Building Verbal Proficiency Excellence is our specialty.  We’ve been doing it for nearly forty years in the private sector, and are now excited to partner with experts in the field of Social Intelligence, Law Enforcement, Field Training, Culture Change, and Leadership to develop content to specifically benefit communities and the law enforcement officers that serve them coast to coast.


Cohen Brown founded by Martin Cohen, MD, and Edward G. Brown to provide training to achieve behavioral change and performance excellence in the private sector, primarily in the financials sector.


Dr. Cohen creates a series of Learning Frameworks that utilize structured verbal practice methodologies. Work begins on development of demonstration prototypes.


With prototypes complete, work commences on adapting existing technology to build these training modules.


New company spun off from Cohen Brown to concentrate on structured verbal practice facilitated by software, named Breakthrough PerformanceTech (BPT).


First modules are created using existing eLearning authoring tools. Modules require a content and animation team to work for days to produce each structured verbal practice lesson.

In a pilot program, modules are developed pro bono to train young girls in Kenya to be comfortable speaking to their village elders about HIV testing. It is a spectacular success.


Since BPT learning methodologies overwhelm the capabilities of existing authoring tools, the Streamlined Learning Interactivity Creation Kit (SLICK) is invented by John DiGiantomasso. This radically different authoring platform requires the invention of new technologies to reduce course authoring demands.


The first customer deployment of SLICK allows creation of hundreds of training modules in remarkably short time frames. The structured verbal practice training is remarkably effective, allowing the first SLICK client to move from last place to top marks in quality of customer service provided.


Patents are granted on the unique learning methodologies invented by Dr. Cohen. These are collectively known as the BPT Frameworks.The authoring platform is renamed from SLICK to  LCMX (Learning Content Management eXtensible).  


Additional patents are granted on the new technologies within LCMX that allow for raw Learning Content to be combined with pre-defined Learning Frameworks and Style Sets to be published into effective learning modules incorporating the patented structured practice methodologies.


Sales of custom-developed learning content and the LCMX platform authoring tool rapidly expand under the brands of Cohen Brown and Breakthrough PerformanceTech. Thousands of modules are developed that improve the job performance of millions of learners around the world.


Introduction of ProPractice.com brand – committed to providing Professional Practice in verbal proficiency across multiple industries.  Work begins to develop training for the law enforcement community.  Panel of Law Enforcement Advisory Directors (LEAD) is assembled with decades of combined experience in law enforcement with large and small departments.


Launch of ThinBlueOnLine.com, a platform that provides verbal training specifically focused on the unique challenges of the law enforcement community.  Content is written by real law enforcement officers, based on real law enforcement situations, and teaches practical policing in the real world.


ThinBlueOnline takes a lead role in updating police training and approaches.  Content is expanded beyond “traditional” policing into the areas of Social and Emotional Intelligence to reflect the needs of policing in the 21st Century. 

ThinBlueOnLine establishes strategic partnerships with other like-minded trainers serving the law enforcement community.


ThinBlueOnline offers a wide variety of training for law enforcement officers, ranging from traditional police functions to modules specifically designed to build Social and Emotional Intelligence skills.  We can also use our LCMX platform to create custom training for your organization in very short timelines and at remarkably affordable rates.