Tokii Lab prides itself on our partnerships with dedicated professionals, from across various disciplines and fields. Take some time to learn a bit more about them and their work.
Dr. Laurence Hunt - Lifestyle/Love/Friends and Family Expert
I was raised in Southwest Missouri, living in the passive solar home designed by my father until I moved away in 1967. It was always OK that ideas could be discussed in our home. What “is” was never quite as important as what “could be.” My father, Ralph Edwin Hunt, was a private pilot and European automobile enthusiast. My mother, Genevieve Ann Likins Hunt, pursued interests in women’s empowerment, social change, literature and poetry. I studied at New College of Florida from 1967-70. I moved to Canada in 1972, where I completed my professional training. I have lived across Canada since that time, from Newfoundland to British Columbia. Since 1992, I have lived in Kenora, Ontario, where I specialize in cross-cultural psychology. I also spend about 3 months per year in Arizona and California. There is an agenda for behavioural, perceptual and societal change in almost everything I do. I regard human accomplishment in the spheres of the arts, sciences and culture as the most important achievement of all (as each discipline is able to alter and refine our perception and understanding of ourselves and the world we live in).
Wendy Kay - Certified Life Coach
Wendy Kay is a certified professional Life Coach that practices nationally. The author of the new book, Mastering the Art of Feeling Good (Tate Publishing, 11/11), is also a motivator, educator, and entrepreneur with over 25 years of research and participation in an array of personal development programs/techniques and spiritual actualization practices.
Rossano B. Maniscalchi - Arts/Culture Expert
Rossano B. Maniscalchi was born in Florence. A professional photographer, his work has always been of an outstanding standard, whether in the field of portraiture, art, still life, fashion, culture, beauty and glamour photography, or in the field of advertising. He works in the United States, where he also lives for many months of the year. His work takes him to Florida, California, New York, and, naturally, Europe for promotional campaigns at the show rooms of companies such as Ferragamo Shoes, Sunglasses by Armani, Cartier, Ungaro, Gap, Guess, Limited, Stefanel, Max Mara, Calvin Klein Shoes, Stefanel, Rolex, and Mercedes. He also has engagements for the covers of many American and European magazines.
Alison Sigmon - Clinical Counsellor
Alison Sigmon was one of the original product and content design members for Tokii. With 20 combined years of experience in clinical counseling, leadership, learning design, training, assessment creation, survey writing, analysis, & project management, she has been involved in several traditional & Internet-based start-up companies as a COO, VP, & principal. She has a Masters of Education degree in clinical counseling & a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. As a Licensed Professional Counselor for a number of years, she worked with individuals, couples, & families on relationship issues, depression, anxiety, & addiction and has published extensively about these subjects in several mediums and publications.
She has authored, designed, and customized virtual and traditional training in emotional intelligence, communication, virtual teams, negotiation, facilitation, project management, and organizational culture currently being used in Fortune 500 companies and government agencies around the world. Inspired by her learning simulation experience in the military and subsequent experience with adult learning, Alison also created an Internet-based, software as a service performance assessment and development tool that includes an interview, self-assessment, 360-degree feedback, game simulation, and feedback report with customized learning and development recommendations that best suit the individual’s personality, learning style, and ability. She is the recipient of several awards and accolades in training, project management, and communication.
Alison supports Tokii with game content creation, articles for Tokii Lab, data analysis, expert perspective on relationship scenarios, and product design. She is also currently writing a book title Delivering Bad News in Good Ways. She can be reached on Twitter @alisonsigmon or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Jeremy Spiegel - Arts/Culture Expert
Nationally recognized psychiatrist and award winning author Dr. Jeremy Spiegel practices combination treatment–psychotherapy with medication management–in his Midtown Manhattan office at The DiMele Center for Psychotherapy.A graduate of Princeton University and Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Spiegel is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for his work in art history, psychological research, and writings on the arts and the human condition.
Bob Westal - Movie Critic
Bob Westal has written about film and entertainment for numerous outlets including Bullz-Eye.com, Film Threat, The House Next Door, and at his own blog. A freelance writer and a lifelong cinegeek, Bob was literally born inHollywood. He later attended UCLA’s film school and has spent much of his adult life working in and around the ragged edges of the film industry. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/critic/bob-westal
We are are always looking for experts to contribute with fresh ideas guaranteed to delight, inform, and even surprise. If you are interested showcasing your expertise, please drop us a line at TLC@tokii.com.