Our Professional Partners

PB-CB partners with the best and most qualified professional coaching and trainers around the country. They are each especially qualified in their areas of expertise, and appreciate the correlations between pickleball play and work team development.

Our Professional Partners

PB-CB partners with the best and most qualified professional coaching and trainers around the country. They are each especially qualified in their areas of expertise, and appreciate the correlations between pickleball play and work team development.

Our Professional Partners

PB-CB partners with the best and most qualified professional coaching and trainers around the country. They are each especially qualified in their areas of expertise, and appreciate the correlations between pickleball play and work team development.

Rachel Pritz

Certified Enneagram Coach

Play dates aren’t just for kids. We need play as adults to live a fulfilling and integrated life. Play is simply something you lose track of time doing and pickle ball has a way of doing just that. While this may sound unproductive, play can absolutely be productive and leave us with more clarity on how to move forward. Pickleball helps us learn about our own strengths and weaknesses and helps us refine our collaboration and communication skills.

The Enneagram shows us how and why we are getting in our own way. It gives us a roadmap to work through our own self-sabotage and it helps us judge others less and value them more. This integration of self doesn’t happen overnight. It’s one dink at a time, but over time, those dinks add up to more and more wins.

JoDee Curtis

Certified Clifton Strengths Finder Coach and Facilitator

JoDee is the owner of Purple Ink, a full-service HR consulting firm in Central Indiana. She’s also the author of 5 books on JoyPower and attributes much of her professional and personal joy to the knowledge she has gained about herself and her team from Clifton Strengths Finder.

As a relative newbie to pickleball, JoDee readily recognizes the correlations between play on the court and dynamics at work – especially in how teams must “play to their strengths”. CSF provides an exceptional approach to helping individuals know and hone their personal strengths and then know and appreciate those of others.

Deb Mashek, Ph.D.

Collaboration Genius

Social psychologist Deb Mashek delivers high-stakes collaboration across silos, institutions, and stakeholders. An experienced business advisor, professor, and nonprofit executive, her writing appears in MIT-Sloan Management Review, Fortune, Reworked, The Hechinger Report, and Psychology Today. Deb has been an invited speaker on collaboration and viewpoint diversity at leading organizations including the United Nations, the American Psychological Association, and Siemens. She is the author of Collabor(h)ate.

On the court and off, collaboration is the name of the game. In the workplace, effective collaboration drives engagement, retention, productivity, profitability, and impact. Yet, many people have mixed feelings about collaboration. They know it is essential to achieve complex goals, and they know it can be a total slog. People pull in different directions. There’s desperately little communication and even less follow through. One person ends up hogging the court. The result? Friction mounts. Projects fizzle. Great people walk. Here’s why: Very few of us ever receive any formal training in how to collaborate well.

Christine Hare

6 Working Geniuses

If you think of the idea of where your genius is – left side of court or right, right up to the kitchen/pickling or playing back further to drive it, serving, slowing play down or keeping it fast-paced, it is similar to the Working Genius model. That similarity is that every game (or job) requires all types of genius but when we get to play more of the time in the area we thrive, it becomes so much more fun!

Alex Suchman

Gaming for teambuilding

Alex Suchman is CEO and Cofounder of Barometer XP, a company that uses games and play for meaningful, sustainable learning and development. She uses her experience in operations management, organization development, leadership, and performing arts to create fun shared learning experiences that inspire a-ha moments about better collaboration and communication and catalyze real culture change.

Melanie Fouth, BSN, RN

Certified, Mind Body Medicine

Ignite Wellbeing, LLC is a woman owned business offering workshops and small groups to educate participants about the impact of chronic stress on the mind & body. Additionally, participants learn & practice evidence based skills because we know that wellbeing is positively impacted when we understand how to recognize and deal with stress collectively. How we carry stress can impact all aspects of life: physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually. Ignite Wellbeing wants to assist you in improving your sense of wellbeing, on and off the pickleball court!