Learn how to create a remarkable workplace—and life—at a virtual or in-person event! 

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.

Speakers and Facilitators

Our amazing speakers and facilitators are passionate about The FISH! Philosophy. They awaken the wholeheartedness your team needs to excel.

Gibson (Gib) Kerr

As a retired U.S. Navy Captain, who has also been a corporate executive, a senior executive in government, an executive coach and a professor, Gibson (Gib) Kerr has over 40 years’ experience working with and developing teams in a variety of organizations as small as 8 individuals to as many as 300. An highly skilled facilitator, he is able to draw on this extensive range of experience to help organizations improve outcomes.

Though trained as an engineer where typically coming up with technically excellent solutions was enough, Gib is often quoted as saying “soft skills enable hard results.” To this end he has devoted his varied career to learning, applying and adapting a cornucopia of team and technical tools and skills to improve the interactions of those with whom he works. He loves helping teams succeed, and really enjoys making the complicated simple, so people and teams have the knowledge and tools they need to address the challenges they face.

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He takes very seriously his personal mission to help people to understand themselves, interact better as individual and in teams, and to learn and apply new tools and techniques in order to generate improved outcomes for themselves and their organizations. He recently stated in an interview, “I wish I had these tools and been this aware back in the late 1970’s when I first started working in teams…I would have made waaayyyy fewer mistakes.”

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J. Lynn Jones, BS, MS, EDS

J. Lynn’s speaking, training, coaching and consulting has benefited schools, businesses and corporations from healthcare to manufacturing across the country.

He is a certified Master Storytelling trainer and holds master level credentials in Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, Influencer, Getting Things Done, and The Power of Habit. He is certified in the FranklinCovey Leader in Me program which includes The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. J. Lynn has also created presentations supporting customer loyalty and a variety of other subjects.

J. Lynn leverages his four decades of experience as an educator (teacher, principal, and school district administrator) to help participants not only connect with content but translate their learning into action. J. Lynn and his wife Gayleen reside in Utah where they enjoy the outdoors and quality time with their four children and fifteen grandchildren.

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Marie Knight

Marie is an energetic, fun, creative and enthusiastic people builder.  She has worked in the municipal and non-profit industries for over 35 years and long ago adopted one of the FISH! mantra’s “Who are you Being when you are doing what you are doing?” into her daily mentoring and coaching of her teams.  Marie recently retired from the City of Huntington Beach in Southern California as the Director of Organizational Learning and Engagement and is now the Owner and Chief Influencer of Knight Leadership Solutions.  In addition to her government experience, she also spent several years in the non-profit industry as the Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Orange County Alliance. Within every agency she has worked, she has been a leader in the training and development of the organization’s team and has introduced the FISH! Principles to thousands of staff through the years.

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Throughout her career Marie has had a keen focus on the development of her profession’s greatest asset – people.  Marie is a highly sought out trainer, workshop leader, mentor, coach, and keynote speaker, in the areas of Strategic Planning, Employee Development, Customer Service, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Change Management, Corporate Culture, Telling Your Story, Non-profit Board Development, Time Management, and Creating High Performing Teams.  She has created several award-winning corporate culture programs and is Certified Coach, Speaker, Teacher, and Trainer for the John Maxwell Team, and a Certified Behavioral Specialist in the Maxwell Method of DISC.

Marie has conducted hundreds of workshops, training sessions, retreats, and keynote speeches for various government, business, and non-profit agencies throughout the state of California and the country.

Marie is a proud mother of two dynamic, independent, and amazing daughters, is an active volunteer in her community, a Trustee with the Emlen W. Hoag Foundation, and a Ministry Leader at Saddleback Church.


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Dan Lewis MBA, CSSBB

Mission Statement

A versatile continuous improvement specialist that facilitates a proactive working environment, lean processes, and exceptional customer service.

Area of Expertise

Voice of the customer, process improvement, and employee engagement.


