Kit Goldman and Memo Mendez are nationally acclaimed trainers, facilitators, subject matter experts on human and legal issues in the workplace, and professional actors. Their unique “edutainment” methodology harnesses the power of entertainment to enlighten and educate on dozens of workplace topics, and achieves unsurpassed levels of engagement and retention.
Over the past 24 years, their courses have engaged hundreds of thousands of executives, managers, and employees in a vast array of industries. They have appeared frequently as workplace experts in the media.
Goldman is an innovative educator and multi-faceted entertainment industry professional. She has received dozens of awards for professional accomplishment and community service. She is a cum laude graduate of San Diego State University with a major in Education and minors in Psychology and Linguistics, a prolific and accomplished theatre producer, writer, director, actress, journalist, essayist and speechwriter, and a certified consumer arbitrator.
Prior to entering the training arena, Goldman built and operated 2 professional theatres in San Diego, producing over 100 shows and “The American Dance Awards” for ABC TV, starring Sammy Davis Jr. (his last public appearance), Patrick Swayze, Liza Minelli, Paula Abdul, and others.
In 1992, Goldman developed the “prime time” style edutainment used by she and Mendez when asked by the U.S. Navy to develop Sexual Harassment training for San Diego based commands after the Tailhook scandal.
Goldman is a committed, passionate child advocate. Under a grant from the U.S. Justice Dept. Office of Victims of Crime, she designed and delivered an interactive, anti-youth violence curriculum used by hundreds of school districts and is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for a foster child in San Diego County.
Memo Mendez has been a driving force in the duo’s growth, development and success since 1995. He is a nationally known, highly respected trainer and educator on employment practice topics. His powerful, riveting, interactive style fuses his talents and training as an actor and teacher.
Mendez's unique blend of gifts and experience, and fluency in English and his native Spanish, are ideally suited to the "edutainment" medium. As a professional actor, Mendez has worked extensively in TV, stage, and film in his native Colombia, Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego. As a professional actor, Mendez has worked extensively in TV, stage, and film in his native Colombia, Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
Mendez is a nationally known, highly respected trainer and educator on employment practices topics. His powerful, riveting, interactive style fuses his talents and training as an actor and teacher.
Mendez is tireless and dedicated in service to the community, donating substantial time and resources to at-risk youth, and programs fostering safety, justice, and quality of life. Goldman and Mendez also collaborate with leading California healthcare attorneys on programs for the the healthcare workplace including Violence Prevention, Physician Well Being, Cultural Competency, Disruptive Behavior, Intervention and Peer Review.
LEGAL Nixon Peabody LLP; Littler Mendelson, PC; Legal Learning Group ("LLG"); Employment Law Training, Inc.; Baker & McKenzie; State & County Bars; Inns of Court; Edwards, White & Sooey; Luce, Forward; Procopio, Cory; Solomon, Ward; Federal Defenders; Seltzer, Caplan; Association of Legal Administrators
ENTERTAINMENT / MEDIA / COMMUNICATIONS Turner Broadcasting Systems; Time Warner; Turner Sports; Turner Entertainment Group; CNN; HBO; MGM; E! Entertainment; Spelling Entertainment Group; Carsey-Werner Productions; Virgin Interactive Entertainment; Noble Broadcast, Rhino Records; Rubin Postaer & Assoc.; World Vision Enterprises; Hamilton Projects; SeaWorld/Anheuser Busch; The Weather Channel; Indianapolis Star Newspaper; Kansas City Star Newspaper; Charter Communications; Morris Communications Company; Verizon; NTELOS; United Radio
