Win by Playing the Smarter Game

Are your leaders fearless?

  • Do they use the energy of fear to their advantage as they navigate challenging terrain?
  • Do they have the courage to implement creative, even disruptive, ideas proposed by their teams?
  • Do they have the mindset and skill-set necessary to face today’s ever-changing business landscape?

Imagine, two skiers atop a formidable black diamond run. They sport upscale apparel and top of the line gear. One is having the best day ever, the other the  worst day ever. Why would one be in a euphoric state, dancing with the mountain; while the other trembles with cold sweat, about to soil those designer pants? One is in the grip of fear.  The other has befriended fear.

Advanced skiers enjoy navigating challenging terrain. They have developed the necessary physical and mental skill-sets to befriend the fear of falling that paralyzes novices. The same is true in business. Advanced leaders enjoy navigating high level business challenges. They have developed the necessary strategic and interactive skill-sets to befriend the fear of failure that incapacitates novices.

Black Diamond Business Training was born out of a conversation between Thomas Cantrell, an Administrative Trial Advocate with a 97% win-rate; and Barry Moniak, an Innovative Leadership Consultant, and 21-year Certified Ski Instructor. Thomas stated frankly that 100% of the cases he’d represented over the past four decades, were avoidable if businesses would have simply applied Barry’s leadership principles – inspired by black diamond training techniques.

Black Diamond Business Training resets mindsets. It reconditions human interactions; transforming amateur reactions into professional responses. Innovative perspectives and systems are implemented; then practiced and debriefed between sessions. As your enterprise embeds these concepts into team consciousness, they pull together and play a smarter game.

 Black Diamond Business Training Programs

Black Diamond Team Building / Bonding
Black Diamond Sales Training
Black Diamond Conflict Resolution

Barry Moniak believes …

We are born with an innate desire to become better versions of ourselves. A core trait which sets winners apart is their developed inclination to befriend fear.

He believes the workplace is the best place to achieve this level of enlightened leadership; not a mountain top, seaside, church or synagogue; not even the latest greatest get motivated seminar. The workplace is an ideal place to develop Black Diamond leadership.

With 21 years as a PSIA ski instructor, trainer certification in martial arts and 25 years as a national speaker, consultant, and trainer, Barry Moniak inspires business leaders and teams to befriend fear. They lean into high level challenges with the courage and enthusiasm of black diamond skiers.

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Thomas Cantrell believes…

We have the alchemical power to transform conflict. A core trait of winners is curiosity — an intense desire to truly understand what the opposition is screaming about.

He believes while people may be miserably difficult to deal with when things go awry, still, they are your greatest asset. Black Diamond leaders know contention is the birthplace of invention, they don’t avoid it, they embrace and transform it.

With 42 years of administrative trial advocacy, and a 97% win-rate. Thomas will tell you that 100% of those cases were avoidable. All leadership needs is the courage and enthusiasm to embrace conflict and contention as a black diamond skier embraces a challenging and invigorating run.

Administrative Trial Advocates, International

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