Training

I come from a family of professional teachers. More than anything else, the passion, energy and power of education is what drives me.

The most effective format I can offer will be a 1-2 day interactive immersion with a classroom sized audience (up to 30) to maximize training across several topics at once. I can give single-sessions for larger audiences and have provided these 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.

I have established curricula, visuals and materials appropriate to every level of industry on the following topics.

  • Diamond sales training – retail
  • Diamond sales training – wholesale
  • Cut-quality analysis and improvement
  • E-commerce improvement
  • Marketing design and improvement
  • Diamond photography and video imaging
  • Maximizing models – Blue Nile to Tiffany
  • Diamond origins and mining
  • Diamond rarity – color and clarity
  • Diamond cutting – history and economics
  • Diamond performance 101
  • Diamond performance 201
  • Diamond performance 301
  • Diamond performance 401
  • Diamond performance 501
  • Diamond performance 601
  • Laboratory grading
  • Synthetic diamonds
  • Industry history and perspective

I’m passionate about reaching and inspiring all different ages, experience levels and philosophies. The power of intrinsic motivation comes through creative, honest framing that creates paradigm shift, with an entertaining, interactive delivery designed to stimulate energy and dialogue.



Delivery can be customized. One-on-one screen-sharing can be arranged remotely. “Diamond Academy” classroom presentations and fully produced lectures for large audiences must be scheduled in advance.

I’m also available for the purpose of recorded training and promotions, from storyboard design and script-writing through narration.

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 interviewer, narrator and actor 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.