Custom Events and Workshops


FountainBlue leverages its two decades of experience producing custom events, workshops, fireside chats, interactive trainings and other interactive programs both online and on-site to partner with select corporate partners to produce custom events of interest to internal staff members as well as external partners and customers.


Although each meeting varies in objective, in size, in format, our custom events generally involve:

  • training and interactive discussion on innovation and leadership related topics of interest;
  • partnerships with an ecosystem of internal and external stakeholders;
  • learnings which are transferable throughout and across individuals, teams, companies and industries and
  • engagement at all levels across the participating company, with executive backing from senior management.

Our custom event production services include:

  • Participation in a pre-meeting to gauge background and objectives for an upcoming program;
  • Development of an Event Project plan to include abstract, objectives, logistics, agenda, bios, communications and outreach strategy, etc.,
  • Integration of event with overall corporate, marketing or HR/leadership objectives, in collaboration with event leaders;
  • Facilitation of a panelist prep call to coordinate messaging and content and address operational and administrative questions;
  • Facilitation and coordination of overall event program and panel or workshop discussion; and
  • Production of follow-up notes for review and approval by participating panelists and hosts/sponsors,
  • Distribution of notes to attendees if desired, and
  • Follow-up/debrief with event production and leadership team.

Next Normal

With the rapid changes brought on by the pandemic and its aftermath, recent themes and topics have focused around change.

Strategic Facilitation

  • Fireside chats featuring executives regarding strategic direction, transformational change initiatives, product launches, product direction, workforce development initiatives, etc.,
  • Goal-Setting and Strategic retreats for executives and board members
  • Other? We are certified board executives with experience facilitating board meetings and board committees on strategy, board development, human capital and other committees

Team Building

  • Team Building and Cohesion
  • Goal Setting, Charter, Roles and Responsibilities, Milestones, Deliverables
  • Workforce development and integration
  • Collaboration within and outside organization
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation
  • Other? We have decades of experience working with a wide range of teams

Development and Training

  • Problem-Solving
  • Decision-Making
  • Communication
    • Communication Styles
    • Aligning Your Thoughts, Words and Actions
    • Can You Hear Me Now? Speak so you are heard.
    • The Art of Persuasion
    • Bringing Out Your Authentic Self
    • Connecting with People Not-Like-You
    • Managing Your Self-Talk
    • Other – it generally boils down to communication – how we can each improve. Let’s discuss how we can customize a communication program for your team!

Leadership and Management

  • Leading from Any Chair
  • Stepping Up and Stepping In
  • Strategies for Swimming Upstream
  • Quantify Qualitative Leadership Traits
  • Securing Resources to Increase Impact
  • Facilitating a Trust-Based, Change-Embracing Workforce

Recent Trainings and Presentations for the HR Community

  • SHRM Certification Instructor – for San Jose State University
  • AI for HR – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly – for SD SHRM

Recent and Upcoming Presentations for Entrepreneurs

  • So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur – for San Diego State University Entrepreneurship Forum
  • Diversifying Revenue Models – for San Diego State University Lavin Entrepreneur Center

Recent Client Talks and Presentations

  • The Art and Science of Persuasion – for a Client Program Leadership Team
  • The Art and Science of Seeing Around Corners – for IBDC.D
  • Re-Build, Re-USE, or Re-Tire: A Framework for Evaluating Code Base – for a Client Engineering Team


Rates and Fees

Our rates range from $2500 for two to four hours or a daily rate of $5000, and includes all planning, management and follow-up for each program, but does not include travel, lodging, meals and IT costs.

Email us if you would like to discuss a program we can do for YOUR group, team or organization.