Ted Schick is a retired Naval officer who rose from the enlisted ranks. He has been leading people for more than 30 years. Schick has 26 years of teaching experience, from US Navy instructor to high school teacher to corporate trainer to owner of Schick Corporate Learning.
Schick earned a Bachelor of Arts in business from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a teaching certificate from Bemidji State University. He received his Master of Education degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth with his final thesis, “Mentoring in a Corporate Environment.”
Schick is active in his community, involved with Mentor Duluth, Spirit Mountain Ski Patrol, Animal Allies Humane Society and Cloquet’s Friends of Animals. In his spare time, Schick is a stand-up comedian, fitness instructor and triathlete.
Founder and Head Coach
Dr. Audrey E. Ayers has led conflict resolution workshops for senior military spouses in the Command and Team Spouse Development Program, Women in Construction conference, the Safety Summit, women’s leadership teams, Kappa Delta sorority’s Confident Leader Experience, the Association of Talent Development, The Leavenworth Council for Child Abuse Prevention and the Student Leadership Conference at the University of North Georgia.
Ayers earned a Ph.D. in Adult Learning and Leadership, researching conflict resolution and has mediated small claims cases for the court system in Kansas. She is a military spouse of 24 years and is the mother of four children.
Margie Johnson is a middle school principal in Atlanta, Georgia. She has led conflict resolution and deescalation workshops for K-12 schools, the Safety Summit, the Association of Talent Development and the Student Leadership Conference at the University of North Georgia. She has also led trainings on student health and wellbeing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. She earned a Ph.D. in Education: Organizational Leadership, researching school leadership changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Johnson has been married for 26 years, has three children, one daughter-in-law and a dog named Max.
Dawn Moninger is an accomplished environmental, health and safety professional who has dedicated 24 significantly impactful years to the EHS field.
As a 22-year Air Force veteran, she has worked around the world with an extensive range of personnel, missions and environments.
Continuing to demonstrate her commitment to the core value of environmental stewardship and sending people home safely every day, Dawn’s mission finds her at J.D. Heiskell & Co. as their Corporate EHS Director.
As a principal consultant with DEKRA, Shannon Overland delivers expert leadership and management consulting services to a diverse group of leading national and multinational corporations. Through her work, she has been intimately involved in increasing productivity, improving bottom line results and enhancing client competitiveness through the delivery of best in class training and coaching programs.
For 30 years, Overland has partnered with major clients in the forest, manufacturing, transportation, utility and oil and gas sectors to deliver services in leadership development, organizational change, executive coaching and the development and implementation of safety management systems.