The Ken Blanchard Companies®


A good manager, or a bad one, affects every aspect of your organization—employee engagement, productivity, turnover, and profitability. Having great managers doesn’t usually happen on its own. Managers don’t inherently know how to support, develop, motivate, and engage their people.

At The Ken Blanchard Companies®, we believe that everyone deserves to have a great manager. As a leadership training and development company for more than 40 years, we’ve been training millions of the world’s best managers…managers who know how to bring out the best in their people, create great places to work, and deliver real bottom-line results for their organizations.

Why Blanchard®?

We have a fundamental desire to make great things happen for our clients. At every level of our organization, we go out of our way to serve and exceed our clients’ expectations.

  • Proven, Time-Tested Content
    With two of the world’s most widely-used leadership frameworks, the SLII® model and The One Minute Manager, as well as thought leadership in the areas of trust, motivation, change, and customer service, our content has been tested and proven to produce real ROI for your investment.
  • Simple and Powerful Models
    Based on years of research and experience, our leadership training programs offer simple models and powerful truths that are easy to remember, easy to use, and can be applied immediately.
  • A Focus on Managers
    Managers are the heart of your organization. Our management training can help them to achieve operational goals while creating a great workplace experience for their people.
  • Breadth and Depth of Experience
    Our team of thought leaders and experts deliver leadership development training to help organizations build a passionate, productive workforce that produces results.


San Diego Business Journal Management Training Company Award | Ken Blanchard

#1 Executive Training

CLO Silver Learning in Practice Award

CLO Silver Learning in Practice Award

Brandon Hall Group Gold Award

Brandon Hall Group Gold Award for Advancement in Leadership

Leadership Development Company Leadership Training Award | Ken Blanchard

Top 20 Leadership Training Company

Silver Stevie Winner - Leadership Development Company | Ken Blanchard

Conversational Capacity® — Best New Product of the Year

Management Training Company Top Work Places USA Award | Ken Blanchard

2021 Top Workplace — USA

Management Training Company Top Work Places Award | Ken Blanchard

2020 Top Workplace — San Diego Union Tribune

Bronze Stevie Winner - Leadership Development Company | Ken Blanchard

Legendary Service — Best New Product or Service of the Year

Bronze Stevie Winner - Leadership Development Company | Ken Blanchard

Self Leadership — Best New Product or Service of the Year

Leadership Development Company Learning Award | Ken Blanchard

Learning Provider of the Year — Finalist

Leadership Development Company Award | Ken Blanchard

Top 15 Finalist


Drs. Ken and Marjorie Blanchard founded The Ken Blanchard Companies in 1979 with three simple goals—to make a difference in people’s lives, to drive human worth and effectiveness in the workplace, and to help each organization we work with become the provider, employer, and investment of choice.

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Our Mission and Values

Our mission is to unleash the potential and power in people and organizations for the greater good.

    We are fair and ethical, and follow through on our commitments to our employees and our clients.
    We are committed to helping our people and our clients get to D4—the highest level of development in our SLII® model.
    We focus on what we do best and strive to build on our strengths to maximize the impact for our clients.
    We value conversation and talk things through. We collaborate with our clients and encourage new, divergent ways of thinking to overcome challenges, solve problems, and make improvements.
    We value Ken Blanchard’s spirit of compassion, humility, and abundance. Kenship describes our commitment to create connected relationships, serve others, and have fun.
    Everyone at Blanchard takes personal responsibility for keeping our company nimble, innovative, and healthy, so that we can continue to make a difference in people’s lives.

Our People

Enlightening, energizing, and inspiring — meet the talented thought leaders and professionals who are dedicated to making a difference for people and their organizations.

Meet the Team

Our Locations

With offices in over 35 countries around the world, we can deliver on your global training needs.