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With years of leadership training experience under her belt, Barb has seen it all -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. She has stories to share that will make you laugh and stories to share that will make you a better leader. Barb has been a much sought after speaker for international conferences, professional associations and companies who want to boost the expertise of their leadership. You may contact her to speak at your event.


Unmet expectations . . . broken promises . . . inept boss . . . no hope for the future? Those are the stressful dreaded feelings that emanate from a boss that is suffering from the SOB paradox.

By the time most of us reach the place in our careers where we have the privilege of leading other people, we may have experienced some burn out or worse yet, our enthusiasm was doused by a fire hose. Our brain may have smoldered trying to determine if our career was turning into a 5-alarm fire.  We tell ourselves when we are leaders we will do much better. We will be transparent and build trust with others. The problem is that we may have picked up some bad habits.

Poor leaders are the #1 reason for a disengaged workforce. We all want to be engaging and great leaders. So put on your turnout gear and come learn the secrets of leadership success so your team doesn’t have to suffer from the backdraft you may unintentionally create. Come and discover how your approach to leadership can fire up a positive, committed, and passionate team. It is never too late to change.

Barbara Ashbaugh, CPLP and CEO of The Pleasure of Your Company, will give you a sense of what matters most. Building engagement at work through the work of leaders is good for people and great for business!


OWNER: The Pleasure of Your Company­™
Engagement at Work
What is Good for People is Great for Business


Barbara Ashbaugh is the President and CEO of The Pleasure of Your Company™ (TPOYC), a performance management consulting and training firm in Dallas, TX. Known for practical and cost-effective approaches and solutions to business challenges, she has more than 22 years of experience conducting employee engagement surveys, executive coaching, leadership development and training. 

Clients include companies of all sizes, from Fortune 100 corporations to small privately held businesses. Barb established TPOYC to increase the awareness and application of sophisticated human capital management tools to improve the performance and engagement of employees. Employee training services like selection testing, competency development, employee engagement surveys and 360 feedback -- combined with Wiley/Inscape Everything DiSC Personality Profiles and Adventures in Attitudes, Vital Learning Leadership Series, and Dr. Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats -- all contribute to improving human performance and the currency of the company.

According to Now, Discover Your Strengths, Barbara’s approach to consulting is strategic. She can sort through the clutter and find the best route avoiding paths that lead straight to resistance. The strategic theme is not a skill that can be taught. It is a distinct way of thinking, a special perspective on the world at large. Her perspective allows her to see patterns where others simply see complexity. Mindful of these patterns, she will play out alternatives by asking questions and culling through information and making selections until she arrives at the chosen path. Her partnerships with clients and her strategic approach leads to success when identifying performance problems, finding the right business strategy, creating effective teams, involving people in decisions that affect them, coaching employees through change, dealing with management resistance, and stimulating creative thinking.

Engaging Employees -- Business Training from The Pleasure of Your Company™

Successful organizations understand the value of employee engagement. Workers who understand the business’ goals and operations -- and are involved in planning and decision-making -- increase productivity and morale. Corporations, government agencies and non-profits all benefit from engaged employees. Engagement at work is good for employees and great for business.

Employee Engagement Surveys – TPOYC Survey Planning and Assessment

One of the first steps in increasing employees’ engagement is surveying the staff, to establish a baseline and identify strengths and weaknesses. The Pleasure of Your Company™ has extensive experience in designing, conducting and analyzing engagement surveys, and can develop an employee survey project tailored to your organization’s needs. Call us today to discuss your goals and requirements.

Leadership Development from The Pleasure of Your Company™

TPOYC has conducted leadership training for companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 corporations to small start-ups. We are located in Dallas, Texas and serve clients throughout the United States. TPOYC specializes in preparing executives, mid-level and first-time managers to be successful in goal setting, motivation, interpersonal relationships and team dynamics. We utilize proven methods and advanced training tools including Everything DiSC leadership development products from Wiley/Inscape Publishing. Clients also engage The Pleasure of Your Company™ to assist in enhancing their employee selection and hiring process, competency development and executive succession strategy.

TPOYC Employee Assessment and Performance Management Training Courses

Our approach to employee engagement, leadership development and talent management is centered on the use of proven human capital management tools and courses. In addition to HRM consulting services and human resources manager training, The Pleasure of Your Company™ offers classroom and online DiSC profile assessment, as well as individual contributor and manager development courses from Vital Learning, Six Thinking hats and 20/20 Insight. These products provide both the quantitative and qualitative information needed to engage employees and improve management’s effectiveness.

The Pleasure of Your Company™ Talent Management Courses

In conjunction with workforce surveys and leadership development courses, TPOYC also works closely with clients’ senior executives and human resources departments to enhance their internal capabilities in these areas. We offer specialized courses and coaching for HR managers and executives overseeing human resources functions to plan, conduct and evaluate the strategy and activities of the HR organization.

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