Learn how to create a remarkable workplace—and life—at a FISH! Live Event! 

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Your organization and staff are unique.
Your event should be too.

Every FISH! keynote or workshop is fresh, not “canned.”
We work with you to tailor a memorable event that energizes your staff and fulfills your specific goals.

Your Event

To serve you, we need to get to know you. We learn everything we can about your organization, your industry and what’s happening in your world. It’s the first step in building a trusting relationship with you. 

Time to hear from you. What is most important to your organization? How do you stand out? What are you celebrating? What challenges are you facing? How do you want people to feel during and after the event?   

From your input, we create a “map” of how your event will accomplish your objectives. It describes what we are doing and why, and we work on it until you are totally satisfied.      

Your Event

Unlike many speakers, we adjust to your schedule. We are ready to pivot if something changes last minute. Whatever happens, we are there for you.

Sometimes you want us to help you celebrate. Or maybe you want us to guide you through confusion or conflict. In either case, we ignite real conversations about who you want to be—and how you can Be There for each other.

A FISH! event is a chance to be curious, learn more about yourself and have fun. We don’t try to fill you with our “wisdom”. We’d rather inspire you to find the wisdom already inside you. That’s how you build personal commitment.  

Often it takes just a slight shift in perspective to see things you never considered before. Maybe it’s letting go of habits that hold you back. Maybe it’s understanding better how your attitudes lift people up or drag them down. Whether you are analytical or emotional, FISH! can help you see new ways to succeed.

Organizational Takeaways

When you reach out to coworkers, including those you take for granted, they realize that “I am not alone. I am valued.” It’s a powerful way to break down silos, strengthen teamwork and inspire people to give their best.

People of all ages, including millennials, want a culture that is emotionally supportive. They value relationships and want to be appreciated. The FISH! Philosophy helps you build a workplace that attracts and retains great employees.

Outstanding service isn’t grounded in processes or scripts. It comes from understanding “I can make a positive difference for everyone I meet today.” Customers love being served by people who are genuine.

The FISH! Philosophy supports any vision, values and mission. It’s a simple, practical way to live your beliefs more consistently.

FISH! events emphasize being present for people who need you, showing appreciation and welcoming new ideas. Those are key skills for leaders today.

Your Event

With each live event, you receive any FISH! Philosophy video learning program free. These programs are a perfect way to continue essential conversations that deepen staff relationships and strengthen your culture.

Our expert staff is always there for you to offer support and suggestions.

Events, Keynotes & Facilitation

You’ve never experienced anything as inspiring or fun as a FISH! event! Our amazing speakers are passionate about The FISH! Philosophy. They awaken the wholeheartedness your team needs to excel.


Deena Ebbert

Deena is the world’s leading FISH! presenter. She’s inspiring, insightful, funny and real. Deena has a passion for performance, as a former professional opera singer and longtime member of corporate America, where she led many top-performing teams. She understands how to motivate teams through trust and understanding. Deena has a gift for helping you see your work—and life—in a new way, so you can create unprecedented results.

Deena is available to lead a variety of of FISH! events, including keynotes and facilitations.

“… incredibly inspiring … captivating, funny, serious, real, and overall intoxicating. You left us with powerful messages and tools to make us better professionals and people.”

Julie B. Hirsch, Ph.D., Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide

Years of Experience
Speaking Events

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John Christensen

A filmmaker and CEO of ChartHouse Learning, John Christensen has always been fascinated by people who work with passion. When he encountered a fish market that pulsed with that energy and purpose, he knew he had to make a film about it. John shares the insights that led him to make the film FISH! and how the FISH! Philosophy can help anyone be more effective at work and home. To John, qualities like wholeheartedness and spirit aren’t extra—they are the foundation of success for any team or organization.

When you find wholeness and spirit in work, creativity and quality will soar.

Book John and get ANY FISH! training program for FREE!

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“Just wanted to thank you for a FANTASTIC program you delivered for 
our organization! We have received nothing but RAVE reviews. 
Many of us were very inspired, both by your stories as well as your facilitations.

Pamela Duda Davis, Merck & Co., Inc. 

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FISH! Train the Trainer

At FISH! Train the Trainer, you’ll learn how to create an energized organization that is the “first choice” for customers and employees.

FISH! Philosophy Trainer Training Workshops

FISH! Train the Trainer

Become a master FISH! trainer at this two-day, highly interactive workshop. Learn proven, step-by-step methods to apply the philosophy for maximum success. Pick up helpful tips from fellow FISH! Philosophers and develop a strategy to embed the philosophy into the DNA of your culture. Move your organization forward and become equipped for greater professional success.

The next Train the Trainer event is:

June 27 & 28, 2019

Day 1 – 9:00am – 4:00pm, Dinner at 6:00pm
Day 2 – 9:00am – 3:00pm

SpringHill Suites Minneapolis-St.Paul Airport/Mall of America
2870 Metro Dr. Bloomington, MN 55425
T: 952-854-0300

To learn more call 800.695.4534 or email kris.m@charthouse.com

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FISH! For Schools Workshops

Whether you’re kicking off a great school year or recharging your staff in the midst of a challenging one, our experienced speakers help you build a caring culture that improves learning.


FISH! For Schools – Workshops

FISH! For Schools workshops give you the tools to create a productive, safe and fun learning culture. Strengthen relationships among staff and students, and help students experience how good it feels to respect and help others. Reduce discipline problems and bullying, so you have more time to focus on teaching. Attend a national event or we will work with you to create a customized workshop for your school or district. 

Our FISH! For Schools presenters are: 


Steve Mintz

Steve has more than 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher, camp and retreat director, curriculum designer and downhill ski coach. (He also plays a mean rhythm guitar in a band.) Steve has trained educators across the country and facilitators around the world. Steve’s engaging style helps you connect with new ideas and age-old wisdom so you connect more effectively with colleagues and students.

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Doug Strauss

Doug Strauss, one of the Pike Place fishmongers who inspired the FISH! video, shows you how to apply this simple philosophy to achieve success and fulfillment. With practical strategies and personal lessons from his life as a fishmonger, teacher, coach and parent, Doug shows you how to build relationships and trust, and take charge of how you respond to life’s challenges.

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Tamarah Myers, M.Ed.

Students must feel safe—emotionally and physically—before they can learn. Behavior expert Tamarah Myers will help you build a safe, supportive learning culture. As coordinator of behavioral support for a large Louisiana school district, she successfully used FISH! as the foundation of initiatives such as Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports, Bullying Prevention and Restorative Justice Practices. “FISH! teaches students to support and protect each other,” she says. “It builds essential social skills for a lifetime.”

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“A gift that will enhance your teaching experience.

David Downing, Principal 

Want to learn more about FISH! Speaking & Events?

Speak to an expert FISH! consultant at 800.695.4534

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