PRINCIPALS BIOS

Beth Clark

CEO and President 

As President and CEO of Allegro, Beth Clark addresses thousands of people each year delivering dynamic, humorous and thought-provoking speeches, lectures and training seminars for Fortune 500 companies, universities and private firms. Whether delivering a keynote, seminar, or consulting, Beth’s aim is to combine inspiration with knowledge that will create unprecedented, innovative results — results that impact the bottom-line, increase client and employee satisfaction… and decrease turnover. She combines her University of Kansas degree in Psychology, years of human development work inside healthcare institutions and her studies in multiculturalism to provide depth in the understanding of human beings and what motivates them. She is committed to teaching individuals and organizations how to retain and promote diverse talent and increase multicultural market-share.

James Baker

Jr., D&IC, Trainer and Consultant

James Baker, Jr., a Red Hook Brooklyn, New York native, is the spiritual leader and founder of Grace and Truth Leadership. Grace and Truth began in 2012 and focuses on five areas: Spiritual Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, Youth Empowerment, Elderly Care and Financial Freedom all-inclusive to biblical principles.
Baker’s message carries the themes grace and truth. Such themes remain the core of his communication to listeners. “Grace is an amazing encounter when life presents the negatives aimed to take people off balance,” says Baker, “Truth guides and gives a standard that gently lures individuals back into the rhythm of life.”
 He is a prolifically well-sought after leadership coach, who helps many leaders with their call into purpose and the abundant life. Many leaders and audiences know James Baker Jr. as an agent of change for Christ. His approach is unique, and he aptly applies a difference in the lives of those he meets.

Baker consults with and coaches many corporate leaders and people from various walks of life. Sustained and vital conversations lead Baker to understand his assignment in people’s lives. He helps them and others identify their Point Of Reference with God, also known as their P. O. R.  Baker strategically guides people to further grasp the meaning of accountability, conviction, achievement, and goals, inward self, relationship vs. religion and self-care.
He is an avid writer, where daily inspirations are penned to offer counsel to a plethora of followers found on his social media platforms.His most engaged writings include, Courage Doesn’t Always Roar, Trust is an Honorable Virtue, Did You Know You’re A Candidate for Burnout? Plus, many more. He advocates for reconciliation and redemption through his writings, counsel, and leadership.
As a dynamic prophetic voice in the community, Baker served as a mentor with Bronx Connect, a faith-based organization that spiritually serves the needs of youthful offenders, and a chaplain with The United Chaplains State of New York.James is a former spiritual leader of a corporate Bible study for a Fortune 500 Company, where he served a diverse group of employees who attended weekly. He also formerly lectured at the Proverbial New York Theological Seminary as an Adjunct Professor.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Labor Relations from National Labor College/Cornell University, a Master of Divinity, and Masters of Religious Education from New York Theological Seminary. James Baker Jr. is a loving husband and father.

SENIOR TRAINERS

Tim Hast

Author, Trainer, Counselor, Business Coach
Tim Hast, author of, “Powerful Listening. Powerful Influence, Work Better, Live Better, Love Better.” provides organizational training, development, and coaching services in leadership, listening, communication, conflict management, mediation, and team building. His work is based on training and facilitating trust-based relationships. In addition to his own training and coaching business, he also presents seminars for SkillPath Seminars, a national training company based in Kansas City.

Tim learned from running his own business for many years that a manager can make or break an employee. As a counselor focusing on couples in conflict, Tim observed that as in most relationships, both personal and professional, relational problems are rooted in poor communication that often leads to conflict. And great listening is the key to correcting poor communication patterns. He now uses the skills he first learned as a business owner and counselor to facilitate, coach, and train people in the workplace.

Dr. Mel Campbell

Leader, Educator, Motivator

For the last 17 years, Dr. Mel has taught and spoke in over 323 cities throughout 6 countries, he has given close to 1,100 presentations, and motivated over 47,500 students. Dr. Mel has reached hundreds of thousands of individuals over the radio and the news. Dr. Mel combines theories of motivation and psychology in his teaching. Dr. Mel will help your employees learn how to improve their customer service, sales and communication skills that will bring them maximum success.

