About Us

Workman Success Systems is a family-values company dedicated to making a lasting difference in the lives of the people we serve.

We believe that achieving success in business shouldn’t come at the expense of other parts of your life. Too often, real estate professionals run themselves ragged, working nights and weekends to make ends meet without enough time for the things and people they care about most. Our founder, Verl Workman, knows that struggle firsthand.

Our training and coaching help you succeed by giving you the tools you need to work smarter and focus on what will really drive growth while minimizing the activities that tend to be a waste of time. It begins with an evaluation and is customized to the specific needs of each team and individual.

The results are mind-boggling. Time after time, year after year, when people follow our program, their incomes skyrocket and they get their lives back. It’s gratifying, and we love it.

Verl Workman

Verl Workman

Founder / CEO


Over the course of a career spanning nearly 20 years, Verl Workman has delivered over 1,000 seminars, webinars, keynote addresses and other motivational messages to real estate and sales professionals around the world. In 2016, Verl earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association. His winning attitude and undying passion infuse every encounter with a sense of discovery that empowers him to inspire his clients and truly change lives.

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Brianne Ika

Founder / President


A skilled and dedicated professional, Brianne Ika has spent years learning the intricacies of the business world and developing a formula that has proven financially successful. Whether it is operations or business development, Brianne’s positive energy and love for her work has allowed her to help countless aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their goals, coast to coast. Brianne’s genuine care for her clients is what sets her apart. Nothing gives her more satisfaction than setting people on the path to prosperity. She is passionate about her work and is always on the lookout for new ways to grow as a person and as a professional.

Nate Workman

Nate Workman

VP of Sales & Marketing


Nate Workman was one of the 10 original employees hired during the nascent stages of Workman Success Systems. What started as a one-man sales team is now a thriving sales force with Nate at the helm. With inspiring leadership and strong-willed determination, Nate has led his team toward consistent growth, helping hundreds of agents and teams drive up their profitability, and improve their quality of life. From coaching clients to real estate teams to his own sales team, Nate is dedicated to helping people lead their best lives both at work and at home. As a family man, Nate’s pride and joy is his beautiful wife and their two amazing sons. When he’s not enjoying time with his family, you can find him feeding his never-ending appetite for mountain biking, drumming, snowboarding, wakeboarding, playing soccer, or just listening to podcasts.

Coleen Workman

Coleen Workman

Client Experience / Queen


Cooking, carpooling, homework projects, two-door entrances with a “Use Other Door” sign, swimsuits, and high heels. These are a few things for which Coleen holds a mildly strong distain. On the other hand, design, books, boxes with exceptional packaging, museums, Weimaraners, laundry, handbags, and family are some of Coleen’s greatest joys. Take note.

Brent Gray

Brent Gray

COO


With more than 30 years of experience launching and managing businesses at both the CEO and COO levels, Brent Gray knows business. As the Chief Operating Officer at WSS, he is passionate about ensuring that every client and every WSS team member has the best career and life experiences possible. Brent is an avid tennis player, having competed at both regional and national levels, but finds his greatest joy with his wife, Trish, and their four children, nine grandchildren, and their dog Joey. “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.”

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Austin Adams

Operations Manager


Originally from California, Austin moved to Utah in 2000 before briefly leaving the state to serve an LDS mission in the Philippines from 2010-2012. He met his wife in 2017 and married her a year later. Together, they live in Santaquin with their son (Ollie, 3) and are excited to welcome baby girl, due May 25th, 2022. In his free time, you can find him on the snowmobile or skis in the winter, or cruising around Lake Powell in the summer.

Sara Guldi

Sara Guldi

Senior Director of Coaches


Licensed since 2004, Sara Guldi had a team in Maryland that consistently exceeded $20 Million in production annually, with an average price of just under $200K. Their best year was $64 million in production. They attributed their long-term success to systems and coaching. These systems also enabled Sara and family to move to Florida in 2011 while running her team. Sara joined Workman in 2016, and in 2020 she sold her team and focused on her passion for coaching and development. Sara loves using Workman’s performance coaching systems to help clients create extraordinary lives. Sara is the Senior Director of Coaching and a Master Coach with Workman Success Systems. She’s a Trainer and Master Practitioner of NLP and is currently completing her degree in Psychology and Organizational Leadership.

