TESTIMONIALS

Henry Abbott, ESPN / Truehoop

Old-school sports executives like to sell the idea that running a team comes with alchemy, pressures and bad breaks unlike any other business, Read more >

Paul Greene, Global Sports Advocates

“As a sports lawyer who represents athletes, I see firsthand the importance of team culture and how it affects players one way or the Read more >

Jason Belzer, President – GAME, Inc.

“What can the business world learn from some of the most successful sports teams in history? Taking a deep dive into the into the inner Read more >

Jennifer Baker, Senior Associate Director of Athletics, The Johns Hopkins University

“A strong culture is a source of sustainable competitive advantage. It is a controllable, and can be created; Gordon, Furlong, and Read more >

Bo Hanson, 4x Olympian, 3x Olympic Medalist, Performance Consultant at Athlete Assessments

“Few books are written which give you the “how to” about working with people effectively in the sporting environment. Sport is Read more >

Ria Scott, University of Oregon Women’s Golf Coach

“To me, culture is everything. Culture is bigger than the individual, greater than the team, and more important than a single performance. Read more >

Tyrone Brooks, Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, Major League Baseball

“A culture of success is what permeates throughout winning organizations and Gordon, Furlong, and Pendleton hit the mark with this book. Read more >

Frances Traisman, Vice President of Sales, Seattle Mariners

“Every leader – whether in sports, business or at home – strives for consistent success. With The Sports Playbook, Gordon, Furlong, and Read more >

Maurice “Mo” Kelly, VP of Player Engagement, Seattle Seahawks

“When your culture leads to your best player being your hardest worker then you truly have something special. That doesn’t happen by Read more >

Rob Mullens, University of Oregon Athletic Director

“Building and maintaining a championship culture is foundational to sustained excellence. Organizational culture must be a strategic Read more >

Athletic Director, NCAA DI

“I can talk to my athletes every day all day. Very rarely will a student athlete tell me something is wrong. There are simply too many potential Read more >

University of Oregon Student

“Great man and very knowledgeable teacher!!! Made the class very interesting and wanting to come to EVERY LECTURE because I did not want to Read more >

Conor Johnson

“Excellent public speaker!” Read more >

Grant Fisher

“Professor Gordon is honestly one of the best teachers I have ever been around. He understands how valuable class discussions are and Read more >

Michael Gottschalk

“Extremely engaging and insightful.” Read more >

Craig Leon, Professional Distance Runner

“The assessment survey provided me with information that allowed me to introspectively examine my strengths and weaknesses in the hope of Read more >

Ian Dobson, 2008 Olympian & Elite Running Coach

“The Playbook is a fascinating look at the structures and strategies that produce consistent success. By using real-world examples to bring Read more >

Graduate Student, University of Oregon

“This course was great! I learned a lot about conflicts that occur in every sport at every age and how different models apply to different Read more >

Undergraduate Student, University of Oregon

“This was a great course. So valuable to me, and to my educational goals. This is the ONLY course have found that offer the types of Read more >

Byron MacDonald, Olympic Swimming Coach

“This information will help the coach to better understand what drives their athletes – yielding a better plan of attack and better chance Read more >

Mark Versfeld, Olympic Swimmer

“The assessment has helped me to recognize strengths and weaknesses not only in myself, but also given me a tool to work…better with people Read more >

Deanna Panting, Canadian National Skeleton Team

“This became a large part of my World Cup success…although chronologically 38, my emotional age is 28 … prime age of a world class Read more >

Brian Johns, Olympic Swimmer

“I feel the assessment has helped me by helping me recognize my strengths and my weaknesses. I have shared this knowledge with my coach and Read more >

Bryan Rosenfeld, U-17 Women’s National Team Coach, Canadian Soccer Association

“Like many coaches that deal with high level athlete’s we are always looking to find that edge to take athletic performance to the next Read more >

Gio Guzman, University of Oregon Alumni

In case anyone asks why they should take these courses… Know that the basic skills and scenarios that I learned about in that class helped Read more >

Amy Rovai, Kidsports Sports Manager, Eugene, OR

[The Sports Mediation Course] has really helped me out a lot.  Even though I have to be somewhat biased with cases, it has really helped my Read more >

Katie Harbert, Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development at the University of Oregon

This program has provided an opportunity unique to the University of Oregon for our student-athletes to not only learn about but apply knowledge Read more >

Kristen Moore, Head Women’s Basketball Coach & Westmont College Associate Athletic Director

“We should be creating a positive sport culture instead of focusing on fixing conflict after it happens.” Read more >

Neena Bryant, Professional Softball Player

“Conflict Resolution has aided in allowing me to better approach, attack and mediate problems which need problem solving, as well as, Read more >

Don McPherson, Former NFL Quarterback

“No game is won or lost on game day. Sustained success in sports comes from understanding that life is a process and the skills we learn Read more >

Kerly Egan, Director of Stormont Consulting, Sydney, Australia

“This is no ordinary conflict resolution course! Ralph Kilmann combines his extensive consulting and research experience to provide an Read more >

Mino F. Akhtar, Associate Director, Eisai Inc., New Jersey, USA

“This course is tremendously innovative and practical. It exceeded my expectations in the scope and type of tools it covered in such a Read more >

Pattie Porter, President, Conflict Connections, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, USA

“I have been using the TKI in my work for 16 years. I took the course to get a deeper understanding. Dr. Kilmann’s online class Read more >

Carole Jean Rogers, Business and Leadership Coach, CLARITY Leadership Coaching, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

“The course is extremely valuable: It helped to enhance my skills, increase my knowledge of group process, and understand myself better. It Read more >

Undergraduate Student, University of Oregon

“This was a great course. So valuable to me, and to my educational goals. This is the ONLY course I have found that offer the types of Read more >

James Harris, Former Assistant Athletic Director, University of Oregon

“For 10 years I had lead meetings without purpose or focus. I have changed everything since learning Process Consultation theory and have Read more >