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Feb 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am - Feb 23, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Free – $795.00


A two day intensive workshop catalyzing personal and corporate transformation building Cultures of Unity that Celebrate Diversity.

Tuesday and Wednesday, February 22 & 23, 2022
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Stonebridge Country Club (Dye Course)
7003 Beacon Hill Rd.
McKinney, TX 75070


Timothy O’Donnell

Professional Triathlete
T.O. Endurance Sports

More About Timothy O'Donnell

Timothy O’Donnell is one of the world’s most successful and experienced American long-course triathletes. As a professional, he has earned 50+ podium finishes including over 22 wins at major events throughout the world.

While racing Challenge Miami on March 14, 2021, Timothy suffered a massive heart attack known colloquially as “The Widowmaker.” According to the American Heart Association, the survival rate following a Widowmaker heart attack is only 12% when it occurs outside of a hospital or advanced care center. Timothy not only finished the race following the attack that occurred two thirds through the bike competition to be followed by a full marathon run, he’s currently on the mend and back in full training.

Along with the ITU Long Distance World Champion (2009) title, his other wins include nine Ironman 70.3 victories, two IRONMAN wins, and six Armed Forces National Championships. At the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, Timothy has finished 2 nd (2019 and first American) 3 rd (2015), 5 th (2013), 6 th (2016), 8 th (2012) and earned the top American spot in 2013 & 2015. In 2013, he tied the existing American IRONMAN record with an 8:01:32 victory at IRONMAN Brazil. In 2015 at IRONMAN Brazil, he completed his fastest IRONMAN to date at 7:55:56. He was the IRONMAN 70.3 US Pro Champion in 2012 and the IRONMAN US Pro Champion in 2011 as well.

O’Donnell lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae (IRONMAN World Champion 2010, 2013 & 2014) and daughter Izzy. Come listen to Timothy share insights on the MINDSET OF A CHAMPION AND COMEBACK STORY.


Lisa Materazzo

Group VP, Toyota Division Marketing
Toyota Motor North America

More About Lisa

Lisa Materazzo is group vice president of Toyota Division Marketing at Toyota Motor North America (TMNA), responsible for all Toyota division market planning, advertising, merchandising, sales promotion, incentives, NASCAR and motor sports, and all social and digital media.

Prior to her current position, Materazzo was vice president of Marketing for the Lexus Division. In this role she led all advertising, media, digital marketing, incentives, experiential marketing, and motor sports efforts for the luxury brand.

Materazzo joined Toyota in 1998 as a senior product planner and has held a variety of marketing, strategic planning, and product planning positions. She served consecutive general manager and vice president roles in marketing for the Toyota Division, and also held the top marketing post for the groundbreaking Scion brand. In a previous role, Materazzo served as the automotive category Marketing Director for AOL.

Materazzo earned the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s digital media professional certification in 2013. She has a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in marketing from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York.

Friendly Culture Monster

Have You Met the Culture Monster?
Chances are, you have and didn’t even realize it. He eats your best strategies, creativity, innovation, team spirit, people, performance and profits for breakfast.  He’s the dark side of human nature that needs crushing so that you and  your team can thrive!

In this 2-day intensive workshop you will learn both how to recognize him in your life, your business and your team and squash him in his tracks. You’ll embrace the latest tools and techniques to maximize your individual excellence as a leader as well as your team’s and experience real transformation. You’ll acquire the tools to master the healthiest and most effective ways to improve yourself and your team and build team unity that celebrates diversity rather than tolerating it.  You’ll also receive a 10-week audio podcast sustainment program so you can maintain your excellence and keep the culture monster on the run at home as well as where you work.

Workshop Sneak Preview from a Seasoned Client’s Perspective

Toyota’s Jack Hollis: #27 to #1 Employee Engagement

Paul Michaels – Increase Engagement

Paul Michaels – Mindset to Drive Growth

Jered Post – Skyrocketing Employee Engagement = Huge Bottom Line Impact

This workshop will specifically address:

How to build a Service-Over-Self Relentless Commitment to Excellence in your life, leadership and team.

What culture is and isn’t:

  • Why and how culture really does “eat strategy for breakfast”
  • How cultural mindsets control the reality of what your people and team either embraces or misses
  • Why and where you and your people are unknowingly resisting change and innovation
  • What can and cannot be changed so you stop wasting time trying to be something you’re not
  • How to change what you want to change to excellence with real, sustainable transformation

How your individual personal, leadership and team culture can cause below the surface:

  • Forced diversity that destroys unity instead of celebrated diversity that creates unity
  • Resistance to change and anti-innovation
  • Team members kissing up to your face and then doing the opposite behind your back
  • Buck-passing and finger-pointing instead of holding each other accountable and winning
  • Passive reactivity instead of proactive accountability and innovation
  • Conflict avoidance, fear & the resulting inferior performance

Participating leaders will:

