Making your Training Stick

Mid Atlantic Strategic Services Hosts 90 Day Business Challenge with Guest Training Speaker Bruce Wahlgren of Workforce Excellence Group.

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Each quarter Mid-Atlantic Strategic Services (MASS) offers its clients an opportunity to come together as a group and evaluate their business taking a look at the past quarter and projecting to the future. The 90 Day Challenge is also built around issues that confront businesses. The upcoming workshop on December 15th will discuss the problems business face training their employees.

“The only thing worse than training an employee and having them leave
is to not train the and have them stay” – Zig Ziglar

Guest speaker, Bruce Wahlgren will conduct a highly interactive session where business owners and management staff will learn how to make training more effective.

Wahlgren is the President and lead trainer of Workforce Excellence Group, LLC. Bruce has over 18 years’ experience in training ad development in the public and private sectors. For 13 of those years, he led Maryland’s professional development initiatives for the workforce development system as director of the Maryland Institute for Workforce Excellence.

When funding cuts eliminate “The Institute” in 2011, Wahlgren launched Workforce Excellence Group, LLC with the mission to help people stay on the cutting edge of one’s profession through training facilitation, and coaching. Wahlgren areas of focus include helping employees develop the essential soft-skills one needs to thrive in today’s workplace, and making training more engaging and productive.

Passionate about life-long learning, Wahlgren is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), a Certified Profession Resume Writer (CPRW), a certified Master Trainer for the Workplace Excellence Series soft skill curriculum and a Certified Master Trainer for the 5 Steps to Rapid Employment program. For more information, go to Workforce Excellence Group.

Businesses will discover a simple 4-step process for designing training that you can use in any setting. Experience some simple activities that make training more interactive and memorable. Learn how to avoid “death by PowerPoint,” and how to make your training resonate with the various generations in your workplace, including your millennial employees.

This workshop will be held at the Hampton Inn by Hilton N/Convention Center at 1204 Berryville Avenue in Winchester. The workshop will begin with Rene Hollebrandse, CEO of MASS and Cort Maddox of Silver Line Coaching discussing the TOP 5 questions every business owner should be able to answer!

Mid-Atlantic Strategic Services is the leading business coaching company in the Shenandoah Valley. Hollebrandse has re-written the entire coaching methodology because of all the new insights in marketing and training. The result is the Triple Triad system, which will be introduced at this workshop.

So why a business coach? – “If you are struggling with your business or your business has your personal life out of control, then consider hiring a business coach,” says Maddox of Silver Line Coaching. Business coaching as an industry is growing about 5% a year making it one of the fastest growing industries. “Just as a an athlete will not rely on only himself to become great but searches for the best coach one can find, so a successful business owner recognizes the need for a good business coach.” quotes Hollebrandse.

Perhaps these businesses say it best –


“There are truly no words to describe the impact that Rene’s coaching had upon me and my business. Without Rene’s insight I dare say MPR would not be where it is today. With his guidance, Rene challenge me to examine some of my long-standing beliefs and business practices. I could never enumerate the vast changes that we’ve made at our firm but I can share the most meaningful.,” said Angela Duncan.

“Through Rene’s coaching, MarketPlace REALTY has established Mission, Vision and Core Value statements that guide our every decision and which our Team has embraced. As a result, we are a culture-rich environment with a strong sense of purpose and direction. I can only describe the vibe at MPR as magic and it has everything to do with the expert coaching that I, as Leader of MarketPlace REALTY, realizes through working with Rene Hollebrandse,” said Duncan.

“Like many, when I originally consulted with Rene I was hoping to make more money, in less time by expanding my business.  I stopped, thinking I had learned all that I needed.  Upon returning to Rene’s guidance I have seen my company and my goals grow exponentially.” Jim Ogletree, A+ Handyman, Inc

Register today for the workshop. Special introductory offer to new businesses – $195.00 (savings of $54). Space is limited so register today and address your employee training challenges.

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