GrowBIG® In-Person Training Preparation and Information

1. Complete the HBDI® Assessment

The HBDI® assessment is an integral part of GrowBIG®. This 120-question survey results in a profile of your preferred thinking styles. By understanding your thinking style preferences you can achieve greater appreciation for how you learn, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate, and why you do these and other things the way you do. The survey measures preferences rather than skills. It is not a test; there are no wrong answers. Respond to the questions as authentically as possible, keeping in mind your total self, at work as well as at home.

The assessment should take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.

HBDI® Assessment Instructions

2. Download the GrowBIG® Toolkits

The GrowBIG® Toolkits are a series of pdf files and an Excel spreadsheet that you will use during the training session. There is a Toolkit for Modules 1 through 12 and another Toolkit for Modules 13-17. You don’t need to do anything with these files in advance of the training. Just save them to your computer in preparation for the training.

GrowBIG® Toolkit for Modules 1-12

GrowBIG® Toolkit for Modules 13-17

GrowBIG® In-Person Training Information

Event Location

Hyatt Atlanta Midtown Hotel 
125 10th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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  • The Hyatt is the location of the December public GrowBIG® Training. It is located in Midtown Atlanta  in a unsurpassed neighborhood near the city’s trendiest hot spots and popular destinations. Very modern, sleek, comfortable, and reasonably priced. For a drink or a bite, Fork & Juniper and Juniper Bar offer New Southern cuisine and cocktails on-site in a stylish, street-side setting. There is an indoor salt water pool and 24-hour fitness center.


Each participant will receive two GrowBIG Training binders housing our comprehensive 17-module system. Please have participants plan for extra space in their suitcase to travel back with these binders. 

Dress Code

The dress code for the public GrowBIG Training is business causal. 


Lunch will be catered by Hyatt Midtown Fork & Juniper restaurant each day (Monday, December 12th through Wednesday, December 14th). The Juniper Bar will be providing cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres for the optional cocktail reception after the first day of training, Monday, December 12th, between 5:00-7:00 pm. If there any dietary restrictions we need to be aware of, please send them to

Restaurant Recommendations

  • Empire State South
    One of our favorite restaurants. It is conveniently located on the first floor of 999 Peachtree Street NE, right next door the Hyatt Centric Midtown. Empire State South takes a modern approach to creating authentic Southern dishes, relying on the beautiful foods of this region. A community restaurant that appeals to a broad range, Empire State South is open at 3 pm. You may sit down for a four-course tasting menu from 5-9 pm. They have snacks and a la carte menu items available all night until 10 pm.  Empire State South is located right next door—only 900 feet from the Hyatt Centric Midtown Hotel—making it a super quick walk for a snack or dinner.
  • Lure Restaurant
    Inspired by classic American and global coastal traditions, Lure presents Atlanta’s freshest seafood in the heart of midtown Atlanta. Experience a sophisticated but casual vibe, fluidly bridging the gap between a weathered seaside fish house and a fine-dining coastal restaurant. Join us for a four-course meal and a hand-crafted cocktail or a beer and platter of fresh oysters for weekend brunch, weekday lunch, nightly dinner and group dining. The Lure Restaurant is located 0.3 miles from the Hyatt Centric Midtown Hotel. It is a 4-minute drive or an 8-minute walk. 
  • South City Kitchen
    It’s best to make reservations at this sought after Midtown restaurant. Located in the heart of Atlanta since 1993, South City Kitchen Midtown has enjoyed over two decades of a rich heritage of serving Atlanta natives and its visitors truly authentic, yet sophisticated, Southern cuisine. Their nationally recognized food, wine list and service come together seamlessly for weekday lunch, weekend brunch, nightly dinner and group and private dining. Street parking is available. South City Kitchen is 0.4 miles from the Hyatt Centric hotel. It is a 5-minute drive or a 10-minute walk.
  • Coffee Nearby
    Starbucks closest to the Hyatt Centric Midtown Atlanta Hotel:
    867 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
    Caribou near the Hyatt Centric Midtown Atlanta Hotel:
    1000 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
    Starbucks farther from the hotel (still within walking distance) with more seating:
    1197 Peachtree St NE, Unit 5150, Atlanta, GA 30309

Parking for event

All participants may park at the Hyatt Midtown Hotel. More information related to parking may be found on the Hyatt Midtown’s website here

  • Valet Parking: $40 per day
    Call for your vehicle from your cellphone when you’re ready. Overnight service is not offered 11 p.m.–7 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. If you plan to depart from or return to the hotel during those times, please speak with the valet parking or front desk host team.
  • Hotel Self-Parking: $28 dollars per day
    Self-parking is available on the 9th floor parking deck atop the adjacent 999 garage. However, please note this is an open, uncovered parking deck with no elevator access. A stairwell is available to get to the closest elevator on the 8th floor. EV charging stations are available on the 4th floor of the garage. If utilizing hotel self-parking, electric vehicles may be parked here while being charged.

Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport is 12 miles from the Hyatt Centric Midtown Atlanta Hotel . In light traffic, it will take approximately 30 minutes. In rush hour, it could take over an hour.

Transportation Options from Airport to Hotel

  • Limousine Hire
    More than 300 companies provide limousine service to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as well as to areas surrounding the Airport. Once you have made a reservation, your driver will either meet you inside the terminal near baggage claim or curbside on the south lower level.
    The pickup process should be explained when you call to make the reservation. All limousine service must be arranged in advance. ATL Car Service is a good limousine service. They will meet you near the baggage claim with a sign that has your name on it, if you choose that pickup option. It is best to call ATL Car Service to arrange service.

    ATL Car Service
    3277 Laventure Dr Chamblee, GA 30341
    United States of America 
    Tel: (404) 468-6938
    Fax: (770) 696-9963 

  • Rideshare (Uber, Lyft)
    It is our understanding that rideshare drivers will pick up passengers at the North and South economy lots, which are a short walk from baggage claim. We’ve been told that you would proceed through baggage claim toward the Georgia Lottery booth for access to the lower-level escalators. Once downstairs, follow the orange signs to the Economy lot and request a ride only after arrival at the pick-up location. The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport does change rideshare locations from time to time.
  • Taxis
    To take a taxi, passengers should go to the “Yellow Bus” corridor, which is where taxis arrive and depart from.
    For additional information, call (404) 530-3485. 
    Licensed companies:
    Checker Cab (404) 351-1111
    Yellow Cab (404) 688-8454
  • Rental Cars at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
    The facility is located on the other side of I-85 from the airport and is not within walking distance. Arriving passengers should pick up their checked luggage at the north or south baggage claim area and follow the signs for Ground Transportation/Rental Car Center. Proceed out of the west end of the terminal under the covered walkway, take the escalator up to the station and board the ATL SkyTrain. Get off at the second stop. The ride takes five minutes. The wait time between trains during peak times is about three minutes but can be as long as 15 minutes.

Transportation Options from Hotel to Airport

  • Rideshare (Uber, Lyft)
    Uber and Lyft will pick you up right outside the hotel entrance and take you to Atlanta Airport and will drop you off curbside at the airline which you will be flying.
  • Taxis
    Taxis are lined up outside the hotel most of the day. Taxis arrive to the “Yellow Bus” corridor at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
    For additional information, you can call (404) 530-3485.
    Licensed companies:
    Checker Cab (404) 351-1111
    Yellow Cab (404) 688-8454
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