by Barry Mitsch and Darelyn Mitsch

Teams run organizations, yet the dynamic movement of most organizations can cause teams to lose their momentum. Team Advantage is an innovative program that goes beyond your typical team-building exercises to harness a team's focus and strengths on something bigger: to imagine an amazing stretch goal and then put in place an actionable plan to achieve it. What makes this team training solution different from others is that it offers what most are missing - coaching and time! 

Team Advantage is presented as an organizational "game" oriented around an actual stretch goal that is meaningful to the organization's success. Each team is assigned a coach who oversees and facilitates the experience from start to finish, working with individual team members and leaders through four phases of team development over the course of 16 weeks:

1. Pre-game preparation:
Coaching the team leader and interviewing each team member to set the stage for the programme.

2. Kick-off workshop: 
The team creates a game plan oriented around an extraordinary goal.

3. Weekly coaching sessions: 
Team members provide progress updates and learn to support teammates.

4. Review of team accomplishments and its transformation: 
The team takes time to assimilate learning and celebrate their wins and their new level of communication.

In addition to focusing on the achievement of the goal, the program leaves teams with a replicable process they can implement time and time again to achieve success. 

Product Type: Programme

Objective: For teams to learn a process for achieving goals

Time Required: 16 weeks for all four phases


DJ Mitch is a Master Certified Coach and former president of the International Coach's Federation (ICF). She is the founder of The Pyramid Resource Group, a corporate coaching company based in Cary, North Carolina. 

Barry Mitsch is co-founder and Vice President of The Pyramid Resource Group. He has been involved in training and development activities for more than 20 years. His background includes work in both technical and nontechnical training and he has designed and delivered classroom, self-instructional, and distance learning programs. Barry is the author of Mind over Mutter: 199 Practical Tips for Giving Great Presentations and serves as an adjunct instructor in the evening MBA program at North Carolina State University.

"Team Advantage is for any leader with a team and a goal. It's a proven process, with challenges and rewards, that will drive your team past typical corporate objectives to new levels of engagement and commitment. You can transform your team - and your Team Advantage."
~Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Managerยฎ and Leading at a Higher Level