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Paul Brubaker
VP Human Resources
Pioneer, Long Beach, CA

“After unifying three separate HR groups within North America under a Shared-Services umbrella, I decided to hold the first-ever national HR Leadership team meeting for Pioneer Electronics, North America. I asked several consultants for thoughts about team building activities that might be helpful and most suggested using the DISC profile. However, having used the tool many times previously myself, I knew that it likely would have no lasting impact on our team.

Michael Brainard brought us added value by not only administering the DISC and doing a debrief with our team, but by also having us read the Patrick Lencioni book, “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.” The book about building a high-functioning team led to valuable discussion that the DISC alone would not have generated. Michael did a masterful job in guiding the discussion, asking probing questions, and helping to set a tone of openness for the remainder of the two-day meeting. We’ll have Brainard Strategy back again!”