We Are...
a meeting facilitation, team building and training group specializing in innovation, improving and developing team collaboration and customer service.

We provide...
training programs, workshops, seminars, special activities, lectures, retreats and consulting.

It is our goal...
to provide you with the best possible service in training and organizational development.

Our approach...
is to work in partnership and collaboration with you, our clients.

We are like tour guides
...guiding clients through the world of innovation, teams, solutions, problem solving, customer service and strategic planning.













Honig IdeaGuides
San Francisco Bay Area
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are we?

Bruce Honig, Chief Executive Facilitator

Master Facilitator & Trainer since 1981
Author of over five books on innovation, team building and meetings

Bruce Honig is the founder of Honig Idea Guides. Bruce brings over 30 years in the field of Training, Facilitation and Organizational Development to his clients. Bruce has focused his practice on the development of organizational creativity and team collaboration. He has successfully worked with hundreds of companies representing most industries.

Bruce has a B.A. in Educational Philosophy and a M.A. in Educational Psychology and Curriculum Design.

He did research in the area of creative behavior and design at Farwest Laboratories for Educational Research and Development. Using a systems approach Bruce developed a theory and program for promoting creative action, which later became the basis for his own consulting firm.

Bruce's unique understanding of the creative process led him to invent a nationally marketed board game, CREATE: The Game that Challenges and Expands your Creativity, as well as many other games such as Just Imagine, Sproin-n-g and Choices. He edited and wrote The CreativeMind, a newsletter devoted to supporting innovation in business, and wrote many journal articles on the creative act. Additionally, Bruce was previously the owner and operator of Camp Invention, a children's camp devoted to the creative spirit in all of us.

He is also the principal author of Creative Collaboration: Simple Tools for Inspired Team Work.

Bruce was a board member of the American Society for Training And Development and a current member of the International Association of Facilitators.

Terry Pettengill, Facilitator, Specializes in Strategy in Conflicted Situations

Over the past 25 years Terry Pettengillís experience has focused on strategic planning where clients have been experiencing some level of difficulty. His specialty is designing and leading planning when a firm is faced with, for example, interpersonal, departmental or generational disagreement.

Over these years Terry has authored the Oculus Management Process to regenerate the insight and foresight needed to get teams back on track. This unique approach focuses on three elements of firm planning: Strategy Planning, Innovation, Communication

The Process raises strategic planning to a level at which all participants can clearly see their contribution and benefit from rigorously pursuing shared values, vision and goals. It introduces a new way of communicating that clears up old conflicts. It puts teams into the heightened level of harmony necessary to create the innovations needed to meet the companyís future.

Companies in both service and manufacturing industries, large and small, have used the Oculus Process to resolve conflict and achieve top performance. Some examples include:
Financial Services
New York Stock Exchange, State Street Global Advisors, J.P. Morgan Chase, European Commdities Exchange; Professional Services Ernst & Young LLP, Morrison Foester Law, Deloitte & Touch LLP, Kadium/EuroRSCG Interactive Advertising, S.R. Travel, Oakland Raiders;
Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, Thorn EMI, U.K., Genentech, Flextronics, Emery Worldwide, Chevron.

Terry attended several Midwestern universities, was an officer in the U.S. Army and is active in educational, industry and community service.

Alice Cochran, Facilitator and Trainer

Alice Cochran has been active in the field of organization development for over fifteen years. Her focus is in working with teams and facilitating groups to achieve higher levels of planning and performance.

Alice has had extensive experience both in service industries and manufacturing. Some of her clients include Pacific Bell, Pacific Gas and Electric, E.I. DuPont, First Union Bank, Charles Schwab, Firemanís Fund, Agilent Technologies, Chiron, Apple Computer, Dow Chemical, Kaiser Permanente, Sun Microsystems and Shell Oil. She has served on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco chapters of American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and the Bay Area Organization Development Network (BAODN). She is also a founding member of the International Association of Facilitators and the Bay Area Facilitatorís Guild.

In addition, she has worked with many non-profit organizations and has written "Robertaís Rules of Order" (Jossey-Bass, 2004) for corporate teams, nonprofit boards and other decision-making groups. She is a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Leadership Studies and adjunct instructor at Dominican University of California in San Rafael.



Other Associates

We draw from a large array of associates that are all trained in the Honig IdeaGuides way. Associates are picked according to the needs of the client. All of the Associates are quality senior trainers and Organizational Development specialists that will do the up-most to satisfy you, our customer.

Partial Client List

American Express, Dow AgroSciences, Thurgood School of Law, MIPI, Boeing, Timken, Coca Cola, Stonefield Josephson, Bostik, ABB, Amgen, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Acclarent, AFTRA, Pergo, US Department of Energy, Delmarva Foundation, Sexy Hair, Fusion Storm, Graphics Control, Kaiser Permanente, Springer Publishing, Dolphin Imaging, Philips Medical Systems, Western Union, eBay, Intrado, General Motors, Portal Publications, Seiko, S-MOS, Great Lakes Windows, Pacific Stock Exchange, Mattel Toys, Southern Pacific Railroad, WRQ, Inc., Mercer, Inc., Hewlett-Packard, US Army, General Atomics, BrandFusion, The Gap, Levi Strauss, Clorox, Wells Fargo Bank, Pitney-Bowes, Inc, Headsets.com

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