new skills, insuring success at all levels. We delve more deeply, beyond “what to do” or even “how to do”. We work with our clients to support a clear understanding of “why we do” and show them; on both an intellectual and an emotional level how their contributions are critical to the success of the entire organization.

We advance people from thinking about work to experiencing work, which creates a dramatically higher level of engagement, commitment and motivation across the entire organization. Through our exceptional staff and with our three key disciplines of change, education and leadership we will help you assess need and create unique programs specifically to address those needs. We will make sure you have a process that will provide a clear picture of success that everyone can visualize and deliver.

We use assessment testing, variable length workshops, webinars, speaking and coaching to provide you and your team with clear, achievable skills to accomplish your goals. Each member of our team has held numerous leadership positions in organizations around the world. Each member is published and considered an expert within their individual field. Each member of our team has at least 20 years experience in helping organizations change grow and flourish.

We know what to teach and how to make it learning friendly. When you work with us at Changing the Focus, LLC, we will Re-energize, Re-focus and Re-turn your people ready, willing and eager to complete the tasks at hand.

OUR TEAM

John Chappelear

President, Primary Trainer and Principal for Curriculum Development

John is an award-winning author, consultant and speaker, with more than 30 years experience as an executive and entrepreneur. He is recognized internationally as an expert in individual and organizational wellness. His book, The Daily Six, has helped individuals and organizations across the world become more positive and productive.

Daniel Carzoli

Senior Vice President of Curriculum Development

Senior Trainer for The Daily Six for Families in Recovery, Dan’s skills in recovery and trauma make him an expert in dealing with and correcting levels of stress, burn-out and negativity, in small or large groups. A clinician for over 30 years and founder of Carzoli Consulting, he specializes in staff training, facility start-ups, general population education and trauma’s connection to relapse and permanent change.

Richard Hadden

Senior VP of Training and Leadership, Chief Project Development Officer

Richard has more than 20 years of experience conducting leadership training, and helping businesses create a focused, engaged and capably led workforce. As the co-author of four books on leadership and employee engagement, he has conducted extensive research into the characteristics of the most successful leaders and their organizations. He has spoken and conducted training throughout North America, and in Europe, Australia, South America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.


Rania Fouad

Director of Events and Bookings

Rania started her career working in marketing and event planning with international hotel chains. She then moved to training, coaching and consultancies with internationally funded projects targeting the Capacity Development of governmental institutions in Egypt. Rania is also a passionate researcher and writer about mind-soul matters.


Dr. Gamal Ahmed

Senior Consultant, Leadership in Education

Dr. Ahmed is the associate professor of the curriculum and teaching at the University of Cairo in Egypt, and the international researcher of nanotechnology education. He also is an international member in Nanoscale Informal Science Education, NISE network. He has international experiences in education, management and technology.


Dr. Ahmed Al Hariri

Senior Consultant, Curriculum Development, Brain and Motivation Modeling

Dr. Al Hariri is an assistant professor and professional psychologist who works in several universities in Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries. He practices psychotherapy in Kingdom Hospital in Riyadh and is a consultant for numerous companies and foundations. He has established an academic program based on behavior, daily practices, society, and public awareness.


David A. Pichette

Trainer – Communication/Video Specialist

David A Pichette’s greatest strength is communicating. He has been speaking, teaching and groups both small and large, for more than 40 years with great success. For ten years, he developed, produced radio and television shows. David taught high school for 12 years and was a successful grant writer for more than 20 years and coauthored a book on fundraising in 2006.


Munif Bajamil

Gulf/Saudi Arabia Region Outreach Manager, Head of Client Interface

Munif has supervised many training programs overseas for various government entities. Mr. Bajamil’s unique perspective as a Saudi citizen adds significant understanding and value to our clients helping them guide them to determine suitable training programs that meet their specific training needs and guarantee best investment of their time and money.




John Chappelear

President, Primary Trainer and Principal for Curriculum Development

John is an award-winning author, consultant and speaker, with more than 30 years experience as an executive and entrepreneur. He is recognized internationally as an expert in individual and organizational wellness. His book, The Daily Six, has helped individuals and organizations across the world become more positive and productive.

Daniel Carzoli

Senior Vice President of Curriculum Development

Senior Trainer for The Daily Six for Families in Recovery, Dan’s skills in recovery and trauma make him an expert in dealing with and correcting levels of stress, burn-out and negativity, in small or large groups. A clinician for over 30 years and founder of Carzoli Consulting, he specializes in staff training, facility start-ups, general population education and trauma’s connection to relapse and permanent change.

