California becoming world’s #4 economy (GDP) US #1 China #2 Japan #3 Germany #5 outperforms nation Bloomberg:379 companies have market value of $1billion+

Ed Cohen, Conference Developer; Publisher, CaliforniaBound;                             Broadcaster, 

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California dream is alive and well”.

“California’s values and entrepreneurial spirit have powered this ascent to becoming the 4th biggest economy in the world, and we’ll continue doubling down on industries of the future, like renewables and clean energy. 

I feel tremendous pride in California’s resilience, leadership, and our formula for success.”



Emerging trends shaping the workplace

and workforce agendas …

How will the emerging trends

impact your plans/budget?

…attracting/securing the right people

from across time/space,

from across industries & silos,

from across cultures/borders…  




How is your organization

building the capabilities

of your

middle management team?


Paul Falcone

Los Angeles

Paul Falcone

My newest article for SHRM: see it

There’s little need to terminate immediately when a paid leave will buy you more time to move the written record in your organization’s favor.” An important guidepost for CEOs, senior executives, and business owners!

Paul Falcone ( is the principal of Paul Falcone Workplace Leadership Consulting, LLC.

His practice is dedicated to keynote presentations, corporate leadership training, executive coaching, and facilitating corporate offsite retreats.

Paul is the former CHRO of Nickelodeon and head of international human resources for Paramount Pictures, and he has extensive experience in entertainment, healthcare/biotech, and financial services, including in international, nonprofit, and union environments.

Pierre Jéronimo

Geneva, Switzerland

Country Manager Switzerland

Talent is borderless

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Philip Berry 

Fort Lauderdale


The focus of Philip Berry Associates is to enable individuals, teams and organizations to transition from their present levels of effectiveness to higher levels of impact.

 3 key strategies that leaders must address to re-energize global talent.
1) Personal Brand repurposing ( Why, What, How)
2)Cross Cultural Global Competence : move from IQ to EQ to CQ
3) Blue Ocean Strategic Plan Development (SWOT ERIC Assessment)

Philip is passionate about the pursuit of excellence in the global workplace through the optimization of human resources. Following decades of experience working for global corporations, Philip brings a uniquely in-depth perspective to cross-cultural talent development, diversity and inclusion, executive coaching, and personal branding.

Through a career in senior positions at Colgate Palmolive, the Clinton Foundation, Procter & Gamble, Digital Equipment Corporation, and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, Philip understands the critical importance of workplace efficiency and satisfaction in executing a company’s strategic goals. He has implemented organizational plans in over 60 countries around the world. His contributions to business challenges such as strategic goals alignment, executive compensation, talent development, diversity and inclusion, and employee management following acquisitions are known as best practices across industries.

A prolific speaker and writer, Philip communicates strategies that help businesses and non-profits maximize efficiency and effectiveness. Being Better Than You Believe: 8 Steps to Ultimate Success is Philip’s guide for organizations and individuals to achieve greater productivity, satisfaction, and success through thoughtful action steps. In addition, he has written many articles focusing on diversifying the workforce, managing cultural differences, effective leadership, unconscious bias, and weathering financial downturns.

Philip’s many contributions to organizational effectiveness have earned him awards from Crain’s New York; the Feminist Press; Global HR News; the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce; and the National Hispanic Corporate Achievers, among others. He is a passionate volunteer including serving as vice chairman of City University’s board of trustees, acting chairman of the City of New York Construction Fund, board member of the think tank Global Commerce Education, founder of and advisor to the Asia Society’s Corporate Diversity Council, and advisory board member of the New York City Center.

Philip holds an MBA from Xavier University, a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University, a bachelor’s degree from Queens College, and an associate degree from Manhattan Community College. He is certified by the International Coaching Federation and is a certified minority supplier.

Philip established Philip Berry Associates to help organizations succeed through managing the full range of human resources opportunities and challenges. The firm’s 360-degree approach to success focuses on people at all rungs of the corporate ladder, workplace inclusivity, conflict resolution, productivity maximization, innovation, and communication.

