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About Us

Who Is the Event Planning & Management Association?

The Event Planning & Management Association has had more than 15,000 professionals pay to join our training and certificate programs, and has over 58,000 members. Millions of industry professionals have interacted with our brand through our bestselling books, popular YouTube channels, live conferences, and the speeches we have given in more than 15 different countries at 50+ live conferences.

Mission: Our mission is to offer the most practical, challenging, and globally valued certification program for business coaching professionals.

Core Values: Our core values include Innovation, Providing Value First, Kaizen (constant improvement), Speed of Implementation, and Focus.

Contact Our Team

Please feel free to contact our friendly customer service team at the contact details listed below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Email: Team@BusinessTraining.com
Phone: 305-503-9050 (USA)
Fax: +1 (480) 772-4041 (SSL Secure Line)
Office Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM (EST)

328 Crandon Blvd Suite 223

Key Biscayne, FL 33149 USA

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Richard Wilson, President

Richard-C-WilsonRichard Wilson is the founder and President of the Event Planning & Management Association.

Due to the realization that most professionals receive very little, if any practical training from their employer or school within their specific area of work Richard helped create the Event Planning & Management Association. The mission of the Event Planning & Management Association is to provide practical online training and certification programs for niche professions and industries so that teams or individual professionals may learn only what is relevant and practical instead of traditional and generic.

Richard is a frequent speaker at conferences and he presents within his own full day training workshops every year in cities such as New York, Singapore, London, Brussels, San Francisco, Moscow, Chicago, Tokyo, Boca Raton, and Hong Kong. Richard is the author of six books and he has written and published over 5,000 articles that have been read by over 20,000,000 professionals in the business and finance industries. Richard has a Bachelors of Business Administration from Oregon State University, an M.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Portland, and he has completed masters level research and coursework on the psychology of influence at Harvard University within their ALM department.

Ashley Wirthlin, Program Resource Manager

Ashley-WirthlinAshley Wirthlin is Head of Client Services and will most likely be your first point of contact if you have any questions about the training program that are offered by our team. Ashley has been instrumental in keeping our investor databases, video libraries, and training programs updated. She has also been interviewing dozens of global experts in finance and investments and those audio interviews have been some of the most valuable resources that our team offers both publicly and privately within our training programs.

Theodore O’Brien, Event Management Advisor

Theo-ObrienTheo serves as an Advisor to the Event Planning & Management Association and, in his role as Managing Director of Wilson Holdings Company, he directs the training division’s corporate strategy, business development, and marketing. Over the last several years, Theo has led the production of many of our multi-media resources, coordinated our global training workshops, and advised on the content of a number of our training programs.

Adriana Albuquerque, Director of Candidate Services


Adriana Albuquerque handles participant inquiries and research projects. Adriana also helps the Event Planning & Management Association coordinate our global networking events and speaking engagements. She has experience in working for a translation firm, market research, and online education delivery systems.

With her multi-lingual abilities and global business experience, Adriana helps with international client services and making sure our client experience is always being improved. Some of the video content for this international finance programs were recorded with Adrian’s help in locations such as Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Mexico.

Charlie Wilson, Technical Program Producer

Charlie Wilson is the Event Planning & Management Association’s technical advisor on video and audio programs supplied within all of our training and certification programs. Charlie helps produce videos, membership-based websites, recorded phone interviews, and overall training packages. Charlie’s background is in conducting market research and multimedia product design, and today he helps us manage our library of over 1,500 video recordings and 300+ audio expert interviews.

Douglas Scott, Director

Cropped-BW-111x150Douglas Scott serves as Director at the Event Planning & Management Association and Wilson Holding Company. Doug will most likely be your first point of contact at the Event Planning & Management Association, where he works hard to constantly improve the participant experience, maintain our high quality standards, and has been involved in the rapid expansion of our Training division.


Rafael Tassini, Resource Research & Construction

Rafael Headshot OptionRafael Tassini was added to our team to help us consistently produce new resources, alumni benefits, and downloadable multimedia from our website. Rafael is an expert in resource research and construction and many of the tools you use within our programs were built with his help. Rafael works for us full time from our Sao Paulo, Brazil office and he is currently helping our team develop our international program offerings.