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Finish strong in 2019!

Quick and easy end-of-the-year training that can bring lasting wins in 2020

Make a last-minute sprint to finish strong with these specially-priced, easy-to-implement tools for new managersleaders, and sales teams. Get extra attention with our facilitator-led virtual training sessions in December (4 dates only!) 

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Brought to you by the Talent Development Hot Seat podcast and Advantage Performance Group

Featured speakers:  Liz Wiseman, Josh Bersin, Julie Winkle Giulioni, and Michael Bungay Stanier

The THINK TANK story
A powerful friendship, a podcast, and a shared belief in the power of networking.

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We help organizations develop great people.

Advantage Performance Group provides creative learning and consulting solutions that equip individuals, teams, and organizations to be the best at what they do.

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Why sales training doesn't work

Rapid changes in business can cause even the best sales training efforts to crash and burn.

Is your sales force prepared to meet the latest challenges in your marketplace? Outpace your competition by empowering your people with relevant, experiential sales training.

Check out our series on sales training best practices.

Advantage is the first place to call when you need leaders to lead,  sellers to sell, and your business to flourish. 

Our clients say we're
imaginative, collaborative, and insightful.

What will you say?

Advantage is the first place to call when you need leaders to lead, sellers to sell, and your business to flourish.

Our clients say we're imaginative, collaborative, and insightful.

What will you say?

The Talent Development Hot Seat Podcast

Sponsored by Advantage Performance Group, the Talent Development Hot Seat podcast with Andy Storch allows talent development professionals around the world to share their insights, experience, challenges, and some of the top trends they are seeing in the L&D profession.

Latest episode

Andy Storch, host of the Talent Development Hot Seat podcast
Josh Bersin joins Andy Storch on the Talent Development Hot Seat podcast

In the Hot Seat: Josh Bersin on the future of HR

Host Andy Storch talks with HR analyst and thought leader Josh Bersin, who will also be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Talent Development Think Tank.

Talent Development Tuesday - Building success in talent development one thought at a time. (Photo of "Imagine" tiles by Michael Aleo on Unsplash)

Talent Development Tuesday

We’ve got a new weekly newsletter to help you build success in talent development one thought at a time.

Sales kick-off time: hot air balloon photo by Gaetano Cessati on Unsplash

It’s sales kick-off time

Do something unexpected: 6 ways to create an unforgettable SKO event

Rescheduled! The Talent Development Think Tank will be held Jan. 22-23.

Talent Development Think Tank is rescheduled for Jan. 22-23

After wildfires forced a realignment of resources, keynote speakers, facilities, and countless other considerations, our event is back on and additional tickets are available!

Finish strong

Finish strong in 2019!

Make a last-minute sprint to finish strong with our specially-priced, easy-to-implement training for new managers, leaders, and sales teams.

Urgent! The Talent Development Think Tank conference is being rescheduled.

Wildfire forces rescheduling of the Talent Development Think Tank conference

Due to the tragic and dangerous Kincade wildfire (the largest in Sonoma County history), the first-of-its-kind conference is being rescheduled.

What it's like to work with Advantage

Electrifying results with Multipliers
A 9% gain in just 3 months with BlueEQ
Empowering leaders at Guidewire
Reinventing the client experience
A bright light for global pharma
No more death by PowerPoint!

Developing high-potential leaders

A research-based webinar series & mini learning journey on best practices

Talent development for a new generation

Find out how to get it right and support the development that young professionals crave

Our creative learning solutions are designed to deliver results and can be tailored to help you meet your toughest challenges or your most ambitious goals.

Click on one of the boxes to discover more about some of our most widely adopted learning experiences:

These are representative sample of solutions that have helped us consistently deliver great impact for our clients. If you don't see what you need here, please don't hesitate to contact us to explore our many other resources.

Want to know more? Get in touch.

How to reach us

Our corporate office:

Advantage Performance Group
100 Smith Ranch Road, Suite 306
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: (415) 925-6832, press “0”

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A deeper dive on ‘The First Thing Great Decision Makers Do’ by Google’s chief decision scientist

Training leaders to embrace innovation

To establish a culture that allows for the birth of innovative ideas, leaders need to learn new behaviors and skills. Here’s how an innovation journey can help.

3 critical skills behind all winning cultures

Psychological safety or lack thereof can build up or quickly kill your organization’s culture. Here are 3 make-or-break skills every employee and leader must have for your culture to thrive.

The Advantage Way

Our best-practice methodologies, High Impact Learning Systems® and the Advantage WaySM Certification Program, ensure business impact learning from your initiatives. Guaranteed.

It’s not enough to put people through a leadership training program and assume they will return to their job and start using what they’ve learned. ...We wanted to implement a complete learning-to-performance process. To that end, Advantage’s High Impact Learning process was invaluable."

Lisa Bell, Manager of the Holcim North American Learning Center

Where to find us

Our partners and associates are regionally based throughout the U.S. Focused on communication and collaboration, they are dedicated to working with you to bring solid, lasting change to your global organization. Contact one of our partners near you today!
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Corporate Headquarters
San Rafael, California
100 Smith Ranch Road, Suite 306
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 925-6832

Northern California
Alan Meeker – San Francisco
Christopher Lydon – San Francisco
Mark Walton – San Francisco

Southern California
Karen Carlsen-Carney – Orange County
Jennifer Conlin – Irvine

Rocky Mountains
Jonathan Hodge – Salt Lake City

Andrea Konuma - Austin
Paul Schnabel – Phoenix

Great Lakes
Chuck Quakenbush – Indianapolis
Peg Ruppert – Cincinnati
Amy Kahn – Cincinnati


Joe Beilein – Saint Louis
Eric Flasck – Chicago
Jim LaVictoire – Saint Louis
Susan Sheehy – Milwaukee
Mary Steiner – Minneapolis
Jeff Tucker – Chicago

Mid Atlantic
Kelvin Yao - Washington DC
Polly Thompson - Washington DC

Emily De Frank - New York
Kristina DiStasio - New York
Francine Smilen – New York
Irv Stern – New York
Rob Grossman – Philadelphia
Lori Urban - Philadelphia

Carol Bunn - Atlanta
Bennett Phillips – Nashville
Andy Storch - Orlando
Carlos Vargas - Fort Lauderdale

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