Workshops and Training

Antoinette’s wheelhouse as a trainer  consists of relevant topics around leadership and communication. Additionally, she has unique expertise regarding introverts.

Antoinette responds to each inquiry with a complimentary discovery meeting with the leader or meeting planner to learn about their specific desires for a successful engagement. All workshops / trainings can be delivered in-person or virtually and are tailored for relevance and high engagement for your industry and audience / participants.

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“I couldn’t recommend Antoinette highly enough. As a team, we derived so much more value out of her session than what Antoinette charged us. She’s one of the best in the business.”


Skyler Hinrichs

Artisan Technology Group

Ascend To Servant Leadership

The more gifted you are to lead, the greater the temptation to forego the calling to serve. Learn how to establish yourself as a servant leader who empowers your team to win. Learn how to develop a servant mindset, and how to build a plan to continually become a better servant leader.

Focus Areas: Leadership

Inclusive Leadership In A Highly Diverse World

Your workplace may be diverse; however, if your leaders are not perceived as inclusive you will lose all the benefits of that diverse team. In this workshop participants will learn how to develop their personal inclusive leadership style and apply inclusive leadership skills throughout the organization.

Focus Areas: Leadership

Don’t Merely Communicate For Results—CONNECT For Influence!

For leaders to truly influence others, they must connect. That starts with gaining an understanding of their own naturally wired communication and behavioral style and those of their team. In this interactive training, participants will learn how to better lead and communicate with others.

Focus Areas: Communication, Leadership

The Six Types Of Working Genius

The Working Genius is Patrick Lencioni’s newest teamwork model, which helps people understand how they can contribute to work most effectively. This model can help individuals, leaders and teams better leverage one another’s strengths and understand how to be both productive and fulfilled at work.

Focus Areas: Leadership
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Communication Strategies For Introverts

Effective communication is a skill that sets great leaders apart from the rest. Does this mean that extroverts have a huge advantage over introverts? Not at all! Introverts can learn and develop powerful non-verbal and verbal communication skills without compromising their personality. In this interactive training, introverts will learn how to embrace how they are naturally wired while leaning strategies to successfully interact with and lead others.

Focus Areas: Communication

Bullet-Proof Goal Setting & Achievement

High performers and leaders are ready to crush it both personally and professionally, but often cannot get traction or maintain consistency for progress. Participants will learn what has stopped their progress in the past, how to chunk down their goals into actionable steps, and how to monitor for continued success.

Focus Areas: Leadership

“Antoinette hosted an invaluable communications workshop for a couple of our business units at Dell Technologies. She had the entire audience, ranging from recent graduates to senior directors, fully engaged with the different activities she pulled together. Several people even mentioned this being “the best workshop [they] have ever been to!”

Amber Hughes

Dell Technologies

Present With Confidence

Public speaking remains a dreaded fear for many leaders and business professional who find themselves in roles in which they need to portray confidence and competence as a speaker.

Participants will learn how to strengthen their presence both non-verbally and verbally when presenting, as well as strategies to feel more confident as a speaker.

Focus Areas: Communication

Presence: A Priceless Gift

Within every organization team members desire to feel seen and heard. When leaders put a premium on presence as a core value that is lived out daily at all levels within the organization, team members are engaged, more productive, and work collaboratively. In this training, participants will learn how to convey presence through body language and verbally with others for increased trust and influence.

Focus Areas: Communication

Leading From The Middle

Mid-level managers can feel frustrated when trying to lead because of their massive responsibility despite their limited scope of control. In this training, participants will gain strategies on how to gain influence and effectively lead when “in the middle” between those they lead and upper management or corporate.

Focus Areas: Leadership

On-going Training

Griff Development offers ongoing training sessions for businesses and individuals

Is your organization in need of leadership and/or communication training that is more in-depth than a brief stand-alone workshop? Antoinette can work with you to customize curriculum and format that is ideal for your team and your budget.

Training Topics Include (but not limited to):

  • Company Culture & Values
  • Maxwell Method Of Leadership
  • Maxwell Method Of Selling
  • Maxwell Method Of Coaching
  • Maxwell Method Of Speaking
  • Dealing With Conflict
  • Priorities And Time Management
  • Servant Leadership
  • Building Trust
  • Embracing Change
  • Leading From The Middle
  • Developing The Leader Within You 2.0 (John Maxwell)
  • 17 Indisputable Laws Of Teamwork (John Maxwell)
  • 16 Undeniable Laws Of Communication (John Maxwell)

“Over the years, Griff Development has provided us with a variety of services including one-on-one professional coaching and mentoring, Staff (group) coaching, and all employee events to develop and enhance internal communication and team building. We have seen their efforts and our investment in them payoff significantly, not only at an organizational level, but I could attest to the personal improvement I, myself have experienced.”


Avan Varzavand

CEO, Nueces Electric Cooperative