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.

Brianne Ika

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.”

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.

Jim Knowlton

Jim Knowlton

Director of Coaching


Nearly three decades of real estate experience – including 15 years of coaching with Workman Success Systems – has made Jim Knowlton one of the top agents in the country! Jim owned and managed several real estate franchises, earned numerous awards for his performance, and continues to lead a mega-agent team in New Hampshire today. His credentials and accomplishments include: Owner Mega-Agent team office with Keller Williams, former co-owner of Keller Williams franchise, former manager of Keller Williams Business Center, Top 1% of Realtors in America, Real Trends Top 100 Realtors, Top 100 Keller Williams agents worldwide, Top 25 RE/MAX agents in New England, #1 Agent in New Hampshire, Keller Williams Pinnacle Award, and Founders Top 100 Mastermind Program.

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.

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Jon Miller

Account Executive


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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Matt Hockin

Business Analyst


Matt looks forward to challenges and problem solving. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Utah. With six years of sales and management experience in the pharmaceutical industry, he learned the value of hard work, great relationships, and innovation. You will often find him spending time outside camping and doing adventure sports with friends and family. Matt also loves cars and the automotive industry.

Zac Haney

Zac Haney

HR & Culture Coordinator


Zac came from a career in medicine where he was lead medical assistant for the Men’s Health Department at his clinic for nearly 4 years. Zac is new to this field, but is excited to develop his professional experience here at Workman Success. He loves being part of great causes, changing people’s lives, and inspiring them to be the best they can be.

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.

Jamie Taylor

Jamie Taylor

Staff Coach


Her journey at Workman Success Systems with 20 years of Real Estate experience. A lifelong student, Jamie has an Associates of Arts in Teaching, has completed more than 930 Real Estate specific education hours, holds nine Real Estate Designations, is a certified Texas Association of Realtors Instructor, and has taught more than 30 different course titles since beginning her real estate leadership journey in 2014. Personally, Jamie is a Christian, wife and mother of seven amazing children. Her no nonsense approach helps her manage life as a wife, mother, entrepreneur, instructor, and real estate coach.

Dakota Giao

Dakota Giao

Events Coordinator


Originally from Colorado, Dakota has made Salt Lake City his home for the past 8 years. He studied aviation before transitioning into business administration at Westminster College. When working, you can find him helping on multiple projects and enjoying the people he works with… you may even catch him air drumming. When out of the office, you can find him cooking, reading sci-fi/fantasy novels, practicing his bass slapping skills or hanging out with friends and family.

Ryeley Kelsey

Ryeley Kelsey

Events Assistant


Like Sunshine, Ryeley is bubbly and cheerful. She is also passionate and headstrong with anything she sets her heart to. Born and raised in Utah, she is an avid lover of mountains and pine trees and is a coca-cola addict. Ryeley comes from an HR background and has just finished up her Real Estate course. You can catch her wearing cowgirl boots, attending summer country concerts, being on a boat or four-wheeler, and overall spending her time outdoors. She is ecstatic to be apart of WSS Events Team.

Kristine LaMay

Project Manager


Kristine was born to be a project manager and is happy to have landed at Workman Success Systems. She’s worked at Young Living, YBA Shirts, and Good Earth in UT and a bunch of places in her native California. She believes preparation and strategy lead us to achieve more and is excited to work with the Workman team.

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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.

Taryn Nielsen

Taryn Nielsen

Content Writer


Taryn is a creative and dedicated writer with experience in developing unique and original copy, content, and entertaining stories that provide a message. She loves playing tennis, reading, and spending time with her hunky husband outdoors and on long road trips. She places great importance on creative expression. Although she is quiet, Taryn brings positive enthusiasm and optimism to the table and can get along well with anyone. She also has her UT real estate license and is a published writer on Medium.com.

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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.

Joe Fowler

Video Production Manager


Joe Fowler has been a filmmaker for 20 years working on every kind of production (film, TV, animation, web, and marketing) but specializes in writing and producing. He knows “audience” and excels at connecting a message to that audience through the story. When he’s not making movies Joe loves to backpack all over the country as well rewatch Community with his four teenage sons. Fun fact: Joe can’t tell the difference between store brand and name brand food.

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

Client Support Specialist


Cydney is an avid animal lover and would kiss each one on Earth if she could. (Seriously) She’s the proud mother of a cat named Peep and two tarantulas named Goldie and Ybbe. She’s a major trance and house music enthusiast and loves to attend music festivals and concerts. She graduated from the University of Utah and will always root for her Utes and any team playing against BYU.

Megan Young

Megan Young

Client Support Specialist


Being born and raised in SLC valley, Megan can’t imagine living anywhere without trees or mountains unless it’s Hawaii. Friends and family are the most important to her, so being too far way from her adorable niece and nephews would be hard. Megan has always had a love for art but could never find her niche. After years of working in a field (tech/customer support) she did enjoy very much, she found her way back to her love of art by going back to school for Interior Design.

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!

Nick Lloyd

Nick Lloyd

Sr. Systems Administrator


Nick who is a dad at heart, has really taken the job seriously after adding two new family members to the flock. He grew up with 5 sisters and is proud to add another boy to the family along with his sweet baby girl. Personally named a certified pro at tossing food skillfully into his mouth, Nick hopes to retire comfortably with his wife Meagan so he can fish, play board games, video games, and woodwork every day of the week. You can find Nick in his oasis of an office working tirelessly as Sr. Systems Administrator for the fantastic Workman Success Systems Team.

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!

Sherwin Aman

Sherwin Aman

Coaches VA


Sherwin and his family are located in Lucena City, Quezon Province. The city is located South of Manila, which is about 3 hours away if you travel by land. The province is abundant with coconut trees, beautiful islands, and sunny beaches. Before the pandemic, Sherwin spent his time exploring the islands and beaches throughout the Philippines. One of his favorite vacation places is Apayao Province, Philippines. He enjoys the serenity that the islands have to offer. Sherwin likes to spend his spare time biking around the city, cooking for his beloved family, and playing Scrabble with them on the weekends.

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.