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About Us

Bruce Hodes, President and Founder
Bruce Hodes, President and Founder

Bruce Hodes, President and Founder of CMI, is dedicated to helping companies grow. The focus of his work is developing work teams, business leaders and executives into powerful performers. Bruce has an MBA from Northwestern University and a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work.
As a business strategy consultant and a former psychotherapist, Bruce brings a diverse blend of skills and education to his work with teams, business leaders and executives. Bruce developed a methodology, called Breakthrough Strategic Business Planning. This planning format is specifically designed for small and mid-sized companies; it is also useful for departments and corporate divisions.
Bruce has 30 years of experience working extensively with privately held companies from five to 100 million dollars in size. He is an expert in small business advising and family business coaching. Bruce’s diverse skill set and adaptable approach allows him to work with a wide variety of companies including food processing, manufacturing, insurance, health care administration, technology, staffing and commercial laundry sectors. Bruce has coached and planned with numerous companies that have experienced real tangible revenue growth. Bruce has also facilitated team building retreats for employees of the Chicago Public School System, and other Not for Profit Organizations.
Bruce is a prolific writer. Bruce’s writing often appears in Textile Rentals Magazine and on the Strategy Driven blog. His book, Front Line Heroes: Battling the Business Tsunami by developing Performance Oriented Cultures was published in February of 2012.

Our Solutions

  • Everything DiSC Products

    Everything DiSC helps people:
    - Discover their DiSC style
    - Understand their reactions to coworkers
    - Build more effective work relationships

  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

    The Five Behaviors Model will be used to help team members learn to work together more efficiently and effectively and to become a more cohesive team.

    A productive, high-functioning team has a lot of upside:
    - Makes better, faster decisions
    - Taps into the skills and opinions of all members
    - Avoids wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting the same topics over and over
    because of a lack of buy-in
    - Creates competitive advantage

  • Strategic Planning

    CMI’s Breakthrough Strategic Business Planning is specifically designed for growth-oriented companies. The process is centered around researching and assessing critical issues. This process also includes assembling a key leadership team and coaching them to commit to the company’s strategic direction. CMI’s Breakthrough Strategic Business Planning results in strategies, goals, objectives and action plans that lead to implementation and execution of your strategic business plan.

    Outcomes

    A focused and aligned corporate leadership group
    An analysis of the current and future business environment
    An examination of your market segments and your competitors
    A strategic assessment your company and its strengths and weaknesses
    Clarification of strategic goals and objectives
    Action plans with designated leaders and due dates
    A process to monitor, give feedback and to implement the action plans
    A one-page plan

  • Team Building

    CMI’s corporate team building programs are built around business simulations that focus on developing collaboration and teamwork and improve business performance.

    High Performance Team Building
    In CMI’s High Performance Team Building groups explore ways they could work better together to create high performance work teams.

    Communication Team Building
    CMI’s Communication Team Building utilizes and features the Disc profile system to enhance individual and team performance.

    Customer Service Team Building
    CMI’s Customer Service Program teaches applicable and relevant tools and techniques to build customer focused teams in your workplace.

  • One-on-One Coaching

    CMI’s One-on-One Coaching consist of 1-2 hour business coaching sessions customized to meet your needs. The sessions are focused on improving productivity and leadership skills. Sessions also focus on overcoming professional and/or personal challenges. Sessions are held monthly until the desired results are accomplished.

    Outcomes

    Increased productivity
    Leadership skill development
    Action plans and tools to overcome challenges

  • Keynote Speaker

    Achieve Sustainable Business Growth

    Can you grow a powerful, profitable organization in these challenging times? “Yes, but it takes courage, determination, and actionable techniques that work,” says business coach and consultant Bruce Hodes, who has 30 years’ experience working with privately held companies from five to 100 million dollars in size. As a business consultant, author, and former psychotherapist, Bruce brings a diverse blend of skills and education to his work with teams, business leaders and executives, and as President and Founder of CMI, he’s dedicated to helping companies grow. The author of Front Line Heroes: Battling the Business Tsunami by Developing Performance Oriented Cultures, his entertaining talks are powerful experiences as Bruce illustrates his strategies with real-life stories and provides step-by-step guides that create outstanding results.

Everything DiSC® Certification

Choose your learning format:

Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification

Online

Everything DiSC Workplace Certification is your best resource to gain foundational knowledge and tools for facilitating Everything DiSC. Designed with your busy schedule in mind, this online course gives you the flexibility of self-paced learning, paired with live-collaborative sessions led by Wiley’s expert trainers.

Increase your confidence and competence in delivering Everything DiSC Workplace in your organization. This course offers rigorous new content on the principles of the DiSC® model and the supporting research. During the live sessions, you will practice facilitating small groups and explore challenging scenarios that could arise during workshops. You’ll also learn how to keep Everything DiSC alive within your organization by creating a culture of DiSC and explore MyEverythingDiSC, the mobile-friendly, interactive learning portal that is exclusive to Everything DiSC.

This program Includes:

  • Four modules of self-directed and live collaborative learning (each requiring three to five hours of time per week), conducted over a four week period
  • Active knowledge checks to help participants assess how well they understand the content and to improve learning and retention
  • Final Certification exam (self-directed/graded activity)

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering Everything DiSC Workplace!

Upcoming Classes

  • January 05 – February 02, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • February 01 – March 01, 2018

    Live session each Thursday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • March 09 – March 30, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 2:00 – 3:30pm CT
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Everything DiSC® Certification

In Person

This intensive in-person course provides group learning and collaborative activities to guide you in exploring all the Everything DiSC Profiles including Workplace, Management, Sales, Work of Leaders, and the Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders.

  • Experience the Everything DiSC assessment process and receive personalized profiles.
  • Deepen your expertise about the theory and research behind Everything DiSC, including how to use the research to address common questions from your participants.
  • Get a high-level overview of the tools available in the Everything DiSC facilitation materials and apply them to real-world scenarios.

Upcoming Classes

  • October 31 – November 01, 2017

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • December 05 – December 06, 2017

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • January 23 – January 24, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • February 27 – February 28, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • March 27 – March 28, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Featured Skills

  • Strategic Planning
  • Team Building
  • Execution Management
  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Keynote Speaker
  • D style

    People with this style are direct. They're outspoken with their opinions and aren't afraid to be forceful.

    C style

    People with this style take a logical, systematic approach to their work and pride themselves on accuracy.

  • i style

    People with this style are bold and driven. They describe themselves as risk-takers and like to be at the center of the action.

    S style

    People with this style are gentle and accommodating. They are patient with mistakes and very considerate of feelings.

  • D style

    People with this style are direct. They're outspoken with their opinions and aren't afraid to be forceful.

    i style

    People with this style are bold and driven. They describe themselves as risk-takers and like to be at the center of the action.

  • S style

    People with this style are gentle and accommodating. They are patient with mistakes and very considerate of feelings.

    C style

    People with this style take a logical, systematic approach to their work and pride themselves on accuracy.

Credentials

  • Everything DiSC Authorized Partner
  • Five Behaviors Authorized Partner
  • Keynelink  Execution Management System