The Carden Group partners with experts across the globe to provide the perfect team for each project. Below are just a few highlighted partners. For a complete list please contact us.
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The Architect Of People – Chad Carden is on a life mission to improve the way employers and employees interact to create greater engagement and better results. His results-oriented, no-bull style helps people change the way they approach their daily environment. He has been studying and working with companies to improve their number one asset — their people — for over 18 years. He challenges clients to reach outside their comfort zone to achieve heights they’ve never imagined.
Chad’s high energy and passion are engaging and infectious! He is a straight shooter and understands that business today is all about building even stronger relationships with the people you work with and serve.
During his 18 years, Chad has been fortunate enough to travel the globe working within all levels of organizations of all different sizes. Fortune 100 companies have sought out Chad’s assistance to discover where they want to be, to help create a plan to get there, and to issue a challenge to implement for real results.
Chad has had the privilege of being invited to the White House to discuss how to impact today’s small businesses, and is an accomplished author of two books, Winning The Money Game and P.E.P.P. He has also consulted, and sold products and services in over 40 countries and his work has been translated in over 15 languages.
He continues his vision of providing people and organizations a personalized formula for better employee engagement and positive progress.
Adam Carroll is a sought after keynote speaker, workshop leader, and executive coach. Over the past 15 years, Adam has helped shaped the culture of companies in health care, higher education, telecommunications, and financial services. He is an internationally recognized speaker, author of three Amazon best-sellers, a two-time TED talk speaker with nearly 4 million views on YouTube, and is the creator of the Broke, Busted & Disgusted documentary which aired on CNBC and is shown in hundreds of high schools and colleges across the country.
He is the host of the Build A Bigger Life podcast and the founder of the Build A Bigger Life Retreats.
When Adam isn’t speaking at conferences, consulting with companies, or hosting leadership retreats in exotic locations, you’ll most likely find him at home shooting hoops or having Nerf wars with his kids.
Amanda helps companies stretch to all corners of the globe. She is an expert in implementing sales processes and leadership development programs centered around behavior change in both large and small organizations. Amanda truly believes real return on investment is rooted in the development of people within organizations. She is confident that when we genuinely work with people we will see authentic positive change that breeds success and is sustainable.Her previous experience in retail management and human resource strategies at Fortune 500 companies is relevant to her current work. She is best described as an individual who lives in a world of what’s possible. Her attitude and passion is reflected in her partnership with clients.
Charles graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Mississippi college in 1968, and received his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1975. He spent 20 years in public speaking, training volunteers, counseling and ministry. From 1995-2009, Charles focused on fundraising by leading capital campaigns for more than 125 churches, which totaled over 250 million dollars.In 2009, Charles became a training and development specialist. He uses his sense of humor and high energy level to train and motivate clients to achieve company objectives. His effectiveness as a trainer is the result of his genuine appreciation for other people and his desire to see them succeed.
When Charles isn’t traveling and motivating people across the country, he enjoys spending time reading, playing golf and time with his family.
Rick has more than 28 years’ experience in the design, implementation and measurement of behavioral change strategies within both large and small organizations. His expertise in imparting the necessary skill sets has made him invaluable to effectively change leadership levels, increase employee retention and expand organizational strategies for bottom-line results.
Rick brings outside perspective to his work from his experiences running a sales consulting firm and having consulted for a vender-equipment manufacturing firm which focuses on providing high quality profitable equipment at a reasonable price.
He is committed to tapping the unrealized potential in an organization and is please to know those he works with often see the unexpected benefit of a dramatic positive impact on their personal life as well as their business life. They begin to understand what is important to them and they see the connection their values have on who they are and what they do.
Shea has been with TCG for over 8 years and has a huge passion for people and finding ways that she can help them be truly fulfilled with what they do. She strongly believes that life is far too short to go through the motions 8 hours every day and to live with the “is it Friday yet” attitude. Every single day there is an abundance of opportunities to make a difference in someone else’s life, no matter what you do, you just have to look for them.
She is so passionate about what she does because no matter where she is in the world, no matter what language people speak, and culture that surrounds them, people are people. And the foundation is how we all communicate and treat one another. The fact that TCG helps fill those gaps and provides relevant ideas to truly impact that in people’s lives is exactly why she knows this is what she is meant to do.
“Everything we do here at TCG is to bring fulfillment to the workplace. If you see every interaction as an opportunity to make a positive difference, all those interactions will grow into not only a fulfilling career but a fulfilling life.”
She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado, where she earned her degree in Communications Studies. She was the president of the student athletic body and led the NCAA All American Academic Team with a 4.0 GPA. Before joining TCG, Shea was a district sales manager for a travel firm, where she traveled all over the world and created lasting experiences with her clients.
Tim began guiding and leading audiences, September 2001, with Tony Robbins’ leadership team, Life Mastery. Tim has shared his message with over 100,000 people, speaking for Fortune 500 Companies, on college campuses, a 2011 TEDx talk and more. He has dedicated his life to helping and motivating others. He will leave you energized and motivated with a renewed sense of purpose.
His endeavors include strategic social media consulting for small business and launching two podcasts. In 2010, Tim built a successful speaking business and has been featured in over 250 newspapers across the nation and went on to author his autobiography: How We Roll.
His life story, work experience and entrepreneurial ventures can only be described in one word: Unique
Josh Buffington brings an abundance of diversified experience to his audiences. His passion, work ethic, competitive drive and strong presence leaves audiences with a can-do attitude toward improving areas of growth for better results.
Josh’s experience as a high-level athlete and coach, along with real-world business experience in sales, sales management and entrepreneurial ventures, allows him to connect with people on many different levels. His passion is helping people get outside of their comfort zone, while always looking for ways to improve.
Josh has consulted in a variety of different industries including Financial Services, Construction Groups, Public Schools, Department of Corrections, Technology Firms, and many others. He understands it all comes down to people. Helping people create a connection between their work and their purpose helps impact their engagement and overall work productivity.
He has shared the stage with major business leaders, athletes, coaches and politicians and continues to impact audiences everywhere he goes.
Josh’s family and his faith is what he deeply loves and lives for! He lives in Jefferson City, MO with his wife Jami and their 3 children…Rowen, Ross and Julia.
Josh graduated from The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Business Arts in 1997. He receives a Masters Degree from the School of Hard Knocks every day while raising 4 great kids and being a husband to his wife Michelle. Over the last 20+ years, Josh has experience in financial planning, sales, consulting, training, keynote speaking, real estate (sales and investing), youth sports and non-profits. He uses his great sense of humor and high energy to engage audiences and motivate attendees to have fun and act for even better results in life. His passion is impacting people to create better environments at work and at home. He loves to help people find their untapped potential and improve their overall outlook on life.
He has worked with a variety of industries and organizations consulting them to help create better work environments, better people, and better outcomes. ATT, Weight Watchers, State Governments and many others look to Josh when they need continued help engaging their workforce.
When Josh is not on the road traveling or motivating clients, he spends as much time as possible with his family, golfing and watching his kids compete in sports and in life.