Cleve Gaddis

Cleve Gaddis

Senior Advisor


With 25 years of successful experience in sales management, training and coaching, Cleve Gaddis is highly regarded for both his professional expertise and his willingness to invest in the success of others. In addition to serving as Workman Success’s VP of Sales & Marketing, Cleve is also the Managing Partner/Broker of Gaddis Partners, one of the top real estate agencies in the State of Georgia for 10 consecutive years (closing as much as $60 million in sales volume annually). He is also an experienced real estate investor and property manager. He is frequently quoted in both local and national media, and speaks regularly to trade associations and other professional groups.

Shilo Lord

Shilo Lord

Coach Support Leader


Lover of spreadsheets and drinker of Thai iced tea. Theatre major currently starring in the role of Assistant to Director of Coaching and loving every costume change that comes her way. She thinks that life in the mountains is great, but prefers to be in her natural mermaid habitat gathering seashells in the salty air.

Terri Murphy

Terri Murphy

Director of Education & Products


Terri Murphy has been featured on ABC, NBC, and CNBC News as a sales industry expert and is a regularly scheduled guest on ABC Network’s Live@9 for Women in Business. As a top producing sales agent in the Chicago area for over 24 years, Terri Murphy listed and sold over 100 homes a year without a team, while interest rates soared to double digits. As a sales leader, she became a published author of five books on real estate sales success and leadership.

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Marge Grosjean

Controller


Experienced Finance professional with a demonstrated history working in the Hospitality Industry for over 20 years in Qatar, Dubai, Oman, Singapore and Philippines. Skilled in Budgeting, & Forecast, Financial Controls, Procedure & Standards, P&L, and People Management my main assets are my goal and result-oriented approach. Overall, my trademark would be my capability and experiences in assisting the company management to effectively accomplish their objectives within a fast-paced and dynamic professional environment.

Loreto Quintans

Loreto Quintans

VA – Sr. Accountant


In 2013, Loreto earned his license as a Certified Public Accountant. Last 2017, he joined a business incubator company that seeks to help Filipino entrepreneurs. From there on, he is passionate about extending hands to business owners who failed to implement accounting systems and processes for startups, small and medium-sized businesses. He always dreams of working for a secret service agency and the company’s name sounds like one (Kingsman), that is why he is more enthusiastic about joining this growing and credible company. 😅

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Jon Miller

Senior Solutions Manager


Jon Miller has been mentoring and consulting businesses for the last ten years. His love of tech and coaching others encourages him to be on the cutting edge of software and hardware updates. He’s helped companies that range from startups to 100+ employees. In his time off, Jon enjoys activities like camping and gaming with his wife and kids.

Randy Cochrane

Randy Cochrane

Account Executive / Coach


Randy has coached, trained, and mentored thousands of entrepreneurs, managers, salespeople, and customer service representatives for over 25 years. He has extensive experience implementing systems, scaling companies, enhancing profitability, and achieving higher overall customer satisfaction.

Nick Manville

Nick Manville

Account Executive


Nick is originally from Murrieta, CA but has found a great spot to settle down in Utah where he can hike, paddle board, golf, and camp to his heart’s desire. Even though he is an outdoor enthusiast, he enjoys sitting down to watch Shark Tank with his 4 kids and lovely wife Melissa. His favorite quote is”I live my life a quarter mile at a time.” and yes, that is from his favorite movie, Fast and the Furious. He plays a vital role in keeping the great programs up and running for the clients and coaches at WSS.

Ryan Workman

Ryan Workman

Coaching Consultant


With over 14 years of sales experienced, Ryan started with Workman almost 5 years ago. He has been a lead Coaching Consultant for most of his time here at Workman Success, along side his older brother Nate Workman. Ryan is good at making everyone feel welcome regardless of where you come from. Ryan’s big heart and willingness to help others make him a great asset to the coaching consultant team. Ryan has four daughters and loves every minute of being a father and a husband.

