C. Michael Ferraro, CEO and President

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Michael Ferraro
is a Certified Trainer


IP Certified DiSC Trainer IP Certified DiSC Trainer IP Certified DiSC Trainer PXT Certified Professional

Michael founded TRAINING SOLUTIONS, Inc. in 1995. With almost 50 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, supervisory 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 confidential and skills-based 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)
  • Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Bite Me CancerĀ® Foundation
  • Class Trainer for Leadership Fairfax

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:

  • Member, TechPAC Board for the Northern Virginia Technology Council
  • Member of the Executive Circle of Northern Virginia Technology Council
  • 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
  • Human Resources Leadership Awards of Greater Washington (Board of Directors and Co-Founding Chairman)
  • 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
  • Advisor, Public Policy, Association for Talent Development (ATD)
  • Celebrate Fairfax, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Community Business 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

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