Custom Event Production

Events1FountainBlue leverages its two decades of experience producing custom events, workshops, fireside chats, interactive trainings and other 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.

Next NormalWith 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 product launches, product direction, CSR initiatives, etc.,
  • Goal-Setting and Strategic retreats for executives and board members
  • Other? We are working on a global board certification and connect with tech companies within the US and far beyond

Team Building

  • Program Launch and Debrief
  • Goal Setting, Charter, Roles and Responsibilities, Milestones, Deliverables
  • Collaboration within and outside organization
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation Strategies
  • 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 SJSU
  • 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 SDSU Entrepreneurship Forum
  • Diversifying Revenue Models – for SDSU Lavin Entrepreneur Center

Recent Client Talks and Presentations

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

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

Events2Although 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.

Events3Our 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.

Events4 Events5When we travel for speaking engagements, our fees range from $3000-5000 and generally include:

  • Team/Group Meeting:
    • Planning, Delivery and Follow-up for one 30-60 minute interactive training, workshop, meeting, workshop, etc., for 10-100 people
  • Manager/Leader Training:
    • Planning, Delivery and Follow-Up for facilitated 30-40 minute On-site Group Event

For clients who sign up for presentations either online or in person, we offer custom coaching and assessment for 2-6 identified high-potential staff members for an additional $2000-$4000 fee. For more information, find out about our executive coaching services, our ongoing team development services, or or e-mail us at

As a second option, we offer cultural assessment and cultural transformation support for an additional $4000-$7500 fee. For more information, find out about our cultural transformational services or or e-mail us at

Another option for workshop and event clients is facilitated strategic discussions for senior executives and board members. For more information, find out about our board advisory services or e-mail us at