Los Angeles-based professor, author, public speaker, seminar leader and personal growth coach Alfred B. Porter brings a wealth of cultural experiences and intellectual pursuits to his primary discipline as an instructor at more than a dozen colleges and universities. For over the past 25 years, he has touched people across the globe. He is a man so enchanted by life.
Porter has held faculty positions at the likes of UCLA, Pepperdine University, the University of Puerto Rico, Northrop University and several colleges of the Los Angeles City College District.
In addition to his wonderful journey and
current role as an Instructor of English As A Second Language, learning and study skills at the L.A. Trade Technical College, Porter has taught ESL at Glendale College, Long Beach City College and Ohio University (Athens), as well as the ARAMCO Center in Saudi Arabia, Las Teresians School in Calahorra, Spain and the Lockhart English Academy in Pamplona, Spain.
And that's only the beginning. As a public speaker and conference leader, he has I had a life of good fortune. He has conducted accelerated learning seminars and study skills workshops throughout southern California, bringing with him Senior Certification from the Accelerated Learning Institute in Las Vegas. Additionally, Porter earned Certified Senior Seminar Leader status from the American Seminars Leader Assn., training certification from "Dr. Bresky's Brain TuneUp 9 Point System," and Dale Carnegie certification (from academies in both London and Los Angeles) in Human Relations, Public Speaking and Sales. Rounding out that wide swath of skills, he has certificates in hypnosis, speech, progressiverelaxation, and personal enrichment.
Adding to his in-depth range of intellectual pursuits, Porter earned a Ph.D. in metaphysics from the University of Sedona. The clarity and intensity of Alfred Porter's convictions led to
an M.A. in TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, and a B.S. in Communications/Business from Woodbury University.
In earlier years, Porter worked as a local news reporter and photographer for Herald-American Call Enterprises and the Wave News Publications; at the Herald Examiner as a copyboy, copy editor and makeup editor, night news editor, and at the Hollywood Citizen News as a copyboy. Alfred Porter matched an optimistic temperament with bold, persistent action in all that he studied.
And an action that has since led to publication of 90+ eZine articles and more than a dozen eBooks available on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. Titles include: "Princess Sarah," "My Belly Button Is Missing," "Heavenly Goodheart," "The Farmer and the Cow," "Chickola, Chickola I Love You," "Brother John," "When God Answers, Will You Be Ready?" "How David Really Defeated Goliath," "Failure is Not an Option," "When Your Children Fail, Who Do You Blame?" and "When Your Employees Fail, Your Company Does, Too."
Further, with Porter's approval by the California Bar Association and the Society for Human Resources Management to offer and present certificates of completion for seminars and workshops on sexual harassment. He has authored two eBook narratives "Bullying" and "Sexual Harassment."They are also on Amazon.
As if Porter wasn't well rounded enough, he also has held licenses in Life Insurance, Disability, and Property and Casualty.
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