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New Horizons Computer Learning Center


About the Owner

After having spent over 25 years in Corporate America as a Human Resource Consultant, Performance Management Consultant and Organization Development Consultant, Carolyn Nash-Edwards started her own contract trainer organization, Beneficial Employee Skills Training (BEST) in June 2006.

Carolyn has extensive training in Group Process, Leadership Development, Organization Development, Teams Development and Facilitation. She has a B.S. degree in Psychology/Minor in Social Work from S.C. State University and has acquired certifications and certificates of achievements in the following:

  • Training and Development from Oklahoma University
  • Skilled Facilitator from the University of North Texas Center for Continuing Education and Conference Management
  • The Big Five Personality Factor from CentACS  - The Center for Applied Cognitive Studies
  • Teams Master Training from the Forum Corporation
  • Team Building from the University of South Carolina
  • Team Dynamics from Interactive Communication Systems, Inc.
  • Criterion – Reference Instruction from Mager Associates, Inc.
  • Instructional Design for New Designers from Langevin Learning Services
  • Career Development Design Workshop from Allstate Insurance Company
  • Leveraging Diversity from Allstate Insurance Company/J. Howard and Associates
  • Quality Education Systems Training from Philip Crosby and Associates
  • Quality Improvement Process Management College from Phillip Crosby and Associates
  • Creative Training Techniques from Creative Training Techniques International, Inc.

Carolyn has served as the President of the Charlotte Area Chapter of American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and received a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Charlotte for Outstanding Contribution to the City’s Executive Challenge Institute – II Program.

Carolyn has also served as the keynote speaker for the following organizations:

  • American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), University Branch – Charlotte, NC
  • Professional Insurance Women’s Association – Charlotte, NC
  • The Pilots International Club – Kannapolis, NC

Carolyn believes that employee development is the most important key to any corporation’s success. Her greatest strength is getting individuals to take personal responsibility for their development and enjoy the development process.



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