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WHO WE ARE

Inspired Vision is a minority and women owned consortium of highly experienced trainers and organizational consultants. Each partner has over twenty years of experience in their respective fields and has provided training to organizations and governmental groups nationally and internationally. 

 

Our mission is to create learning experiences that inspire. While we do offer stand-alone training, we believe that organizational and workforce development are evolutionary processes. With a goal to create long term impact, Inspired Vision incorporates our operating values of cultural competence, strength-based/solution-focused practice, and continuous pursuit of excellence in all service design and delivery.

 

Our approach seeks to integrate and/or strengthen skills by exploring work processes and environment, as well as appreciating leadership, employee and customer interactions. Our training and coaching techniques ensure learned skills are secured in “real world” environments for lasting results.

Skillfully delivered training alone won’t translate into changed behaviors “back on the job.” Successful sustainability efforts include learning processes that support on-site application of the learned behaviors and skills required to maximize results. We provide an individualized set of skill reinforcement tools designed to ensure continued focus and to build momentum during implementation.

There is a vital link between company concerns, strategic goals, employee development, and accountability. It rests on having a sound sustainability strategy for turning learning into behavior. Our success in partnering with agencies to attain their goals lies in Inspired Vision’s ‘integrative practice model’.

The integrative practice model consists of eight cohesive components:

1.   Engagement

2.   Assessment

3.   Planning

4.   Effective Supervisory Practice

5.   Training

6.   Implementation Coaching

7.   Evaluation

8.   Follow Through Support

FOUNDING PARTNERS

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Cathy Cave 
Co-founder
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Michael Johnan
Co-founder

Cathy Cave has over 30 years of experience as an administrator, facilitator and consultant specializing in culture, inclusion and disparities elimination, trauma informed services and supports, peer support, strength-based approaches, supervision and leadership coaching within a variety of systems. She uses her survivor, family, community, provider and administrative perspectives to facilitate organizational change at local, state and national levels. Cathy has provided technical assistance through the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, The National Center on Trauma Informed Care, The Mental Health Empowerment Project, numerous governmental agencies and advisory bodies, coalitions, and human service organizations throughout the country. She has conducted crisis counseling initiatives following the events of 9/11 and hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She is the former Director for Cultural Competence for New York State Office of Mental Health and one of New York State’s early trauma champions, coordinating county collaboratives and annual clinical training conferences.

Michael Johnan has been working in the Child Welfare/Mental Health field for over 35 years. His professional experience includes: Therapeutic Foster Care Worker, Residential Counselor, Group Home Supervisor, Special Education Counselor, Trainer, Training Director, Associate Executive Director for Behavioral Health Services, and Chief Operating Officer for Peer Services. In all of his positions, Michael has provided training to management, staff, foster parents and families. To date Michael has provided training to more than 5000 staff, foster parents and administrators. He has presented at local, national and international conferences. Early in his career Michael provided foster care to children with emotional and behavioral  challenges. His combined professional and personal experience has allowed him to live and work with youth with emotional disabilities, autism, and intellectual disabilities. His passion has been to bring true strength-based practice to every aspect of programing.

 

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