The book Timeout! To Retreat, Review & Renew was published by PJ Synergy LLC in 2011.  The authors are Phyllis and Jerry Campagna who have been evolving the interpersonal development processes discussed in the book since 1996.

PJ Synergy LLC

PJ Synergy LLC is a personal development organization founded by Phyllis and Jerry (PJ) Campagna whose mission is to enhance and synergize human potential toward the realization of personal and professional goals.  PJ Synergy LLC is the publisher of the book Timeout! To Retreat, Review & Renew as well as related seminars and workshops.

Phyllis Campagna

Phyllis Campagna is the owner of Excelsis Performance Strategies, a professional development firm. Phyllis is a pioneer in the emerging profession of coaching, having coached businesses and individuals for over twenty years. As a Chartered Business Coach™ (ChBC™), she holds the most advanced designation available to business coaching professionals through the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC). Phyllis’ coaching strategies are summarized in her company slogan: Focusing Internal Truths Toward External Goals; guiding her clients in finding more effective ways to meld their personal beliefs with professional goals.

Phyllis has a BA in applied behavioral science from National Louis University. In addition to being a Chartered Business Coach™ through The Worldwide Association of Business Coaches, she is certified in both business and executive coaching through the former National Association of Business Coaches, has completed advanced mediation training through the Divorce Mediation Institute, and is proud to be a member of the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches, the International Coach Federation, the National Association of Professional Organizers, and Leadership Illinois (Alumni- Class of 2002).

Phyllis has served in 20+ other business and civic leadership positions during the past thirty years, including: Rotary President, Rotary Lieutenant Governor, Illinois CUSD 300 Board of Education, and volunteer mentor for Women Unlimited.

When she isn’t pursuing her passion for business, Phyllis loves to spend time with family and friends, travel with her husband, and indulge in her hobbies of genealogy, dancing, and collecting holiday movies.

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Jerry Campagna

Jerry Campagna is the President of The MOST and MST Latino, Inc., a change management, capacity building, and Latino marketing/ management firm based in the Chicago suburbs. Jerry’s varied experiences as a Latino media and segmentation marketing expert, entrepreneur, and national sales executive gives him a unique set of talents in “orchestrating” target marketing and management initiatives for both corporate and nonprofit clients.

The former publisher of Reflejos Newspaper (Paddock Publications), Jerry led his team in the growth of the monthly tabloid, culminating in a weekly format with over 100,000 copies distributed throughout the Chicago suburbs, now the largest suburban bilingual publication in the United States. Campagna has been recognized by numerous marketing and publication organizations, including the Newspaper Association of America, the American Press Institute, and the National Association of Hispanic Publications, for his innovative approaches within the Latino community in the areas of circulation, editorial, and marketing—Latino Style.

Jerry has co-founded a number of nonprofit leadership development programs, including: The GoodGuys Inc., an at-risk youth development life skills program; the Suburban Minority Business Council, a marketing and management development organization; and the AGUILA Leadership Program, a leadership development program for aspiring adult Latino leaders.

Jerry has also served as a board member with numerous community organizations, including: the Boys and Girls Club, the Chicago Headline Club, the National Association of Hispanic Publications, the Elgin Community College Foundation, and the Harper Community College Foundation.

One of Jerry’s proudest professional moments was being recognized with an Honorary Degree from Harper Community College in 2004, acknowledging his contributions and leadership in the Chicago suburban Latino community.

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