Workshop Leaders

Bio Briefs

Gregory P. M. Neidert, Ph.D.

Gregory Neidert

Corporate President
In 1978, Dr. Neidert began working for World of Work, Inc. as a career counselor. In 1988, he was appointed its third president. World of Work, Inc. is a psychological testing organization with expanding national and international sales. Its focus is on providing quality multidimensional career/vocational assessment to enhance person-job fit and increase job satisfaction, performance and productivity.

Organizational Consultant
As an organizational consultant his focus is on helping management and employees shape a working culture which can respond to changes both internal and external. His research focuses on averting organizational and social traps through the use of large scale social psychological interventions.

Career Counselor
In his capacity as a career counselor, Dr. Neidert has helped over 6,000 clients in private consultation, seminar, and workshop settings. His focus is on comprehensive career/life planning with an emphasis on achieving a positive person-job fit.

Educator
In 1978, Dr. Gregory Neidert began his careers in teaching, career counseling, and consulting. As a member of the Psychology Department faculty at Arizona State University, he has won several teaching awards. In addition, he has taught a variety of classes ranging from Social Psychology, Personality Theory, Human Sexual Behavior, Interpersonal Influence, to Organizational and Industrial Psychology.

Chris Cobian

Chris Cobian

Educator
Christopher Cobian is a full time Faculty and Coordinator of Career Services at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. He has taught a variety of courses including Career Transition, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Counseling, and Developmental Psychology. As the Coordinator of Career Services he oversees the career development of over 5,000 students by integrating career readiness programming and career services events in the curriculum of many of Blue Ridge CTC programs. He holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Family Studies from Messiah College. Prior to working at Blue Ridge CTC, Chris was a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the WV Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. He is most proud helping clients identify appropriate vocational goals and exceeding placement expectations by 30%.