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From boardrooms, classrooms and auditoriums, Debbie Mason imparts the wisdom of the Five Behaviors.

Stronger teams mean greater results for your organization. Whether you have a new team just getting to know one another, or a long-time team that seems stuck in old, nonproductive behaviors together, Strategists, Inc. can guide you to solutions for more effective understanding, leadership, communication.

Strategists, Inc.’s President - Debbie Mason - is passionate about guiding organizations to achieve greater effectiveness. Known as a keen strategist and ideator, Debbie works with clients across many industries and diverse sectors -- including communities, governments, nonprofits, and businesses from small to international corporations - to identify and eliminate barriers to productive teamwork.

Debbie Mason’s experience includes corporate executive, small business owner, and nonprofit CEO, as well as nearly two decades of consulting. During her career she has worked with hundreds of teams – some establishing organizations from the “ground up,” and some trying to break old habits and create new cultures.

Listening to each client’s very specific needs and customizing a program to yield specific outcomes, are strengths that Debbie’s approach brings to clients, that set her apart. Debbie’s coaching provides on target sessions where teams identify barriers and generate effective solutions for new behaviors, habits and expectations of self and others.

Debbie holds numerous professional credentials in organizational development, public relations/marketing: Licensed Psycho-Geometric™ trainer, an Authorized Partner and Certified Trainer of the Everything DiSC® assessment tools, Accredited Facilitator of Patrick Lenconi’s Five Behaviors of A Cohesive Team™ and a BoardSource® trained facilitator. She holds credentials as a Certified Public Relations Counselor from the Florida Public Relations Association; Accredited public relations professional from the Universal Accreditation Board; and has been recognized as a Fellow by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

A frequent author for professional and trade journals, Debbie continues her own learning and research in the areas of organizational development and leadership. She is a contributing writer to Business in the Heart of Florida, a peer review editor for the Nonprofit Quarterly and active in several professional trade associations.

Ready for a new outcome? Call or email Debbie today.
Debbie Mason, APR, CPRC, Fellow PRSA - President-Strategists, Inc.

Testimonials For Strategists, Inc.

  • The workshops led by Debbie were extremely beneficial for our team. Everyone came away with greater insight of how we can all work together to be more productive and effective in delivering results to our clients. We learned about each other’s strengths and how we can leverage the skills of each team member in a way that maximizes our impact.

    Nick Banks Managing Director, Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group, Florida
  • “After 31 years VNA Hospice of the Florida Keys underwent a huge transition, in management and in the very structure of our agency. Debbie Mason guided us every step of the way. Her advice, led us from the feeling of jumping off a cliff to solid footing. Debbie was instrumental in transforming us in the best way possible.”

    Richard Grusin Chairman of the Board VNA Hospice of the Florida Keys


  • Customized Team Solutions Using Five Behaviors of A Cohesive Team

    Whether it is true lack of trust, fear of productive conflict, accountability failure or team members who fail to truly commit to the team focus, getting results can be hard for many teams. Using the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, based on the DiSC(R) personality assessment, Strategists, Inc. creates customized solutions for client teams.

    Some clients want to knock out training and change management theory in a day. Others want a more experiential process, where new behaviors can be learned and practiced in between ideally spaced multiple sessions.

    Debbie Mason, president of Strategists, Inc. takes the time with clients to understand the cultural and historical barriers in place and then creates sessions filled with activities, learning and sharing - including homework between sessions - that really help crumble often long-standing barriers.

    There is never a bad time to create positive change in your leadership team. Contact us to learn more.

Facilitator Accreditation

Become an Accredited Facilitator for The Five Behaviors® Team Development to unlock organizations’ untapped potential with this breakthrough program. Whether you’re a seasoned expert or new to this team development solution, this course will increase your knowledge and strengthen your Five Behaviors facilitation skills.

With The Five Behaviors® Facilitator Accreditation, you will dive deep into the Five Behaviors model and facilitation best practices. This five-week course will help you build the confidence and expertise to navigate The Five Behaviors Team Development sessions, fine-tuning your skills to deliver an effective experience for any team.

Online Program Includes:

  • Five week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Three to four hours of self-directed online study per week
  • Final exam
  • Accreditation certificate
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew

The Five Behaviors offers SHRM credential-holders the opportunity to earn 19 professional development credits (PDCs) from the Society for Human Resource Management when they complete The Five Behaviors Facilitator Accreditation.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!


Upcoming Classes

  • October 05 – November 09, 2022

    The Five Behaviors® Facilitator Accreditation-Clients: OCT 5 (2 PM Chicago/8 PM London)
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Featured Skills

  • Training and Facilitation
  • Team Work Optimization
  • Culture Building and Strengthening
  • Executive Team Consultation and Coaching
  • Management Team Consultation and Coaching
  • Public Speaking


  • Accredited Facilitator The Five Behaviors of A Cohesive Team(TM)
  • Everything DiSC(R) Certified Facilitator
  • Everything DiSC(R) Authorized Partner
  • The Five Behaviors of A Cohesive Team(TM) Authorized Partner