PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Partners

We’ve partnered with top subject matter experts to provide our Warriors with the highest quality professional development education available. Through lasting relationships with our Professional Development Partners, we ensure our curriculum is customized to provide an innovative approach to the professional skills that today’s workforce values most.

Abbey Louie

A leading voice in leadership and team development, Abbey Louie uses nearly two decades of professional experience to prepare our Warriors to foster highly-engaged, top-performing teams in the workplace through topics such as diversity & inclusion, emotional intelligence, and healthy team dynamics. Informed by her career in global talent development with The Boeing Company, Abbey is now a consultant, coach, keynote speaker, college instructor, and co-founder of Next Level Women Leaders.

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Brian Fretwell

Brian Fretwell’s work is all about helping individuals learn, understand, and apply brain based approaches to Leadership, Engagement, and Culture Change. Brian enjoys making somewhat intangible subject matter more tangible, logical and inspiring for all audiences. Brian’s book, “Experts of Our Potential” outlines how creating value and certainty in a post industrial economy has changed and what we need to do as individuals to thrive in this new reality. As a speaker and consultant, Brian has spent a great deal of time delivering in environments that have historically been a challenge for communicating the importance of “soft skills,” from nuclear engineers to coal miners, and everything in-between.

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Ashley Orme Nichols

Ashley Orme Nichols is the Director for the Conflict Management program at Boise State University. She studies and teaches on conflict management, collaboration, team dynamics, process improvement and organizational culture and possesses a wealth of knowledge around people and how they interact with one another. She is a communication specialist, with an emphasis in how conflict affects individual and group performance and co-owner of Sisu Training & Consulting.

David Nichols

David Nichols has been teaching or training in some form of fashion for over 25 years and has a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree in counseling from Idaho State University. David is recognized for success in helping teams work through challenging issues, creating custom training programs to meet organizational needs, and developing people through coaching and mentoring. David is co-owner of Sisu Training & Consulting and an adjunct professor at Boise State University.

Bespoke Custom Clothing

Bespoke Custom Clothing is the official Professional Attire Partner for the Wyakin Foundation. Bespoke works with each Warrior to design and craft a suit that compliments their body, personality, and style. Presenting professionally and confidently is of paramount importance in the professional world and Bespoke is there every step of the way to help our Warriors. With a mission of helping every individual become the best version of themselves, Bespoke was the obvious choice to be Wyakin’s Professional Attire Partner.

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