Jim Barr

Jim Barr

Jim Barr

Position: Trainer for e-northamerica

E-mail: info@e-northamerica.com

Phone number: 850 739 3361


Professional Experience
Lead Facilitator                                                                                                                     2011 – present

Just-in-time Facilitation LLC.; Clearwater FL – sample projects listed below:

Top Five Retail Convenience Store sector: nationwide store improvement initiative, rollout of new equipment, products with a guest centric focus. Taught safe operation, maintenance and cleaning of newly installed equipment to Franchisees/Store Managers/ Store Operators. Food safety from storage, heating and serving to customers. Hands on stand up training in store, Trained 78 stores in two month period. In addition taught front line supervisors and team leads basics of adult learning for use in training their employees on all shifts. Resulting in 8% increase in store sales and 4% gross profit increase for franchisees.

National fire and Security Company: Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Chicago, and Las Vegas regions. Mobile Work Order Management iPhone app implementation trainer. Training existing experienced technical workforce many who had limited exposure to I Phones and some had significant resistance, which I was able to overcome in a six hour, one day class. The Work Order Management application makes the break fix easier with real-time connectivity to receive work orders, touchscreen technology to help manage jobs more effectively and efficiently, often eliminating the need for paper copies and allows work orders to be sent directly to customers.

Mine Safety project: — Pre Job Risk Assessment—delivered to multiple sites throughout Florida, this workshop was designed to teach all employees who work in a phosphate site how to correctly follow the Pre-Job Risk Assessment (PJRA) process and correctly fill out a new Job Task Safety Planning Worksheet. This four hour workshop was delivered in a classroom setting. The number of participants ranged from 10-21. Participants worked through various small group activities during the workshop, as facilitator I encouraged discussion between participants allowing them to come to the conclusions appropriate to each safety scenario.

Top Five Global wealth management firm: trained highest producing advisors and assistants in conversion between two of the largest U.S. financial institutions. Trained wealth advisors, sales assistants, operations personnel and managers on new proprietary financial software focusing on managed money platforms, business processes and tools utilizing classroom presentations and one-on-one coaching.

Top 25 Regional Mortgage Banker: trained underwriters, processors, and closers on mortgage products, systems, and processes. Served as subject matter resource during design/development phases providing feedback, evaluation and modifications of training for accuracy and effectiveness.

Fortune 100 Financial Investment firm: Classroom and individual training of financial advisors with conversion proprietary program specific cloud-based software; 148 branches located throughout United States over nine months.

Top Ten national bank acquisition: – Trained acquired sales force in six weeks. On boarded the new employees, including POS software, corporate policies/procedures and best sales practices.

VP of Sales and Training Manager                                                                                                 2010 – 2011 Fiduciary Funding, LLC; Largo FL

Director of Marketing                                                                                                            2009 – 2010

Ameri-Tech Property Management, Inc.; Clearwater FL

Sales Trainer/Wholesale Account Executive                                                        2002 – 2009

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; St. Petersburg FL                                                 

Real Estate Instructor/Broker Salesman                                                                      2001 – 2002
Ameri-Tech Realty, Inc.; Clearwater FL

Computer Trainer                                                                                                                     2000 – 2001
Cox Target Media, Inc.; Largo FL

Adjunct Instructor                                                                                                                   1998 – 2002
St. Petersburg College; Seminole, FL

Regional Sales Trainer                                                                                                          1996 –2000
Crossland Mortgage Corp.; St. Petersburg, FL



M.S. Management, Troy University; Troy, Alabama

B.S. Business Administration, Chapman University; Los Angeles, CA

Certified Analyst of The Predictive Index

Certified to administer Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) my type: ENFJ

Distinguished Toastmaster # 3176

Membership V.P.   ATD, Association for Talent Development, F/K/A ASTD

2014 Innovation in Delivery of Training Award Florida Suncoast Chapter ATD

Strengths Finder 2.0:    Relator, Individualization, Learner, Communication, Empathy

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