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Dr. George Watts, Chairman, and Laurie Blazek, President and CEO, Top Line Talent
Dr. George W. Watts is a nationally recognized author, behavioral scientist, and senior executive. His passion is to inspire people to believe in themselves by maturing their natural personality strengths. George is a frequent speaker and delivers acclaimed training programs throughout the world. He coaches CEOs on how to build formidable sales and leadership teams.
Thousands of people, at all levels of leadership, have experienced his approach and commitment to teaching his powerful principles of professional development.
George started his career as a sales trainer and rapidly moved into senior management positions. George has been a CEO of a mid-cap publicly traded company, and EVP of two large service companies. He received his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the College of William and Mary, and is Foundation Board President for the Society for Psychologists in Management (SPIM).
George is the co-author of Becoming a Strategic Leader and co-creator of the TLT Coaching Program. He has also written several books and numerous professional articles on leadership and talent management.
Laurie Blazek has over 25 years of consultative selling and leadership experience as a Managing & Executive Director for several multinational banks including: JP Morgan, Citigroup and Bank of America.
She has held senior positions in a wide variety of sectors including corporate and investment banking, and private banking. She also founded her own financial advisory firm; providing guidance and counseling to individuals and couples in budgeting, investment management and retirement planning.
Laurie received an MBA with a concentration in Finance from DePaul University and a BS in Business from Illinois State University. She also holds a Certified Financial Planner designation.
Laurie and George have traveled globally to deliver leadership development and sales training workshops. Laurie is a frequent writer and speaker on a variety of leadership and sales training topics. She has authored numerous professional articles and is the co-author of Becoming a Strategic Leader. She is also the co-creator of the Top Line Talent consultative selling skills program.