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John T. Cane

John has over 34 years in the Customer Service industry, 19 years of which he has been a Corporate Trainer, Motivational Speaker and Acting Teacher, inspiring over 100,000 teenagers and adults. For nine years he has represented John Casablancas in doing Self Improvement/ Self Esteem Workshops at schools, as well as rewriting the Career School Curriculum nationwide.

In 1995, John moved to Charlotte to start his own corporate training business (Edge Advantage, Inc.). He facilitates confidence workshops in North Carolina, South Carolina, and New York. John has received numerous accolades from acting students for their increased confidence because of his unique approach in teaching and personal coaching. Carolina Talent received Agency of the Year (Never received before in the Acting Competition) at the AMTC convention in Florida, because of his contributions.

John currently facilitates workshops (since 1999) at High Schools in North and South Carolina on Self-Esteem; Motivation, Confidence, Relationships, Success in Life, and Teen Dating Issues.

With a background in Psychology, John has six separate certifications in Personal Growth and Development.
His Training Certifications to name a few, include Dating and Domestic Violence Workshops for Teens, Zig Ziglar, Development Dimensions International, and Zenger Miller.

He was the Quality Assurance Specialist with Bank of America, where he was responsible for Quality Control nationwide. While in this position he wrote the Corporate Reference Manual and Corporate Training Manual. He was also the Business Etiquette Trainer. He wrote and presented the first Business Etiquette Training program for Bank of America.

John has been a writer and editor for fifteen years, customizing materials to suit client needs. He has taught over 200 different training programs, written and published two books, and wrote/ co-produced a ‘Safe Choices for Teens’ DVD. He is an instructor and acting coach for The Film Actors Studio of Charlotte. He was President of the Carolina Screenwriters Association from 2006-2007, and is currently Vice President and Treasure. John has been a model and actor for 25 years. He has appeared in print, commercials, and film.

Just a few of the programs John is certified in are: Appropriate Behavior in Business, Expressing Yourself/ Presenting Your Thoughts and Ideas, Being the Actor, Director, and Writer of Your Life, Coaching/ Bringing Out the Best, Positive Responses to Change, Creative Problem Solving, and Lead by Example. A few of his Corporate clients include: Bank of America, The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Queens College, The ABC Board, Rea Construction Company, The City of Charlotte, American Society for Training and Development, Litton-Airtron, Inc., DLJ Direct, Inc., Drake Precision Dental, and Human Asset Investments, LLC.

His approach to self-growth has both a spiritual and progressive foundation based on research in Human Behavior, Counseling, and Organizational Psychology; focusing on personal responsibility and honoring individual differences. Hence, his company’s catch phrase, “Be The Difference©.”

Board of Advisors

Jane Nieuwenhuisen
Care Coordinator for the Slightly Intellectual Disabled
Leusden, The Netherlands

Mary Ann Harper
Human Resources/ Life Skills Teacher
Belmont, NC

Glenda Kale
Dept. Chair-Fine Arts/ Design Consultant
Charlotte, NC

Renee Monteith
Business & Marketing
Clover, SC

Mary Rogers
M.A. Elementary Education
Anderson, SC

Michael Johns
Career Technical Education
Mount Pleasant, NC

Jeannie Jamieson
Family & Consumer Sciences
Indian Land, SC


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