C. Michael Ferraro, President

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Michael Ferraro
is a Certified Trainer


IP Certified DiSC Trainer IP Certified DiSC Trainer PXT Certified Professional

Michael founded TRAINING SOLUTIONS, Inc. in 1995. With almost 40 years of business management and HR/training experience, Michael offers a variety of skills and expertise to clients. He has facilitated many people skills training programs throughout the country for a wide variety of clients, from large corporations to small-midsize companies to nonprofits to universities. Many of his sessions focus on behaviors/attitudes, customer service, sales, leadership, management development and team building. Michael has earned the Everything DiSC certification as well as the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team accreditation. Michael also provides in-depth executive coaching services to management and executive level staff. His coaching program includes a 360-degree feedback process.

Michael has served on many business, community and governmental boards and commissions and currently is:

  • Board Member, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (previously Fairfax County Chamber)
  • Member of the Executive Circle of Northern Virginia Technology Council.
  • Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Bite Me Cancer® Foundation
  • Class Trainer for Leadership Fairfax and Leadership Arlington.

Michael was the founding co-chair of the HR Leadership Awards of the Greater Washington Area, and he is a member of the Leadership Fairfax Class of 1998.

He is a former member of:

  • Advisor, Public Policy, Association for Talent Development (ATD)
  • Member, TechPAC Board for the Northern Virginia Technology Council
  • Member, Board of Visitors of Marymount University
  • Public Policy Council of the Association for Talent Development (ATD)
  • 2009/2010 ATD International Conference Program Planning Team
  • Celebrate Fairfax, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Community Advisory Board of the Superintendent for Fairfax County Public Schools
  • DC Metro Tech Job Training Project, Board of Directors and Chairman
  • Goodwill of Greater Washington, Board of Directors
  • Human Resources Leadership Awards of Greater Washington (Board of Directors and Co-Founding Chairman)
  • Leadership Fairfax Inc., Board of Directors
  • Northern Virginia Business Roundtable, Member
  • Northern Virginia Regional Partnership, Board of Directors
  • Northern Virginia Technology Council, Board of Directors
  • Northern Virginia Technology Council Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • Virginia State Workforce Council, Board and Executive Committee
  • Workforce Investment Board of Northern Virginia, Vice Chairman

He also:

  • Was the recipient of an ACE (Achieving Chamber Excellence) Award in July 2010, given by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce for his work as Co-Chair of the Chamber's Membership Committee
  • Was awarded, with a team of winners, the American Society for Training and Development's Staff-Volunteer Partnership Award in 2010.
  • was the Founding Co-Chairman of the Human Resources Leadership Awards of Greater Washington (www.hrleadership.org)
  • was awarded "Committee Co-Chair of the Year" for the Reston Chamber of Commerce, 2001
  • was awarded the "Torchbearer" award from Leadership Fairfax, Inc. as member of the year, 2000
  • was awarded outstanding Small Business by the Fairfax County Small and Minority Business Advisory Council, 2000
  • was awarded Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce "Member of the Year", 1998
  • Was awarded Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce "Committee Co-Chair of the Year",1998
  • was awarded Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce "Small Business of the Year", 1997