Bruce Brummond, owner and founder of Character Construction Company, began formulating this unique methodology while serving as a high school choir director and school district administrator. He spent over a decade publishing books and online courses that provide tools, techniques and activities to help individuals and organizations minimize conflicts and maximize teamwork.
History of C3 by Jeff and Dave
While our Dad was serving as a music educator he was perpetually invited to share his very successful human interaction tools and techniques. After retiring from a forty year profession he dearly loved; he agreed to publish a book documenting his unique methodology of empowering others to reach their potential. Mom shared her managerial expertise in overseeing this massive project.
Dad approached the book writing process from a very pragmatic perspective. He spent months listing the communication skills he espoused and applied throughout his career. The next step was discovering and developing quotes, examples and acronyms to best define and describe the words and traits. The next challenge was how to best organize and package these gifts for the people of the world.
His “off the chain” creative mind conjured up the concept of organizing the materials by forming the chapter titles into an “acrostic.” You may have noticed the first letter of all of the courses in the FOCUS Course spells the word “CHARACTERISTICS.” How perfect; the books begin with a chapter titled “Change” and end with “Success.” It took one full year, involving thousands of hours of “wordsmithing”, to produce a masterpiece of human interaction titled “Acronyms Building Character.” The book includes lessons of human interactions exemplified by humorous events, true stories, and entertaining anecdotes containing 237 words creatively defined by their acronyms. We are certain there isn’t a person on this planet who has spent more time patiently poring through the dictionary and thesaurus as much as Skipper’s sidekick; our Dad.
People absolutely loved the easy to remember pearls contained throughout the lessons in the book. Their next question was usually…”where is the workbook?” Another year of intense labor produced a 247 page gem titled “Character Building Acronyms.” This epic experience is chocked full of exercises and activities designed to effectively imprint character traits that create effective communication.
Dad began developing hundreds of PowerPoint slides to enhance his seminars, organizational training, and keynote speeches. As expected, his presentation schedule soon became nearly impossible to sustain. With great remorse he made a monumental decision to cease all of his public appearances. He established a goal to incorporate the book and workbook into an engaging narrated online course to share with the world.
For years we watched him struggle, struggle and then struggle some more to merge a variety of software to realize his dream of building a course that could help the world be a happier place via cyberspace. You guessed it…”Bruce in a Box” was born! Dad, with his super voice, narrated the concepts from his books into his magnificent PowerPoint presentations.
His clients then encouraged him to develop an anti-bullying course and a recovery from addictions course; BULLY and HOOKED are absolutely magnificent. All of the courses are carefully crafted to help participants feel they are in the presence of a master teacher empowering them to experience fulfilling lives!
With tremendous pride we are thrilled to witness the world embrace our Dad’s futuristic methodology of effective communication. We love to describe the material, he and his C3 CREW have spent over a decade perfecting, as “how to get along with yourself and the people around you.”
The dedicated professionals at Character Construction Company are perpetually proving they are an incredible CREW – Compassionately Reaching Everyone Worldwide.
We know the educational materials work…we have spent our entire lives experiencing his methodology.
Character Construction Company
Professor, Mary Ann, Skipper + CREW - Compassionately Reaching Everyone Worldwide
Bruce began formulating this unique methodology during his forty year career of helping people improve their communication skills. Mary Ann’s college administrative experience provided valuable insights in finalizing the futuristic materials. For over a decade Skipper supported his parents while they published books and developed online courses. The experiences provide proven, easy to remember tools, techniques and activities to help individuals and organizations minimize conflicts while maximizing teamwork.