“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Viktor E. Frankl

Our results come from how we respond.

Based on the content from Jeff Gaines’ TEDx talk with over one million views, The Three Drivers is a framework for understanding how decisions are made and how to make better choices, Individually and organizationally.

The Three Drivers (of Decision-Making):

The Three Drivers is an innovative and engaging program to help leaders, teams, or individuals understand where our choices come from and how to make better decisions.

The tangible results of the program are:

  • Critical Thinking (Individual Decision-Making)
  • Collaboration (Collective Decision-Making)
  • Engagement/Resilience
  • Conflict Prevention/Resolution
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Relational Intelligence
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Good decision-making teams collaborate to seek out blind spots, productively disagree, anticipate and prevent conflict, innovate, and learn together.

About Jeff Gaines

Jeff Gaines is the creator of The Three Drivers Model. He is a 30-year Learning and Development Industry veteran as a speaker, consultant, author, and TEDx presenter with over one million views. He has worked with organizations large and small, for-profit, non-profit, and government, and in nearly every industry.

Jeff’s expertise includes Decision-Making, Emotional Intelligence, Relationship Intelligence, Leadership, Team Building, Communication, and Psychological Safety. He is also a Master Facilitator in Core Strengths and Fierce Conversations.

As a speaker, Jeff is known for his humor and ability to make sophisticated and complex concepts easy to understand and apply. As a husband of 27 years, he is known to be an excellent companion and reasonably helpful around the house. And as a father of a 21-year-old son headed off to be a programmer for Amazon, he is known as an on-demand ATM and distributor of bad dad jokes.

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What Others Are Saying


Steven Cooles

VP, Talent Development

Texas Trust Credit Union


 “Jeff is truly a Master Facilitator. He knows his audience, is engaging, knowledgeable, interesting, funny, and a great story-teller.

Over the 3 decades I’ve been involved in talent development, I’d rank Jeff among the best of the best.”

Robert Wallstrom


Saks Incorporated


“Jeff is an exceptional partner. He is not only an exceptional facilitator, but he also does a great job at modifying the content for the individual company and situation.

Our teams left each session highly motivated and they changed their behavior – the true test of a great speaker! Jeff is also a pleasure to work with.”

Marla Ekman

Sr. Project Manager



 “I had many colleagues mention it was one of the best and most applicable trainings they have attended for both their professional and personal lives. I highly recommend attending a training with him.”