Meet Our Team
Eraina Ferguson, MAR, M.ED is a Marketing and Communications Manager for an EDTech Company, TEDx Curator, and Special Needs Advocate. Her memoir My Good Life, was featured as Thrive Global Must Reads in 2020. She holds an M.Ed in Education from Boston College and an MAR in Religion from Yale. Her recent monologue, Listen to Her, was read by actress Marla Gibbs and featured at the WACO Theatre’s 50in50 event. She has been featured on CNBC, NBC Universal, AfroTech, LA Parents Magazine, Black Enterprise and the LA Times. Eraina lives in North Carolina with her husband and children.
TEDxApex Speaker Coach
Trainer, Speaker, Consultant, Coach, Author
Raised around America's Space Program, Alan Hoffler has earned degrees in aerospace engineering and applied mathematics, but his true passion is teaching. Midway into his 30 years of training technical corporate audiences, instructing in the college classroom, teaching public high school, and speaking nationally to pilots about flying safety, he discovered the joy in helping others communicate with excellence. With a coach’s passion, a teacher’s heart, and an engineer’s mind, he creates practical paths to greatness for his clients. His writings reveal his desire to improve himself as well.
Alan is the Executive Director and Principal Trainer at MillsWyck Communications. He speaks and coaches internationally on the importance of communicating with excellence and living a life of significance. When he’s not speaking or training, he stays active supporting activities and instructing in his local church; raising uncooperative vegetables; playing disc golf; and dreaming about using the privileges of his commercial pilot’s license. He is the co author of 6 Steps Forward, a parable about the stages in a man’s life; author of Presentation Sin; co-author of Silver Goldfish: The Keys to Delivering Memorable Business Presentations; author of 3D Leadership: Creating a Culture of Purpose for your Organization and Life, and is working on a new book, The Virtual Presenter.
He and his wife Haley enjoy watching their two college-aged children turn into amazing adults.