Astonishingly average business leader heads up astonishingly average team.

Definitely not a headline you want to pop up about your business.

But, you know what that looks like right?

A client enquiry doesn’t get answered, and the client goes to your competitor.
Your leaders are leaving you for “better opportunities elsewhere”.
You’re leaving money on the table by not including your diverse client base or embracing the brilliance of your diverse team.

All of this makes for an average business making average profits.

And you (and your team) are anything but average.

Sugar and Spikes Consulting helps businesses and teams of all sizes who are ready to face the challenges of shifting workforce expectations and training trends so they can operate more efficiently, reduce communication concerns, increase team performance, and nurture their workforce to lead them into the next stage of growth.  

We use our 15+ years combined experience to provide organizations services focused in three key areas:

Emerging executive coaching
Give your rising leaders the attention and skills they deserve so you stop losing staff and spending money on new hires.

Diversity training and consulting
Studies show that the more diverse your workforce is, the more profitable your business is—if you know how to work with it.  And really, isn’t it time you connect with all your dream customers and clients rather than just a small segment?

Team building and development
Team trends come and go, but there are timeless tools to use to help develop your teams in a way that brings out the best for the individuals and so your teams have less drama and bring in more dollars.


Who are the brains behind Sugar and Spikes Consulting?
Sugar and Spikes Consulting is founded by Desiree Wiercyski, MS, MBA and Tammy Truijens, MA, MBA. 

 Desiree Wiercyski, MS, MBA

Desiree Wiercyski, MS, MBA

 Tammy Truijens, MA, MBA

Tammy Truijens, MA, MBA

Right out of grad school, Desiree started working with a consulting firm based in Portland, OR where she fell in love with the flexibility and excitement that comes from working with many different companies. She also learned the importance of teams and systems in a small business environment. At Sugar and Spikes, she loves using her education and experience to help companies enhance their leadership and team development strategies.

A retired Marine turned psychologist, Tammy has seen the need for organizations of all sizes to  have accessible trainings based in sound psychological theory. Her primary focuses include mindfulness in the workplace and diversity. One of her biggest passions is combining her business education and expertise in psychology to help clients be successful on both a personal and professional level.

How to work with us

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1. Fill out this quick form to the right

2. We’ll reach out to schedule a time to chat

3. We develop a custom plan that fits your needs

4. You and your team get what you need to shift from astonishingly average to absolutely amazing.