Ummu Bradley Thomas, NCRT is a Nationally Certified ROMA (Results Oriented and Management Trainer) and the Founder of Freddie Bell Jones, Inc., an Organizational Consulting, Grant Writing, and Training Firm, MBE/DBE certified in the State of Maryland. Mrs. Thomas has trained personal development courses in leadership skills, cultural diversity, multi-generational diversity, communication skills, business development, employability, welfare-to-work, and teamwork. She has also developed over 60 soft skills programs that have been offered at nonprofits, government agencies, businesses, schools, Head Start Centers, and a community college. Mrs. Thomas has also conducted regional needs assessments, focus groups, customer surveys and client surveys. Mrs. Thomas has published 14 personal development workbooks titled under the series The Polish that Pays and has been quoted in the Reader’s Digest, the Examiner, and the Wall Street Journal. Mrs. Thomas also trains youth ages 14-21 in self-help skills, manners for young ladies, manners for young gentleman, anti-bullying solutions, social behavior, self-esteem, public speaking, etiquette, and conflict resolution. Mrs. Thomas is the proud mother of three and wife of Tony Thomas and a graduate of Lincoln University. She was named Ms. Maryland Intercontinental 2001, chaired her town’s Economic Restructuring Committee, and has served on county’s Planning and Zoning Board, since 2011.