Happy and Fulfilled Employees plus Elated Customers equal Success and Profits

Happy Employees = Successful Organizations

Our Philosophy Is Simple: Fun Is Good!

We borrowed the phrase “Fun Is Good” from the great philosopher, Dr. Seuss, and applied it to everything in business and life.

  • Fun is good for business because it creates a more engaged workforce.
  • Fun is good for customers because a more engaged workforce creates a better customer experience.
  • Fun is good for employees because more satisfied customers and more engaged employees create a happier, healthier and more profitable work environment.  

We are employee engagement professionals!  Employees have fun when they are allowed to work within their personal strengths and passions.  Our presenters talk about how the journey to an engaged, fun and happy workforce is a delicate balance of taking risks, being open to change, embracing diverse people and ideas, being kind and respectful, expressing gratitude and allowing creativity and innovation to thrive!

We are passionate about helping organizations develop and sustain a positive, fun and creative culture for employees and customers alike.  We believe that when employees are allowed to work within their personal strengths and passions, they are more creative, more productive and more collaborative.  When this happens, we know they’ll enjoy what they do and actually have fun in the process - resulting in greater customer satisfaction and success for their organization.

(Thank you, Simon Sinek, for inspiring us to take the time to articulate our “WHY”!)

Complete the contact us form so we can help you bring more joy to your workplace or special event! 

Experience, Style, Humor & Fun

  • We've created and led multiple successful businesses – we can relate to what you do
  • We’ve made a lot of mistakes – and are fine talking about them
  • We have a ton of experience in delivering keynotes, seminars and workshops
  • We’re pretty good storytellers – and like to laugh too
  • We take our work very seriously, but not ourselves
  • Our messages are simple and straight forward. . . nothing too highbrow here
  • We really like each other … we have fun and love sharing our lessons with everyone

 

Complete the contact us form so we can help you bring more joy to your workplace or special event!

To best show the power of fun, passion, creativity and kindness, we often reference the wildly successful, internationally known independent baseball club, the Saint Paul Saints.  For almost 30 years their hilarious promotions and outstanding customer engagement practices have captured the hearts of fans everywhere.  Saints co-owner and Fun Is Good founder Mike Veeck and the Fun Is Good Team “deconstruct” this amazing experience and show how it can work for all organizations.

In a nutshell - we deliver fun keynote speeches, seminars, workshops and even stand-up comedy entertainment throughout the country. 

  • KEYNOTES - Set the tone of your event with a fun, entertaining and inspiring message.
  • SEMINARS - Half-day and full-day deep dives into multiple Fun Is Good topics.
  • WORKSHOPS - Thought-provoking, humorous and action-oriented sessions.
  • CORPORATE ENTERTAINMENT - Refreshingly intelligent and very relatable humor.
  • LUNCH & LEARN SESSIONS - Brief lessons in bite-sized portions.
  • TEAM ASSESSMENTS - THE "C.A.R.E." PROFILE - Identify an individual’s natural and most successful work strengths.

 

Complete the contact us form to get more information on how you can help bring more joy to your workplace or special event! 

We Address Critical Issues Facing All Modern Work Teams:

  • Creating Joy & Passion In Your Workplace & Career
  • Rediscovering & Cultivating Creativity
  • Thriving in Times of Change
  • Breaking the Rules & Learning from Failure
  • Kindness Makes the World (and Your Business) Better
  • Embracing A Diverse & Equitable Culture
  • Enhancing Critical Cross-Generational Communications
  •  Emotional Intelligence in The Workplace
  • Creating Memorable Marketing & Partnerships
  • Developing Exemplary Customer Care
  • Fostering Strong Teamwork, Engagement & Commitment

 

Complete the contact us form to get more information on how you can help bring more joy to your workplace or special event!

We are a team of fun-loving and creative people brought together by the shared belief that indeed, FUN IS GOOD!  We come from a variety of industries and backgrounds and have a lot of experience making mistakes!  We truly like each other and are passionate about helping our clients enjoy what they do – and do it well!

 

Complete the contact us form to get more information on how you can help bring more joy to your workplace or special event! 

Working with organizations of all sizes at events across the country such as:  

  • All-Employee Meetings
  • Industry Conferences
  • Client Appreciation Celebrations
  • Leadership Team Sessions
  • High School and College Planning Events
  • Youth Sports Meetings/Banquets
  • Lunch & Learn Sessions

 

Complete the contact us form to get more information on how you can help bring more joy to your workplace or special event! 

Yes, Fun Is Good is actually both the name and philosophy of a company!

