Our facilitators are trained to run meetings—with or without team building activities. This means they provide a professional and impartial meeting facilitation process for moving through your agenda and keeping everyone on track. We have experience in mediation as well as training and facilitation techniques, and have the skills to keep discussions moving and goal oriented. We have facilitated meetings in international settings as well as within the United States.
Our Management & Meeting Facilitation Staff
Cynthia Shon...is the founder and president of Corporate Games, Inc. Team Building (established in 1992). With a degree in Educational Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, she is a former sales and marketing executive and corporate trainer. An accomplished speaker and advocate of life-long education, Cynthia is a pioneer in developing business workshops that are interactive and engaging. She has written and published articles and manuals on Team Building and has taught workshops on a variety of subjects ranging from "Serious Team Building" to Leadership Skills, Customer Service, Communication Skills and more. A member of MPI (Meeting Professionals International) for more than 19 years, she also served on the Northern California Chapter's board of directors for four years and was voted “Meeting Professional of the Year” in 1996.
Patty Askeland is a Managing Facilitator for Corporate Games, and has over 15 years experience in corporate meeting facilitation and planning. Prior to her 12 years facilitating with Corporate Games, Patty held management positions in the hotel/hospitality industry, where she managed staff sizes ranging from 5 to 75 people. Patty has received several Management Awards for her training and leadership skills. Upbeat, friendly, detail oriented and incredibly efficient are just a few of the adjectives that people use to describe her.
Ronda Sorensen has been facilitating team building events and team bonding games for Corporate Games, Inc. for over 12 years, and a Managing Associate for 8 of those years, which requires overseeing events in their entirety. She has a degree in Recreation Administration from San Diego State University. Before coming to Corporate Games, she spent several years in public relations, marketing and sales for a planned development in the Bay Area.
Melinda Wiley is a former banking executive and personal trainer. She has been a managing facilitator with Corporate Games for over 10 years. Her take-charge, no nonsense attitude keeps everyone energized and on their toes!
Usually we provide our unique blend of fun, engaging activities combined with serious meeting content. This keeps people energized and participating-- even when the subject matter gets contentious or uncomfortable. We have exceptional skills when it comes to focusing people on what they have in common and helping them to move forward with positive, realistic goals that they can all agree upon.
We offer half, day, full day and quarterly programs so that you gain momentum and keep it going. People do not change in a day. Depending upon the goals and obstacles your group has to overcome, we recommend varying lengths of programs. No matter what, we always give you a follow-up list in order to keep your team moving ahead.
Corporate Games provides a number of workshops that target a variety of business skills and issues. Here are our most popular:
- Telephone Communication Skills-- more important than people think. This is usually the very first impression your customers get about your business. Who is answering your phone?
- Meeting Facilitation Skills and How to Get More Out of Your Meetings.
- Communication Skills for Team Leaders
- Communication Skills for Great Customer Service
- Active Listening-- the Key to Communicating
- Using Games to Accelerate Learning
"We want to thank you and your staff for organizing and facilitating our Team Building event last week. Our feedback has been positive and that is due in a very large part to your professional execution of the games. I believe it is safe to say we discovered hidden talents in our colleagues none of us knew they possessed."