I help business leaders create Dream Teams.
Business leaders bring me in when they want people to work better together.
When we work as a team, we work as one for the good of the whole. We do astonishing things. In place of drama, politics, and confusion is a single-minded entity—the team. That’s how a Dream Team gets more done in less time and with less cost.
Teamwork increases productivity, engagement, & personal fulfillment.
Finding a better way.
When I was little, I was the kid at the library with a stack of books that rivaled my height. Even at a young age I was driven to understand how things work and the library was my candy store.
As an adult, my appetite for learning guided my career to thriving restaurants, rocketing startups, and international Fortune 500 companies.
Along the way I increasingly focused on people. Specifically, learning how to create highly-engaged, job-loving teams. This happened after repeatedly seeing how much more people contribute when they really gel as a team—even people’s health improves!
Hands-on experience has taught me a lot about what works, what doesn’t, and how to scale success.
The secret to creating a Dream Team is revealed in the answers to questions, such as:
- Why do we do what we do?
- What sparks innovation & creativity?
- How does motivation work?
- How does a culture form?
- How can ordinary people achieve extraordinary results?
The answers I’ve found might surprise you.
Steve Sexton, Teamwork Engineer
Despite being extremely analytical, I focus more on human interactions and less on spreadsheets. In over 25 years of working in small businesses, rapid-growth startups, and Fortune 500 companies, I’ve learned the best results come from connecting what people do to why it really matters. I lean heavily on individually relevant stories, analogies, metaphors, and a lot of whiteboard sketches.
My methods stand on a strong foundation of evidence-based, time-tested core principles, and result in extreme mission clarity, which empowers people to gel as a team, stay out of the weeds, and remain laser-focused on the work that matters most.
I'm also on Twitter @dreamteamguy.
I lead people from disharmony to purposeful connection in three stages.
Powered by 40+ years of research, the assessment combines adaptive testing and sophisticated algorithms to deliver precise insights to each of your team members. These insights lay the foundation for an experience rich with inspiring “aha!” moments.
The assessment results come to life through a series of bite-sized workshops that engage and educate. I tailor each workshop to the needs of your organization. Each delivers easy-to-apply concepts and impactful activities that are geared to transform insights into bottomline results.
I provide the essential ongoing support and resources necessary to transform insights into lasting behavior change in the workplace.
Together, we roll up our sleeves and help your team realize its potential.
Stories fuel extraordinary outcomes.
At its heart, business is a story about people helping people.
But sadly, people in larger organizations frequently suffer because their leaders make decisions without knowing the whole story—a common side effect of growth. It’s caused by distance. Distance turns customers into revenue targets and employees into resource quantities. The resulting gaps in the story get unconsciously filled with bias, opinion, and speculation.
Friction is the unescapable consequence, and that friction slowly wipes out employee engagement and customer loyalty—a soul-crushing experience.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Small business is different. It’s personal. Small business leaders look their customers and employees in the eye. They share experiences—stories.
Shared stories unite small business leaders, employees, and customers. They make us care deeply for one another.
Every business is built on a story that holds the power to improve quality, efficiency, and effectiveness—to inspire greatness!
The power of your story is harnessed throughout my process to help you create something more than the sum of its parts, a Dream Team.
Create a Dream Team
A team of 7 can easily do the work of 10 or more—while loving their work.