Gino Coca-Mir is co-owner of Project Challenge, Inc. an Experience Based Training and Development group based out of Miami, Florida with offices in North Carolina as well. His expertise is in providing team training solutions that are custom developed for a varied client base in the public and private sector.
Prior to Project Challenge, Gino was co-founder of Accord Productions, a film and video production house specializing in offering video training solutions and services to corporations. As Producer for Accord, he worked with clients such as Miami Children’s Hospital, Easter Seals of Dade County and several of Miami’s top ad agencies. In 1988 he won the Angel Award for non-broadcast production for a fund raising documentary produced for Tinsley Advertising.
Additionally his experience extends to being Marketing Director for Elexis Corporation in the early 80’s for which he produced advertising both print and TV for all their consumer electronics products, was in charge of all media buying and catalog production for their sporting goods apparel lines.
Over the last 17 years Gino has worked with clients such as Booz-Allen-Hamilton, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, American Express, Parker Hannefin, Microsoft, MTV, City of Miami Attorney’s Office, JM Family Enterprises, Burger King, Miami-Dade College and many others.
Gino is also utilized as an adjunct professor for both the University of Miami and Florida International University and regularly consults, designs, and delivers cutting edge experiential training programs on behalf of both colleges for their clients.
Through the development of customized adventure activities, games and simulations that specifically address client expectations, Gino and his team facilitate changes in areas such as genuine dialogue, teamwork, decision making, developing shared values and vision as well as building more authentic relationships. To meet these needs Project Challenge draws from the fields of Integral Philosophy, Organizational Development and Psychology and uses activities as varied as portable indoor simulations, sailing, challenge adventure courses, kayaking and drumming/percussion ensembles.
Gino currently manages several Adventure Ropes Courses in Dade and Monroe Counties. He is a member of the ASTD, a seasoned sea-kayak instructor, ardent sailing enthusiast, and a percussionist for two African and Afro-Cuban folkloric ensembles.