We bring expertise, knowledge, contacts and a track record of success to all of our clients and projects.
JOHN BIRCH III
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
With more than 25 years of professional services experience, John founded The Birch Group in 1997. His corporate management experience includes strategic planning and project management, human resources, expense management, operational services, financial reporting, and sales. He has consistently maintained and grown his skills through continuing education in order to offer superior products and services to all of his clients. Additional training areas include: management and organizational effectiveness and behavior, corporate coaching, strategic/project planning, team building, total quality management, and group facilitation. John understands the urgency of developing a highly skilled, motivated and inspired workforce to meet the competitive and financial pressures of today’s changing global economy. The measure of our effectiveness is evident in the number of repeat customers who use John’s expertise to address a variety of organizational issues.
John is a Certified Professional Behaviors Analyst (CPBA), Certified Professional Motivators Analyst (CPMA), TriMetrix® certified, and a Certified Professional Emotional Quotient Analyst (CPEQA). These certifications, awarded by TTI Success Insights on behalf of Target Training International, Ltd., recognize training, education, and practical application of the history of behavioral models, including the DISC model, and behavioral knowledge based on validated, research-based instruments. They also recognize knowledge of the history of motivators as developed by Eduard Spranger and TTI and the six hierarchies of human motivation and how they relate to communicating in the workplace and beyond. As a CPEQA, John is certified to teach the five dimensions of emotional intelligence, including emotional enablers and disablers as well as to interpret emotional quotient in people and analyze and integrate the combination of Behaviors and Motivators with Emotional Intelligence.
Member of Coach University and the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches
Executive Director, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technologies (MET^2) & Engineering Technology Challenge (ETC) Programs - National Science Foundation (NSF) /Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grants
Laureate Citation, Epsilon Pi Tau - Excellence in work promoting preparation and practice in the technologies (2015)
Board of Directors for Hartford High School's Academy of Engineering and Green Technologies
Board of Directors for Generating Winners, LLC.
Innovative Program Award, High Impact - Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) - For dedicated work in connecting students with advanced technology education (2012)
Appreciation Award, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Connecticut - For support and dedication to their mission, "SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development."
Member of the White House College Opportunity Task Force
Member of the National Association for Workforce Improvement (NAWI)
Nation of Makers - Board of Directors
Collaborating Achievement Project to Impact the Value of Architecture & Engineering Technology Education (CAPTIVE) - Advisory Board
John's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnbirch
Tom Lorenzetti Jr.
Director of Technical Training, Quality & ISO, and Process Improvement
Tom is an experienced Training & Development Manager/Trainer/Facilitator with extensive experience in manufacturing. He is proficient in assisting companies in determining their training and process improvement needs. Tom guides and directs all efforts to provide customized technical training and improvement initiatives, to our clients throughout the state of CT. Through the use of specialized instructors, custom curriculum and very competitive pricing, Tom is able to get things moving in the right direction quickly. His awareness of state funding is an asset to companies and he is willing to assist in many ways to obtain it whenever possible.
Trained and Certified Baldrige Senior Examiner
Graduate of the Crosby Quality College
Extensive experience with Lean, Six Sigma and Total Quality Management (TQM)
2005 American Society for Quality (ASQ) Hartford Section Quality Professional of the Year
2010 Central CT Chamber of Commerce Recognition - Workforce Development
Page A. Thibault is a dynamo at jump starting organizations into operating innovatively. Since 2012, she has been a trusted advisor to mid-size companies who aspire to become world class organizations. Page has led numerous consulting engagements with Fortune 500 companies, agencies and non-profits in both the manufacturing and service sectors in the New England vicinity.
She shows organizations and non-profits how to design idea generating frameworks that are sensitive to their existing political culture while nudging these same organizations into a transformative process by tapping into the unharnessed potential of their people.
Page is an expert in creativity and innovation and conducts workshops on the following topics:
Employee Idea Generation, Innovation, and Creativity
Reducing Workplace Complexity and Stress
Organizational Culture Change
BA in Communications, Organizational Development, University of Hartford.
MBA, Innovation Management, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
For more information on Page and how she can influence your organization, visit her website: Frame of Mind Consulting