have made an enormously valuable contribution to
Lifespring graduates around the country. Your commitment and
dedication to furnishing a high quality experience for
people in our Leadership program is to be acknowledged."
~John Hanley, Founder
are experiencing a period of major growth that brings
with it some tremendous opportunities and very substantial
challenges. To help us prepare, I have authorized a
strategic planning and team development process. I encourage
you to familiarize yourself with it because, before we are
through, we will all be touched by it. this process
is already underway and has produced some very encouraging,
specific, practical and promising improvements. This
effort will help us meet our current and future workload
a new operating state that improves trust and teamwork
our HSC vision into full operation."
~Don Cromer, President
Hughes Space and Communications
Planning and Team Development Program created an environment
in which leaders of organizations (including prime contractor,
strategic partners and government customers) that had little
prior history of working together could quickly gain
trust and understanding of each other. The processes and
facilitation provided by your team
in major breakthroughs and led to a winning team effort".
~Gary Johnson, IPD Implementation Manager
"... I had
very high expectations of this particular team development
and strategic planning work but was still surprised at the
extent of the results ... the dialogue between collaborating
contractors has definitely picked up and we are looking
to continue the trend. I know you are generally well supplied
with praise and accolades for the work you do so I won't
belabor it further but, suffice to say that
are a master of your craft."
Westerhoff, Deputy Government Programs
us to bind together a diverse group of high achiever
from nine different corporate organizations, into a
cohesive team. Your coaching of methods, your innovative
'out of the box' thinking and the way you assisted us to creat
mutual trust and 'badgeless' teamwork not only will
allow us to achieve our goals, but they inspired the
team. This is exactly what was needed."
~John McElrath, Deputy Business Unit Leader
would like to express my appreciation for your work.
was one that we will never forget and
I thank you for creating such a great program."
New York Life Insurance
"I have looked
into other methods of stress management, but have not
discovered anything else so
simple, powerful and rapidly effective.
It is very
exciting to observe changes occurring quite quickly.
The most appealing features of the method for me are that
there is no belief system imposed, and that people can
use it completely on their own with great success."
~Dr. Louis Ormont, Professor of Psychology
of this program to me was the understanding that
relationships, performance and dynamics are the most
important ingredients of the organization.
the most time and resources and provide the greatest
potential for success. Dealing with them effectively
and positively provide maximum payback. Your team did a professional,
pleasant, successful job in leading us through this intervention.
I will recommend you to others and use you again myself.".
~Brewster Shaw, Director of Space Station
and former Shuttle Astronaut
Boeing North America
customer acknowledged that there was initial concern
in Washington that this form of combined training would weaken
the customer's arms-length relationship with us as a
prime contractor. By
the end of the session, he said that he should have brought
Archer, Program Manager
a remakable turnaround coming out of this strategic
planning and team development work. By the end of the day,
you've learned a lot of things that you can apply--but
because you've used them real-time, you've also learned
Symmes, Vice President, Operations
Space and Communications
was to do something with multi-language groups of executives
that was not language dependent. My hypothesis was that
this work could be a universal experience and in fact, this
intervention succeeded. Middle-aged female executives from
Singapore and adventure-oriented male executives from
Australia, more conservative executives from Europe,
and their action-oriented American counterparts found
stress strongly enough the importance of including this
kind of learning experience in every company's overall portfolio
of management education."
Conlin, IMEP Manager
Digital Equipment Corporation