Utilizing the gifting of exhortation and empowerment, Dr. Ed’s heart is to see individuals to be equipped, trained and mentored with the practical skills to impact and positively influence society.
Ed Turose has over 40 plus years of leadership and business experience as a people manager, trainer, consultant and strategic planner for two Fortune 500 Companies, Uni-Lever, the largest packaged goods company in the world and for the past 27 years as a manager and trainer for The Coca-Cola Company before retiring in June 2017 to focus on his new assignment to help students and individuals prepare for their future.
He is the President of The Focus Life Institute LLC. Mr. Turose is known as “The Focus Coach” and has authored books, multiple development tools and marketplace resources. His Focus Life development tools meet the needs of all ages by helping them to focus to achieve their personal assignment in life, fulfill their destiny and become a positive change agent in society. Ed is a graduate of Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA.
Jim Sanderbeck holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Slippery Rock University of PA) and a Master of Arts degree (University of Pittsburgh). He is a certified teacher, a qualified experiential education facilitator, and a certified personality and behavioral profiler for education and business. He has taught and coached in the public sector, developed the first indoor experiential education center in the United States and served as the lead administrator in an educational academy.
Jim has utilized his educational experience to help co-create the Focus Life Institute development tools. He was a successful high school coach in track & field for 42 years producing state and national champions. He is the President of Rock Solid Administrative Services – a non-profit corporation designed to provide administrative resources and consulting services to both profit and non-profit marketplace leaders and entrepreneurs.
Don holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Master of Science degree in both Mathematics and Secondary Education. He also holds the following Cisco certifications: CCNA, CCDA, CCNP-Voice, CCNP-Security. Don has worked in the banking industry as a software engineer, has owned his own company offering software engineering services to corporations within the Pittsburgh, PA area and serves as a Principal Network and Telecom Engineer and Operations Manager at a well respected college. Don is the developer/webmaster for the Focus Life Institute website. Don has a heart for seeing other succeed to their fullest potential and finding their true purpose in life.
Theresa Burnworth has a passion to help students to become life-long learners and to be able to correctly identify their goals in life to fulfill what they are born to do! She has worked with children from the nursery age through high school with various teaching and volunteer positions. Theresa graduated from Grove City College with a B.A. of English-Secondary Education in 2003, and completed her M.A. as a Reading Specialist from Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA in 2009. She has continued her education through her English/Reading teaching position for 6 years at Butler Junior High School, parenting experiences, homeschooling, and her role as nursery director and preschool teacher at her church, as well as her involvement with her children’s school programs.
While working for the Butler Area School District, Butler, PA, she created a reading test preparation curriculum from a variety of materials, and many of her own creations. This curriculum met every reading standard between 5th and 8th grades. Many students improved greatly on the PSSA tests, many even moving to the advanced scoring level. She saw over 70% of her students improve their test scores. She also served on the curriculum committee while at Butler, and helped research and select new curriculum materials for the English Department. While teaching, her experience widened greatly from instructing honors’ level students, average track students, and working with students with special needs, as well as co-teaching with the special education department.