Vision & Values
Peter Grazier founded Teambuilding, Inc. in 1985. As one of the premier team
building companies in the United States, Teambuilding, Inc. has led training
programs for more than 100,000 individuals from companies all over the
In 2007, Teambuilding, Inc. was purchased by
Team Builders Plus (founded in
1991) to form the largest team building company in the country.
Our team building programs range from fun team retreats to intensive team
interventions and everything in between. Our leadership development programs
target basic supervisory skills, as well as the higher-level competencies
needed by senior executives. Programs are fun, memorable, and create lasting
results. By integrating training sessions with one-on-one coaching,
individuals achieve maximum results.
Teambuilding, Inc. assessment services help individuals, teams and
organizations to gain a clear perspective of their strengths and challenges.
Our online survey system is state-of-the-art. And our survey design experts
turn 360-degree feedback processes, team evaluation, and organizational
climate surveys into the foundation for success.
Learn about 360-degreefeedback services and software at our website
Visit the Team Builders Plus website at
www.TeamBuildersPlus.com to learn more about our leadership development
and coaching services.
We believe that our unwavering commitment to continually develop our own
skills and constantly seek the most effective methods and tools for
transforming people, teams, and organizations has led to our ongoing
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As the premier team and leadership
development company, we empower and enable individuals to create a positive
and productive work environment.
We are deeply committed to:
client needs with speed and thoroughness
our clients to provide" extra mile" level of service
innovative and informative development services that generate
Creating joy and
excitement in the learning process
Modeling all of
the interpersonal and organizational skills that we teach our clients
Making our own
passion for teamwork and leadership contagious to everyone we encounter
high-performance team environment for our own employees
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Teambuilding, Inc. Owners
Jeffrey Backal, MBA
Backal brings to his clients 20 years of management and consulting
experience. He holds a Masters Degree from Drexel University, where he was a
founding partner in the Drexel Consulting Group.
Jeffs passion for helping groups of individuals truly develop into cohesive
teams was his driving force to create Team Builders Plus. Early in his
career, he realized many individuals and companies have a strong desire to
grow and Jeff wanted to find a way to help. This lead Jeff to spending much
of his time working closely with clients to understand their culture,
identifying their development needs, and recommend solutions to help them
achieve their goals. Since co-founding Team Builders Plus in 1991, tens of
thousands of individuals, teams and organizations from across the country
have benefited from Jeffs dedication to creating better work environments.
Through Jeffs leadership, Team Builders Plus has been honored with several
prestigious awards, such as
Philly 100 (fastest growing company in the Philadelphia Region),
South Jersey 25 (fastest growing company in South Jersey), New Jerseys
Business of the Year, and
Best Places to Work
Jeff was also the 2011 recipient of the
HR Consultant of the Year.
In addition, Team Builders Plus has made several substantial acquisitions
over the past few years, including
Career Management and Teambuilding, Inc.
Jeff sits on the Steininger
Behavior Care Services Board of Directors and on the Executive Advisory
Board of Performance Support Systems (the publisher of the
20/20 Insight GOLD).
He is an active member in professional organizations such as
Resource Management Association, The Delaware Valley Initiative (an
employment issues resource center dedicated to helping area business owners
and HR professionals), The Chamber of Commerce and ASTD. He is also an
Inscape Publishing Diamond Consultant. Most recently Jeff was voted in to an
exclusive CEO organization,
BCA, as the
premier provider of Team Building Programs.
You might be surprised to know that: Jeff spends his spare time coaching all
types of youth teams, such as soccer, wrestling, baseball, softball...
Merrick Rosenberg, MBA
President & Chief Learning Officer
Co-Author of Taking Flight!: Master the Four Behavioral Styles and
Transform Your Career, Your Relationships
theres one sentence that Merrick hears from his clients more than any
other, it would be, I can see that you love what you do. And they are
Whether hes speaking at a
conference, facilitating a teambuilding program to help a group work through
their issues, coaching a manager to help them get to the next level, or
consulting with an organization to help them create a positive and
productive work environment, Merrick is living his personal vision of
helping people to learn and grow.
Merrick has worked with more than a half of the Fortune 100 companies
throughout the United States and around the world. Merrick is a sought after
speaker, coach, and facilitator. Merrick's excellence in the field is
powered by his charisma, drive, and more than 20 years of working with line
staff to senior executives and CEOs. His stories, wisdom and background are
the key to helping to transform people and organizations from vision to
Flight!: Master the Four Behavioral Styles and Transform Your Career, Your
Your Life. Ken Blanchard called Taking Flight!
an instant classic and Marshall Goldsmith noted, Youll never look at
people quite the same way again.
He received his MBA specializing in Organization & Human Resource
Development from Drexel University. Merrick is a consummate reader and
prolific writer whose insights have been published in the American Society
for Training and Developments T+D magazine, Training magazine, as well as
local Philadelphia newspapers and magazines.
Merrick is an engaging presenter who has spoken at conferences and events
for organizations such as: TEDx, ASTD, the Society for Human Resource
Management, the Project Management Institute, the International Society for
Performance Improvement, the Employer's Council, and the American Society
for Quality, and Vistage International.
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After having spent years in the construction
industry as a civil engineer, Peter Grazier
began using employee involvement concepts in 1981 to improve productivity on
construction work sites. Having been significantly affected by the results of involving
employees directly in work improvement, he formed Teambuilding, Inc. in 1985.
Since that time, he has worked with over one hundred organizations in all industries
throughout the United States and Canada, and his work had been noted in more than
seventy-five publications including The Wall Street Journal.
is the author and publisher of two books on employee involvement and
teamwork and formerly a 12-year-old newsletter on employee involvement. Mr. Grazier was honored with
the prestigious President's Award from the Association for Quality and Participation for
his contributions to the field.
His belief is that workers have the ability
and desire to create high-performance organizations, but that this can only happen
through their involvement. And his mission is to spread that word as far as possible.
His work encompasses the entire field of
organizational collaboration, specifically, employee involvement and empowerment,
self-directed work teams, creativity and innovation, human potential, relationship
building, team building, vision-mission-values development, retreat facilitation, and
motivational speaking. His training style is entertaining with heavy
doses of experiential participant involvement.
Peter Grazier can be reached at:
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