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Together the UpCloseTeam principals, Colette and Jon Close, have 50 years of experience in the exciting world of business and non- profit leadership. We know firsthand how much the effectiveness of leadership impacts performance.

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Lunch & Learn sessions can be scheduled for any time of day or night and last between 30-60 minutes. You may book a private session for you and your team, or you may contact me about joining one of my open sessions.



The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership are lessons from John C. Maxwell, expert leadership teacher, consultant and author. Maxwell's nearly 50 years of leadership experience has resulted in timeless laws of leadership.

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John Maxwell TEAM

As John Maxwell certified coaches, teachers and speakers, we can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking and coaching. Let us support your professional growth through study and practical application of John's proven leadership methods.

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Have you ever ...

  • been frustrated with other people on your team?
  • wondered what your team members were thinking?
  • thought they may have behaved randomly and unpredictably?

Leaders ... If you have been frustrated or have been left wondering about your team, clients, or bosses are thinking ... you are not alone!

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Situational Leadership ® II

     Making the Connection

We're certified to deliver the Situational Leadership II - Making the Connection program developed by the Blanchard Insitute.

The skills learned from this training help leaders make the connection between themselves and their Leader/Manager role and the people they lead.

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Welcome to Board Store

Do your board members lack engagement? Are they confused about their legal duties or the mechanics of financial statements? Prepare them with our easy-to access on-line training programs.

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Welcome to CF Place

Do your board members know how to interpret financial statements? Is your board knowledgeable of its role in governing your loan porfolio? Need lending training?  Access our on-line training programs.

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