You certainly know how to
get the audience's attention and keep it. Your program provided great
information for use by our members. The time and effort you put in prior to
the meeting to make sure your presentation was 'on target' certainly
produced solid results. You went the extra mile and this was truly
appreciated by our attendees. Some of the comments I overheard at the
conclusion of your presentation were:
- Had great ideas and concepts
- Excellent, hits home
- Very thought provoking, motivating
- Very good, practical know how
Carol Crossland, CMP, Vice President, Tree Care Industry Association
You invigorated us with your participative style and stimulated us with
your thought-provoking presentation materials. Whenever I come in contact with someone who
participated, they thank me for choosing such a dynamic speaker.
Sharon Kralick, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital
You did a good job of
laying out for our managers the possible causes of resistance to change in
the workplace. Your presentation was well-received. I have heard many, many
favorable comments about it.
James J. Riley, Social Security Administration
...the material 'fit' into their worlds...the
experience will benefit them both personally and professionally.
Virginia Flowers, Social Security Administration
Your session has
rejuvenated us. The enthusiasm you shared and the experience you brought was
truly an inspiration.
Jeff Hahn, US Postal Service
We are proud to have given each member a copy of your book,
Before It's Too Late -- what a powerful message that little
Kevin L. Owens, Gulfstream Management Association
We have been working with
Teambuilding, Inc. for over three years as their web site developer.
They consistently practice the excellent principles that you read about
throughout the site. Contributions never go unrecognized. Input and
involvement is always welcome. I love seeing the positive impact that
Teambulding, Inc. makes in today's workplace. And I'm incredibly
thankful to be a part of it.
Pamela Work, Duck Foot Web Designs
Dan did a great job, tackling
a difficult topic in a way that utilized humor and that inspired people
towards solid teamwork. It was just right.
Francy Magee, New York Institute of Technology
Everyone really enjoyed the
accountability session and the teambuilding exercises that you facilitated,
and you will also be happy to know, we are continuing the thematic goal
discussion at our next staff meeting with implementation soon to follow!!
Management is fully committed to following through on what we learned in
these trainings and appreciates the guidance you’ve provided. We look
forward to seeing you again this fall for another follow-up workshop.
Christe A Turner, XIO Strategies, Inc.
Ken Blackwell was awesome! He
did an excellent job of getting everyone involved. We have an extremely
diverse team. With that in mind, I wasn't sure what kind of plan we could
come up with that would be both beneficial and interesting to everyone. It
seemed effortless for Ken. From the ice-breaker to the closing, Ken had us
totally engaged. Everyone said that this was by far the best off-site they
had experienced. I would have to say that that was largely due to Ken. Keep
up the good work!
Vicki Webb, Booz Allen Hamilton
The team had a lot of fun,
met people they don’t usually work with, and learned new strategies for
communicating. Several of my co-workers took the time to tell me how much
fun they had and that they learned a lot more than they expected. Carla and
Dave kept the activities far more interactive than I imagined and there was
a high level of energy throughout the day. It was a success all around.
Jenny V. Whitmer, Department of Homeland Security
Our team building event was a not only great learning experience but also fun for my entire team. I was impressed with the way our facilitator, Heather, handled my rather boisterous group. The exercises revealed a lack of communication due to everyone trying to talk at once. Heather made it fun, while she revealed what I think she already knew after being with us for ten minutes. We are an aggressive sales team all trying to talk at the same time. And loudly I might add! A great learning experience with surprises.
Jan Mesa, Word & Brown General Agency
We really enjoyed the activity “Why We Click With Some and Clank With Others”. By the end of the day not only were we all clicking but calling each other but the letter that identified us (i.e. D, I, S, or C). Dan was great and by adding his personal stories made everything relatable.
Ailyn Thurman, MetaCure (USA) Inc.
Your DISC presentation was extremely well done. You presented the content thoroughly, in a manner that made it relevant for the audience AND was enjoyable. There is an art to doing that and it is something that I greatly respect and appreciate. I have worked with the DISC material with other groups. The element that I thought was a great upgrade to what I had seen previously was the use of the DISC style to tailor and "sell" their message or concept to resonate with all.
Jackie Boatwright, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Thank you so much for the wonderful day! Everyone found the session incredibly helpful. It was pretty amazing, after we understood the different styles, it gave us the language to use so that no one got offended. All I keep thinking is "what a great result- finally we can talk and accept each other without feelings getting hurt." I think this result will be so significant to the success of our program.
Whitney, Fox Rothschild
Our team was impressed with the Team Builders Plus Why We Click with Some and Clank with Others program – it was entertaining and educational. The program provided us with beneficial insight of our colleagues and has put our team in a better position to tackle the future. “
Kortney Riddle, Hemming Morse
The DISC is an extremely valuable tool which has enlightened our entire staff to understand and implement the Platinum Rule. Knowledge of the DISC immediately increased our morale by restructuring our interactions with one another through enhanced awareness of our individuality. The Personalized Action Planning Sessions were a key component to the changed environment of our office. You were instrumental in the change through your ability to recognize and communicate to each of us our strengths and provide guidance on how to overcome our weaknesses.
Teri Johnson, CPA, Fellner & Kuhn, P.C.
The participants all seemed
to enjoy themselves and the GeoQuest treasure hunt.
Ann BlackBurn, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp.
Nothing but great praise from everyone. We really had a blast. Team Builders Plus really exceeded our expectations.