Whether maximizing profit or organizing major philanthropic initiatives, Philip Berry and Associates’ clients benefit from the firm’s guidance in attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. With both a micro approach to individual companies and industries, combined with a macro understanding of the global business and philanthropic environments, the firm is uniquely positioned to help you grow your organization and foster the growth of your most important assets: your people.

Note: Remember where you were in “pandemic” JAN’22? Here’s  our interview with Philip on LEADER competencies required now due to pandemic, people and workplaces.

Available for purchase   Being Better Than You Believe

8 Steps to Ultimate Success 

by Philip Berry

Natalie Forest PhD


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and excited! 

*SelfLoveCoach   *SelfTrustCoach  *Clarity  *Purpose   *Trust     *VIP 1:1 Coaching

Barbara Boldt


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Executive Coach / Keynote Speaker

I help Executives and Directors whose first language is not English develop the leadership communication skills they need to be effective in their roles


Eva Klevas

Malmo, Sweden

Extensive experience from management and HR from both international and local environments and also from both private and public sector where I’ve been on executive level during the last years. Experience from building, implementing and working with company strategy and all HR related areas.

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Tatyana St Germain


Confidently select, engage & retain GREAT people Executive coaching & Leadership Development Comprehensive, relevant & actionable psychometric assessments & expert support for Leaders and People Managers 

Gary L. Saenger  

Retained  Executive  Search

Owner, Saenger Associates

President, Kestria USA

Los Angeles

+16612843818+18055736255;   E-mail 

Gary is Founder and President of Kestria USA – Saenger Associates. His past experience includes President of the executive recruiting firm of R. J. Watkins & Company and Executive Vice-President of the international consulting firm of Right Management Consultants. Previously, he held senior management positions with Security Pacific Corporation, CitiBank and American Hospital Supply Corporation. Gary was involved with numerous senior engagements in these organizations and other client companies.

He currently serves as a Board Member of the College of the Canyons Foundation, Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation and a longtime member of ProVisors. He has served on the Board of the Industry Education Council of California. He was a member of TEC and Vistage and served as a Big Brother. Gary served for 25 years as a Board Member of the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita and a past board member of the Single Mothers Outreach.

Gary holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree from Idaho State University.

NOTE: Here’s my interview with Gary; we discussed the business of Retained  Executive Search


5-Steps To Success Process

Saenger Associates utilizes an integrated five-phase approach for recruiting high-quality candidates. We emphasize a strategic partnering relationship with both the client and the candidate– well beyond the acceptance and starting date of the successful new hire(s).

Andrew Elliman


World Adventurer – Communicator


Head of European Business Development

The AGS Philosophy is simple: to design corporate relocation services revolving around our customers. AGS provides a wide range of global mobility services to multinational organisations with expert international relocation services, tailored to meet each of our clients’ unique needs.

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Owner of Stranger Expeditions; Adventurer

Motivational Speaker

Melinda Stallings


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“The POSITIVE Consultant” Helping people and organizations effectively resolve conflict, increase communication, lead positive change and take any situation from breakdown to breakthrough.

What if there was more positivity in the world? What could that look like for your life, your team, your organization and those you impact?

The infinite power of positive lies within people.

I believe in their ability to spread positive thoughts, words, and actions throughout society through self-awareness and enlightened engagement.

I believe that is my life purpose, as an organizational effectiveness psychology practitioner to help people become great leaders through awareness of their positive power in life and at work. This power can then be used for good – individually, organizationally, socially and globally.

Engage with me, an award winning keynote speaker, executive coach and organizational development consultant.

With 25+ years of experience, I have spoken from the stage at Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, NASDAQ, and the Harvard Club of Boston, as well as stages throughout the US and Europe. I purposefully design my talks and leadership development programs so that they are “shifting, action-oriented and results driven”.

