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We exist to help you master communication skills for any business setting. Whether delivering compelling sales pitches or building cohesive teams, effective communication is vital for every business professional.

Our programs are grounded in communication and social science research, and proven by experience. From leaders of Fortune 500 companies to teams spread around the globe, we help individuals, managers, and teams learn and apply concrete, practical skills to communicate more effectively.

The VITAL Talent Promise

Whether you attend a classroom session, a virtual session, or participate in one of our online courses, there are three things you can count on: 

The material will be based on social science research and practical experience.
You will gain tools, tips, and techniques that you can apply immediately.
 You will be challenged while having fun. That’s the best way to learn.

All of our programs are designed with opportunities for practice and feedback given by an experienced professional who is dedicated to helping you learn and grow. That’s the VITAL Talent promise. 

Meet Tommy Re

Tommy Re is passionate about helping organizations thrive by developing the communication skills of their talented professionals and managers. With experience ranging from the Broadway stage to corporate boardrooms, Tommy brings his unique perspective, energy and passion for communication to every client engagement.

Tommy works with executives and business leaders to diagnose barriers to high performance and design talent solutions that lead to individual and organizational success. He has spent more than 25 years working in the field of organizational development and training. His experience includes corporate leadership roles as Chief People Officer for a business supply company and as senior sales executive for a technology training company. Tommy has also served as a consultant for leading companies including Amgen, Biogen, Novo Nordisk, Marriott, BMW, Total Facilities Solutions, Worldwide Clinical Trials, and many more.

With background as a student of communications and continued engagement with the academic community, Tommy bases his training programs in academic research. He holds a master’s degree in corporate communication from Seton Hall University, he has been on the teaching staff and taught public speaking at the University of Phoenix, and he is a frequent guest speaker on leadership in the MSW program at NC State University. Tommy is a volunteer consultant for the Executive Service Corps of the Triangle, which provides organizational development consulting and training services to central North Carolina’s nonprofit community.

Beginning his career as a professional actor and appearing on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning original production of A Chorus Line, Tommy shares his passion for performance and communication to help leaders and business professionals master the skills - and fun - of effective communication.

Our Team

With experience ranging from leading organizational change to pitching new products, presenting from the speaker’s podium to leading corporate meetings, the VITAL Talent team has been in your shoes. Combining unique backgrounds, diverse experience, and passion for talent development, our team of experts partners with individuals and teams to coach, engage, and help them master vital communication skills.Copy text

Kristina Hayes, SPHR

Kristina is passionate about helping organizations achieve their potential through their people. With over 20 years of experience partnering with business leaders to design and develop training solutions, she specializes in guiding organizations to find practical solutions for their talent development and organizational performance needs. Kristina started her career at Dow Corning Corporation, where she led change management for an early SAP implementation. She then pursued her calling as a consultant with Deloitte and has since worked in both internal and external consulting roles, partnering with leading global organizations including Novartis, IQVIA, Merck, Cisco, Raytheon, Syneos Health, and Pfizer. Kristina believes in the power of courage and adaptability in the development of both individuals and organizations.

David Mantica

David brings deep experience to roles in executive leadership training, product management, marketing, and operations capacities. With over 22 years as a leader in the training, coaching, and consulting industry, he specializes in business-to-business human capital transformation. David has led or conducted product management efforts around more than 300 training courses, addressing development opportunities in a range of industries including software development lifecycle, telecommunications, finance, healthcare IT, and marketing. He has a unique ability to understand the alignment of business needs and technology resources, and delivers training solutions to help professionals achieve competitive advantage through technology skills.

Erica Gloss, MSOD

Erica is an executive coach, workshop facilitator, speaker, and adjunct professor who works at the intersection of people and process. She has over 16 years of corporate experience providing effective change solutions through leadership development, action-oriented executive coaching, capacity building, and training. With a deep understanding of the dynamics affecting both the individual and the organization, Erica helps business professionals navigate multi-stakeholder environments and facilitate effective decision making. Her philosophy focuses on helping professionals bridge the gap between idea and action, with an approach centering on exploring unique ways to incorporate the strengths of the individual with the operational needs of the organization.

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