  • He uses psychology training to improve employee’s productivity and change their negative perceptions.
  • He will help enhance employee external/internal communication skills.
  • He can analyze employee’s negative behavior patterns and suggest changes in the future.
  • He will analyze and pinpoint issues impacting employee motivation and provide sound strategies to enhance their motivation.
  • He will advise employees on ways to achieve company goals and to get more done with less.
  • He will show your employees techniques and tools that will raise their skill levels.
  • He will help create strategies and solutions to improve employee performance.
  • He will assist employees on raising their level of customer service skills.
  • He delivers high-energy motivation with lasting results in his presentations.
  • He supports your company after the training or speech to ensure lessons are applied via coaching, webinars and CD’s.
  • Dr. Mel’s education includes a MBA from Northwood University, Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee and a Doctorate in Psychology where he maintained a 3.9 GPA. Dr. Mel is a Certified Executive Coach.

Jason Goodman

IT Specialist & Senior Trainer

Jason lives by the motto “To empower people to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through better health, technology, leadership and economic prosperity.” Born to a poor familyin the small rural town of Metropolis, Illinois (known as the Home of Superman), Jason is the fourth of five children. During his life journey he has retired with 20 years of military service from the U.S. Air Force (Active duty,Guard and Reserves). He is an MBA graduate from Webster University and has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Management Information Systems) from Park University. In addition, Jason is a Personal Trainer at Bally Total Fitness as well as an actor, model and singer. After an 18 year career as a computer programmer / analyst and project manager in information technology, Jason is currently living his dream and purpose as a trainer, coach, and motivator.

Uros Petrovic

Senior Trainer
Uros possesses a breadth of experience from his studies at a number of different universities in Europe (schools in the former Yugoslavia, Germany and the U.K.) and holds a B.S. and B.A. in Sociology (with an emphasis on Organization and Culture), Philosophy and Comparative Literature. Additionally, Mr. Petrovic obtained a law degree from the University of Sarajevo and currently is a Ph.D student in sociology at the University of Kansas. Uros has extensive teaching experience at the university level in organizational effectiveness, diversity, and social and multicultural theory. Uros specializes in giving thought-provoking, highly relevant, transformational presentations to both academic and corporate communities throughout the United States and Europe. As a senior trainer with Allegro, Uros provides dynamic information on operating in a highly global and diverse world. He focuses on the historical, cultural, and socio-legal implications of diversification of employees, customers and suppliers within the U.S. and E.U.

Claudette Y. Romious

Senior Trainer

Claudette Romious has over 30 years experience as a workshop leader, facilitator, counselor and skills-based trainer. She also has over 15 years experience as a College Educator. She is the founder and President of The Optimum Group International, Inc. She presently serves as coach, meeting planner, training coordinator and member of Mid South Delta Initiative planning committee with W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Additionally, Claudette serves as a senior trainer for Allegro Training and Consulting. Known for her exceptional ability to work with all levels of employees and managers, Claudette has an outstanding ability to establish rapport and relationships with diverse individual and groups. Her use of humor can provide participants an opportunity to easily explore issues or subjects that may be considered uncomfortable, helping the organization and person to effectively accomplish their organizational or personal goals. She has provided facilitation, training and consultancy to such clients as W.K. Kellogg Foundation, City of Atlanta; City of Jackson; City of Oakland, City of Boston, The Centers for Prevention and Diseases Control, World Health Organization, Ministry of Health- Kuwait City, Georgia Power, Center for Substance Abuse and Prevention, Georgia State University, Arkansas State University, Emory University, University of Washington and Rabun Gap Private Boarding School. She has trained people from six continents and conducted workshops in Africa, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean Islands and the Middle East. She wrote and edited training programs translated in French for Francophone countries in management, effective interpersonal communications and supervisory skills. She has delivered and designed training programs, which were simultaneously translated in seven languages (French, English, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, French Creole). Claudette is certified in Loss Control Management – Level 1, is certified to administer and interpret the DISC Behavioral Styles. She has written and edited personnel employee handbooks and supervisory manuals for government, private and nonprofit organizations. She has over 15 years experience as executive director of nonprofit, supervisor and manager. She has a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

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