It has been among my greatest accomplishments to enjoy partnerships that range from Fortune 20 companies to start ups, encompassing energy, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, health care, government, higher education, engineering, IT, non-profits and multinational concerns. This has also enabled me to focus on charitable efforts, helping those who are underserved, through programs made possible by generous support.

Leadership development crosses all lines of industry and trade, and socio economic status – each person seeking to develop their unique, legacy-building style. And I have been honored to help thousands of individuals do just that over the span of my career.

Every decision makes an impact, make yours positively powerful.

Authority in: Sustainable Leadership Development programs, Positive Conflict Resolution and Change Management, Business and organizational architect, Talent development, Executive Coaching, Strong HR partnerships, Organizational culture, EEOC compliance, Corporate and association keynotes and breakout sessions guiding individuals to embrace the greatness within themselves and colleagues.

Certified assessments practitioner in:

Strengths-Finder, Wiley DiSC & suite, Insights, Emotional Intelligence, Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ), Kilmann Conflict Resolution,

I am a citizen of the world, but reside in the beautiful Texas Hill Country with my two pups; Rufus and Jack. I revel in the love of my two grown daughters, and an abundant blessing of friends.

Dave Levine


Dave Levine

I help wellness-oriented firms grow and prosper;  started my career focused on counseling and addictions treatment, and shifted to operational roles managing provider networks and call center/UR services, before finding my calling on the customer side of the business in marketing, sales, and account services. I helped push the evolution of workplace-based employee support services and for the past 12 years I have worked to migrate behavioral health and wellness from US-focused delivery to serve multinational employers.

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GlobalTVtalkshow programs developed / produced / exhibited / distributed since March 2020


audience visits/views JAN 1, 2020 – NOV 7, 2022 in 100+ countries


audience visits/views since 1/1/15 including GlobalTV


70% US/Can/LatAm;

20% Europe;

9% APAC;

1% MidEast-Africa


#1 “live” meeting was produced in L A at the Chamber of Commerce in October 1984 and more than 100 attended including HR Heads and Relocation Managers.


#1 event outside USA was produced in London NOV 1997 then Paris followed by Amsterdam, Madrid, Berlin, Milano, across Switzerland.

Additional “live” events: Canada, Mexico, Panama, Brasil.




fights Parkinson’s, Alzheimers  

The Foundation Institute for Neurological Diseases dba Find Neuro Help, is a 501©(3) nonprofit private foundation, founded in 2014 in Irvine, California. Public Filings:   prides itself on being transparent with the public and our donors. Learn more about our public filings / financial information HERE. Federal tax ID # 86-1913526.


The Perimeter of Hope is focused on addressing the practical needs of patients and families that have been impacted by a chronic neurological disease (CND).  At its center are the patient and their family. 

The perimeter is comprised of solutions and services that are the most exigent but are often neglected or overlooked. 

Left unattended, they can pose a significant risk to the peace of mind and stability of the CND patient and their family.

 Perimeter of Hope 


Revenues generated on, GlobalPressClub, and Comarketing Consulting …derived from sponsors, partners, advertisers, subscriber/memberships, consulting fees…, we are able to provide the charity  ongoing PR consulting, product development, Marketing assist, creating positive PR awareness across the business community by providing frequent media exposure 24/7/365, intros and speaking on talk shows.

Working together, we developed  MedicalTVtalkshowsclick, watch a program.   MedicalTVtalkshow  is a broadcast series presenting doctors and research scientists, foundation leaders, “well-being” subject authors, and others.

If you are interested to donate or simply learn more, or if you know someone who might be “in need” of advice because of recently been diagnosed… I’m avail to quickly introduce you to the charity’s Director/coFounder, Mark Colo, a current Parkinson’s patient.

FYI, for several years Mark was a successful transport exec based in Southern California specializing in relocating Doctors/research scientists from across the world into University of California Irvine, a top medical center.

Contact me directly for more info or an intro

  Ed Cohen (+1)619 787 3100 WhatsApp ok

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