Some of Our Consulting Projects
I have long been passionate about leadership and learned a lot from both great leaders and poor leaders. Some believe the best leaders are born, not developed. I disagree. Although it may come easier to some, anyone can learn to lead effectively.
One of my proudest moments as a leadership trainer was being invited to conduct an 8-hour Leadership LearnShop over two days for US Army non-commissioned officers at Fort Gordon in Georgia.
It was an honor and I greatly admired the sacrifice the attending Sergeants made to serve our country and step into leadership positions. I was thrilled to have the Executive Officer and two Colonels in charge of that unit participate on both days. The feedback I received was overwhelmingly positive. What a great experience. Frank Manfre
The Academy for Future Teachers (AFT) is held each summer at Georgia State University. Bright, talented and diverse high school students are invited to explore a career teaching math or science.
I was hired to lead a day-long strategic planning session with interactive exercises for teams comprised of professors and staff from each of the Colleges of Education in the Georgia University System.
Each team created their own vision and mission statements, then created SMART goals including project tracking, and accountability. Each team also learned how to use the 6-3-5 Brainstorming Method, a great tool for identifying and prioritizing problems and opportunities.
Metal Shark Boats is a leading shipbuilder specializing in the design and production of boats and ships for military, law enforcement, fire rescue, and a wide spectrum of commercial applications.
Their CEO hired Frank to work with his senior leadership team both as a group and in one-on-one coaching sessions. The objective was to develop stronger leadership skills and learn how to build high performance teams. An area of focus was identifying and exploring the five attributes of high performing teams and overcoming team dysfunction. Highly effective teams have a foundation of trust in one another, engage in healthy conflict, are committed to team success (us vs. me), they are accountable, and they are focused on results.
The owner of this successful family dental practice requested help with improving his effectiveness as a leader. It was particularly important as he opened another office and launched a specialty practice focused on sleep dentistry. Selecting associate dentists and staff that were a good fit for the established practice culture was vital to team effectiveness, unity, and success.
Through regular meetings and discussions with the owner and team members we were able to help all three practices thrive and meet Team goals.
What Clients Are Saying
Jeff H., Vice President of Sales
"Frank has been a great asset to me. He has helped me and our management team be more effective and accomplish many of our goals. I would highly recommend Frank in any of the following areas of executive coaching:
Effective Communication Strategies
Improving Presentation Skills"
Donald P. Albensi, Jr., COO Albensi Dental Lab
“Frank's leadership presentation was so impactful that we invited him to later present to an audience of 25 leaders at our company.
We look forward to having him back in the future for additional training on team building.“
Chris Sholota, DDS
"I have known Frank for many years through his involvement in dentistry. He is respected for his knowledge of dentistry in which he has dedicated himself over decades. When I was on the Board of the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Frank was hired as our Executive Director. He was very instrumental in managing all of the aspects of putting our all-important live CE seminars together but also brought forth great ideas for building our presence in dental education. The most memorable thing about Frank for me was when he offered his services to our office for Team Building when my son was coming into our practice. His presentation was very engaging and thought provoking. It was instrumental to our Team to develop great strategic planning that helped the onboarding of my son into our practice. Frank is a very thoughtful person and creative mind that helped us in many ways."
Chris Waldrop, President Burdette Dental Lab & Past President of the National Association of Dental Laboratories
"Frank led a series of interactive workshops with me and my leadership team focused on leadership skills development and
working as a high functioning team. We found these to be informative and thought provoking, I highly recommend attending his workshops."
Judy Price, Founder & Executive Director, Non-Profit Pet Rescue & Adoption Center
“Frank was an excellent source of information and guidance in team building, staff management, and evaluation. He consulted with me personally, as well as meeting our entire staff on issues of customer interaction. I expected resistance from the staff, but was pleased to learn that they appreciated and respected his inputs. More importantly, they put his ideas to work immediately.”
Jessica G., County Senior Services Director
"Frank was able to take my vision and articulate it so we could create concrete objectives tailored to my team. He then put that vision into action. He offers examples of where he has been challenged and failed, and what he did to grow from that. Frank is energetic and able to read a crowd well through body language. He wants to improve and asks for feedback on that knowing that each group is in need of different facilitation. He is extremely personable and down to earth and gives real life examples from his own career and personal life. My team was able to open up to him because of those traits."
Bruce Bonfiglia, President BonaDent Dental Labs
“Frank’s presentation style and Leadership LearnShop content worked for BonaDent in several ways. Whenever an instructor can keep busy dental lab managers engaged it’s a wonderful thing. We’re looking forward to having Frank back in the near future.”