Dan Simon

Dan Simon

Coaching Consultant


Dan has been in the real estate industry for over 20 years. He is passionate about helping people reach their dreams and beyond. He’s been happily married for over 25 years. If you need useless movie trivia he’s your man. He is sold out in love with his family and everything is done for them. That includes being a Christmas fanatic…twelve trees and always room for more!!!

Jay Whiting

Jay Whiting

Client Champion


Jay is from Salt Lake City. Studied Business in Washington State. He is a Sales Coaching Consultant for Workman Success and the Fitness Trainer for Verl and company.

Robby McBride

Robby McBride

Business Analyst Team Lead


Robby is the office Harry Potter aficionado as well as a business analyst. He could school you on the particulars of real estate, as a future real estate franchise owner, or talk to you about his “Game of Thrones” theories. And if that doesn’t speak to his class, well you’d have to hear him play the piano.

Morgan Gomez

Morgan Gomez

Business Analyst


I am originally from Florida but moved to SLC as a kid. I am a baseball fanatic, having played since before I can remember all the way up to the College level where I also studied Sports Management. After my baseball career came to an abrupt halt, I decided to use the knowledge and skills I acquired to mentor and train younger players. The work ethic, critical thinking and competitive nature I developed in baseball can be seen in my day to day work. I’m always striving to be better than I was yesterday!

Chris Warner

Chris Warner

Business Analyst


I was born and raised in Utah. He was raised around cars so naturally, he has a passion for the sound and smell of fast cars, especially the Ford Mustang. I have a beautiful wife and four amazing boys that keep him young. I try to live my life as an example to my family, teaching the importance of setting goals and striving to achieve them. A successful businessman, Henry Ford said, “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” Helping people find their thing and succeed is important to me and am happy to be at home with WSS.

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Matt Wales

Business Analyst


Matt Wales moved to Utah in 2020 for the snowboarding and mountain biking! On weekday mornings you’ll find him at the gym, on weekends he’s always in the mountains. He’s bounced all around the country living in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, California, Arizona, Virginia, and Utah!

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Jake Kovach

Business Analyst


Originally from Frisco Texas, Jake has called Utah his home for the last 5 years. He attended Ensign College and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Sales. With his 4 years of sales experience, he has learned the importance of listening, problem-solving, and building important relationships. Jake is an outdoorsy person who loves every moment he can find himself out in the mountains. He is an avid fisherman and loves the chase and finding new ways to get the big one!

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April Critchfield

Director of Marketing


April is thrilled to join the team at Workman Success Systems, again!! She loves all things that have to do with pop-culture and chocolate chip cookies. Throw in a StairMaster and binge watching TV, and it’s a party. April graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Communication and is a geek for spreadsheets, metrics and KPI’s. With a hefty background in Accounting and a love for Marketing, she’s excited to be among the amazing people who are affiliated with the entire WSS Family.

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Jordan Meyer

Marketing Assistant


Jordan is from Bellingham, Washington, but moved to Bozeman, Montana in 2017 to pursue his education in Business Marketing and Music from Montana State University. Once graduated in 2021, he moved out to SLC with his girlfriend to further his career in the marketing field. He loves to play drums/percussion, make music, throw frisbees with friends, and just being outside in general.

Jatesh Sharma

Project Assistant


Coming from a background in professional expertise in the field of qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and risk management, Jatesh grew his knowledge in managing projects that played a crucial role in training and development of his professional life. Growing up in Fiji; tropical Islands, farming communities, and a diversified multi-cultural environment enabled Jatesh to love nature and appreciate the many wonders it can do for our lives. Over time he has enjoyed serving those whom he works with and has a love for progress and growth in all aspects of life.

Matt Hill

Matt Hill

Graphic Designer


Besides working for many years as a creative professional, Matt is a kinetic sculpture artist, enjoys origami, cooking, hiking, camping, skiing, and riding his motorcycle.

Don Lambson

Don Lambson

Graphic Designer


Don was selected to receive Workman Success Systems’ first Super Star award for the quarter. He loves the grass-roots, entrepreneurial spirit of the Workman staff and eagerly pitches in as a member of Workman’s employee Culture Club. Don identifies the most interesting design project he’s been given at Workman Success as his “Utah Wall” the 18′ floor to ceiling mural celebrating all the fun sports we enjoy in the mountain west.

