BigBlueGumball Receives It's First Patent: VisuaLeadership┬« 

Proud to announce that the word, VisuaLeadership® is now, officially, a registered service mark of BigBlueGumball.

For more on what VisuaLeadership® is all about, please click here:

Todd Wins 2016 NYU Teaching Excellence Award


At the annual NYU School of Professional Studies faculty awards celebration held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Todd was presented with the prestigious 2016 "Teaching Excellence Award" as one of the top professors in their Division of Programs in Business. 

Here he proudy receives his award from the school's Dean, Dennis Di Lorenzo.

"The NYU Teaching Excellence Award is presented to faculty members whose deep concern for student growth and development is supported by: a record of outstanding effectiveness in teaching; a capacity for challenging, inspiring, and supporting students to set high goals and succeed in achieving them; an approach to the art and science of pedagogy that is innovative, rigorous, creative, and engaging; and a consistent practice of integrating new scholarly/professional work into the classroom in a way that embodies and encourages the values of lifelong learning, independent inquiry, and critical thinking."

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.