Character GPS®
Your Subtitle text
Meet Our Team

Matthew Hoffman, Co-Founder

Matthew Hoffman photo

Matthew Hoffman, Co-Founder of Character GPS®, has over 15 years experience as a Business Executive, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist. His wide-ranging charitable interest in helping children includes working as a camp counselor and director, serving as a certified leadership development trainer, board member for the Children’s Advocacy Center and the Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute, and Trustee for the Berkeley Preparatory School. As a father of 3 children himself, Matthew is passionate about empowering kids by helping them realize their unique gifts, develop a sound inner compass based on universal principles, and gain the skills they need to create inspired and fulfilling futures. Matthew has an MBA from Cornell University plus extensive business leadership and nonprofit experience.

 Contact Matthew


Jeff Cain, Co-Founder

Jeff Cain photoJeffrey Cain, Co-Founder of Character GPS®, has over 30 years' expertise in designing and delivering educational, business, and charitable training programs that profoundly impact the lives of all ages while transforming their social environments that they live and learn in. He has conducted continuing education classes and professional development workshops for teachers and professors at all levels of education across 3 decades. He studied Computer Operations Research Engineering at Cornell University, holds a B.S. degree in Secondary Mathematics and an M.S. degree in Adult Education Methodology & Statistical Research from Indiana University. Jeff is a Certified Master Facilitator for a wide-variety of programs including Stephen Covey’s "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" Leadership Development. Having served over 10 years as a VP and Regional Director of HR, Corporate Training, Jeff loves to teach and help people grow to their full potential. As a father of 2 children himself, Jeff has taught, coached, and mentored children of all ages starting with his first teaching position out of college in an inner city school, which ignited his true passion "to save our world, One child at a time."
   Read more about Jeff's "Cain Do" attitude by clicking here.                                                       Contact Jeff

Diane Bedard, Project Coordinator

Diane Bedard photo

Diane Bedard is an adventurer and lifelong student. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northwood University just one year after getting her Associate’s degree. Diane has 20-plus years of experience in marketing, management and business operations. She’s a gifted communicator, having published a quarterly guide to Florida’s Nature Coast, while teaching small business owners how to increase their bottom line with visitor marketing. She has also worked in corporated communications and small business communications. Character GPS® is the perfect place to fulfill her passion for people and education. Diane is the mother of two boys and a girl, all of whom are now grown. A natural teacher, Diane has worked with troubled women as a mentor for over 15 years and finds the greatest reward in seeing them grow into productive contributors to society.
Contact Diane

Website Builder