Meet the dynamic and energetic TrainingPath team
with over 25 years experience

Our facilitators and trainers are life-long learners who make a sustained effort to attain and apply the most cutting-edge training methodologies available. We truly love what we do.


Roy CharetteRoy Charette

Roy Charette is a leader in the field of training and the founder of TrainingPath. He has conducted over one thousand workshops in various indoor and outdoor venues throughout the world. His motivating seminars and presentations are sought after by leading corporations and educational institutions including Pepsi, Ford, Fidelity, Staples, EMC, Reebok, Yale, Harvard and MIT.

Roy specializes in delivering impactful single and multi-day programs in the areas of Interactive Team-Building, Work/Life Balance, Presentation Skills, and Leadership Training. His presentations powerfully impact critical areas such as team dynamics, task management, member’s roles, leadership styles, communication, and clear goal setting to increase team efficiency in the workplace. His engaging seminars focus on personal and professional growth, while highlighting trust and respect as the cornerstones to individual and team success.

Roy has over 20 years of Theatrical Improvisational experience and has performed hundreds of troupe and one-man shows. He conducts managerial training using this powerful technique for communication skills and personal growth development training.

Roy also has a strong belief in Philanthropy and hands-on community service, and has traveled to the southern states to work with the Katrina victims, and as far away as Cambodia, volunteering time and resources in several orphanages.

Read the Hartford Business Journal: Q&A with Roy Charette


Joe GrovesJoe Groves

Joe brings over 20 years of experience in the fields of Corporate Team Development, and Adventure Education.  His varied career and life experiences include roles as an Outward Bound Instructor, Challenge Course Manager, Corporate Trainer, adjunct faculty member in the Education Department at CCSU, Colorado River Raft and Fishing Guide, World Cup Ski Championship Mountain Host, Track and Field Coach at the 2002 North American Indigenous Games and challenge course facilitator.

A seasoned Outdoor Adventure Programming Leader Joe is a professional member of the Association for Experiential Education and the Connecticut Challenge Course Professionals.  He holds a degree in Adventure Based Counseling from UCONN and has completed numerous trainings and workshops from Project Adventure, High Five Adventure, SOLO Wilderness Medicine and much more. His innovative experiential techniques and positive, comfortable demeanor have been identified by many as a major strength of his facilitation skills.


Marjorie ZohnMarjorie Zohn

Marjorie has coached leaders in both business and not-for-profit worlds in communication and presentation skills for the past twelve years.  She has also taught acting, Shakespeare and improvisation at the professional and university level.  In her teaching and coaching, Marjorie draws from the worlds of theatre and improvisation to create safe, supportive, and exciting “laboratory” environments where people hone their skills in building relationships and inspiring others to action. She has conducted residencies and guest-lectured at institutions including Emerson College, Boston University, Brown University, Suffolk University, Cambridge College, The Berklee College of Music and Wellesley College.  As a Director of several improvisational performance troupes, Marjorie's clients included Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Citizen’s Bank, The Radcliffe Public Policy Institute, and The Young President’s Organization.

As a performer, Marjorie has appeared in many venues, and she has authored and performed two one-woman shows produced in Boston, as well as having directed productions at Shakespeare & Company, multiple universities in the Northeast, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Melissa HannonMelissa Hannon

Melissa delivers impactful workshops on the topics of leadership, organizational and team development, team empowerment and management training. She has facilitated to a broad range of industries from Fortune 500 companies, Health care and Academic institutions. She is the co-developer of the “Transformational Leadership for Women” workshop, an Executive Development training program which impacts leaders, one individual at a time, to achieve extraordinary results in an ever changing work environment. The focus of her work is empowering managers, supporting their transition to becoming influential leaders.

Organizations she has served include Human Resource Managers Development Program at the University of Michigan, Waterford Wedgwood, BAE Systems, Saint Gobain, The Hartford, Charter One and American Airlines.

Melissa earned her B.S. from the University of Maine in 1993 and bicycled across the United States on a team of able and disabled cyclists to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities.  Melissa has served on the board of directors for Danny’s Team, a non -profit organization creating opportunities for people with disabilities.


Steve OckerbloomSteve Ockerbloom

During the last eleven years Steve has had the opportunity to work with the CEOs, vice presidents and staff of a number of Fortune 500 companies. These programs have spanned the spectrum from large interactive teambuilding activities to problem solving initiatives and computer business simulations. Steve has run corporate training programs in 25 different states, and in Europe and the Middle East.

Steve graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, ME with a double major in Physics and Philosophy. Since then he has received training in, Adventure Program Management, Adventure Programming for Corporate Clients, the MBTI Assessment and Belbin Team Roles Profile. Steve leads innovative and interactive workshops that guide organizations through such topics as Effective Influence, Situational Leadership, How to Give Feedback and Coaching, and Conflict Management.


Penny CoppenPenny Coppen

Penny Coppen has been working for the past 16 years to assist organizations in actively promoting healthy work environments, for both employees and managers.  Her talents are wide-ranging and include: collaborating with organizations on group and organizational effectiveness, teambuilding and platform presentations. She provides coaching and support as an Organization Development, Change Management, and Tal Recruitment and Retention Consultant for a variety of organizations including: Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), ESPN, The Hartford Life Insurance Company, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Waterford-Wedgwood, Pratt & Whitney, Dr. Pepper, United Technologies, Pennsylvania Power & Light, the Center for Sales Strategy, and over 300 radio, television and Internet Sales Departments worldwide.

Penny has a Master’s degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of Hartford, CT, and a Bachelor’s in Exercise Physiology and Sports Management from Keene State.  She currently serves as adjunct faculty in the Management Department at the University of Hartford, teaching Group Dynamics & Interpersonal Relationships, Dynamics of Group Decision Making, and Leadership and Management classes. She often finds herself using high and low ropes course, adventure play and experiential learning to assist in the process of helping organizations reach their full potential.


Allison PhaneufAllison Phaneuf

Allison has spent the past fifteen years involved in education, corporate training and consulting, career development, and health and wellness coaching. With graduate degrees in both Organizational Development and Counseling Psychology, she has taught an array of classes including Workplace Psychology, Theories of Personality, Group Dynamics, Learning Theories, Cognition, and Developmental Psychology.  Additionally, Allison is certified in the use of the DiSC and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and has successfully used these tools for seminars in diversity, understanding personality, and career development.

She is currently a member of the Human Resource Leadership Association of Eastern CT, previously held the position of President for the Connecticut Chapter of ASTD (American Society for Training and Development), and has served on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Challenge Course Professionals.


Richard DanaRichard Dana

Richard Dana brings 25 years of expertise in communications and group dynamics to help clients focus on both personal and professional goals, while building momentum for dynamic change. A frequent guest speaker at professional meetings and conferences, his clients include large and small companies, family- and closely-held businesses, educational institutions, individuals and professional associations. He is a member of the Family Firm Institute, MIT’s Venture Mentoring Service, the Small Business Association of New England, and the American Psychological Association.

Richard Dana, Ed.D. received his B.A. from University of California at Berkeley, and his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Boston University. A specialist in the behavioral sciences, Richard’s work has focused on individuals, groups, learning styles and communication. Drawing on his clinical experience, Richard brings a deep understanding of how cognitive and personality styles affect learning, providing a solid conceptual foundation on which to base successful interventions.