HIGHPOINT Training and Coaching

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About Us

Ray Befus
Certified Five Behaviors™ Trainer, Ray Befus

Patrick Lencioni is right! The single most competitive advantage in any enterprise is teamwork. Whether your challenge is to get high capacity people to give themselves fully to their peers, or to see diverse personalities give themselves wholeheartedly to one goal, or it is to raise workplace engagement and team productivity from acceptable to excellent, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ is a simple, personalized, and proven tool for taking your team to its next level.

You'll discover that Ray is a strategic advisor who will believe the best about you and your team. He'll work with you to co-create a calendared plan that combines training and coaching to deliver maximum ROI. As your team's trainer, he will deliver fresh insight with creativity, sensitivity, directness, and humor. He has seen the power of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ to overcome office politics, reverse organizational dysfunction, and breakdown departmental silos. He is a believer! And, he is committed seeing you achieve the outcomes you envision.


  • Building a Foundation of Respect, Trust, and Good Will

    We live in a culture of increasing negativity, suspicion, and prejudice. It's in the air we breathe, from government to the marketplace. And, its not enough to respond with politically correct language, nice gestures, or motivational posters on conference room walls. What is needed is a rebirth of respect, trust, and good will. Building on Everything DiSC® awareness (which elevates understanding and respect), The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ creates both trust and good will. It provides tools for engaging in healthy conflict and developing peer level accountability—all in pursuit of shared goals. Your team will make better decisions, faster . . . process misunderstanding and conflict with less delay . . . tap into the skills of all of its members . . . raise productivity . . . and have much more fun together. No exaggeration.

  • Creating a Healthy Culture That Doesn't Require Cheerleading

    Leaders can create healthy cultures. But wouldn't it be great if a leader could initiate a culture-building process that the entire team would understand, embrace, and promote—long after the pioneering leader moved on or retired? The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ is a simple, personalized, proven culture-building tool for large and small organizations that desire to function with greater health and productivity without constant cheerleading from executives or managers. This emotionally intelligent culture of trust, healthy conflict, peer level commitment and accountability, with an eye on results can become "the way we do things" here in our organization.

  • The Ideal Team Member and The Advantage Training/Coaching Add Ons

    The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ is based on Patrick Lencioni's best-selling book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. It is a classic that shows no sign of declining influence. And, once your team has participated in this initial training foundation, additional, complimentary training and coaching opportunities based on Lencioni's newer books—The Ideal Team Member and The Advantage —become meaningful tools for further developing team health and organizational life.