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Get to Know ME with Jillian Fehrenbach

Get to Know ME with Jillian Fehrenbach

Jillian Fehrenbach is a multi-talented hobbyist and a very helpful member of the Motivation Excellence team! In this month’s Get to Know ME edition, you can read below, and watch her video, to learn more about her love of a very specific literary genre, her nickname...

Active Listening is a Full Body Exercise

Active Listening is a Full Body Exercise

Active listening might not get your heart rate up like cardio, or increase muscle mass like weight lifting, but it definitely helps build your character and stretch your mind. From keeping eye contact to recognizing your body language, being a good active listener is...

Get to Know ME with Dawn Barchus

Get to Know ME with Dawn Barchus

This month we get to sneak a peek into the life of Dawn Barchus, a member of our accounting team in the Schaumburg office. Read below to find out what makes her laugh, and how her green thumb shows up early every year. Thanks, Dawn for letting us get to know you...

Keeping Your Company Culture Healthy – Here’s the Rx!

Keeping Your Company Culture Healthy – Here’s the Rx!

Image credit: Priscilla Du Preez, Unsplash We hear a lot about company culture these days. It’s becoming an increasingly important part of hiring and retaining top talent. GreatPlacetoWork.com points out Millennials are 11x more likely to leave a toxic work...

Get to Know ME with Mark Houska

Get to Know ME with Mark Houska

We love getting to know our coworkers a bit better and sharing what we learn with you! In this month’s edition of Get to Know ME, we learn about a new member of our Sales Team, Mark Houska. He’s from a large family and loves to explore the world! Read on, and watch...

Encouraging Volunteering at Work Pays Off for Your Business!

Encouraging Volunteering at Work Pays Off for Your Business!

Community involvement is a big deal at Motivation Excellence. At both our office locations, in Schaumburg, IL, and Traverse City, MI, our company sponsors volunteer activities several times a year AND allows employees to take two days off a year to help a favorite...

Destination Spotlight: Fairmont Canada

Destination Spotlight: Fairmont Canada

In this month’s edition of our Mission Engage Destination Spotlight series, we’re sharing information on what makes Fairmont properties in Canada’s rugged Western Mountain Region so special for group travel experiences. Fairmont is one of the luxury brands in the...

Get to Know ME with Michael Southerton

Get to Know ME with Michael Southerton

Join us this month, in our Get to Know ME segment, learning more about Michael Southerton. He’s been a lifer with VIKTOR, now Motivation Excellence, and has some serious indoor and outdoor abilities to share! Read below, and be sure to watch the linked video to hear...

Destination Spotlight: Belmond

Destination Spotlight: Belmond

If you love a good story and unique places to stay, Belmond has exactly what you want! Each of their luxury properties and experiences is steeped in history, a fantastic origin story, and luxurious surroundings. Whether you are on a Belmond safari, riding the Orient...

Get to Know ME with Teri Brown-Kunzelman

Get to Know ME with Teri Brown-Kunzelman

It’s time for our Get to Know ME segment featuring Teri Brown-Kunzelman! Teri is from our newly acquired Traverse City office (was VIKTOR Incentives) and has just recently jumped into the incentive industry. Thanks, Teri for giving us insight into your varied...

Make Working from Anywhere Work for You!

Make Working from Anywhere Work for You!

Photo credit: Chris Montgomery on Unsplash There was a very recent time when working from home was a special circumstance. Perhaps a once a week, or even once-in-a-while situation. Once the pandemic hit, industries that never thought they could offer WFH found...

Get to Know ME with Kelli Robb

Get to Know ME with Kelli Robb

We’re extra excited to spotlight one of our new colleagues in our brand new Traverse City office! Kelli Robb is part of our leadership team coming from VIKTOR Meetings & Incentives. With our acquisition in January 2022, we welcomed Kelli and 19 other awesome new...

Destination Spotlight: Cruising!

Destination Spotlight: Cruising!

Did you know the cruise industry is the only sector of travel that reports health issues of crew and passengers to the CDC? That’s why we are all familiar with any kind of outbreak that happens on board. But when it comes to COVID, there’s much more to the story than...