What does success look like? We have had the good fortune of working with hundreds of companies, spanning multiple industries and disciplines, and here is what success looks like to them!
ExxonMobil (Energy & Utilities)
“I receive 10 times the amount of input from participants from what I used to [before taking The Effective Facilitator], and I capture what the real issues are, versus that I "feel" they might be!”
Chad Klekar, CAPM - ExxonMobil Global Services Company
Scotiabank (Finance & Insurance)
The participant dynamics were fantastic. The energy was high; the facilitation was excellent. I learned both from the instructor, as well as through observation. I left with so much information and I know, IF I apply it (which I will!), it will allow me to develop the conscious competence that I need.
Dorcas Cox – Scotiabank, Nassau, Bahamas
Checkfree Corporation/Fiserv (Finance & Insurance)
"I want to thank you again for a very excellent training …The adrenaline was still flowing through my veins on my way home from the course. I had a meeting that evening with a group of 4 folks related to local government… I didn't have flip charts, but I was taking comments, listing, grouping, and wrapped the whole thing up in a neat little ball in about an hour, and we were out of there. Just wanted to say thanks again…"
A.L., Senior Product Designer - CheckFree Corporation
“…I highly recommend this course to anyone who has to deal with groups of people and needs to motivate, inspire and focus them to reach a stated goal. The techniques provided in this course, along with the practical experience you get through the exercises …will serve the graduates and their future participants well.”
Mario Busacca, Environmental Program Office - NASA
AutoTrader.com (Retail & Wholesale Trade)
““Let me start by telling you how much I truly appreciated the Effective Facilitator class. I have used the principles I learned during this course in all aspects of life, both personally and professionally…I now recognize what it takes to turn a "good" meeting into a "great" meeting”
Jason E. Kean, Project Coordinator - AutoTrader.com
Lockheed Martin (Manufacturing)
“Lesson Learned? Set guidelines for making and recording comments at the beginning of the session.
Thank you for sharing your wisdom!”
Bob Bogle, Human Resources Skills Training - Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
Phifer Incorporated (Manufacturing)
“Taking The Effective Facilitator course prior to moving into this new position facilitated my transition with ease right out of the starting blocks because I was prepared to lead groups to decision-making even before I needed to be.”
Chuck Ziemer, Continuous Improvement Facilitator – Phifer Incorporated
Boardwalk Consulting (Consulting)
“Thank you for sharing your wisdom in such a palatable, accessible and compelling way. I just wish you had published it a couple of months earlier!”
Sam Pettway, Founding Director - BoardWalk Consulting
Vertek Institute of Technology (Technology)
“This was far and away the best [consulting skills course] I have taken, and Leadership Strategies did a great job. Not only did they know their stuff, but they were very candid about the challenges and limitations of consulting.”
Class participant via Kristin Kehde, Training Manager – Vertek
Avnet, Inc (Professional Services)
“I sincerely appreciate the tool Michael and Leadership Strategies provided me and continue to use it in my facilitation at Avnet and with our customers and suppliers.”
Charles Tombazian, Director of Global Strategic Planning - Avnet, Inc
United Way of Central Ohio (Non-Profit Organization)
“What came out of the strategic planning session with Leadership Strategies close to one year ago has impacted conversations every week since then. We regularly reference the reports that were generated from the meetings and use them as the foundation for our future planning!”
Michelle Vander Stouw, Director of Health– United Way of Central Ohio
Coast to Coast Event Rentals, LLC (Professional Services)
“The session enabled us to really capitalize on our strengths, identify our weaknesses and create a plan moving forward to improve our team relationships. Increasing effective long distance communication is key to the success of any organization.”
Jim Baker, Owner – Coast to Coast Event Rentals
Southern Civil Engineers, Inc (Professional Services)
“I find myself when I have seen a great movie, read a great book or had great experience-having great flashbacks that reinforce the great take away. I am having those now from your facilitation this past week. The group said, 'This is the best Strategic Planning session ever!"
Jim Hamiliton, President – Southern Civil Engineers
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (Non-Profit Organization)
As we dig into our action plans for our top strategies, we know that we are all on the same page, working for the same goals, for the same reasons. THAT is a positive Board experience."
Rebecca Godbey, Esq., President-Elect – Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
YWCA of Greater Atlanta (Non-Profit Organization)
“After the session with Leadership Strategies, the YWCA made some changes in terms of their programming which allowed their organization to become even more financially sound than they were prior to this session.”
Faith Carmichael, former Director of Marketing and Communications - YWCA of Greater Atlanta
Families First (Non-Profit Organization)
What we got [with the facilitated session] was a focused approach, justified from a financial standpoint, with rationalized future financial projections that we all supported and "owned." By July 1, 2004, we had already met and surpassed our goal of becoming a state approved provider and had over 460 people entering the program.”
Mary Hammons, Program Manager - Families First