Learn more about the HRDQ Consulting team
Our team consists of professional facilitators. Highly skilled, insightful, and engaging personalities with many years of experience. Great events need the right content and a trainer that ignites that passion for learning. Your team will give our team the highest marks.
Gary O. Turner, MA
An award-winning trainer and consultant, Gary Turner has over 30 years of professional experience with major corporations such as M&M Mars, Aramark, and AT&T. A high-energy, sought-after trainer, Gary speaks, trains, and consults on collaborative processes in organizations.
He has been a requested speaker at conventions of ATD, Association for Quality and Participation, College and University Personnel Association, the International Collaborative Organizations Conference, and at annual meetings for companies around the world. His areas of expertise include coaching, communication, conflict management, customer service, leadership development, partnering, project management, negotiating, team building, and time management.
Gary holds two Master’s degrees, one in Communication from the University of Nebraska and another in History from Abilene Christian University. He earned his BA from Harding University.
Erica T. Mahady, MA, PCC
Erica is a dedicated professional with 15+ years of experience as an organizational and leadership development consultant, educator, facilitator, author and certified executive coach. She has worked across various industries including healthcare, education, federal government, media & entertainment and global chemistry. Erica is best known for her collaborative approach and partnering with business leaders to design and implement strategic change that produces positive results.
She collaborates with individuals, teams, and systems to strengthen business acumen, communication processes, cultural awareness, change management, strategic planning, project management, and leadership capacity. Erica also provides coaching and professional development on emotional intelligence competences including self‐awareness, self‐management, mindfulness, influence, team development, coaching and conflict management.
For 10 years, Erica provided consulting and coaching services as a member of an internal organizational effectiveness team at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) in Allentown, Pa. She coached senior to mid‐level leaders and consulted on network change management projects – enhancing the patient‐centered experience, cultural awareness, crucial conversations, Lean implementation and conflict management. She was also instrumental in the development and management of the Institute for Healthcare Leadership – a high potential leadership development program for clinical and non‐clinical leaders.
Erica is a Ph.D. candidate completing her degree in leadership studies from Alvernia University in Reading, Pa. She holds a graduate degree in communication from Marywood University in Scranton, PA.
Noe E. Tabares
Over 35 years of experience in leadership, operations, management, sales, marketing, presenting, training, facilitating, coaching, mentoring, motivational speaking, and delivering keynote speeches. Noe has consulted with companies throughout North America, Central America, South America, The Caribbean, The United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
HRDQ Consulting clients enjoy Noe for his personality and commitment to learning. He has a passion for helping people solve their problems and attain goals. Clients often remark that he teaches them how to view situations with a different perspective, allowing them to see various solutions to any problem. They learn to build and maintain relationships, have successful interactions, provide a high level of customer satisfaction, and lead associates to accomplish shared goals.
Noe is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish. He has facilitated workshops, training sessions, and motivational presentations to diverse audiences around the world, both in person and virtually.
For over 15 years Alvina has been leading workshops and coaching clients at all levels of organizations; first-line supervisors to C-suite leaders. Her clients benefit from her expansive industry experience. Alvina’s clients include the automotive industry, institutions of higher learning, non-profit agencies, financial services and Fortune 500 organizations.
Alvina is passionate about interpersonal communication. It is so important to her that when she began Williamspeat Associates in 2002, its primary focus was interpersonal communication in the workplace. Alvina’s workshops, coaching and consulting are deeply-rooted in her belief that communication is the foundation upon which all relationships are built. Through interactive, engaging and enlightening workshops and lectures, Alvina helps countless individuals and organizations tear down barriers to effective communication.
Alvina knows that in order to have a positive impact in the workplace, you must have conversations with others. Whether you are running data or repairing machines, it has no value unless you understand what your customers, coworkers, or leaders need. She recognizes that organizations with effective communication skills have teams that are more engaged, productive, and have lower turnover.
Alvina uses adult learning theories and techniques to help her clients gain new insight into their every day communication with others, build a better rapport with co-workers, resolve conflicts more effectively, and work collaboratively.
David has more than 20 years of sales and sales management experience and has managed institutional-level sales for domestic and international accounts. He has led sales efforts in numerous industries including education, healthcare, HR training, and consulting services.
David is an Adjunct Professor of Business at Baker University, where his expertise includes 20 years of teaching MBA courses to working professionals, including organizational and marketing management. David also serves as faculty mentor for the development of new teachers. Proficient in knowledge transfer and other workplace generational concerns, David has developed and taught college courses for Baker University on generational issues in the workplace.
David endorses a participative leadership style. He is accomplished in problem resolution, goal setting, realizing and eliciting an individual’s full potential, influencing others and achieving results through development of quality-focused business relationships. David’s experience includes managing business-critical projects and operations in educational-based and privately-held organizations as well as developing and marketing seminars in the global marketplace. His operational expertise includes profit and loss accountability, recruiting and staffing, motivational incentives, sales strategy development and team development.
His previously held positions include being the president of Seminars International, vice president and director of training & business development for Insight Information International, and operations manager for American Management Association/Padgett Thompson.
Richard has more than 35 years of staff learning and development experience and has served in roles as director of training, executive coach, director of online learning, and director of instructional development. He led teams of course developers and trainers for a division of the American Management Association, and consulted with Association business development partners in Thailand, Mexico, Argentina, Canada, and the U.K.
Richard has spent the most recent 10 years working in training and executive coaching roles, primarily in multi-year engagements with agencies of the Federal government where he coached executives who were preparing to enter the Senior Executive Service. As an instructional designer he developed both new online training as well as conversion of instructor-led training to both online and blended classroom/online formats.
Richard holds a Master of Social Work degree, specializing in not-for-profit organization development and administration. He used that experience to help people in the for-profit world further develop their emotional and social intelligence, and to advance corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts, particularly in the social domain.
His areas of expertise are communications, presentation and briefing skills, leadership, coaching and mentoring, negotiation and conflict resolution, change and transition management, interviewing and candidate selection, and business writing and grammar.
A lifelong learner, some of Richard’s strongest interests are adult and continuing education, questioning and learning mindsets, developing leadership points of view, and career and life changes. Recognizing the enormous power of the spoken word, he is interested in storytelling and the impact that common beliefs and stories have on our perceptions of the world.