  • Receive a scientific culture assessment benchmarking their own individual leadership culture to benchmark against high performing leadership cultures around the world
  • Gain clarity on the 2 basic types of organizational or team cultures and how transformation works
  • Learn the 3 warning signs of an unintentional sabotage culture and how to avoid them
  • Identify the characteristics of a Relentless Commitment to Excellence Culture and how to build it
  • Find out how to win the culture war between the default of mediocracy and excellence
  • Identify and Understand:
    • The characteristics of intentionally excellent teams in depth
    • The stages of successful team growth and how to make the most of them for your team
    • The concept of real accountability and how it creates unity that celebrates diversity
    • How to produce voluntary team co-accountability that results in breakthrough innovation
    • Becoming effective at the skill of self-management innovation that produces excellence and true transformation

Workshop Speakers

Steve Gandara has spent over four decades helping leaders create High Performance Business Cultures. He has served clients including Fortune 500 corporate executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, labor-union leaders, sales executives, and educators as well as nonprofit and clergy leaders, as a professional leadership mentor and business architect.  Clients praise his expertise in helping them devise strategies that build leaders and cultures with a relentless commitment to excellence making up the dynamic and aggressive teams demanded in today’s global economy.

Mae Francis is known best for inspiring and transferring positivity to whomever she comes in contact with! Mae is acknowledged for her expertise in training and development that builds interactive programs, speeches, and coaching that educate and inspire professionals; as well as programs that support the emotional and social development of youth as well as business leaders. Her insights and experience specifically in the areas of inspiring cultures of unity that celebrate diversity set her apart from others in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion. Her contributions to the Excellent Cultures Diversity Culture MRI have set benchmarks for all who seek cultures of unity that truly celebrate diversity rather than tolerate it.

David Kobelin is a Certified Professional Coach, international speaker, and trainer. He has spent over 35 years successfully encouraging, equipping, and empowering leaders and their teams. Providing clarity and clear step by step goals, David enables his clients to meet and exceed their desired performance results.


$795/participant or $3475/5 participants

To Register:

For single registrations up to a group of 4. In the Single Ticket Area, pick the number 1,2,3 or 4 depending on how many individuals you are signing up.

If you have a group of 5, you receive a discount. Pick 5 in the Group Ticket Area and fill in the required fields.

If you are registering a group larger than 5 please email heathers@excellentcultures.com and we will register for you.

Please fill out all of the required fields. You will receive an email confirmation of your purchase. If you have any questions please email us at heathers@excellentcultures.com.


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Feb 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am
Feb 23, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Free – $795.00


Stonebridge Country Club (Dye Course)
7003 Beacon Hill Rd.
McKinney, TX 75070 United States
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What Graduates are Saying

“Principles and practices that change your organization for the better. They are truly timeless as I’ve seen them work for over 25 years now.”

Microsoft Exec.

“Helped me with personal development with my teenage daughter, as well as, of course, professional development with my team.”

Corporate Engineering Manager

“Helped create our Charter that has resulted in 0% Employee Turnover”

Corporate Director of Operations

“Talking with other managers and getting their feedback and ideas while being able to share my perceptions with others is really valuable.”

Customer Service Manager

“We can accomplish so much more when working together and believing bigger. Excellent Cultures hits this hard!”

President Global Manufacturing Firm

“This is an excellent deep dive into the “What’s but more importantly the “whys” & “How’s” of creating & sustaining and Excellent Culture.”

Corporate Manager of Organizational Development

“Shifted my thinking and actions on many levels. I became aware of my own roadblocks to excellence & was given the tools to change.”

Non Profit CEO

“This is a very effective tool for teams and business.”

CEO-Serial Entrepreneur

“An amazing learning experience for young to old alike. The experience with Excellent Cultures was extremely inspiring both to improve ourselves and our surroundings.”

High School Student

“Excellent Cultures has done great things for our young management team. We are not only performing well, we are developing people which is always a good feeling.”

Paul Grimaldi, President, Lynden Transport Inc.

“The depth of the program offered by Excellent Cultures is remarkable. If you have an open mind and are committed to following the program, you will be exposed to an opportunity to make tremendous leaps forward with your organization.”

National Brand Franchise Company CEO

“This is the most powerful & useful event I’ve ever been a part of. There is so much meat and actionable material. The outstanding manual is something I see as a true guide to taking our firm to a much higher level.”

CEO, Tech Firm

“In terms of growth and new business, we’ve had great success. Sales have gone up, and we finished months ahead of schedule on the integration project, finishing $10-$12 million under budget.”

Garry MacNicholas, Vice-President Group Insurance Canada Life

“Excellent, overwhelming, exciting, insightful, genuine, authentic…totally worth my time.”

COO, Serial Entrepreneur

“As a result of our outstanding sales performance, we became the fastest growing Toyota region in the U.S.”

Gladys Spencer, Manager of Training and Organizational Development, Toyota Central Atlantic Division

“You will come out of this changed and better equipped to lead, wherever you are in your career.”

Construction Manager

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