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Taylor Larsen

Content Writer


Taylor has tried stand-up comedy, slept in parks to watch the Grateful Dead, went to the last two World Cups in Brazil and Russia, speaks (kinda) fluent Portuguese, and loves his Wednesday night bowling league. Give him a beer, food, and friends and he’s in his element. Combine all of that with a walk around any city and he’ll talk your ear off about all of it.

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Chase Harrison

Content Writer


Chase is a creative writing and marketing professional with degrees from SUU and CSU. In the wild you can find him working on novels and screenplays, and at the movies. He also never misses an episode of Antiques Roadshow.

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Aiden Keenan

Editor


At work you can find Aiden with her nose in an online thesaurus, looking for the perfect word or losing her favorite pen in plain sight. She’s the kind of person who still handwrites letters, and her old soul makes her like black liquorice. She’s a surprising mix of serious looks and sweet-hearted comments. Don’t tell her to smile more! She will when she means it.

Patrick Engberson

Patrick Engberson

Video Producer


Born and raised in Utah, Patrick “Lava Eater” “Destroyer of Worlds” Engberson is the seventh son of a seventh son. After studying film and media at The U, he spent about a year traveling in Asia and South America. Back in Utah, Patrick decided to run away from the circus and join Workman Success.

Beth Wilkins

Beth Wilkins

Client Support Manager


I was born and raised in Southern California but met my husband in Provo, UT! Funny enough, my husband joined the army after we had our three girls and we have lived in Hawaii, Texas, Tennessee, and Washington State. However, we have decided to move on to the next chapter of our lives and go back to school and decided that Utah is a great place to do it! We are excited to be back to explore and find adventure here!

Cydney Stackhouse

Cydney Stackhouse

Senior Client Support Specialist


As an electronic music aficionado, you will often find Cydney listening to trance and house music. She is an avid animal lover and is the proud mother of a cat and tarantula. With over nine years of experience providing client support, she is passionate about providing an excellent and sincere client experience. As a graduate of the University of Utah, she will always cheer on her Utes and any team playing against BYU.

Michael Katz

Michael Katz

Client Support Specialist


Michael has lived in both SLC and Washington DC. He is excited to bring his support experience to Workman Success. In his free time, Michael is returning to school and enjoys gaming with friends.

Portia De Rama

Portia De Rama

Client Support Specialist


Portia is responsible for all aspects of how clients are cared for at Workman Success and has been a coordinator/specialist for 8 years! Originally from the Philippines, she has two wonderful kids Phoewi and Margaux both under the age of 11. When she can, she enjoys taking her family to the beach where they can spend all day under the sun playing games and making memories. Her personal motto is “everyday is a second chance”. She tries to make the best of each day, which hopefully includes tacos and pasta, her favorite foods!

Jasey Wyatt

Jasey Wyatt

Client Support Specialist


Jasey was born and raised in Taylorsville, Utah. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Family Life and Human Development from Southern Utah University. Jasey is passionate about her family, Diet Coke, true crime podcasts, and soft pretzels. She loves helping others and considers herself a “people person.” Jasey loves road trips and her favorite destinations include, Mesa Verde, Red Canyon, and Bear Lake. A former Walt Disney World Cast Member, Jasey loves all things Disney and is constantly planning her next trip.

Adam Reber

Adam Reber

Technical Operations Specialist


Born and raised in Arizona Adam has always preferred warmer weather but after moving to Utah he has learned the true value in having four seasons. His lifelong interest in technology and web design helps Workman Success Systems achieve the vision and goals we strive to reach.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Jr. Web Developer


After spending most of his life in southern CA, Michael moved to Utah in 2018. 45 days after relocating, he met his soulmate and is planning a 2021 wedding. Coincidentally, Michael shares his birthday (August 28th) with his fiancee, Sarah. When he’s not writing code, he’s watching TV/movies, hiking, and spending time with loved ones. He enjoys playing with animals, following a plant-based diet/lifestyle, and is excited to join the Workman Success Systems family.

