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“The past two days have been the most exhilarating, difficult, and effective days of my administrative career, and certainly with the team about whom I care so deeply. I honestly can’t accurately reflect what your kindness and faith driven directness have meant to our team and to me personally. Make no mistake, the process you have put together is a good one. With that said, in you there is light… which develops trust quicker than I have ever witnessed.  In two days, I can relay the impact that your trust and care has had on the trajectory of the people on our team, literally for every person at the table. I honestly believe you have changed our lives, certainly mine. I truly believe that we will, for the first time, be putting significantly more of our energy into being effective and supporting each other.”

Dr. Brian Wegley

Principal, Glenbrook South High School

“The Nine Ground Rules were impactful for my colleagues.   Listen to them, learn them, apply them.   It will change your life and your company’s success.”

Rod van Genderen

Risk Consultant, The Principal Financial Group

“Absolutely the best program in which I have participated. Finally, after 30 plus years in leadership, I have a set of ground rules to lead teams and after 10 years of owning a company, our purpose and values are clear.”

Roger Kobel

President, KiZAN Technologies

“The Nine Ground Rules have become the cultural norms that guide all interpersonal communication within the district. There are times when we slip up, but ground rule #8 (Create Accountability among the Team) gives all employees freedom to steer the team back to the established norms.”

Craig Meredith

Superintendent, Triad Local Schools

” Our time with Alan and our commitment to what he taught us has been transformational.”

Glen Combs

President & CEO, SDGblue

“Alan’s approach to defining a culture is incredible and effective.  Our company Echo will guide us into our next 75 years in business by providing a consistent message for both our employees and customers.  Alan’s passion for his work is contagious and we applaud his efforts and vision.”

Todd Kunau

President/CEO, Kunau Implement Co.

“Alan is a master facilitator… he led our leadership team through a two-day retreat that was the most meaningful of my career. I would recommend Alan, TAC4 and its services to ANYONE needing to improve their organization.”

Mike Spence

VP of Relationship Services, KiZAN Technologies

“Even our skeptics saw the value of the Nine Ground Rules for Cohesive Team Behavior™ and were soon engaged in working together to build a healthier, stronger organization. Alan and Donna skillfully introduced the nine ground rules with real-world examples and humor. We’re still using them to guide us, and the nine ground rules apply to every facet of our lives, from the workplace to family life to community involvement.”

Kathy Rutherman

Director of Public Relations, Kentucky Wesleyan College

“The Sound Of Clarity gave me the ability know where to find the right person for our team.  With the core values being how we live, we knew what type of person we wanted, how to make the ask, and where to make the ask.  When you have clarity, processes become easier.”

Stephanie Ringer

Chief Fun Officer, Workshop, the Creative Workplace

“I have been working with my kids on the 9 Ground Rules.  Yesterday my nine year old said to my six and 12 year olds, ‘Someone needs to get out of the box or we are all going to keep fighting!’  I was so proud of him and I realized that repeating these steps over and over again really works with the kids.  I think parents can benefit from the steps of the 9 Ground Rules because children are narcissistic.  This guides a parent and child through a process to reveal the other person’s side of the argument.  What a fantastic gift to offer small minds early in life!!!!!  Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!”

Laura Farrell

Executive Assistant, Kunau Implement Co.

“TAC4 training is the most ‘real’ development training I’ve encountered.  The information learned while discovering the Nine Ground Rules for Cohesive Team Behavior™ continues to serve me each hour of each day.  Actual scenarios to demonstrate and aid participants work/step through the ground rules one-by-one are, in my opinion, the key to successfully learning to apply the rules day-in and day-out no matter where a person may be.  The fact that these ground rules are truly based upon the best of all rules – “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you” –  zeros in straight to the heart of every miscommunication and difficult situation.  Being able to contact you with further questions and assistance in applying the principles even after training is completed has also been invaluable.  Thank you, TAC4, for making a genuine impact!”

Lou Ann Bowersox

Assistant to the President, Kentucky Wesleyan College

“The most noticeable change for me, after attending the Nine Ground Rules with TAC4, is reduction of the ‘blame game’. Using the ground rules I make a conscious effort to investigate the process instead of jumping to a ‘who’s to blame’ mindset. I’ve also found myself acting as mediator and buffer between other parties in trying to keep the focus on the ‘process’ not the ‘person’.”

Margaret Cambron

Director of Career Development, Kentucky Wesleyan College

“The 9GR presentation was a great way for us to start off the new school year and it provided a frame of reference for how we do things at Southern Oaks when we get off track.”

Jennifer Humphrey

Principal, Southern Oaks Elementary School

“Several of our Kindred employees have gained knowledge/skills and improved productivity based on Alan Claypool’s presentations.”

Valerie Morlatt

IS Employee Development Manager, Kindred Healthcare