We believe in the power of the individual. Everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone has a platform to share their stories, or more importantly they may not have a voice to tell that story. The PEOPLE Chronicles is about providing the platform and the voice. We need to hear from each other and learn from each other as a community. We are passionate about this and we are honored to be able to share these stories with you.
- Toni Reece, President of The PEOPLE Academy, Inc.
Meet the Team!
Meet Toni Reece
President of The PEOPLE Academy, Inc.
phone - 610-207-6573
Toni Reece has been a personal and business development Coach for twenty years and started her first company BaySix Training, Inc. in 1995. In addition to becoming the first trained practitioner in the United States for the international people-development model, Investors in People, her previous coaching experience includes - Manager of Customer Quality and Director of Continuous Quality Improvement using the skills of coaching to facilitate success in all aspects of customer quality for a Fortune 1000 company. Toni has also worked with the state of Pennsylvania implementing The P.E.O.P.L.E. Model coaching framework as a premier engagement tool for workforce development. Toni uses her coaching skills and workflow process skills in concert with a highly passionate ability to work with people at all stages of work and life.
Toni is the co-author of the book Let the Leaders Steer and the PEOPLE Drive and Author of Wake Up P.E.O.P.L.E. She is also the founder of the Get Inspired Project - www.getinspiredproject.com and co-founder of The International Association of YOU. She remains passionate and enthusiastic about facilitating the power of the individual.
Meet Jeff Woytovich
Jeff is a promoting and exposure machine!
phone - 610-741-5552
WOYTOVICH Consulting was founded in 2006 and specializes in PR, Promotions, Marketing, Business Brokering, Advertising Consulting, Social Networking, and non-profit development. Jeff is a co-founder of the non-profits Circle of Life Coalition and Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance as well as the founder of the Children’s Alopecia Project, Inc. (CAP) He is also the founder of Helping Care for Cora, the organization that was the catalyst to bringing ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to Berks County, PA. At the time of the makeover build, Jeff served on the lead team as the media liaison. Jeff Woytovich is passionate about helping people and businesses find and support each other in the Greater Reading area and continues to help as a contributor to Berks County Living Magazine co-writing, “He Said, She Said” with his wife Betsy as well as writing reviews for the lifestyle website BetterAskBrad.com.
Jeff lives in Wyomissing, PA with his wife Betsy and their four daughters.
Meet Jim Reece -
Jim is our trusted advisor and #1 fan!
Jim’s business philosophy is one of people centeredness. He believes in the transformational power of people’s engagement. His nearly 30 years of experience has taken him through a number of industries including manufacturing, hospitality, education and non profit. Beginning in the field of Human Resources Jim saw first hand the effects of engaging people in the decisions affecting their work. His collective experience includes adventures in marketing, customer service and operations both at home and internationally all while maintaining an active people centered approach to business development.
He counts among his greatest achievements those instances where with gentle guidance someone struggling rises and succeeds.
Meet Donna Amos -
Behind the scenes marketing and technology guru - co-founder of The International Association of YOU - bringing our stories to life!
After coaching for several years I felt poised to create the International Association of Solopreneurs. I had this desire to create an environment that would nurture solo business owners giving them the support and tools they need to create profitable businesses.I began supporting small business owners with their marketing efforts in the mid eighties. Then I spent over 14 years as a sales trainer, corporate manager, and business coach for a national real estate company.
I have the same solopreneurial spirit that my clients do and love helping them learn how to love sales and marketing. I have developed systems and applications that helps others create effective business and marketing plans; create sales strategies and systems to manage their business with ease. My business experience and formal training has helped me help others to succeed.
One of the things I am consistent about is keeping clients moving forward—involved in some sort of action that will bring results. I believe you can achieve anything you truly want to achieve. “It might sound trite, but time and time again, I’ve seen it happen with my clients. They overcome the fear of exposing themselves to the possibility of failure to creating profitable exciting businesses.
The PEOPLE Academy, Inc. would like to thank the following for their support -
Lamar Advertising, Reading, PA
- We want to give a huge thank you to Mr. Dave Peacock, Vice President/General Manager of Lamar.
Mr. Peacock took the time to listen to our desire to share community stories and provided counsel and support. When we brought The PEOPLE Chronicles to life, he brought his team together and helped bring exposure to The PEOPLE Chronicles in ways we could only have dreamed. We thank you!
Bellco Federal Credit Union, Berks County, PA
- We want to give a big thank you to Kirsten Keim-Shendge, Marketing Manager.
Kirsten knew that Bellco Federal Credit Union and the PEOPLE Chronicles were an immediate fit. Bellco's tag line is "Believing in Berks." We can not thank them enough for believing in the power of the stories of our community!
BCTV.org - The Crowne Plaza, Reading, PA -
We want to give a big thank you to Ann Sheehan, Executive Director at BCTV.
Ann has been a fan of the PEOPLE Chronicles from the beginning. BCTV is committed to telling community stories and the partnership between BCTV and The PEOPLE Chronicles is a natural fit. We appreciate Ann's mentorship and support through this entire process. Thank you!
We want to give a particular shout out to Mr. Craig Poole, the General Manager
. The stories are being told within this hotel in a room that has been transformed into a podcast studio. This would not have been possible without the support and belief of this Hotel's team and Leadership. As a small business we get to witness greatness in service and leadership everyday within this facility. We are humbled and honored to be a part of this wonderful hotel. We thank you!
Greater Reading Economic Partnership - We love this group of people! GREP is made up of very hard working people who have no other agenda accept to help businesses successfully come into Greater Reading and also help businesses stay successful in Greater Reading. Check out their Careers in Two Years Program! We have been on the receiving end of their support and encouragement. We thank you!
Reading Air - These folks are all about service and creating the best customer experience. We have experienced that first hand and we love these guys. Looking for a charter flight - call them today!
The PEOPLE Chronicles would not be able to exist without the support of our sponsors, Jackie Hoffman and of course your stories!