The CPO Institute

Inspiring performance improvement
that generates necessary change

Areas of Expertise:


TJ, Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of Professional (and not so professional) speakers. You are definitely one of the most professional, and yet, at the same time such a pleasure to work with. Thank you!

B.E. Quertermous, Presentation Associates

One of our members with over 20 years experience and has had an opportunity to hear many speakers said; "He was the best speaker I have ever heard." Thank you for inspiring me and our entire group. Thank you so much for all you do. You truly are a "life saver."

Kerri Dunton, American Business Womens Association

"If it wasn't for Terry Wisner and the free beer, the entire conference would have been a waste of time. Thanks! All the insights and tips on performance improvement hit home...personally and professionally."

John Harms, National Automotive Dealers Association

Performance Strategy Seminars for Leadership

Leaders never stop learning!

"Leadership and Learning are indispensable to each other." John Kennedy's prepared speech for delivery on Nov. 22, 1963.

Our Leadership seminars are based on proven adult learning methodologies and are highly interactive and results oriented. Seminars can be custom tailored to focus on specific areas of improvement that will drive your organization or association members to improved leadership performance levels. Fundamentally, we believe people change through a model wherein they experience the four stages of change: awareness, understanding, commitment and action. These seminars are designed to guide participants through each of these four steps.

Please contact The CPO Institute and inquire about applications and investments for your organization.

5 Factors of Fanatical Followership

The measure of a highly effective leader is how effective their followers are. Increase employee engagement and results by building a highly effective team of "Followers". Participants will discover how to achieve "Fanatical Followers" by serving as a:

  • Visionary
  • Director
  • Influencer
  • Developer
  • Monitor

Improving our leadership abilities isn't easily done. Remember, "Don't Just Do It!"

Audience: Managers, Business Owners, Supervisors and Team Leaders
Objective: Equip leaders with solid performance improvement concepts and techniques

The "Entrepreneurialeader"

Most business owners want: more money, happy customers, engaged employees and more "free" time! The BYOCPO Process has helped thousands of individuals and businesses improve their overall performance and achieve those things. Whether you are considering, launching or leading a small business, this seminar will pinpoint opportunities for improvement and satisfaction.

    After participating in this seminar, attendees will be able to:
  • Avoid the 5 Phases of Failure
  • Create a Winning Culture
  • Serve as Chief Performance Officer
  • Enjoy the "4 Goals"

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-Employed, MLM's, potential Start-up Businesses
Objective: Help entrepreneurs examine and apply leadership techniques

Coaching CPO's

"Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves." Stephen Covey A team of Chief Performance Officers require unique Coaching skills. Leading a team that is highly engaged, focused on improvement and achieving results can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. Coach them so they see it in themselves. Participants will examine how and why they need to:

  • Coach not Manage or Mentor
  • DRIVE the CPO
  • Enhance their Coaching style
  • Deal with Counterproductive Behavior
  • Self-Coach

Philip Crosby said: "Selecting the right person for the right job is the largest part of coaching." Now they are on your team. Coach them to perform the way they need, in the way they need.

Audience: Leaders and Manager with some experience
Objective: Equip leaders with coaching skills for today's workers

Strategic Succession Strategies

It isn't good or bad. It's just how things are. Nothing stays the same. Change happens! Planned or unplanned, the changing of key leaders happens. Just look at Apple or the Supreme Court. You can choose to keep your head in the sand or anticipate and plan for change.

Participants will discover how they can and should:

  • Avoid the Obvious
  • Follow the 5 Steps to Successful Succession
  • Identify Key Strategies for their organization
  • Commit to Action

Succession planning is vital to an organizations sustainability, but "Don't Just Do It!"

Audience: Profit and not-for-profit leaders, small business owners, associations and boards
Objective: Help leaders develop a succession plan for their organization