C. Turner, Ph.D.
For turning "No way" into "Way to go!"
Colleen Turner, Ph.D. (UCLA) is a communications analyst, speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach who blends winning methods derived from a variety of disciplines to achieve breakthrough outcomes. She learned firsthand how performance can be significantly enhanced through her experiences in varied careers as an academic and educator, a sports coach and athlete (Team USA), and a military officer (Lieutenant Colonel, USAF Reserve, Ret.).
Dr. Turner's approach to achieving breakthroughs is summarized in her booklet "Communication for Transforming 'No Way' into 'Way to Go!'"
Turner's sports achievements include competitive surfing and skateboarding, and she played volleyball on the USA team--UCLA retired her #44 jersey. As a counselor and social worker, she trained as a psychotherapist and served as an executive director for a gang and drug abuse prevention program. Her military expertise included developing terrorist defense scenarios, strategic planning for the Space and Missile Systems Center, freefall parachuting, and marksmanship. She served as an indirect advisor for three cabinet secretaries and supported international strategic communications for the U.S. Departments of State and Defense. Dr. Turner is also a blogger for The Huffington Post.
The Institute for National Security Studies sponsored her research project: “Best Practices for Inspiring Pro-American Sentiment: Exploring Methods of American Masters for Winning Hearts and Minds Around the Globe.” Additionally, Dr. Turner presented “Religion: Catalyst for War or Peace?” at the Metanexus Institute’s interfaith conference that hosted representatives from 27 countries. Colleen's passion is for developing and coaching communication that facilitates positive interpersonal, organizational, and international changes by applying proven best practices from distinctively different arenas. Derived from everyday work experiences, she developed Best Communication Practices for Leaders.
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