Dan Lewis has a very unique background primarily working in the field of continuous improvement both in high-speed manufacturing and in higher education. Following a 23-year career in quality control with CBS Records/Sony Music, Dan was able to transition into higher education as a continuous improvement specialist with the University of West Georgia working initially with its facility operations and eventually the entire Division of Business and Finance in helping to improve work processes, work culture, and overall customer service. He finished his full-time career as the founding Executive Director for the Center for Business Excellence; a unit that assisted the institution with continuous improvement processes, employee orientation and training (including FiSH! Philosophy), enterprise risk management, payment card industry standards, institutional policies, and SACS accreditation.

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Dan received his BS degree in Marketing from the University of Bridgeport; his MBA from the University of West Georgia; and black belt certifications in Six Sigma from Southern Polytechnic University and Lean Six Sigma from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. He has conducted professional workshops since 2006 and has written publications for University Business Magazine (December 2012); APPA Facilities Magazine (October 2009); and NACUBO Business Officer Magazine (February 2007).
Since his retirement in 2020, Dan has undertaken some seasonal customer service positions in the fields of hospitality, retail, and transportation and has also acted as a consultant with some institutions within the University System of Georgia. He joined Charthouse Learning in early 2022 and recently presented the FiSH Philosophy to over 200 leaders of a Georgia government agency.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

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Christy Taylor

Christy Taylor is an author, motivational speaker, life design strategist and part owner of several companies. Christy’s passion is helping people live a valiant life victoriously. She absolutely loves helping people not only design their best life but live it out! She does this through her online programs, coaching and speaking.

After working with engineers and understanding the usefulness of their design processes, she realized she could apply the same principles to coaching. She is now the owner of My Life Designed, a practice based on an engineering design process. Christy empowers her clients to identify what they really want, develop a mindset for growth, overcome limiting beliefs, identify what it will take for them to achieve it, create their life design blueprint for transformational success, and hold them accountable.

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Christy’s coaching methodology aligns well with the four Fish! practices because she truly believes that we need to apply these in all aspects of our lives.

Christy has spent most of her career in the corporate arena, most recently serving as a Director of an engineering firm. She has a wide array of leadership experience in business ownership, marketing, operations, strategic sales, revenue growth, business development, and customer relations management. She completely understands what it means and what it takes for organizations to lead their company’s culture to retain employees through Fish!

Christy holds two Master’s. She received her MBA from Franklin University and a Master’s in Human Behavior from Liberty University.
She resides in Peoria, Illinois with her husband, Jed of 26 years and her 4 grown children and two grandchildren. She finds herself most fulfilled when climbing mountains, zip-lining, white-water rafting and jumping off of towers and out of planes! But, ask her to get on a carnival ride, and she’ll dodge!

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Tamarah Myers

Research shows students must feel safe—emotionally and physically—before they can learn. Tamarah Myers is dedicated to helping you build a safe, supportive school through The FISH! Philosophy.

Tamarah began her career as a teacher in an inner city New Orleans public high school, then was educational director for a inpatient counseling program. As the longtime coordinator of behavior support programs for a large Louisiana School District, Tamarah learned about the FISH! Philosophy. To her, the four FISH! practices—Be There, Choose Your Attitude, Make Their Day and Play—described what a great school culture looks like.

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Under her guidance the district adopted the FISH! practices as the behavioral expectations it taught and reinforced through its Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) program. As a consultant and trainer in several behavior support initiatives, Tamarah taught FISH! as the foundation for behavior initiatives such as PBIS, Bully Prevention and Restorative Justice Practices.

Through her extensive experience, Tamarah recognizes that positive behavior must be taught like any other subject. Social competence is more important than ever,” she says. We must build childrens strengths from the inside out. FISH! teaches students to support and protect each other.”

The beauty of The FISH! Philosophy is that applies to every part of your life, Tamarah says. The FISH! practices build social skills students can take from grade to grade, and beyond. And you can take these skills anywhere. FISH! doesnt just build a better school, it creates a better life.”

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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! Train the Trainer


A Workshop Designed For Internal Organizational Training

Become a master FISH! trainer at this three-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.

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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. 

“A gift that will enhance your teaching experience.

David Downing, Principal 

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