Award-Winning Leadership Speaker, Executive Coach & New York Times Best-Selling Author

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What Makes The Great Teams Great

Using live and virtual presentations, Don shares the habits of great teams
learned from the greatest team-builders of all time.

Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently

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What Makes the Great Teams Great – Live Presentation Demo

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Understanding Your “WHY”

Experience one of this program’s most powerful lessons, delivered to your team live. This presentation will inspire your team to dig deep into understanding their “WHY”, and one step closer to building a culture of greatness.

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What Makes the Great Teams Great – 16 Available Lessons

16 Available Lessons

Available as Virtual Presentations

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Certificate of Business Leadership Awarded by the Florida State University College of Business

Florida State University Certificate of Business Leadership awarded upon completion of 12 or more lessons.

From your living room to the office, Don will teach your organization virtually what it takes for a team to be able to attain sustainable success.

Each month your team will cover a new lesson, complete with coursework and excercises aimed at growing a culture of greatness within your organization.

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Don shares the 6 building blocks consistent within team cultures and how those blocks can bring value to your team.

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    Patricia Fripp

    "I have no interest in sports, but this was not a sports speech. I have been watching and grading speeches for 30 years and this was one of the most poignant human interest and motivational speeches I have ever heard."

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    Best-Selling Author & Motivational Speaker

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    The John C. Maxwell Company

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    Best-Selling Author & Leadership Expert

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    Crown Capitol

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    Intermedia Business Class Cloud Voice Consultant

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    Software One

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    Vice President, Software One

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    Simon Sinek's Classroom

    "Don is one of the best storytellers I’ve ever met. I’ve known him for a long time and every time we talk I walk away wiser and more inspired. He is the best in the business at teaching you a skill – storytelling – that will last you a lifetime."

    Simon Sinek

    Best-Selling Author, Inspirational Speaker

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    Enterprise Holdings

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    COO, Enterprise Holdings

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    Alabama Pharmacy Association

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    Executive Director, Alabama Pharmacy Association

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    "Don learns the intricacies of each company to which he presents and engages the senior leadership team in advance to be sure he includes personalized messages to his audience."

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    Chief Executive Officer, Floor & Decor

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    Florida Sherriff's Association

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    Executive Director, Florida Sherriff's Association

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    West Point Military Academy

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    West Point Military Academy

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    Director Microsoft U.S. SMB Channel Marketing

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    John Deer

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    CMP, Marketing Meeting & Events Manager for John Deere Landscapes

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    Sr. Director, U.S. SMB Channel Group, Microsoft Corporation

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    Hector Cavazos

    Diversity Coordinator, Chevron

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    Hewlette Packard

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    Former Vice President, Hewlette Packard

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    Crown Capitol

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    President, Crown Capital Securities L.P.

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Don Yaeger

Don Yaeger is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, 11-time New York Times best-selling author, leadership expert and executive coach.

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