Training

Staff training is available on many topics, from remote screen-sharing sessions to in-person workshops and ongoing classes.

I’ve provided training sessions for the JCK Convention in Las Vegas, the GIA Alumni Association in Dallas, American Gem Society Conclave in Washington D.C., International Gemological Institute seminars in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai, Polygon symposiums in California, Texas and Florida and other diamond industry workshops.

My full-time duties involve regular training for jewelry stores around the USA and Europe, offering sessions on the following topics:

  • Retail sales training
  • Cut quality analysis
  • E-commerce
  • Marketing
  • Diamond photography
  • Laboratory grading
  • Diamond mining
  • Synthetic diamonds
  • Industry history

Sessions can be customized. One on one dialogue or screen-sharing can be done remotely on short notice. In-store “Academy” presentations and fully produced lectures for larger audiences can be scheduled in advance.

I’m passionate about reaching and inspiring professionals of all different ages, experience levels and philosophies. To do this I use creative, honest framing which creates paradigm shift, and an up-tempo interactive style designed to stimulate energy and dialogue.

I’ve had the pleasure of appearing in television, radio and podcast interviews on behalf of the American Gem Society Laboratories, the International Gemological Institute, Crafted by Infinity Diamonds, Whiteflash.com, the Yamaha Corporation of America, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School DistrictTomball Independent School District, MTV’s SuperBowl XXXVIII Halftime, the BOA Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Vic Firth Incorporated. I also serve as an actor/narrator for various tutorials and videos used for professional training for gemologists and music students in public schools.

Contact me if you’d like to discuss cooperation. I look forward to it.