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Professional Development and Leadership Training Services


Play Through the Foul™ Team Building and Communication Training
A highly interactive and fun workshop designed to empower, enlighten and encourage effective interpersonal communication, particularly given challenging group dynamics. A hit with sports teams as well as corporate or social groups seeking to improve team unity and overall productivity. Key training topics include: Leadership; Accountability; Valuing Diversity; Goal Achievement and Interpreting Communication and Social Styles Differences.

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Professional Development and Leadership Training Services

Excellence you can count on because Training comes with “E’s”

Empowerment: Breakout group sessions stimulate original ideas, team dynamics and leadership.

Enlightenment: Innovative communication strategies and theories are presented for practical application in real life settings.

Encouragement: Grounded with interactive sports principles and activities, participants learn to value others and are compelled to cheer each other on, encouraging significance for everyone.

Empathy: Pre-Consultation sessions assure workshops are sensitive to your individual dynamics and concerns. Participants learn the true value of overcoming obstacles by caring about each other, the team goal, and the team’s success.

Effectiveness: Post-Workshop evaluations and periodic follow up consultations help to measure your team’s growth and training success. Expect a shift towards an improved, motivated team and culture.

Enthusiasm: Learning to be a better communicator and teammate couldn’t possibly be more fun! Play Through the Foul training sessions are loaded with interactive excitement!

"Vera has a unique, direct style that captures attention and keeps the audience engaged throughout. She is a joy and inspiration to hear!"
Mr. Lynn Coynem
American Red Cross
Heroes Campaign Chairman

Monroe County Chapter, Bloomington, IN

Diversity Training with the "Diversity Duo"

Vera Jones has joined forces with Dr. Rebecca Heiss to enhance Play Through the Foul Team Building and Communication Training.  Known as The Diversity Duothese incredibly talented ladies combine Coach Jones's sports-infused, empathic leadership training platform with Dr. Heiss's scientific brain research to provide organizations a training team like no other! Specifically designed to overcome the “fouls," stressors, and biases inherent in interpersonal relationships, Vera and Rebecca  have brought their "Win Twin" powers together to provide highly informative, engaging, and empowering training workshops and presentations.  Topics include empathic and scientific grounded solutions for understanding implicit biases, workplace fears and distrust, and communication style conflicts. If you are looking for serious strategies and solutions for tackling tough relational issues like racial, gender, sex, or disabilities biases and insensitivities that tend to permeate and debilitate even the greatest organizations, call the Diversity Duo in black and white to make things go right!

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Frequent Questions

WHY IS IT CALLED PLAY THROUGH THE FOUL™?
WHAT DO YOU DO?
HOW DO YOU DO IT?
FOR WHOM DO YOU DO IT?
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
WHY IS IT CALLED PLAY THROUGH THE FOUL™?

Play Through the Foul began as a basketball saying used to empower a player to stay focused on the goal when trying to score a basket, instead of the foul or opposition that might hinder that objective. In reality it is a life concept or an attitude for overcoming adversity. Vera Jones wrote her first book, Play Through the Foul – Basketball Lessons for the Game of Life© under the realization that when we're not prepared or trained to play through our interpersonal fouls, we're more likely to be defeated by them. With the understanding that the greatest adversity we all face is in effectively communicating and relating to one another, Play Through the Foul Team Building and Communications Skills Training Workshops were born.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

We provide training to help individuals and teams become more empowered, enlightened and encouraged as effective interpersonal communicators for the betterment of team unity and productivity.

HOW DO YOU DO IT?

We develop, design and deliver training seminars and workshops that are motivational, educational, interactive and entertaining. Training forums are typically classroom or conference room based settings. Standard workshops are four hours, but sessions are time tailored for as brief as a one-hour professional development session to more extensive two-day retreats. Our goal and motto is to structurally provide training with “E’s”: Empowerment, Enlightenment, Encouragement, Empathy, Effectiveness and Enthusiasm.

FOR WHOM DO YOU DO IT?

We provide winning team building and communication solutions for athletic, business and community organizations all over the country. We specialize in educational forums, sports and women’s groups. Our most requested training topics include: Interpersonal Communication, Leadership, Diversity, Athletic or Academic Achievement. Larger organizations like the US Patent and Trademark Office and Walmart have taken advantage of Play through the Foul Training, but small churches and community organizations have found tremendous value in the training as well. Educational leaders such as the Florida Association of School Administrators (FASA) as well as individual school districts and schools are regular training participants. The short answer is we train for everyone who is looking to improve their team’s motivation, communication and cohesiveness!

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

Click here to fill out the Contact formYou can also contact our office directly at (904) 371-4131.

If effective communication is vital to your team’s success, Don’t drop the ball, give us a call!