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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is our typical process for working with a new customer?
    We begin by getting to know our customers and their needs through a phone or video call. As we understand their goals, the team dynamics, the culture and any changes they are experiencing, we design a solution that meets client needs and goals. We deliver on our promises to follow-up and usually provide a custom quote within 48 hours of the initial call. We do our best to be responsive, fast, and easy to work with.
  • In which settings have you conducted team building workshops?
    Everything DiSC is an affordable, customized team-building and professional development solution that combines validated assessments with fun, interactive in-person or virtual training. Our customized solutions are appropriate for people at all levels of an organization to help them improve their interactions with peers, managers, direct reports, and customers. Built-in online reinforcement tools and tips provide real-time help on demand, anywhere, anytime DiSC is widely used in every industry and setting. We have experience conducting training for: Monthly or quarterly staff meetings Leadership retreats Sales meetings Non-profit board meetings Management and supervisor trainings Leadership visioning and planning meetings
  • What should you know about our pricing (e.g. discounts, fees)?
    TeamMechanics provides custom quotes to meet your needs. Team building workshops can be organized from 90 minutes to full day and offered in in-person or virtually. Prices range from $160 to $450 per person, depending on the number of participants, delivery, location, and other details. We extend a discount to non-profit organizations (schools, churches, social service organizations, etc.)
  • What education and/or training do we have that relates to the work we do?
    David Fosburgh has been in the human performance improvement industry since 1989. During the 1990’s, he was a Business Solutions Consultant and Project Manager and Instructional designer for Wilson Learning Corporation. Dave’s excellent client relations skills and extensive experience in all aspects of project management, instructional design, development, and training delivery continue to earn him high marks with clients. Dave is certified as an Everything DiSC facilitator. TeamMechanics is an Authorized Partner for Everything DiSC (a registered trademark of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) and the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team by Patrick Lencioni. TeamMechanics is recognized as one of Wiley’s 2022 Sapphire Award Winners.
  • How did we get started doing this type of work?
    In 2000, David Fosburgh began an independent consulting business working with a variety of clients across multiple industries. He TeamMechanics in 2016 with business partner Valerie Fosburgh. Dave serves as Principal and Senior Facilitator and Valerie as Director of Operations. David and Valerie are both deeply involved with each client, designing training and activities for the desired results, and co-facilitate in-person sessions.
  • What types of customers have we worked with?
    David Fosburgh facilitates virtual and in-person programs, conducts needs analyses, designs, develops, and oversees the implementation of customized training and consulting solutions for Fortune 500 and Global 100 clients. Companies he has worked with are based in Canada, the U.S., Central America, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and Switzerland and include American Honda Motor Company, Allstate Insurance, Comcast, Altice, Time-warner Cable, AT&T, Siemens, AGL Resources, Kelly Services, Ford Motor Company, T-Mobile, Xerox, Advent Healthcare, and many more. TeamMechanics has also worked with clients in the financial, insurance, healthcare, education and non-profit sectors.
  • What is the timeline for a typical project?
    TeamMechanics can deliver both assessments and customized training with in as little as two weeks. We have found that three weeks’ notice (or more) is preferable to reduce strain on sponsor and participants. The simple project plan is as follows: Week 1: client sponsor gathers names and email addresses for participants, and notifies them of the assessment and scheduled training date. Week 2: participants receive the assessment and are asked to set aside 15-20 minutes of uninterrupted time to complete it. Week 3: TeamMechanics reviews all assessments and finalizes training materials and handouts and prepares for the session. Training Day: TeamMechanics conducts training, as scheduled (virtually or in-person) Post-Training: TeamMechanics summarizes session work product, if applicable, and delivers the summary to the client.
  • What advice would we give customers looking to hire a team building consultant?
    Before you hire a team building consultant, first consider your needs and your desired outcomes. Articulating the result you want to achieve is key to a successful solution. In addition, there should be actionable outcomes for each participant and not a few hours of “nice to know.” Ask about action plans and strategies that will come from the session, and ideas for reinforcement post-session. Consider whether the solution is a good investment and provides the results you deserve.
  • What questions should customers think through before talking to a professional about their project?
    We recommend asking questions that include: What is the timeline and cost for this project? What experience do you have in my industry with a similar team? What results do you typically deliver to a group like ours? How can I be sure this will address my needs and/or goals? Given our needs, why are you recommending the solutions you proposed? What support can I expect from you before and during this project? What kind of support and how much support will you provide after the project is finished?
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