Michelle Cummings, M.S., is the Big Wheel and founder of Training Wheels, a known leader in the Team Building field. She is also the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer for Personify Leadership, a Leadership Development organization. Michelle is an accomplished author and a dynamic, sought-after speaker in the areas of leadership, team-building, and experiential learning. Michelle has created a wide variety of facilitation, debriefing, and team-building activities that have collectively changed the way trainers and educators work.
Michelle speaks at more than 25 local, national, and international conferences each year and authors a weekly team-building newsletter called The Spokesperson that has over 24,000 subscribers in over 100 countries.
Michelle chose the name Training Wheels for her company because she loves the metaphor of the training wheel. When learning how to ride a bike, usually learners only use training wheels for a short period of time before gaining enough confidence and courage to remove them and try it on their own. That is at the core of all the work we do. We are only with a group for a short period of time, then it is up to you to take off the training wheel and try on your new skills. Now you might feel a little bit wobbly the first time you try it on your own, but eventually, with more practice, you don’t have to think about it anymore. It’s a skill you own.
Training Wheels is dedicated to building high-performance teams and skilled facilitators. Our practices can transform the way teams communicate, solve problems, make decisions, and achieve goals through experiential learning. Like learning how to ride a bike with training wheels, our clients learn ways to grow and balance for the long ride. We are here to support you by providing hands-on learning and the tools you need to be successful.
Our Guiding Principles frame everything we do.
Michelle and the staff at Training Wheels are dedicated to top-notch customer service. If something feels a little off, we want to know about it so we can make it right. We strive to be your one-stop-shop for anything you might need to build high-performance teams and facilitation skills. We guarantee that we will continue to create new, effective facilitation and debriefing tools that will enhance your practice. Like learning how to ride a bike with training wheels, our clients learn ways to grow and balance for the long ride. We are here to support you by providing hands-on learning and the tools you need to be successful.
If you’re ready to roll, Training Wheels can help you get there! Our workshops and activities create fun, meaningful connections between participants. Whether you are building a strong corporate team, teaching an inquisitive class of kids, or connecting with group members in a virtual training workshop, we are excited to help. Please reach out and let us know how we can help.
We love to talk with fellow trainers. We are pleased to take time to brainstorm activity ideas, solve problems, and discuss products. Please call us during business hours and we’ll answer any questions you might have.