GENERAL CORPORATE State Farm; Walmart.com; Levi Strauss; AJ Gallagher Insurance; Fossil; Anderson & Anderson; Arden Group; Virco; Mail Boxes, Etc.; Rollins Huddig Hall; Sunclipse; HR Partners; TOPS Staffing Services; GC Management; Shurflo/Pentair; Barney & Barney; Rent-a-Center; American Airlines; Nature's Best; Janus Et Cie; Dental Associates; DL George and Sons; Anderson Thatcher Nurseries; Truck Sales and Rentals; Moultire Multicorp; Cosmo Store Service; Allied Machines; TMRC Group; The TJX Companies; MTCSC; Union Sanitary; DMI Companies; Supreme Oil; Snipes Dye; ISL; INC; Decton; MG Properties; Brown Forman; Complex Claims; Accent Controls; East West Stone; Mascon – Inc; Thos. Somerville Co.; Rimkus; Project Design Consultants; MedTech Publishing; Hardin Marine; Arrowhead Petzent; DePaul Industries, Hawthorne Machinery; Performance Food Group; Harbinger Technology Group; DNE World Fruit Sales; Complete Business Systems; TDS Group; Dean's Professional Service
GOVERNMENT U.S. Office of Personnel Management; U.S. Navy; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S.Justice Dept.; State of Washington; CA Office of Rehabilitation; County of San Diego; County of San Bernardino; City of Riverside; City of San Diego; City of West Hollywood; SANDAG; Washington State Dept. of Transportation; Washington Department of Natural Resources; Atlantic County; City of Bellvue; County of Mohave; Indianapolis and Marion Counties; Lafayette Consolidated Government; U. S. Marine Corps; City of Jacksonville; PA Dept. of Transportation; State of Louisiana; City of Boise; County of Denton; NY State Office of Mental Health
EDUCATION CA State University system; UCSD; Anaheim Union H.S. District; Palo Verde Community College; Piedmont Banning Unified; Pleasanton Unified; Saddleback Valley Unified; Fountain Valley Unified; Huntington Beach Unified; San Leandro Unified; Irvine Unified; San Lorenzo Sweetwater Union H. S.; Magnolia Union HS district; San Diego Unified; Victor Valley College; L..A., Orange, Alameda, San Diego, Riverside County Offices of education; ACSA; CSBA; Head Start, Township High School District 214; Boys and Girls Town; Carlos Albizu University; Devereux University; Southern Illinois University; Seflin; Clarksville; Montgomery County School System; Ft. Smith School District; Leon County School District; Eastern Washington University; San Elizario School District; Forsyth Technical Community College; University of Texas San Antonio; Tyler Independent School District; West VA Dept. of Education; Gordon College; Erie Institute of Technology
TECHNOLOGY / SCIENCE / ENGINEERING Hewlett-Packard; Ray-Chem; C-Net; Johnson & Johnson; LifeScan; Alza Corp.; Nutragena; Lam Research; Chem-Tronics; VALOR Electronics; D-3 Technologies; Smith & Nephew, Donjoy; Excellon Automation; Nasland Engineering; EDS; Koam Engineering Systems
FINANCIAL Ameriquest Mortgage; AMC; Long Beach Acceptance Corp.; Olympus Mortgage; Argent Mortgage; Mandalay Mortgage; Beckman Credit Union; San Diego National Bank; Hawthorne Savings; South Bay Credit Union; Nicholas-Applegate Capital; First Entertainment Credit Union; Patelco Credit Union; One Source Realty; 2 Checkout; Carolina Farm Credit; Copper River Management; Hastings Mutual; Chicago Mercantile Exchange; Farmers National Bank
HOSPITALITY Ritz Carlton; Holiday Inns; Grand Heritage Hotels, Inc.; Hilton; San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau; San Diego Convention Center; Benchmark Hospitality Group; Ocean Plaza Hotel; MHI Hotels; Welk Resorts Group; Hilton San Bernadino; Hotel Del Coronado
ENERGY / ENVIRONMENTAL Analytical Technologies; Ogden Environmental; Helix Water District; SDG&E; Magma Power
HEALTH CARE Stanford University Medical School; USC Medical School; Kaiser Permanente; NorCal; Irvine Medical Center; Betty Ford Center; Sharp HealthCare; TriCare, U.S. Navy Region 9; Big Sky Surgery; Emory Healthcare; Delta Dental Plan of Arkansas; Sacred Heart Health System
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS / SOCIAL SERVICE ASTD; SHRM; IRRA; ASHRAE; ASHE; PIHRA; CSHE; NHRA; CSHE; AHMA; ALA; Employers Group Inland Empire Employers Assoc.; American Women In Radio & TV; San Diego Employer Round Table; Tariq Khamisa Foundation; Traffic Safety Council; San Diego Performing Arts League; Communication Service for the Deaf; Employers Resource Assoc.; St. Luke's United Methodist Church; Girls Club
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