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Author, Consultant, Speaker

Craig Ahrens

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Craig Ahrens

Craig Ahrens is a founding partner of Fungo Consulting a teamwork and leadership consulting company which is passionate about working with and developing high performing work teams and leaders who in turn can deliver on their brand’s promise.
Craig’s leadership and customer service skills were honed over 25 years working for and with such brands as the Walt Disney World Company, Burger King Corporation, Dunkin Brands, Verizon Wireless’ largest franchise, and others. These experiences, along with decades of coaching youth sports teams, helped develop his passion for transformational leadership and the true meaning of Customer Service Excellence.

Books

Maplewood Restaurant Company was in trouble. Everyone in the organization saw and felt the toxic atmosphere. The leadership decided that a reorganization was required to fix the dire situation. The President and Director of HR were betting their professional careers that it would work. Brandon Fellows and Derrick Adams are introduced as two leaders to help bring change the organization. Their two styles are different not only in business but also on the youth baseball fields where they both coach teams.

This book is a reminder of the multi-faceted rewards that come from focusing on teamwork and the fundamentals. If you want to dramatically improve as an individual, or you want to raise the bar for a group of any kind and any size, embracing teamwork and the fundamentals are key. This easy-to-read book will tell you how to get everyone involved and energized.

Your willingness to focus on teamwork, the fundamentals and engage others will create positive change in you and those around you. You’ll look forward to every day, and reap the benefits of your endeavors.

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The preseason was well underway, however, things were getting turbulent on the Spartans. Jesse’s players although their individual skills were getting better they were not gelling as a team. At Jesse’s work, Zxiycon was growing. It seemed as fast as people were joining the company others were departing. New and old associates were confused with just about everything. The cost of all of this was taking their toll. Communication in all forms is a critical aspect of teams and teamwork. Follow the Spartans and Zxiycon as they learn the value of communication between leaders, associates, coaches and their players.

Poor communication can have a devastating impact on your team, career, and organization.
Effective communication is not just talking to your teams, it is so much more.
This book takes a look at how one can learn to improve their communication skills.
Hopefully, you will see the value of being a :30 Coach with your team.

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Craig and his team at Fungo Consulting work with organizations to develop and enhance leadership skills, develop and/or improve their work teams, drive consistent brand execution and deliver exceptional customer experience. He is the author of the leadership books “No Bad Team” and “:30 Coaching”  and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Engaging – Motivating – Relatable

Leading your team is similar to coaching youth teams. Different programs call for different practice and game plans. My seminars and workshops can accompany a keynote or they can be a standalone conversation with your team. Let’s discuss a program that’s best for your team.

My audiences learn how to get their work teams actively engaged and more enthusiastic about their work?
How? By looking at this age-old problem in a new and entertaining way, through the lens of coaching youth sports. Yes, youth sports. This lens provides audiences with a relatable fun conversation on driving team excellence in their organization.
In my presentations, I’ll teach your group proven, easy to execute coaching techniques that will:
improve communication create a culture of high-performance foster employee engagement build accountability. Your audience will have real coaching skill takeaways that they will be excited to implement.

Have Craig Talk with your team
Leading your team is similar to coaching youth teams. Different programs call for different practice and game plans. My seminars and workshops can accompany a keynote or they can be a standalone conversation with your team.
These seminars provide a hands-on approach to learning Craig’s basic principles and approach that are the foundation of his Team FUNGO organization. These programs are designed to get your teams engaged and energized for learning, change, and success.
Consulting
Developing great coaches and teams can be a difficult task, even for the best of organizations. Craig and his team of coaches utilize our consultative coaching approach to understand your organization and your opportunities.
We differ from other consultants as we don’t just come in and tell you your problems. We listen and work with you and your teams to uncover specific issues and opportunities. This partnership allows us to build a solution together.
Our approach yields improved organizations with tangible results.
Craig’s philosophy at Team Fungo is that we work with YOU.

Have Craig Talk with your team
Leading your team is similar to coaching youth teams. Different programs call for different practice and game plans. My seminars and workshops can accompany a keynote or they can be a standalone conversation with your team.
These seminars provide a hands-on approach to learning Craig’s basic principles and approach that are the foundation of his Team FUNGO organization. These programs are designed to get your teams engaged and energized for learning, change, and success.
Consulting
Developing great coaches and teams can be a difficult task, even for the best of organizations. Craig and his team of coaches utilize our consultative coaching approach to understand your organization and your opportunities.
We differ from other consultants as we don’t just come in and tell you your problems. We listen and work with you and your teams to uncover specific issues and opportunities. This partnership allows us to build a solution together.
Our approach yields improved organizations with tangible results.
Craig’s philosophy at Team Fungo is that we work with YOU.

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