what we think

Training options can be confusing. What do your people need? Will they change their ways or go back to business as usual? Is it really worth it?

We don’t quote authors or textbook theories. We only train on topics where our featured speakers have working experience. We’ve practiced what we preach.

We also know each industry & company has a unique footprint. Training needs to be relevant and relatable, identifying real situations and practical solutions in a way that speaks to you. Our goal is to feel like we’ve worked together for years.

who we are

Highbar Training is the culmination of decades working with hundreds of leading organizations across virtually every industry, developing and delivering state of the art training customized to their needs.

jeff hiller


“I’ve coached thousands of professionals at every level, but lectures bore me. Instead, I talk about lessons learned working all sides of the desk as an ad exec, sales manager, supplier, customer and business owner… from accomplished mentors and my own mistakes. I like to keep things moving, focus on new ideas and have a blast. I love it when groups object or ask tough questions. That’s when you find out what people are really made of, participants and me.”

past life

VP/Acct Director at $1B ad agency Leo Burnett, won 7 EFFIE awards Marketing/Creative Director for NBA’s Houston Rockets
VP Mktg for Four Hands, 3-time Inc 500 Fastest Growing company
Pres, Sustainable Furnishings Council, #1 industry green non-profit
Dartmouth College, lives in Austin, TX

bob linden

Talent/Client Service

“I headed up L&D for the 4A’s, the national trade association for ad agencies. My job was building a training program for their 750+ members from the ground up….big conferences, live workshops, and twice weekly webinars, over 300 in total! By far, my favorite part was always discovering speakers with remarkable insights and new ideas for all personnel levels, then talking directly to clients to get them excited. I’ve made hundreds of friendships that have lasted for years.”

past life

Sr. VP of L&D, American Association of Advertising Agencies
Professional Training program development & oversight
Member outreach, recruitment & retention
Chief liaison with international counterparts
MBA from NYU, lives on Long Island

who have we worked with?

We’ve been honored to work with a wide array of amazing organizations, from Advertising to Zoos, oil wells to hotels, including global icons and local mainstays.

We train all internal disciplines, just as comfortable teaching agencies to become true client partners as helping finance folks spin riveting stories from income statements.

The common thread is as good as they are, they believe they can do even better and make a commitment to help their people achieve full potential.