& Solutions

that Inspire Extraordinary Performance

Welcome to
Motivation Excellence!

We hope you’ll stay awhile…


We believe inspiring extraordinary performance with our strategies and solutions is more emotional than transactional. At the end of the day it’s all about the feeling that comes over you and your target audience (employees, channel partners, sales team…).

Maybe it’s accomplishment, or pride or that warm, fuzzy sense of being a part of something special…the goal is to capture that sentiment and make it work for your organization going into the future!

It’s all about people, and our people are ready to make your people motivated, inspired and appreciated. In turn, your company sees the benefits of building engaged partners who care about your success.

People-FocusedSales Incentives|Meetings|Channel Incentives|Personalized Rewards|Employee Engagement|Virtual Offerings|Customer Loyalty|Group Travel !

What we do…

It’s about solving your business challenges by changing behaviors that drive financial results.

Our new home…

We’re pleased to present the new Chicago-area headquarters of Motivation Excellence! We designed the new space to reflect our culture of creativity and collaboration and our commitment to eco-friendly materials.

From the Newsroom

Blogs, employee spotlights, webinars and industry resources are just a click away.

Get to Know ME with Bob Hertel

Get to Know ME with Bob Hertel

Bob Hertel, from our travel department, is a man of few words but exhibits sly humor and wise observations. As a long-timer in the industry, Bob helps us create outstanding travel programs filled with “Wow!” moments that motivate people to be sure to attend the...

The Above and Beyond Foundation Hero Awards at Motivation Excellence

The Above and Beyond Foundation Hero Awards at Motivation Excellence

Two Motivation Excellence Employees Get First Agency “Heroes of Hospitality” Awards! It’s with great pleasure and pride we announce that The Above and Beyond Foundation awarded two Heroes of Hospitality awards to two of our teammates at Motivation Excellence! They are...

Using Competition to Sharpen Your Edge

Using Competition to Sharpen Your Edge

Yes, some people can be too competitive. It can be seen as a turn-off. This blog, however, is going to give reasons why competition, when done in a healthy manner, is great for business and personal growth. Competition as a Motivator says competition...

From Our Clients

You don’t have to take our word for it

“I have to tell you that Motivation Excellence has been instrumental in helping our company set itself apart from our competitors and draw closer to our customers. We cannot tell you how much your people mean to us. They are there supporting us, looking after us, and making us shine. We appreciate all that you and the MEI team does for us.”

VP of Sales, Building Supplies Distributor

“As if it were possible to exceed the outcome of the past two programs, you did! Not only our customers, but our associates and vendors alike confirmed that hands down, this was the best program yet.”

VP of Marketing, Construction Manufacturer