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Our why: Cultivate greater openness and acceptance of varying perspectives,
so that people experience stronger connections.

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Mission statement:

Fuse - Igniting Communication delivers effective communication workshops, which ​spark collaboration that drives results.

Vision:

Organizations across the U.S. are transformed via our communication trainings. Clients experience improved employee performance, greater collaboration, and enhanced clarity.

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FUSE LEADERSHIP

Tracy Graf is Fuse - Igniting Communication's CEO, a certified training facilitator and communications coach. She has 20 years of leadership experience in learning and development, marketing, and project management with prominent international corporations. She led teams of professionals to grow revenue for over 25 prestigious international brands in her positions with Vail Resorts, Life Time Fitness, Disney on Ice, and Ruder Finn Public Relations. 

 

Leveraging her vast background in communications-focused roles, Tracy coaches teams to communicate more effectively. As the owner of Fuse - Igniting Communication, she is increasing success for a variety of prestigious organizations across the globe.

She works regularly with Fortune 500 tech companies, renewable energy agencies, and prestigious universities. Tracy also enjoys servicing many small-to-medium-sized organizations starting on their employee development journey. 

Tracy Graf, CEO & Facilitator

SHRM - CP, CVF™, Insights Partner

Fuse Strategic Alliance Partners

represent the U.S. from coast to coast, as well as Europe and Canada

Fuse Strategic Alliance Partners

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Tracy Stayton, MA, CPC, ACC
Team and Leadership Development Training Facilitator, Coach

Tracy is a dynamic leadership coach and facilitator specializing in organizational communication, change management, and professional development in both the public and private sectors. Drawing from over 20 years of leadership experience, as well as a MA in Communication and iPEC Coaching Certification, she works to uplift and empower individuals and teams. She regularly delivers Insights Discovery, Think on Your Feet, and The Skilled Presenter workshops. Tracy is based in California and works frequently in Oregon and Wisconsin. 

More about Tracy Stayton

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Carol Fabrizio, JD, ACC, CPC

Leadership and Team Development Consultant, Coach, Facilitator

Carol specializes in helping teams and individuals consciously decide who they want to become, then facilitates the process to make transformation happen. She works closely with leaders to identify their values, improve their leadership, and create a vision for the future. Carol helps teams improve their dynamics and gain organizational clarity by facilitating workshops on a number of topics, including strategic planning, roles & responsibilities, team communication,  effective feedback, and managing conflict. Carol works in Indiana, Illinois, and Texas.

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Caryn Auger, MA

Master Group Facilitator, Team and Leadership Consultant

Caryn has been providing coaching, consulting, and facilitation to individuals, teams, and organizations for over 20 years.  Caryn is certified in many tools including MBTI, Insights Discovery, Hogan Assessments, Korn Ferry Leadership Architect, Fierce Conversations, Denison Organizational Culture Survey,  as well as multiple 360 instruments. Caryn is based in Colorado and travels all over for client work.

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Andi Dickens

Learning and Development Consultant

Andi brings over two decades of facilitation, performance consulting, and learning design expertise to deliver innovative and effective learning solutions focusing on Team Coaching, Leadership Skills, and Personal Development. She excels in aligning individual learner needs with organizational strategy, delivering powerful results, and sustained behavior change. Andi is based on the East Coast of the U.S. and travels all over for client work, including internationally.

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Kristen Theisen, CFRE
Certified Fundraising Executive, AFP Master Trainer

Kristen empowers businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals to enhance their communication effectiveness, enabling them to achieve their objectives. Leveraging her background of 20+ years in public relations, marketing, and fundraising leadership, Kristen works with clients to identify strengths and craft compelling messages that ignite action. Kristen is based in Southwest Florida.

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Dan Dalton, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Leadership and Team Coach, Workshop 
Practitioner

Dan spent many years in Human Resources and Employee Relational positions, leading him into development roles. He continues to enjoy learning and teaching. His expertise is Performance Management, Managerial Coaching, Career Planning & Progression, Succession Planning, Recruitment, Strategic Planning, and Training Program Development. Dan delivers Insights Discovery workshops in Texas.

