Sigma Performance Solutions
Talent Management
for Technical Professionals

Sigma Performance Training Workshop

Exceptional Consulting Skills Register Now!

Are you wondering why you just connect with some clients, and struggle with others? Have you ever started a consulting engagement, only to find out the client needs something different after you’ve already invested time and energy in ramping up? And what about budgeting hours, determining prices, and smartly managing the amount of time you spend writing proposals, status reports and other administrative activities?

If you’ve asked yourself anyone one of these questions, you’ll want to join us for our workshop: Exceptional Consulting Skills. Facilitated by Sally Daniel and Karen Travis, with almost 55 years of consulting experience, this workshop will help internal and external consultants become more effective, allowing you to enjoy your work more, and stress less! Focus groups will include: new consultants, those considering a consulting career, and seasoned consultants who want to take their experience to the next level. As we get closer to the date, we’ll survey those enrolled for additional input to make the most of our time together.

Workshop Objectives:
  • Understand your personal style and leverage your type to build stronger client relationships
  • Review and Consider Various Consulting Models to Solve Problems and Maximize Opportunities
  • Identify Tips & Techniques to Avoid Common Consulting Traps and Administrative Headaches
  • Classify appropriate roles and expectations for the consultant and the client
  • Learn appropriate techniques for handling difficult client conversations

When: November 6-8, 2013

Where: Celebration, Florida just four miles from Walt Disney World!

Lodging: The Bohemian Hotel, lakeside in Celebration Florida

Workshop Details: Your workshop fee includes three self-assessments and two books: The Trusted Advisor by David Maister and 8 Dimensions of Leadership, DiSC Strategies for Becoming a Better Leader, as well as additional reading and cases studies. Refreshments are provided each day, lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, a networking reception Wednesday evening and some surprises along the way! You are responsible for your travel to/from Celebration, lodging, and meals other than those specifically listed.

Prerequisites: Each participant will complete approximately one hour of pre-work.

Want to register? Summer Sizzling Savings closes on Friday, September 6th to receive the discounted price of $1,895 (a $300 savings). Early bird pricing is available from September 7th – October 6th (1,995) and after then, the standard workshop fee is $2,195. Registration closes October 28th and space limited, so don’t delay!

Questions? Please call us 800.658.8893 (US & Canada) or email

Register Now!
Your Facilitators:
Karen Travis
CEO & President

From Baku to Baltimore, Karen partners with clients to improve workforce performance, focusing on financial systems, ERP and CRM/marketing database implementations. With an emphasis on change management, organizational dynamics and project management, Karen has worked with a wide array of clients trying to maximize their success in a world of constant and rapid change! Since 1996, Karen and her team have provided needs analysis, instructional design and development services as well as large-scale training delivery efforts worldwide. Selected clients include: the Allegis Group, Comcast, EMC, Johns Hopkins Health System, Johnson Controls, Marriott, T. Rowe Price, Towers Perrin, Union Memorial Hospital, and the US Department of State, the US Department of Agriculture, and the State of Maryland Police & Corrections Training Institute. Karen holds degrees from Cornell University and the Johns Hopkins University. Karen is a Certified Professional in Workplace Performance and Learning (CPLP) granted by ASTD and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) awarded by SHRM, and is also qualified to administer the MBTI®, DiSC® and other self-assessment instruments. Karen has been published in numerous publications including the Pfeiffer Consulting Annual (LIST®: Conversation Skills for Consulting Professionals) and “You Be the Judge” in Kouzes and Posner’s Leadership Practice Inventory Activity book. Karen was born in Watertown, NY and currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sally Daniel
President of The Sally Daniel Training Group, Inc.

Sally started her company in 1990 and has experience in employee training and development, performance management, improving the workplace environment. Sally and her group have consulted and provided training to corporations, and Federal, State and local government agencies including: ADP, Aerotek, Fairfax County Public Schools, Proctor & Gamble, Marriott, SA Biosciences, National Institute of Health (NIH), National Archives and Presidential Libraries, Food & Drug Administration, US Postal Service, Department of Labor and many others. As a consultant to the consultants, Sally has delivered training and provided 1:1 coaching for Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) and Booz & Company. At BAH, Sally has served for more than 10 years on various training teams, including: International Consulting Team Skills for New Consultants, Presentation Skills, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, and Interpersonal & Team Effectiveness for new Consultants, and Building Successful Client Relationships. Sally holds degrees from Towson University, as well as numerous professional qualifications, including DiSC®, MBTI® and Mediation/Conflict Management and is a certified master trainer. Sally is a native of Washington, DC and currently resides in Ellicott City, Maryland.