GLOBAL TRAINING EXPERTS
Global Training Experts was founded in 2008 by Jill LaFaive Gafner. The company was initially designed to launch global automotive quality programs. Although Gafner had been a global training expert for many years clocking in over 1200 international hours, she had an even bigger job at home. In 1991 Jill became a caregiver to her husband, Bob, who was diagnosed with double lung cancer, brain cancer and dementia. While raising the family and supporting the demands of her husband's health, Jill authored Personal Positioning for the Caregiver. "Once Personal Positioning for the Caregiver was written the focus changed" Jill began supporting caregivers nationally since there was such a growing need for emotional support. In 2012, after 21 years of caregiving, Bob passed away. Today, Jill's instruction is stronger than ever as she earned her Certified Dementia Practitioner and Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Training certificates through the International/National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. The combination of two decades of personal experience combined with her certifications makes Global Training Experts the smart choice in choosing a passionate delivery of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care training and/or Caregiving Survival.
ABOUT JILL L. GAFNER
Proficient in performance improvement and behavior modification training. Known for her coaching techniques, she has successfully delivered over 1200 international training hours in China, Korea, India, Mexico, Austria, Canada and the U.S. Jill coaches 2500+ people per year on multiple processes and procedures, holds a BS in Business Management, a Certification in Dale Carnegie, CDP, and CADDCT.
In 2006 she authored “Personal Positioning for the Caregiver”, a motivational guide on staying mentally healthy while caring for your patient. Jill’s experience involves 20+ years of living with her patient who had lung cancer, brain cancer and dementia. Jill’s successful message has been promoted on a national level via live presentation, on -line support sites, television, radio, and Michigan newspapers.
Global Training Experts in the News!
See Jill in an interview talking about Personal Positioning for the Caregiver on Vimeo.
"Speaker, expo seeks to aid, inform caregivers" - C and G news
"Personal Positioning for the Caregiver" Offers Great Pep Talk - Minding our elders blog