Joe Blotnick, President/Founder


Joe Blotnick is a dynamic facilitator and skilled trainer with over 30 years of experience in designing, leading and managing educational and leadership development programs. Joe holds an M.S. degree from the University of Massachusetts and has served as Director of the University of Rhode Island Executive Action Program and on the faculty of The Browne Center for Innovative Learning at the University of New Hampshire. 

Drawing from his own experience in successfully leading organizations through major change, Joe has inspired and helped thousands of supervisors, managers, executives, and educators discover and develop personal and team leadership skills. From 2004-06, Joe immersed himself in intercultural leadership and organizational development while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer helping to organize a new cacao cooperative in the Dominican Republic that now has major contracts with artisanal chocolatiers in Boston and New York.


Jill Higgins, Senior Consultant 

Jill Higgins is a Team New England Associates consultant who specializes in interpersonal communication, team building, diversity, leadership and organizational development. 

She holds a Masters Degree in Human Development and has over 25 years of experience as a consultant, teacher, educator of parents and teachers, and child and family therapist. Jill has designed and facilitated training programs for companies and universities including G.E., Rhode Island School of Design, University of New Hampshire, University of New England, Fleet Bank, and Boston Scientific. She gained valuable cross-cultural training experience and Spanish language skills when she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic in 2004-2006.



Gerri King, Ph.D., facilitator, human relations specialist and organizational consultant, is a social psychologist and nationally recognized speaker and seminar presenter on a wide range of topics including Team Building, Conflict Resolution, Strategic Planning, Success Avoidance, Communication Skills, The Changing Role of Leadership, and Managing Stress and Change. 

Dr. King has a warm and engaging style and a wonderful sense of humor. She is especially well known for her work in the area of conflict management and the teaching of communication techniques that create a productive and trusting workplace environment. Gerri is the President of Human Dynamics Associates and the author of The Duh! Book of Management and Supervision: Dispelling Common Leadership Myths.