The TAI Faculty has extensive and varied backgrounds and experiences, each bringing their own special style, passion and expertise to their teaching. Whether a keynote speech, a workshop or a multi-day seminar, TAI’s mission is to take our participating students and organizations to new levels, some they may be actively pursuing and others they have yet to envision.
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Jerry Justice is a leadership expert, an entrepreneur, a corporate executive, a management consultant, a speaker and a coach. With a career spanning 35+ years, he is currently the Chief Executive Officer of The Aspirations Institute, LLC, Aspirations Consulting Group, LLC, Aspirations Healthcare Corp, and a Principal of Pursuit Advisory Group, LLC, all based in Newport Beach, California.
Jerry’s executive career includes global experience in multiple operational areas & spanning public, private, start-up and fast-growth companies with an extensive record of impressive value-added results, leading organizations to excellence and best practices.
As a professional speaker and trainer, Jerry draws from a long career to share what he’s learned along the way, peppered with life stories, anecdotes and humor to engage and enrich his audiences. Through interactive keynote presentations and training to businesses, trade associations, civic organizations, schools, government agencies and non-profit and religious groups, Jerry shares timeless principles and lessons with people around the globe aspiring to grow personally and professionally and to take their organizations to new heights.
Jerry has also served on Boards of Directors. He enjoys volunteering, spending time with friends, travel (51 countries and all 50 US states, so far) and the beach.
Vu Pham, Ph.D.
As the Chair of Elevate, Vu H. Pham, Ph.D. works with dozens of organizations from the Fortune 500 to government and non-profit agencies. Elevate is a partnership with the Center for Executive Development at the University of California, San Diego’s Rady School of Management, Cal State Fullerton, UC Riverside’s Career Centers and Spectrum Knowledge, a firm in which Dr. Pham is a Partner. The Elevate Program boosts organizational performance and strategic effectiveness through interactive training and data-driven research.
Dr. Pham’s work has been featured on national and international multimedia including CNN, MSNBC, the Associated Press, Voice of America, Los Angeles Times, KSCI International Television, Strategic Innovators, Asian Week, Radio Free Asia and Orange County Register.
He is the author of Impressive First Impressions: A Guide to the Most Important 30 Seconds (And 30 Years) of Your Career.
He has given keynote speeches on numerous occasions, presented at many conferences internationally and written both academic and professional publications.
He has helped generate over a million dollars for non profit groups and donates many hours to them.
Adam M. Tao
Adam has an impressive and comprehensive educational background with advanced degrees from six colleges in various countries. He has published many research papers and he has been awarded several patents. Adam has also received many awards and he has been published in several magazines.
Over the past 30+ years, Adam applied his in-depth and progressive technology and business knowledge to create many leading-edge computer, networking and avionics products and related application systems with his sole inventor patents. Not only has he lead product development teams, but he has also bridged the R & D and manufacturing organizations with B2B marketing and solution sales as a senior technical marketing manager since the early 1990s. During his years with Toshiba and Samsung, he became the #1 market leader in mobile computing and digital technology products.
Adam has been teaching electronics, digital technology, networking, eBusiness and over 20 MBA courses for five universities worldwide with a U.S. teaching certificate.
Through TAI, Adam offers his courses and seminars in PMP Project Management and Six Sigma methodology certification to leading global corporations and he performs a variety of consulting services to clients of our sister company, Aspirations Consulting Group.
As a Principal with Pursuit Advisory Group, LLC, a Newport Beach, California, based management consulting firm, Kyle Croxford is an experienced audit and compliance professional with a balanced blend of private industry and public accounting/auditing experience. For more than 25 years, he has worked with a full spectrum of enterprises – from emerging growth/micro cap to leading Fortune 100 companies.
Kyle also served as Chief Audit Executive for a $2 Billion NYSE global metals service center company and a $225 Million global simulation software company.
Kyle has Big Four experience – with Deloitte (Internal Audit) and Ernst and Young (External Audit) and a solid track record of establishing SOX and anti-corruption programs, leveraging leading GRC technologies to streamline and automate the programs on a sustainable footing.
Kyle has played a key role in transforming the internal control framework for emerging growth BioPharm and Media companies, enabling the companies’ compliance with SOX 404 and NASDAQ filing requirements.
Kyle is a Certified Public Accountant.