Return On Relationship

Investment is up in 2023 for corporate leadership development. That’s because today’s leaders are not just managers of tasks. They are required to be advocates for their team, strong communicators and emotionally intelligent to develop and retain staff. This shift towards human-centered leadership isn’t a surprise, and seems a fitting response to 3 years of […]

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The Power & Reach of Video & Live Productions 

What gets me out of bed in the morning? The desire to make meaningful, personal connections with others. My career has been about fulfilling this desire through live and in-person events in the corporate world and now it’s expanded to serve even more people in various industries through virtual events and video production.  The past few months have accelerated […]

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Ebeth’s Top 4 Podcasts For Professional Inspiration

Our Director of Business Development, Elizabeth Miller, is an avid podcaster. If we’re looking for a new series or need some professional inspiration, we always ask her for recommendations on what to listen to next. This blog, “Ebeth’s Top 4”, is the first installment of curated podcasts that will enlighten us on topics such as […]

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6 Simple Tips to Improve Your Virtual Team Meeting

In the past, about 20% of the team building requests we received were from companies with high performing remote teams. Fast forward to spring of 2020 and almost 100% of our clients (and businesses around the U.S.) have been required to operate as a remote team, but without any planning or training on how to […]

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“Success Doesn’t Happen In A Vacuum” and Other Casey Kasem Throwbacks

I love MUSIC. Every Sunday growing up I would tune into the “American Top 40 Countdown” hosted by Casey Kasem.  I spent hours huddled around my clock radio waiting to hear the hits and singing along with every single song, tape recorder at the ready to nab my favorites (don’t tell the FCC). I can […]

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“What The Heck Are We Doing Out Here?”

“What the heck are we doing out here?” My client, a leader from a prominent software firm, admitted that these were the words that ran through her head at the beginning of her company’s team building program a few weeks ago. They hadn’t done an event like this before, the Global VP was worried about […]

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We’re Not Our Job Title

We are more than our job title. We are comedians, dirt bike racers, gardeners, parents, chess champions, Olympians, “crazy cat ladies”, roller skaters, jazz musicians, vegan chefs, and Smurf figurine collectors. We know that work requires us to stay “heads down” and project-focused a lot of the time – we have deadlines to make and […]

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5 Tips to Consider When Planning Your Next Team Building Event

Having coached 100s of groups through the team-building process over the past 15 years, we’ve learned a lot. Here’s a list of our Top 5 things to consider when planning your next corporate team building event. #1: What are our team building objectives? Many company leaders and planners call and tell us that they have […]

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Engaging Leaders in the Multi-generational Workplace

I had the distinct pleasure of moderating a panel at 8th annual The Wright conference in Golden, CO. Spark4 shared the stage with leaders from Camber Outdoors, The Dream Maker Project, Smartwool and No Man’s Land Film Festival. The leading edge topic started out as, “Engaging Emerging (young) Leaders” but through our discussion, we uncovered […]

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