6am Show: July 2, 2016- Alex J. Packer author of “How Rude! The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out” & Darin Selfridge speaking on Compass Consulting
Alex J. Packer, Ph.D., “Manners Guru to the Youth of America,” is a very polite educator and psychologist. A recognized expert on adolescent development, parenting, and substance abuse prevention, Alex served for 14 years as President and CEO of FCD Educational Services. Recently acquired by the Hazelden Foundation, FCD is the leading nonprofit provider of onsite K-12 drug education and substance abuse prevention services for schools throughout the United States and in over 60 countries abroad.
Alex is the author of 10 books for parents, counselors, teachers, and teenagers including the award-winning bestseller, How Rude!: The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out, called by Voice of Youth Advocates “the most incredibly readable, enjoyable, laughable, enlightening and insightful book.” First published in 1997, How Rude!has just been revised and updated to address the new manners violations made possible by 21st-century technological advances, and includes etiquette tips for using, not only the latest electronic devices and social media platforms, but even those not yet invented.
With more than three decades of Information Technology, consulting and multimedia experience, Darin Selfridge has developed a sharp eye for what businesses need to succeed. He owns and operates multiple technology-based enterprises, including a managed services and software engineering firm (Compass Consulting), a cloud services operation (Citihosts), a marketing and media production company (OneTwelve Productions), and a document management software subsidiary (DiVA Solutions). With his broad range of knowledge and long history of providing consulting services to small, medium and large companies, he can quickly identify what companies are seeking and translate those requests into smart IT decisions and marketing solutions. As an entrepreneur who quickly built his own successful consulting business, Compass Consulting, now in operation in the Ventura County area for over 20 years, he understands the complexities of operating a business and infuses his recommendations with that experience. His clients have ranged from large public companies like Disney, Agilent Technologies and Parker Hannifin, to small local businesses having fewer than 20 employees and up to 30 million in annuals sales. His mission is to provide not only great customer service and technical expertise, but an unrivaled customer experience. He is committed to the goals of his clients’ unique businesses, and his long-term clients appreciate that he listens, focuses on the details, takes ownership of projects, and delivers excellence.
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