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With Creative Ideas, Better Decisions and More Engagement

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Our professional facilitators, trainers and team builder are highly experienced, responsive and unique.

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Bruce Honig

Bruce E Honig

Chief Executive Facilitator &
Master Trainer 
Author of over five books on
innovation, team building & meetings

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Adam Shames

Adam Shames

Master Facilitator & Trainer 
Author of Teambreakers a book on
innovation &  team building

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Michael Wong

Michael Wong

Certified Facilitator 
Specializes in non-profits

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Jeanne-Marie Grumet

Jeanne-Marie Grumet

Senior Facilitator & Trainer 

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Alice Cochran

Alice Cochran

Expert Facilitator & Trainer 
Author of over 2 books on
meetings

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Ken Homer

Ken Homer

Facilitator & Trainer 
Specialist with Large Groups
Open Space and World Cafe

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Ray Madaghiele

Ray Madaghiele

Master Facilitator, Trainer & Coach
Author of book on Strategic Planning 

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What they say 

"I recommend IdeaGuides wholeheartedly"

Mike Faith

CEO, Headsets.com

"Thank you for your hard work in our Messaging Workshop yesterday. As always, your mastery of the room was beyond impressive. Feedback from the client has been terrific. Everyone was just so blown away that you were able to maintain not just interest, but enthusiasm for six plus hours."

Eve

Project Director, Brandfusion, Advertising/PR Firm

"I have been to countless workshops on team building. However, yours was without a question one of the best I have ever participated in. Your exercises were user-friendly, fun to do, and most importantly, truly served their educational purposes...Furthermore, I felt that your group facilitation skills were among the best I had ever witnessed. Even with a tough audience, you made everyone feel comfortable and energized. For me, your session made my 6-hour plane trip (in each direction!) worth it."

Deborah

Director, UJC National Training Department

Bruce taught us through the "Leading Effective Meetings" workshop, how to make our meetings more productive. By being more productive and structured in our meeting process, we found it did not take as many meetings to achieve our goals. The meetings may not have decreased, but the nature of the meetings have changed and we are achieving many more goals on our continuous improvement project lists! The "Leading Effective Meetings" method has become a standard operating procedure for our organization which we will train on a continuous basis. We look forward to a long, healthy, productive working relationship with Honig IdeaGuides."

Lori Bassett

Vice President, Pergo, Inc.

"I am getting great feedback from staff who are using the tools they received during the training. Many staff informed me that after leaving the class they immediately utilized what they learned to deal with upset or confused citizens. The class was great and we may need your services again after hiring new staffing in administration and inspection."

Sandra Smith

City of Oakland, Bureau of Building

"I'd put you in the top 95%...You're amazing"

Dianne Zimmerman

Superintendent of Schools

"Our staff had the opportunity to work with Bruce in a one day retreat, focusing on communication and collaboration between the various staff deparments. Bruce really helped us define our strengths and weaknesses and set our goals for improvement for the school year and beyond. At our monthly meetings, the agendas are driven by the goals we set with Bruce and more productive than before. We communicate more efficiently and an openness has arisen, where communication feels more "safe" and constructive. Overall, our team has found a new cohesiveness and therefore, we have made better decisions and put new practices in place that benefit not only our departments, but the school as a whole. Moreover, Bruce was a great guide to our work, while allowing our needs to be heard and drive the agenda for the day. Everyone is still taking about how much fun they had. I highly recommend Idea Guides for your next team building retreat."

Christine, Development Associate

Private K-8 School

I want you to know it was a pleasure getting to work with you and see you deliver this very beneficial seminar. I appreciate all the time and effort you put into ensuring this piece was suitable for Quorum.

Patrick Ursino

Quorum Review IRB

Great day- all smiles from everyone I’ve seen who participated.

Michael Lynch, Director of Secondary Education & Professional Development

Adams50 School District

"“Our management group came together around a shared vision. We are currently integrating two companies into one. This meeting helped reduce the ‘us and them’ to ‘we,’ increased optimism and teamwork and built the confidence regarding the direction of the company. I would recommend this service. The tools and methodology that Bruce uses are very effective. He brings everyone into the process and helps drive the discussion to a consensus. Bruce is easy to work with, professional in his approach and an excellent communicator.""

Paul Frey, General Manager, 

Dow AgroSciences Forage Seed

It was a delight working with you. We captured 22 final ideas (and over 700 initial ones) and got great feedback from both faculty and students on the session.

Dr. Christopher Hewitt, Science Relations Manager, North America 

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1999

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Some Facts About us

We were originally named the Terzetto Group (which means three voices: Creative, Team and Customer). In 2001 we changed our name to Honig IdeaGuides.  Known  as IdeaGuides. 'Cause that is what we do: We guide your ideas (and decisions). 

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