Mark J. Fasano, Heineken
The Indy GeoQuest was extremely interesting, challenging, and most importantly….helped to increase our spirit of teamwork.
Jason Stele, Harrison College
The GeoQuest was exactly what we needed to get out of the office, enjoy nature, build team unity and learn how the day’s activities apply to our everyday work environment. I would highly recommend your services to anyone and have already done so to my colleagues.
Frank Romero, C3i, Inc.
Everyone totally enjoyed it,
Dan Silvert kept it real and his scenarios were lively and spirited. He
discussed key feedback, formulating trust and ensuring best practices.
Everyone was excited about the findings of the session and it was the 1s
time they were all together. It was a great way to end the overall meeting
and everyone left with team united-ness. The activity helped us understand
that we need to stick together to make it work. We can’t wait to work with
Chinell Delaney, Stiefel Laboratories, Inc.
The Jungle Adventure
simulation was a fun and dynamic exercise and our group was extremely
competitive and a few tempers were elevated until we realized we had to work
together to achieve the objective.
Rod Hargraves, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The program was
FANTASTIC!!!!! Merrick was able to interweave our lingo to maintain
consistency, leverage activities that would generate the opportunity for
discussion, and share insights/ideas from his experience that made it highly
energized, fun, and a strong learning opportunity. The team had many ah ha
moments and began to refer to the activity and/or learning over the course
of our meeting. Upon completion of the meeting (and quite frankly throughout
it) I got great feedback on Merrick, the team activities and the CSI
NegativeZero program. It was a pleasure working with your organization. I
would highly recommend you to anyone! Well…. maybe not to my competitors!!!
I look forward to opportunities to work with you again in the future.
Diane Snyder, Johnson & Johnson
Just wanted to thank you for a fabulous team building programs. Thanks to you for your organization, creativity, and high energy leadership in hosting our teambuilding events.
Migdalia Cruz, J&J Healthcare Products
I just wanted to thank you
for the great program you facilitated with our staff at our Annual Retreat.
I got positive feedback from everyone from direct care staff to our
President, Executive Director and Board members. Everyone felt that the
program was extremely relevant, and it was the perfect balance of “fun” and
“work.” And everyone was very impressed when you slipped our mission
statement in! We had a very productive afternoon of planning our goals for
next year, as everyone was feeling refreshed and motivated after the
morning’s activities. Again, thanks so much for the wonderful program. We
look forward to working with you again in the future!
Margarete Andrews, New Jersey Association of the Deaf-Blind, Inc.
The facilitator was an
absolute pleasure to work with during both the planning stage and the actual
event. Everything went off without a hitch even though we threw her a few
curveballs along the way. Her enthusiasm, energy, flexibility, and can-do
attitude were greatly appreciated. I will certainly recommend your services
to others within and outside my firm and hope to be able to work with you
again myself sometime soon.
Michael Sweeney, Chase Home Lending
This was a very good exercise
for our group as sometimes, we lose focus on the big picture, based on our
daily schedules. I will also give you and your company, high praise for the
facilitator, Dan Silvert. He delivered all of his presentations/lessons with
a lot of energy but easy to follow and made it extremely fun. Dan looked
very comfortable and is a very good speaker/teacher. I would recommend Team
Builders Plus to anyone looking for this type of session and would also
direct them to ask for Dan, as the facilitator. Thanks you again.
Bryan Reece, Waste Management
ZooQuest exceeded my expectations by providing a unique way in which our team could practice brainstorming and team building skills but in a way that was fun as well as educational. Thanks for the memory
LCDR Kucia, Naval Hospital Lemoore
Excellent event. This is the best team training I have ever participated in.
Geri Haraden, Naval Hospital Lemoore
During our conflict
management training session Merrick was funny, had great enthusiasm, and
used great real life examples. This is only my second time participating in
a training session with Team Builders Plus and I would not mind
participating in more if they are just as enjoyable as today’s session.
Thank you again!
Kit Mak, TargetRX
We had an awesome day!
Merrick was fantastic, the staff really enjoyed the activities and learned a
lot from the event.
Molina Talleyrand, HealthPass
Merrick and Bobbi were
outstanding!! I can’t say anything more than they were fabulous and
certainly delivered a great event for us. We are extremely pleased and
looking forward to working with Team Builders again next year.
Christine R. Galezniak, PHR, L-3 / SPD Electrical Systems
Thank you so much for such a
great experience with Team Builder’s Plus. We had a very diverse group from
all over the world. They all had a blast. Our facilitator was lots of fun to
work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this event to anyone.
Tricia Hendricks, Schreiber Foods, Inc.
Team Builders Plus exceeded
our expectations regarding customer service and facilitating the Supporting
Change program. The activities were business relevant and thought
Jamila Hunter, Raytheon Technical Services Company
The event was very well
received, and I am confident that our team had a great time with Movie
Mayhem. The videos were certainly entertaining and creative. And, given our
theme for this year's conference, the event was a perfect fit. Ken and Aaren
were very good facilitators, and they did a great job of keeping us on
schedule and making us feel comfortable with the process of making a movie.
All in all, it was a great experience!
Adam Bauer, Aprimo
The Intergalactic Adventure
and team challenges were spot-on for what we had set out to accomplish with
our time there. Andy did a great job matching our needs with the right
program for team forming. And Merrick was absolutely excellent at
facilitating the day. We definitely felt like our investment in the day was
money well spent. We’re hoping to bring this group back together again after
the first of the year for Accountability and DISC.
Greg Etheridge, Comfort Systems USA Carolinas, Inc.