While Fun Is Good started as a book telling stories of the successes and failures that Mike Veeck experienced in his many years as a marketing, sales & promotions expert, it has morphed into a very cool consulting company.  The Fun Is Good presenter’s humor, passion and creativity has been recognized nationally and, for over 20 years, they’ve been presenting this Fun Is Good philosophy to hundreds of organizations.

Our presenters help teams and organizations of all sizes to adopt an engaging, fun and collaborative work culture.  We do this through inspiring and fun keynote speeches, seminars, corporate entertainment, and workshops delivered by our highly skilled speakers, trainers, industry experts and entertainers.

The Veeck Family History:  The Veeck name has been renown in the world of baseball since 1937 when William Veeck Sr. planted the Ivy on the walls of Wrigley Field in Chicago.  Since then the Veeck family has taken significant risks in business to not only generate revenue and build fan loyalty, but also to “do the right thing.” We learn so much when we do what’s right. . .  like when Bill Veeck Jr. hired Larry Doby as the first African American player in the American League. It may not have been a popular move in 1947, but it was the right thing to do as Doby was supremely talented and improved the success of the team.  But what do you do when your baseball team isn’t winning many games and isn’t successful?  Mike Veeck’s parents worked hard to convince non-baseball fans to enter the ballpark simply to enjoy the fun, circus-like antics with their family.  And, for those who wanted to see great baseball, they got that too (most seasons…).

With the love of the game, a keen sense of business and an absolute need for FUN, Mike Veeck approaches every ballclub and business endeavor with 3 simple words … FUN IS GOOD.  In 2007 Mike was encouraged by friends and colleagues to write-down his thoughts about his Fun Is Good mantra that he attributes to one of his childhood heroes, Theodor Seuss Geisel.  Veeck wrote the book Fun Is Good to explain how he begins every marketing plan for the many baseball clubs, restaurants and businesses he has owned and/or operated.  The title of each marketing plan was: Fun Is Good.  He realized that when a department or an entire organization proudly and clearly states their values, the they will attract people who share the same values and bring both passion and joy to the job and their co-workers and customers.  For Veeck’s ballclubs, those values have always been “Affordable Family Fun.”  Therefore, it was very fitting for all his businesses to proclaim. . . Fun Is Good!

For decades Mike Veeck shared his business vision and marketing philosophy to anyone who would listen.  The more he talked about Fun Is Good, the more tickets he sold and the more business his companies would generate.  Despite many widely publicized failures, eventually everyone saw the direct correlation between taking risks, holding true to your core values and having fun. . . with the genuine definition of success.  Veeck’s ballclubs have been awarded in the areas of excellent customer service, outstanding employee retention and unbeatable fan/customer loyalty.

Through the eyes of a fortune 500 corporate executive, Veeck’s success was magnetic.  After 25 years as the VP of Customer Care, Sales, Marketing and Operations for large corporations, Fran Zeuli convinced his good friend, Mike Veeck, to share his successes and failures with organizations outside of the sports industry.  Zeuli knew the Fun Is Good philosophy used in Mike’s businesses was desperately needed by organizations of all sizes!   So, since 2014, Mike Veeck and Fran Zeuli have been traveling around the country sharing stories and citing personal experiences that proves: When employees are allowed to work within their personal strengths and passions, they are more creative, more productive and more collaborative.  When this happens, they enjoy what they do and actually have fun in the process - resulting in greater customer satisfaction and success for the entire organization.

The need for organizations and leaders to motivate and inspire their workforce has dramatically increased over the years and many have looked to Fun Is Good to expand on each element of the philosophy.  To address that client need, Fun Is Good enlists a variety of presenters with vast knowledge in their area of expertise.  In 2015 Karen Chapple became the 3rd partner in Fun Is Good to lead development, marketing and operations. 

One of the models our presenters often reference to best explain the Fun Is Good philosophy is that of the Saint Paul Saints – a wildly successful, nationally known independent baseball club that has built an incredibly strong relationship with its loyal fans for almost 30 years!  The always innovative Saints employees use hilarious promotions and outstanding customer engagement practices to create a positive culture of fun and joy that is featured in media across the country.  Saints co-owner Mike Veeck and our Fun Is Good Team help “deconstruct” this amazing experience and show how these innovative practices can be used to help every organization.

THE FUN IS GOOD PHILOSOPHY IS SIMPLE … “FUN IS GOOD!”

  • Fun is good for business because it creates a more engaged workforce.
  • Fun is good for customers because a more engaged workforce creates a better customer experience.
  • Fun is good for employees because more satisfied customers and more engaged employees create a happier, healthier and more profitable work environment.

Fun Is Good would like to express specific gratitude to Jenna Wolf who believed in us and our philosophy from the very beginning.  She launched our first website which the beginning of our on-going social media presence.  Thank you, Jenna, for your hard work, partnership and friendship.