Richard Hadden

Senior VP of Training and Leadership, Chief Project Development Officer

Richard has more than 20 years of experience conducting leadership training, and helping businesses create a focused, engaged and capably led workforce. As the co-author of four books on leadership and employee engagement, he has conducted extensive research into the characteristics of the most successful leaders and their organizations. He has spoken and conducted training throughout North America, and in Europe, Australia, South America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

Rania Fouad

Director of Events and Bookings

Rania started her career working in marketing and event planning with international hotel chains. She then moved to training, coaching and consultancies with internationally funded projects targeting the Capacity Development of governmental institutions in Egypt. Rania is also a passionate researcher and writer about mind-soul matters.

Dr. Gamal Ahmed

Senior Consultant, Leadership in Education

Dr. Ahmed is the associate professor of the curriculum and teaching at the University of Cairo in Egypt, and the international researcher of nanotechnology education. He also is an international member in Nanoscale Informal Science Education, NISE network. He has international experiences in education, management and technology.

Dr. Ahmed Al Hariri

Senior Consultant, Curriculum Development, Brain and Motivation Modeling

Dr. Al Hariri is an assistant professor and professional psychologist who works in several universities in Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries. He practices psychotherapy in Kingdom Hospital in Riyadh and is a consultant for numerous companies and foundations. He has established an academic program based on behavior, daily practices, society, and public awareness.

David A. Pichette

Trainer – Communication/Video Specialist

David A Pichette’s greatest strength is communicating. He has been speaking, teaching and groups both small and large, for more than 40 years with great success. For ten years, he developed, produced radio and television shows. David taught high school for 12 years and was a successful grant writer for more than 20 years and coauthored a book on fundraising in 2006.

Munif Bajamil

Gulf/Saudi Arabia Region Outreach Manager, Head of Client Interface

Munif has supervised many training programs overseas for various government entities. Mr. Bajamil’s unique perspective as a Saudi citizen adds significant understanding and value to our clients helping them guide them to determine suitable training programs that meet their specific training needs and guarantee best investment of their time and money.

Don’t be confused with overused words like, best practices, alignment, leverage, paradigm shift, sea-change, blue water and proactive vs reactive.

All you need is: Change: Permanent and Positive.

All you need is; Changing the Focus, LLC

We deliver the changes you want, with the positive morale and culture you need. We consistently promote a positive, productive and engaged workforce.

When you and your organization are ready to solve problems, create opportunities and move forward, we are here to help.

TESTIMONIALS

What they are saying


Karen Farrington, CMP, President, Suncoast Meetings & Events Meeting Planner, US Swim School Association
John Chappelear did a remarkable job at connecting with our attendees at our Annual Convention through his keynote and interactive workshop. One of his greatest strengths was using personal examples to illustrate his points and deliver a message that is critical for us to hear in this busy world that we all live in. We enjoyed the fact that there were both personal and business applications in the information presented - that was the key for our group. We are already looking at using him for other clients that are requesting keynote speakers and workshops for their meetings and conventions. Thank you John for a job Well Done!!

Vera McDowell, Communication Supervisor, Hermann Police Department, Hermann, MO
Your presentation of The Daily Six and my reading the book have made a positive impact on my life. When I came to the conference in March I was struggling to manage the challenges of my job and new challenges in my personal life. Your presentation gave me the tools I needed to focus on what was really important each day and turn my life around. You sincerely care about those you instruct and believe in what you teach which shows in your presentation. Thank you for all that you do and the difference that you make.

Dr. Abdulrahman Alzahrani, Director of Reference Laboratory, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Thank you for your intensive but highly enjoyable workshop on Strategic Thinking and Leadership Development. It was one of my best experiences EVER with management courses. Your positive energy as a leader and as speaker, as well as the powerful ideas made the information very valuable. I appreciate your tremendous flexibility in accepting interruptions during the course. I feel up to date and recharged after this excellent program; it was well worth every minute of my time.

The Administrative Staff, Village Academy of DC
The interaction was fantastic. John’s presentation “Leadership: Connection, Inclusion and Communication” was excellent he was very well prepared.

Mr. Chappelear was extremely energetic and kept us all engaged, Thanks! I never learned so much or laughed so hard. The workshop was great, and very applicable in my daily life. This workshop was helpful not just professionally but personally too. I thought the value was excellent! The whole day when by in a flash, John was excellent and informative. This was an excellent discussion, insightful information and amazing communications, thanks. Fun filled and very interesting.

Patricia Giannini, Conference & Special Events Manager, Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International
John was an excellent speaker and a perfect match for our attendees. He concluded our conference on a positive note and gave our attendees practical tools to use in their everyday lives. I would recommend John as a speaker for one of your events.

Tony Bonaro, Director of Saftey/Quality Control and Training
I wanted to let you know the consensus from all of our participants was nothing short of fabulous. You did an amazing job of presenting the material. Your mastery of the subject not only showed a high degree of knowledge but also reflected a level of compassion and drive that provided our International Leadership Conference with the leadership it needed. Thank you again for being a great example of your training.

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