On the set of "Out of the Office"

As seen here with (from left to right) host Brad Szollose (Liquid Leadership), producer Dennis Phipps (DKP Media), and fellow panelists JP Laqueur (Brand Foundation) and Cynthia Greenawalt (Sea Change Networking), Todd spent the afternoon yesterday shooting the pilot for a new tv show called, “Out of the Office.”

Featuring four consultants with different business orientations, the show is intended to provide a forum for passionate discussion and debate around some of the hottest topics facing the 21st century workplace.

Among the initial subjects explored: What is leadership?; generational differences in the workplace; changing culture; business development; and customer service.  

Fingers crossed that it gets picked up!

*But, even if not, it was a great conversation and a fun experience.


BigBlueGumball Earns GSA Contract!

BigBlueGumball is very proud to announce that, after a lengthy and comprehensive 18-month application process, we have been awarded a GSA Schedule contract.

Having previously delivered a series of highly successful multi-part training programs for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), and Refugee, Asylum, & International Operations (RAIO) offices in Washington D.C., Chicago, and Los Angeles, we can now look forward to further expanding our future service offerings to the Federal Government.  

BBG @ ICF-CT: Life Lessons in Leadership Coaching

Your Leadership Journey: Life Lessons in Leadership Coaching

Todd Cherches; Carol Shear (ICF-CT president); Steve Cherches

We all know that our life experiences shape us as individuals. Yet, how often do we make the time and take the time to reflect back on those experiences to gain a better understanding of who we are and how we are as leaders...and as coaches?

In this fun, fast-paced, and highly-interactive workshop, we led the Connecticut chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF) on a journey of exploration from the past to the present...and into the future.

Among the key themes covered in this 90-minute workshop:

* Exploring the metaphor of the Leadership Journey;

* Discovering who we are as leaders based on how the life stories from our past shape our present; 

* Envisioning how we can apply the journey metaphor and our own life lessons in a coaching context. 



Todd on the Radio: the HR Power Hour

Helping the Junior League of Greenwich Get the Word Out

On October 2nd, BigBlueGumball led members of the Junior League of Greenwich on a creative exploration of how they can leverage the power of visual communication, storytelling, metaphor/analogy, and visual imagery to  more effectively and impactfully communicate the Junior League brand, message, and strategy to a variety of different stakeholders including prospective members, donors, underwriters, & the community.