Our Services

Virtual Training Solutions

We offer On-Line Courses thru our Teachable.com site, we can create an on-line course just for you, and we facilitate live virtual courses. What virtual solution can we create for you?

In-Person Training Solutions

Our Live In-Person Training is what we are nationally known for. We love to go to the client’s site and facilitate customized, interactive training sessions for staff. It’s what we do. Check us out…

Coaching • Consulting

Services designed to supplement our content and training. Customized to help your organization reach that next level of success. Live, Virtual, Mini-Trainings & more. Let us custom design a solution for you…

Virtual Training Solutions

We also create some cool resources. Some for free, others for a small investment. ALL designed to provide value. Products, Printable Resources, Workbooks, Mini-Trainings & more…

What Our Amazing Clients are Saying…

Chrysler Corp

The examples you used in training are a tribute to the professional manner in which you conduct your classes.

Herman Miller

I have seen a marked difference in how our internal/external customers are treated since your training session, thank you!

U of M

NSBT’s expertise has benefited us in many ways…you are dependable, helpful, creative and professional.

City of Muskegon - Public Safety

Your presentation was outstanding and I have received nothing but positive feedback!

Michigan Golf Course Owners Assoc.

…your insight and ability to pass along your enthusiasm to the attendees is a trait you should be proud of!

Michigan Retailers Association

I wish the session had been longer, I should have brought my whole staff!

Mi Works

World Class!

Spectrum Health

Great message, fun and lots of laughs!

Great Lakes Home & Spa

The team loved it. Cannot wait to have them back!


On behalf of myself & Nichols Management Team, I thank you for a very energetic and valuable presentation on Managing Change. The feedback has been very positive and we look forward to many more opportunities to work together!

Holland Area Chamber of Commerce

Your workshop is getting rave reviews…no surprise since every workshop/seminar you have done for us has rated very high. I really appreciate your willingness to be part of this. Many thanks.

Global Steel Foundry Organization - Atchinson, KS

I’ve had most all of the people say this was the best leadership and management training course they have ever taken. One particular manager that has been with this division for years stopped by personally and told me it was the best training he’d been to. I personally think it was the best one I’ve been too. When we’ve got more training needs I assure you we will be giving you a call.


NSBT is an invaluable resource for our business! They are a must have for any entrepreneur, CEO, or manager concerned with bottom line results. Mitzi Taylor combines everything you want in a business coach – results, oriented goals, infectious enthusiasm and a passion for change.

Great Lakes Ice Cream & Fast Food Assoc.

Thank you very much for your time and effort that enabled us to have a wonderful 41st Convention & Trade Show. I personally heard many comments about how great your presentation was and how people were going to immediately implement what they had learned. We are very luck to have had your help.

What’s New?

Check out our NEW On-Line Virtual Courses! COMING SOON!


Short, targeted mini-trainings. We keep the participant count low. More like super customized Coaching sessions, focused on problem solving real-time issues.


Communication Styles in a Remote Communication World:

1 hour live Web Based Training explaining the 4 main Communication Styles and how to adapt your message for each style.

– “Immediately impactful!” B. Tyler
– “I literally used some of the tips within 5 minutes!” C. Anderson

Our Blog

Investing in Your Most Valuable Asset

Investing in Your Most Valuable Asset

Take a look at your organization’s budget, where is your money going? To expenses, to stay afloat, buying capital equipment? While companies today are constantly striving to improve productivity and profitability they focus exclusively on the process and materials and...

Fidget Tools for Better Virtual Meetings

Fidget Tools for Better Virtual Meetings

Show of hands – who loves virtual / zoom meetings? If we were actually in a virtual meeting right now, I am confident I would not see very many hands waving in the air (speaking of hands – we have a suggestion for those hands: fidget tools – see below). In all my...

Leaders: What TO Do in This New Remote World

Leaders: What TO Do in This New Remote World

SO much noise. How in the world can anyone figure out what is the right thing to do? From engaging employees, so they not only can be successful, but also NOT LEAVE, to managing all of the change being thrown at us. It can be overwhelming and exhausting. We are here...

About us

In today’s world market the factors that distinguish one business from the next often come down to the value of human capital. That means companies have to be more strategic about their hiring and development of their most valued asset – their employees.

At Not So Basic Training every training and consulting opportunity is approached with the same philosophy: excellent, well-trained employees are The Key to any successful company.

Effective employee training and system development have never been so important in maintaining a competitive edge. Since 1993 Not So Basic Training’s culture and core focus has been: love what we do, do what we excel at, have some fun AND get RESULTS for our clients!

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