Jerry has taught graduate level public speaking classes for multiple universities. For public speaking tools he has researched, experienced, created, and shared in the classroom and the boardroom click here.
When it comes to public speaking and teamwork training, there are two credentials that really matter: the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association, and the Distinguished Toastmaster designation from Toastmasters International. In 1995, Jerry became the first person in NSA history to hold both of these distinctions.
Jerry earned his Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Grand Valley State University and his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University.
Add these qualifications to a client list that includes the FBI National Training Academy, National Executive Institute Associates (top law enforcement officers from seven countries on three continents), Domino’s Pizza, Spectrum Health, PaineWebber, and Ford Motor Company and you will begin to have an idea of the skills Jerry brings to the table.
Jerry is a Past President of the National Speakers Association of Michigan, and the CEO of SG Maverick, Inc. based in Muskegon, Michigan. He has delivered over one thousand professional presentations and has carefully studied the methods of hundreds of other speaking and training professional.
Jerry credits his U.S. Army experience serving as a Sergeant in charge of a classified weapons squad for the 2nd Infantry Division and his service on the 2nd Infantry Division Association Membership Committee as key factors for his enduring can-do attitude, his unwavering integrity, and his strong self-discipline.