ThistleSea will provide customized business education programs based on an agreed-upon outline. We'll establish the schedule calendar dates, times and topics for each program. And we'll make modifications based on discussions, requirements and needs identified by our clients. This often includes:  

  • Conducting discussions and meetings to define needs, special requirements and success for each program;
  • Incorporating any special requirements into the educational programs;
  • Designing the program content;
  • Designing and preparing all multimedia and presentation tools, handouts and materials, worksheets;
  • Presenting and facilitating the educational program;
  • Evaluating each session and following-up with individuals and management following the presentation;
  • Providing business coaching and support to the senior management team in the application of the program's subject areas.  

Sales Training

Did you ever wonder why your marketing and sales efforts often fall flat? You spend a lot of money on advertising, your sales force, direct mail, web or other tactics and strategies only to see those dollars thrown away. 

ThistleSea offers our services to assist our clients with their marketing or sales efforts. We will help you design a plan, implement a plan and contact qualified leads on your behalf, and assist you in converting these qualified leads to paying customers. 

You can contract with our expert staff for as little as 10 hours each month. In many cases, we have achieved more for our clients in 10 hours a month than the client has achieved with a full-time marketing / sales team.

Business Book Reviews

We offer group discussions of compelling business books, including slide presentations and handouts, and the best news is that you don't need to read the book! A Business Book Review engages your team at a higher level, and it's an excellent complement to internal employee development programs.

Some of the titles we've presented in the past include: 

"Great By Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All" by Jim Collins

Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times. This book is classic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting.

"Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action" by Simon Sinek

Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Start with Why weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire. Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty?

In studying the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world, Simon discovered how they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way and it’s the complete opposite of what everyone else does. Adopt these leadership concepts to transform your business.

"Made To Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die" by Chip & Dan Heath

Provocative, eye-opening, and often surprisingly funny, Made to Stick shows us the vital principles of winning ideas–and tells us how we can apply these rules to making our own messages stick. Why do some ideas thrive while others die? And how do we improve the chances of worthy ideas? This book tackles head-on these vexing questions to reveal the anatomy of ideas that stick and explain ways to make ideas stickier.

This is an indispensable guide to discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.

Customer Service Training

Discover how to better communicate with customers, quickly build rapport, understand what drives others and motivates customers, clients and other stakeholders to achieve better results.

Business Effectiveness Training

How can each department's results be improved? What factors should a company look for in the environment as well as in the transactional steps? What can be done if an ineffective area is identified in a department?