Irene Landeros

Irene Landeros

Executive Assistant


Irene grew up in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Dance, music, design, attending sports games, and exploring the outdoors are her biggest hobbies. Right after college she entered the real estate industry in 2011. Her experience ranges from the daily activities of being on a team to helping coach teams to grow their businesses. Irene moved to the beautiful state of Utah and joined WSS as an Executive Assistant to Verl Workman. She prides herself on providing excellent customer service and is always happy to assist you.

Grace Lopena

Grace Lopena

Coaches VA / Trainer


Grace has been a Virtual Assistant for over a year now. She loves helping her clients manage their administrative tasks so that they have more time to focus on their business. Before she started working from home, she was a Process Trainer with more than 7 years of experience in the BPO industry focusing on Sales and Banking. On a personal note, she got married in December 2020. Yes, it was a pandemic wedding!

Mary Grace Mindal

Mary Grace Mindal

Coaches VA


Mary Grace has been working as a Virtual Assistant since 2016. She has done several projects as a VA, some of which include servicing Real Estate agents and investors. Before working from home, she worked with BPO company and as a government contractual employee. In her spare time, Mary Grace enjoys exercising at home and going to the mall. Family is her absolute strength and happiness! Mary Grace and her family love watching American Ninja Warrior as a way of bonding. She is very excited about the opportunity to work as a VA for our coaches!

Arjelle Dionisio

Jelle Dionisio

Coaches VA


Arjelle Dionisio, also known as Jelle, is originally from Cavite, Philippines. Over the course of a year she’s worked as a Virtual Assistant handling tasks such as: email and calendar management, data entry, file management, and some ad hoc tasks. Prior to becoming a VA, Jelle was an Estimation and Billing Officer at a ship repair company. She loves watching American TV series, cooking, gardening, and browsing the internet to learn additional skills that she can use as a Virtual Assistant. Her favorite quote is “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”

Nadine Cunanan

Nadine Cunanan

Coaches VA


Nadine previously worked in the UAE. She was in the banking industry for over 5 years. Knowing her big “WHY”, she decided to return to her home country for good, which is the Philippines, and started to work as a freelancer. Nadine enjoys reading books, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones. She believes in the saying, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Klarissa Pillerin

Klarissa Pillerin

Coaches VA


Klarissa, goes by the nickname Kla, was born and raised in Davao City, Philippines. She used to work as an Administrative Assistant for a government hospital before deciding to become a Virtual Assistant. She has been enjoying the work from home set up and all the free time that comes with it which she uses to bond with her family. She loves traveling to new places and reading books.

Sheena Cabahit

Sheena Cabahit

Coaches VA


Sheena has been supporting financial executives and Realtors as a Financial Planner and Executive Assistant for over 6 years. Her duties include providing marketing strategies and implementation, organizing and hosting presentations, and managing administrative responsibilities. Sheena currently lives in Manila Philippines pursuing remote job opportunities and spending time with her husband and 12 cats.

Nica Dordines

Nica Dordines

Coaches VA


Nica was a Quality Analyst in a financial institution for three years before becoming a VA. She has worked as a Virtual Assistant for real estate and e-commerce since 2020. Nica is a FurMom of 4 dogs, and in her free time, loves to cook and watch Kdramas or any medical-related series, and loves reading literature books. Nica has pursued a degree in Pharmacy because she has always dreamt of becoming a doctor. She is happy and excited about her WSS journey!

Loren Reyes

Loren Reyes

Coaches VA


Loren has been working in finance for 6 years before deciding to pursue being a Virtual Assistant. One of the reasons for her change in line of work is because of her daughter, which she just had in September of 2021. Loren enjoys reading books or anything that comes across the internet that interests her. She loves to eat dark chocolate and drink green tea.

Gladys Lopena

Gladys Lopena

Coaches VA


Gladys been in the Hospitality Industry for 8 years. But because of the pandemic, was forced to stop the business. Being a mother of three, she had to look for other opportunities to better sustain their needs and was blessed to land a job here at Workman Success Systems. During her spare time, Gladys normally spends it with her kids – reading books and playing with them. Because of this opportunity, she is able to become more present at home with her family.