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Carl Binder, Co-Founder

Dr. Carl Binder began as a doctoral student in Experimental Psychology, attending Harvard University at the invitation of B.F. Skinner, whose writings had inspired him deeply. With an interest in making a societal contribution, he rapidly shifted from basic research to real world application of behavior science, first developing innovative instructional methods and teacher training for educators, and later contributing to the emerging field of human performance technology in large organizations.  With input from many extraordinary teachers and colleagues, Carl has spent nearly 40 years bringing his enthusiasm for behavior science into corporations, schools, and public organizations worldwide.  Founder of four consulting firms, recipient of career awards from the American Psychological Association,  the International Society for Performance Improvement, and the Organizational Behavior Management Network, prolific author and speaker, Carl believes that the Performance Thinking Network is his best opportunity yet for making a contribution.  His ability to synthesize information from multiple fields, communicate complex ideas in plain English to non-specialists, and build excitement about making a difference with behavior science bring an intellectual and emotional spark-plug to The Performance Thinking Network.

Carl was recently awarded the Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award.

 Bob Reticker, Director of Certification

Resource > BobReticker9415HighRes.jpeg by:Bob Reticker, has worked with The Performance Thinking Network almost from the beginning as a client. His keen interest in the early days of our work led to his becoming a Certified Program Facilitator/Coach for both the Six Boxes® Practitioner Program and the Coach-Manage-Lead family of programs. Prior to coming onboard with The Performance Thinking Network, Bob was Director of Performance Improvement at Insperity, where he developed teams of internal and client-facing performance consultants, and was one of our closest collaborators over the years. Prior to joining Insperity, he was a consultant, manager, and account executive at Development Dimensions International (DDI), where he delivered training, certified people to deliver DDI programs, and consulted with client organizations.

Bob has worked on program development, delivery and certification with us as an external client-partner for several years, and he is now able to share his expertise and experience with our growing network of clients and Affiliates. As Director of Certification, Bob helps improve our programs, codify and implement our certification processes, and work with clients to extend and implement Performance Thinking across their organizations.

Ted Eisenhardt, Director of Operations

Resource > TedEisenhardtHeadShot.jpg by:Ted Eisenhardt, is a seasoned entrepreneur, originally a Tennis Pro who earned an MBA and built a thriving athletic club near us on Bainbridge Island.  Over the years, the Bainbridge Athletic Club sparkled with a client-friendly vibe and smart marketing, plus an engaging culture and a positive bottom line.

 Ted is a great communicator and editor, a numbers guy with heart, and excited about our work in performance improvement. He combines pragmatic management and business acumen with a history of helping to develop and coach athletic performance. Ted is charged with ramping up operations for a next level of growth and impact, refining our business systems and processes, and managing our annual Six Boxes Summer Institutes, among an expanding list of responsibilities.

Cynthia Riha, Co-Founder Emerita

Resource > CynthiaHeadshot2.jpg by:Cynthia Riha, who co-founded The Performance Thinking Network along with Dr. Carl Binder,  is a seasoned manager and executive who brought a broad range of business and consulting experience to The Performance Thinking Network. She had a major role in refining and delivering our Coach-Manage-Lead Family of programs and helping to build our global community of users. Cynthia recently left The Performance Thinking Network to take a senior executive role in one of our client organizations, where she can put what we teach into practice by being a Performance Thinking Leader. We thank Cynthia for her  contributions and wish her the best in the next phase of her career.

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