We offer online training programs as well as a variety of workshop topics that can be delivered live as stand-alone programs for your team or as part of a larger conference in breakout sessions. All programs are designed to contain both deliverable content as well as experiential learning exercises, allowing attendees to take advantage of accelerated learning techniques that lead to faster adoption of new skills and habits.

Online Training Programs


Build Your Authority • Increase Brand Awareness • Connect With Your Community

Marketing Fundamentals - Small Business Marketing Success

Proven marketing strategies and tactics to increase your sales and grow your business.

Typography 101: Picking the Right Fonts for Business Success

Over 100,000 fonts are available! How do you choose the right one for your project? This course explains it all.

Typografie - Die besten Schriftarten im Geschäftsalltag

Wie wählen Sie die perfekte Schriftarten wenn über 100,000 Schriften zur Auswahl stehen? Dieser Kurs hilft Ihnen dabei!

Live Workshops & Training

Our live training programs can be delivered in small or large group settings and can vary in length depending on your needs. Every course is tailored to the audience to allow the participants to translate their newly learned skills into practical applications right away. Learn how to grow your business with proven marketing strategies and tactics you can implement in your business today.

We will work with your organization to create an ideal training program.

One of the tools in our toolbox is the Personality Dimensions® inventory program, which greatly enhances communication skills and allows participants to develop an understanding of self and others – we recommend incorporating this into your training program.

Our workshop topics include:

  • Work Less and Achieve More with Effective Time Management

    You have 24 hours every day, seven days every week… that’s a total of 168 hours each week to do all you need to do in your life. Do you spend your time the most effective way possible? We can’t manage time, but we can manage what we do with our time… spend it carelessly or invest it wisely. In this workshop you will learn how to evaluate your current time management and learn how to organize your time effectively and balanced, reducing stress in your life and improving your productivity.

  • Effective Marketing 101 – Easy to Implement Marketing Ideas that Work

    Marketing is a necessary part of growing your business, but often the budget is not unlimited. What should you do and what will give you the best results? The secret to success is having a plan and reviewing it frequently. During this workshop you will be reviewing your current marketing strategies and look ahead to what you can do to effectively market to both your existing client base as well as to new prospects.

  • Sales for Non-Sales People

    SALES is a 5-letter word that is perceived negatively by many, and even feared by some. “I don’t like to sell” or “I don’t like to be pushy” are all too common comments when it comes to sales. In this program, attendees are encouraged to forget the image of the “pushy sales person” and embrace this new image: of a caring, competent and confident leader, committed to creating win-win situations.

  • Service Excellence

    When a customer comes through your door, your goal should not be to serve them only once. Your goal is to see this customer over and over again…. and for this customer to tell everybody they know how amazing it is to work with your company. During this workshop, you will take your customer service to the next level and learn about easy to implement ideas which will keep your customers coming back again and again.

  • Speak with Confidence

    Did you know that the majority of people rank the fear of public speaking higher than the fear of death? Armed with the powerful techniques taught in this workshop, you don’t have to fear anything when it’s your time to stand up in front of a group and give a presentation. You will learn how to make those butterflies in your stomach “fly in formation” and how to become a powerful presenter who has the confidence to speak anytime, anywhere.

  • Speak with Confidence (as above) + Winning PowerPoint Presentations

    In addition to learning how to be a confident presenter, we will also spend time specifically on using PowerPoint. While it’s easy for anybody to create a presentation in PowerPoint, it takes real skill to create a GREAT presentation. You will learn techniques that will help you to prepare and give a PowerPoint presentation that’s not only functional and stylish, but will also keep your audience interested in what you have to say.

  • Personality Dimensions

    Personality Dimensions® is an excellent tool for developing an understanding of self and others and enhancing communication within an organization.
    It is a great benefit to take participants through a Personality Dimensions® inventory as part of any of our training courses. This is an assessment of every person’s personality makeup and is a helpful tool for developing the self awareness and people awareness that is necessary for every aspect of people interaction. The Personality Dimensions inventory & introduction, can be done as a separate session or can be incorporated into any of our training programs offered. Alexandra Krieger, co-owner of MAKBIZ Ventures, is a certified Personality Dimensions facilitator.
    The four personality temperaments are: Inquiring Green, Authentic Blue, Resourceful Orange and Organized Gold. And while each of us has a dominant temperament, it is important to remember that we are “Plaid”: a combination of all colours.

    About Personality Dimensions
    Personality Dimensions represents the next level of evolution in presenting temperament or personality theory. The primary author, Lynda McKim builds on the foundations established by the work of David Keirsey, Linda Berens, et al, and a history of temperament theories that spans 25 centuries.
    This dynamic tool is the culmination of the research and validation work that was done in Canada for over a decade, to support temperament theory, and to provide an easily understood methodology for building self-awareness, self-esteem, and effective communication strategies.
    Drawing on the results of current validation studies that included participants from across Canada, and years of observation of interpersonal preferences demonstrated in workshop settings, Personality Dimensions fosters increased self-knowledge through a facilitated self-discovery model that will make a lasting positive impact.

    How Does It Work?
    Personality Dimensions emphasizes the self-discovery process, and uses the highly effective, time-honoured learning technique of manipulating cards to engage the participant and reinforce learning by choosing the temperament or personality that is most like them from the four temperament-based, colour coded Picture Cards. The four temperaments on the Picture Cards, are represented by a unique marriage of internationally accepted, non-offensive, high impact colours, and specially-selected, easily recognized symbols.
    These personal selections are then reinforced by selecting Dimension Cards that are most representative of the individual in some or all of the following areas, depending on the type of program being facilitated: Life Values, In Communication, At Work, In Relationships, In Conflict.
    The instrument further explores personal temperament preferences by having participants complete a Traits & Characteristics survey, in which they explore their personal values, traits, strengths, characteristics, and behaviours. Finally, borrowing an aspect of personality type theory, participants take a short quiz to reveal their preferences for introversion or extraversion. Personality Dimensions is the first temperament tool to utilize the introversion and extraversion component, allowing for deeper understanding of one’s preferences.

    Personality Dimensions Workshop
    During this fun and interactive workshop your team will develop an understanding of self and others; enhance their ability to communicate with and understand individuals of all temperaments; improve relationships with clients, co-workers and friends; and build strong interpersonal relations. Personality Dimensions is based on leading-edge research into human motivation and behaviour.

Our training programs can be delivered live as stand-alone programs for your team or as part of a larger conference in breakout sessions. With both deliverable content as well as experiential learning exercises, attendees can take advantage of accelerated learning techniques that lead to faster adoption of new skills and habits.

Please contact us to discuss your event and training needs.