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Micki Summeril

Project Manager, Administrative Support, Insights Logistics

Micki, based in Colorado, is a versatile professional who plays a pivotal role in facilitating workshop logistics, website design, marketing endeavors, and providing valuable back-of-the-house support. With a keen eye for detail and a strong grasp of the intricacies involved in these areas, Micki contributes to the overall success of various projects for the Fuse Team.

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Jenny Powers

Administrative Support

Jenny is a former scientist and current writer who loves providing professional and project management assistance to members of the Fuse team. As someone with a very high “Earth Green” communication preference (as learned via Insights Discovery), she appreciates the unique value of each and every Fuse partner, client, and team member.

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Sherry Yellin, PhD, ACC, BCC

Coach, Brain-Based Learning Expert, AI Business Simulation Practitioner

Sherry has over 20 years of experience designing, creating, and delivering learning and coaching solutions to leaders in education, government agencies, and private industry. She has a background in brain-based learning and wholeheartedly believes when we lead, teach, and live the way the brain learns best we get immediate and extraordinary results. Sherry is based in Texas.

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Lance Blakley, ACC, Gallup Certified

Coach, Brain-Based Learning Expert, AI Business Simulation Practitioner

Lance provides leadership coaching that focuses on supporting others and teams in transforming long-held behaviors, reaching specific goals, overcoming challenges, and improving individual and collective work performance. His practice creates innovative learning, and coaching solutions to equip leaders to be extraordinary. Lance is based in Texas.

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Carol Pfeiffer, MS, CPCC, CNTC
Executive Coach, Leadership Consultant 

Carol provides executive and career coaching, Shift Positive 360™ assessments, team facilitation, and Insights & Enneagram assessments. Prior to launching her coaching career in 2015, Carol spent 25 years in senior human resources leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies such as Vail Resorts, SC Johnson, and Rockwell Automation. Carol is based in Colorado.

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Trish Thurley, MBA

Project and Change Leadership Coach, AI Business Simulation Practitioner

Trish has facilitated learning development programs for over 30 years, in over 38 countries. Her focus is helping organizations accelerate the pace of change, while implementing sustainable skills to move through projects and influence stakeholders. She assists Learning and Development professionals in achieving high employee engagement via AI Simulation and gamification live workshops. Trish is based in the U.K. 

Fuse is the exclusive U.S. provider of four simulation workshops that use artificial intelligence technology to simulate months of realistic work experience in only a few training hours.

Fuse also facilitates and distributes Insights Discovery workshops which are globally known to help people better understand themselves and others, improving workplace relationships. 

 

Our expert workshop facilitators across the U.S. deliver exceptional workshops for organizations from Fortune 100 tech companies to outstanding small businesses and non-profits.

Fuse is a City and County of Denver certified Small Business Enterprise, Minority/Women Business Enterprise, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise.

 

Please reach out to plan a customized workshop to help your organization drive positive results.  

Our Story:

A Spark to Help Others Inspired the Launch of Fuse - Igniting Communication

Before launching Fuse - Igniting Communication, founder Tracy Graf held senior marketing, communications, and project management roles with prominent international corporations. 

 

“In 2015, my boss, the CMO (now CEO) of Vail Resorts, asked me to take on a leadership project to deliver Think on Your Feet®, a workshop teaching how to communicate with ‘Clarity, Brevity, and Impact®’, to our 300-person marketing team. I discovered a new passion for facilitating communications skills workshops that help others interact more effectively and efficiently.” 

 

In 2018, recognizing that so many organizations struggle to communicate effectively, Tracy harnessed her previous communications leadership experience to start Fuse - Igniting Communication. We teach professionals of all levels powerful and effective communications skills, via workshops that improve interactions for a healthier, more productive workplace.  

Today, Fuse - Igniting Communication offers a variety of virtual, in-classroom, or outdoor workshops which improve workplace communication skills in the areas of:

 

- Team Collaboration

- Transformational Leadership

- Partnership Development

Our trainers are certified in dozens of learning and development tools and programs to improve workplace communication which inspires team collaboration, leadership and partnership development. 

As big fans of lifelong learning, we continue to gain accreditations to provide our clients with the best workshop experiences possible. Here is a list of our current ones ... 

Professional Accreditations & Affiliations

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  • Small Business

  • Minority/Women Business

  • Disadvantage Business

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  • Youtube
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