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Jun 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am - Jun 22, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

$695.00 – $795.00


A two day intensive workshop catalyzing personal and corporate transformation building Cultures of Unity that Maximize Engagement and Retention.

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21 & 22, 2022
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Special Guest Presentation

Javier Vazquez

Parts & Service Business
Development Manager
Toyota de Puerto Rico Corp (TdPR)

More About Javier Vazquez

Javier Vazquez

Toyota de Puerto Rico Corp (TdPR) is Toyota Motor North America’s affiliate in Puerto Rico. They distribute Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts and accessories to Toyota and Lexus Dealers in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Javier is TdPR’s Parts and Service Business Development Manager. Javier was born and grew up in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in Bayamon with an Associate Degree in Industrial Engineering Technology and then a BS in Materials Management. He later completed his MBA in Technology Administration in 2001 from the University of Phoenix, Puerto Rico Campus. He began his career with Toyota 26 years ago.

During his 26-year history at TdPR, Javier has served Toyota in multiple departments with different roles. These include Parts Distribution Center, After Sales Service, Retail Market Development, Dealer Operations, Dealer Education, and Customer Service Operations. This experience was the foundation for Javier to learn The Toyota Way (Toyota’s Unique Corporate Culture). While at Toyota, Javier further developed his leadership talents and skills through various Toyota programs, Pacific Institute, Disney Institute, Franklin Covey, Ritz Carlton, and The Excellent Culture’s Leadership Program with Coach Dave Kobelin.

In April of 2020 Javier was asked to co-lead TdPR’s Excellent Culture Guiding Coalition. Javier and his colleagues’ Guiding Coalition not only lead the TdPR team through a devastating hurricane, earthquake, and pandemic. Their efforts resulted in a Transformed Corporate Culture yielding Employee Engagement Scores of 95% and Market Share second in the world only to Japan, Toyota’s home market. Come listen to Javier share his story of personal, corporate and leadership transformation resulting in unsurpassed resilience, record performance and global leadership success as part of the world’s #1 Automotive Company.

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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Jun 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am
Jun 22, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
$695.00 – $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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