The business started in 2000 with a focus on leadership/supervisory training and conflict mediation. In 2006, Ned implemented a program with Costa Cruise Lines delivering supervisory training and coaching for the supervisor through the ship's Captain, Hotel Director, and Ship Engineer.
In 2010, New Directions became an authorized partner with Wiley Publishing for the Everything DiSC product line.
In 2011, Ned attended Registered Corporate Coach training with Impact Training and Development and achieved the designation of Registered Corporate Coach (RCC) specializing in business coaching.
In 2014, several changes took place. The company partnered with Celemi International as a Certified Solutions Provider. Celemi is recognized for delivering its world-renowned business solutions. Additionally, Ned completed Lean 6 Sigma Green Belt training with Kent State University Center for Corporate and Professional Development. Ned also became certified through Wiley Publishing as an Authorized Partner for the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team program.
In 2015, New Directions rebranded as Aegis 360 Consulting, Inc.
New Directions celebrates 15 years in business and a company rebranding.
On January 1, 2016, New Directions Learning & Development will begin operating under a new trade name as Aegis 360 Consulting, Inc. Company ownership and staff have not changed.
Over the past 15 years, the company has grown from its roots in training to include business consulting, success coaching, strategic planning, and Table Top business simulations®.
We had an opportunity to work with Professor Don Thacker, Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Kent State University Stark. Professor Thacker had his senior class of marketing majors take us on as a capstone project looking at rebranding and service offerings. He divided the class into four teams, and they each worked independently. In May of 2015, they came back with separate proposals.
Based on the results, we adopted the name from one team and color scheme from another team. We instituted several other changes from all four groups. The students worked extremely hard and delivered a first-class project.